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Joel Fass

Born in Brooklyn, NY. Now resides in Riverdale, NY. Discovered jazz in teens. Studied in 20s with Jimmy Raney, Chuck Wayne, Barry Galbraith. Also composed music from early age. Received critical evaluation and encouragement from Raney and Wayne, also played extensively with and was influenced by fellow guitarist Eddie Diehl. Also from early 20s received invaluable instruction from John Foca, a pianist and teacher in Brooklyn. 1980s: Member of house rhythm section at Barry Harris's Jazz Cultural Theater and gigged and performed with pianists Jaki Byard, Chris Anderson, drummer Vernel Fournier, closely associated with trumpeter Tommy Turrentine and alto saxophone player Clarence C

Melody Messenger

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2017
Track listing: Once Upon a Time; My Babe; Shelter (Joel Fass); Lookin' For Another Pure Love; Two For the Road (for Nancy LaMott); Anyone Can Whistle; Baby, Won't You Please Come Home; Here's That Rainy Day (for Natalie Cole); Lulu's Back inTown; Last Night When We Were Young; The 'D' Medley: Down Here on the Ground/Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (for Abbey Lincoln); When the Sun Comes Out; You'll Never Walk Alone; It's Only a Paper Moon (for Steve Jobs).

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Shelter

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2017
Duration: 5:02

Guitarist/Composer

Label: exemplar
Released: 2004


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