Blues For Two
CAT # OJCCD-635-25
1. Blues For 2 4:58 2. Dindi (Instrumental & Portugese Vocal) 4:22 3. Pennies From Heaven 7:39 4. Poor Butterfly 4:59 5. (What Did I Do To Be So) Black And Blue 5:57 6. I Hadn't Anyone Till You 5:59 7. Takeoff 4:10 8. Remember 5:37
Joe Pass observed in his notes for this album that when he was a young man he determined that his ideal tenor saxophone companion would have a rich tone, harmonic wisdom, respect of the melody, and the will to swing. That figures; Pass was describing his own qualities, and in 1982 when the time came for the guitarist and Zoot Sims to record as a duo, it became clear after about six bars that this was a perfect artistic match. A supremely natural player whose solos swung from the first note. Sims was also in his later years a master of lyrical expression in ballads. His lyricism here, notably in “Remember,” is complemented by his relaxed urgency in the faster pieces. Pass accompanies Sims beautifully and solos with his customary ingenuity.
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