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This month, we consider a classic jazz album, but not one of a legendary ensemble. This is a solo effort from one of the all-time great acoustic guitarists. Joe Pass overcame drug addiction to record many brilliant albums on the Pablo label starting in 1973. Perhaps his best-known albums are from the Virtuoso series. The simply titled Virtuoso from 1974 is a jazz staple and showcases Pass’s effortless play on mostly his interpretations of jazz standards. Here we consider the original Japanese CD issue of Virtuoso, which pre-dates CD releases in the U.S. and Europe.

Pablo originally released Virtuoso in Japan in 1983 under CD catalog number 3112-15. The back insert shows a retail price of ¥3,500 (Japanese yen), a typical price for a Japanese CD in 1983. Also typical of early Japanese releases, one spine on the back insert is printed in English, and one is printed in Japanese.

The Japanese Virtuoso CD was pressed by CBS/Sony. It bears a simple design with black print over aluminum, meaning there is no paint coating. The central plastic ring has the familiar CBS/Sony “CSR COMPACT DISC” repeating, and the matrix code is “3112-15 11A1”. The disc has the album title and artist printed in both English and Japanese at 12 o’clock and states “Made in Japan” at 3 o’clock. This particular copy was found in a jewel case with smooth top and bottom edges and with “Patent pending” embossed on the back, also typical of a 1983 CD release.

Shown below is the cover and back insert for the Japanese issue of Virtuoso, as well as the CBS/Sony pressing.

 

The cover for the original Japanese issue of Joe Pass Virtuoso (Pablo, catalog number 3112-15). The photo of Pass is standard for the album cover, though other CD releases vary the font used for surrounding text.

 

The back insert for the original Japanese issue of Joe Pass Virtuoso (Pablo, catalog number 3112-15). Note the retail price of ¥3,500 printed on the left side and also along the bottom.

 

The Japanese CBS/Sony pressing of Joe Pass Virtuoso (Pablo, catalog number 3112-15). “CSR COMPACT DISC” repeats in the plastic ring at the center, and the matrix code is “3112-15 11A1”.

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