Watch the One For Joe online guitar lesson by Fareed Haque from 30 Beginner Jazz Licks You MUST Know
To this day, I remember the lesson I had with jazz guitar great Joe Pass (born Joseph Anthony Jacobi Passalacqua, January 13, 1929 - May 23, 1994). I rehearsed and rehearsed the line, so much so that I still remember it - "Mr. Pass, I know you must be very busy but if it's not too much to ask, would you be able to find time to give me a lesson?"
...and then Joe laughed.
At the time I was not sure why he was laughing, but in retrospect, I think it might have been the blue polyester suit, the skinny kid, and the big eager eyes. I brought him a box of his preferred cigars, and we hung and jammed for like 3 hours. A gift from heaven.
Still miss you, man.