Joe Pass: Unlikely Mid-60s Stones Fan

If you search the web for information about a 1966 album on the World Pacific label by jazz guitar great, Joe Pass – The Stones Jazz – you will generally see uniform agreement that this album was recorded on July 20, 1966.  I love that:  one day to record an entire album.   Around this same time period, the Beatles had just finished recording an album – Revolver – that had taken 77 times longer than The Stones Jazz to record.

Stones Jazz - Joe Pass

On the back cover there are 10 Stones songs listed – all but one of them from their fertile 1965-1966 period:

“Lady Jane”; “I Am Waiting”; “19th Nervous Breakdown”; “Not Fade Away”; “As Tears Go By”; “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”; “Play With Fire”; “Paint It, Black”; “What a Shame”; and “Mother’s Little Helper.”

Mysteriously, the 11th song is not even mentioned,  even though it’s the best song on the album – and the only Joe Pass original, “Stones Jazz”:

It’s nice to see four trombone players listed on the album credits with tenor sax being the only other member of the horn section.  Album engineered by Bruce Botnick.

Joe Pass:  Guitar
Dennis Budimir:  Guitar
John Pisano:  Guitar
Ray Brown:  Bass
John Guerin:  Drums
Victor Feldman:  Percussion
Bob Florence:  Piano
Bill Perkins:  Tenor Sax
Milt Bernhardt:  Trombone
Dick Hamilton:  Trombone
Herbie Harper:  Trombone
Gale Martin:  Trombone