Was Joe Pass a “Genius” of Jazz Guitar?

Sam Blakelock
Oct 17, 2015 · 5 min read
By Tom Marcello Webster, New York, USA (Joe Pass) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Early Childhood

By Hans Bernhard (Schnobby) (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

Talented, Young and Gigging

Early Musical Influences

By Hans Bernhard (Schnobby) (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

NYC: The Next Step

An Odd Twist of Fate

Getting Known on the West Coast

Norman Granz: the Next level

Sam Blakelock

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Reflections of a New Zealand jazz guitarist living in NYC.

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