Pacific Jazz publish Joe Pass’ ‘Sounds of Synanon’ recorded with other patients of the Synanon rehab (1962)

Joe Pass‘ ‘Sounds of Synanon’ is an album (and his debut on vinyl) recorded with other patients of the Synanon drug rehabilitation program where he was treated and released on July 1, 1962 by Pacific Jazz.

Track Listing : 1.C.E.D. (Joe Pass, Arnold Ross) – 03:14 . 2.Aaron’S Song (Dave Allan) – 04:30 . 3.Stay Loose (Arnold Ross) – 04:22 . 4.Projections (Greg Dykes) – 05:10 . 5.Hang Tough (Joe Pass) – 06:30 . 6.Self-Image (Dave Allan) – 09:06 . 7.Last Call For Coffee (Arnold Ross) – 04:43

Musicians : Joe Pass – Guitar . Arnold Ross – Piano . Dave Allan – Trumpet . Greg Dykes – Baritone Horn . Ronald Clark – Bass . Bill Crawford – Drums . Candy Latson – Bongos

Production : Produced By Richard Bock

Recorded In 1961 At Paciffic Jazz Studios In Hollywood, Ca.

Released On July 1, 1962 By Pacific Jazz.

(Source Joe Pass‘ ‘Sounds of Synanon’ | Joe Pass @ Wikipedia)


Morning Star
Allan’s tone is soft and tender while still reaching the heights, Dykes plays with emotive creation, Pass’s chorus is sheer beauty and invention and Ross’s solo, quietly and thoughtfully wrought, seems to exemplify the self-examined life and behaviour freely encouraged at Synanon. […]

As a fan of Richard “Groove” Holmes’s powerful approach to the Hammond organ, I am happy to hear a lot of him as well, particularly his soulful approach toIt Might as Well be Spring. […]

A significant recording, as this is Joe Pass‘ debut on vinyl. It was recorded while Pass was still a patient at the Synanon Drug Center in California. Made with fellow patients, Pass proved to be a star. […]


Joe Pass‘ ‘Sounds of Synanon’


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