Song of the Day #782
Song of the Day: Django, an elegy composed by John Lewis, was recorded famously by the Modern Jazz Quartet. But my favorite version remains the one recorded by immortal jazz guitarist Joe Pass, who was born on this date in 1929. That version is the opening track on Pass's tribute album to another immortal jazz guitar great, Django Reinhardt, to whom this piece was dedicated. It remains my favorite Pass album of all time. Listen to audio clips of the Pass recording and the MJQ recording.