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  • Matthew Cochran

Toccata for Joe


Putting a new piece out into the world is the most thrilling/terrifying thing I do on a semi-regular basis. "Toccata for Joe" is an homage to Joe Pass, the great master of fingerstyle jazz guitar. The piece is a traditional Toccata, employing idiomatic and virtuosic techniques that will be familiar to most guitarists. To achieve a sense of “Joe-ness” in this homage, I utilized a handful of melodic fragments from my favorite of Joe’s enormous repertoire of standards, the Rogers and Hart classic “Have You Met Miss Jones.” I'm honored to have the support of Eric Dussault and the amazing team at Les Productions d'OZ on the edition, their work is remarkable!