DVD featuring Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis demonstrating stunning command of the fingerboard alongside inspired exploration of standards, blues and ballads.
Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis all feature in this DVD. The four artists here demonstrate stunning command of the fingerboard alongside inspired explorations of standards, blues and ballads. Explosive cascades of notes as well as languid pools of music pour from these maestros' imaginations and fingers. 'The object for me', said Joe Pass, 'is to play music, to communicate, not to show hard things or fast things.' While guitarists will note plenty that's hard and fast in this DVD, somehow these masters make even the impossible appear effortless. Titles are: 'Twisted Blues' (Wes Montgomery), 'Original Blues in G' (Joe Pass), 'Basie's Blues' (Barney Kessel), 'Medley: It Might As Well Be Spring/Things Ain't What They Used To Be', 'Jingles' (Wes Montgomery), 'A Slow Burn' (Herb Ellis & Barney Kessel), 'Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me' (Joe Pass), 'The Shadow of Your Smile' (Barney Kessel), 'Yesterdays' (Wes Montgomery), 'Sweet Georgia Brown). Bonus Tracks: 'Impressions', 'Twisted Blues', 'Here's That Rainy Day', 'Jingles', 'The Boy Next Door' (Wes Montgomery).