The 1975 Montreux Jazz Festival presented a pantheon of jazz artists in jam sessions of various sizes. Joe Pass was at the center of many of those spirited affairs, interacting with Roy Eldridge, Oscar Peterson, Clark Terry, Milt Jackson, Zoot Sims, and many others. The greater the contrast, then, when he stepped onto the Montreux stage alone and captivated the audience with one of his riveting recitals. No solo jazz guitarist ever exceeded Pass's ability to combine melodic inventiveness, harmonic mastery, perfect time, and risk-taking that leads to the surprises jazz alone has supplied since improvisation went out of classical music. His repertoire includes songs from the great period of American popular music, a modern classic by Stevie Wonder, compositions by Neal Hefti and Django Reinhardt, and, of course, the blues.