Norman Granz is one of the most important non-musicians in the history of jazz and no one has made a greater contribution to the staging, recording and filming of jazz concerts. This series of performances from the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival now makes a part of this legacy available on DVD for the first time.
An exceptional virtuoso guitarist, Joe Pass was brought out of the shadows by Norman Granz, who rightly believed that here was a talent that deserved to be put in the spotlight. The DVD combines three complete solo performances from the Montreux Festival, two from 1975 and one from 1977, and across these concerts you get to see the true scope of Joe Pass' immense abilities.
Part One - July 17, 1975 - More Than You Know - It's a Wonderful World - Mahna De Carnaval - Joe's Blues - Nuages - Blues - I'm Glad There is You - Willow Weep for Me - Montreux Changes
Part Two - July 18, 1975 - Summertime - You Are the Sunshine of My Life - The Very Thought of You - Blues for Nina - Li'l Darlin' - How Long Has This Been Going On - Montreux Changes Too
Part Three - July 15, 1977 - Blues for Yano San - Blues for Sitges - Blues for Val - Wait Till You See Her - She's Funny That Way - Blues for Martin - This Masquerade