A Tribute to Joe Pass

  • January 1st, 2006: Peter's new CD "Terminal A - Transcontinental" will be released 27th of January. The music of "Terminal A" has nothing to do with the style of Joe Pass. Joe would have liked that because he always told people to work on their own style of playing. The homepage: terminal-a.de
    There will be a big tour in 2006, mostly Germany but also Macedonia, Albania and Sri Lanka. But potential promoters can still book the Joe-Pass-tribute-trio for concerts in 2006.

  • October 28th, 2004: We originally planned the tour only for 2004. But - people like our concerts a lot, and we enjoy doing it. So we decided to keep the trio alive! We already started to book concerts for 2005!

  • May 23rd, 2004: Today it is ten years ago that Joe Pass died. Joe, we remember you.

  • April 1st, 2004: The Siegener Zeitung reviewed "Pass it on" (in German). Klick the link to read the article.

  • March 07th, 2004: The Autschbach Projekt will do a concert at the 6th international Jazzfestival in Kumanovo (Macedonia). Date: August 28th, 2004. Part of the program is material from the new CD "Pass it on".

  • March 5th, 2004: Joe Pass was chosen for THE ASCAP JAZZ WALL OF FAME. The ceremonies for the year 2004 featuring the introduction of jazz greats of the past and Living Legends will take place at THE ASCAP GALLERY, One Lincoln Plaza, New York City, on Monday, March 8, 2004. Ellen Lüders-Pass and Joe's brothers Tony and Nick will attend the ceremony.

  • March 1st, 2004: Marco Bussi destroys clocks with his drumming! Last thursday we played the first concert with our Joe-Pass-Tribute-Trio in Osterode. It was a big success! During the drum-solo of Marco Bussi something strange happened: The clock behind him fell down when he reached the climax of his solo and it went into a million pieces. The crowd went crazy, it was like we had rehearsed it. Marco didn't touch the clock, the wall was massive, and it didn't happen just because he played loud. It was just magic, very funny. The clock would have fallen down without drum-solo, no matter what, so this unexpected show-effect was just great.

    Pass it on

    Feb 18, 2004: The new CD "Autschbach Trio - Pass it on" is ready for shipping! Go to "music!"

  • Jan 25, 2004: Joe's biography was rewritten by Peter Autschbach with kind support by Ellen Lüders-Pass. Click bio in the navigation to read it! If you don't see a navigation on the left side, a search engine maybe only linked to the frame on the right side, then click Joe Pass to reload the homepage.

  • Jan 24, 2004: Listen to a Duo of Joe Pass and Peter Autschbach, MP3, recorded 1988! It's a Blues in F, and here you can Download it.

  • Jan 24, 2004: There will be an official CD of the Autschbach-Joe-Pass Tribute-Project! It will be named "Pass it on" and it will come out end of February 2004, published by Acoustic Music.

  • Jan 24, 2004: I got this nice picture from Ellen Lüders-Pass, thank you! (click to enlarge):

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    Joe & Ellen

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  • Sept. 15th, 2003: I had the pleasure to meet Ellen Lüders-Pass in Paris! She answered all of my questions, so I got lots of material to update this page. Ellen will be so kind to help me, that the info at www.joepass.de will be nothing but the truth. One little example in advance: Joe Pass definetly had no "Jacobi" in in his name (although you can find this wrong detail everywhere). Joe's mother said to Ellen: "I don't know where they got that from". Watch out for updates, photos and new transcriptions.

  • Sept. 08th, 2003: Peter Autschbach contaced Joe Pass' wife Ellen Lüders-Pass.
    She listened to a recording of Autschbach's new tribute-trio and wrote:
    "I listened to your demo-CD. I like the music. You have very good musicians, who support you well and listen to each other. I am convinced that your concerts next year will be a success. I found out that many people, and especially young musicians, remember Joe and his music. I am very happy about that. I suppose Joe really made history."