The Nearness of You (Audiophile 180gr. HQ Vinyl)
  • Jazzland JLP 962 Jazzland JLP 962

Red Garland

The Nearness of You (Audiophile 180gr. HQ Vinyl)

Jazz Workshop Vinyls

Personnel:
Red Garland (p), Larry Ridley (b), Frank Gant (d)

Reference: JW-053 LP

Format: LP / 12" / 33rpm / STEREO
Label: JAZZ WORKSHOP
Catalogue Reference: JW-053
Recording Year: 1961
Country of Pressing: SPAIN
Comments: Sealed New Copy
Reissue of the original Jazzland JLP 962
Cover Grade: MINT
Vinyl Grade: MINT


Side One:

1. Why Was I Born? (Hammerstein-Kern) 4:51
2. The Nearness of You (Carmichael-Washington) 5:34
3. Where or When (Rodgers-Hart) 6:09
4. Long Ago and Far Away (Gershwin-Kern) 3:54

Side Two:

1. I Got it Bad (Aand That Ain't Good) (Ellington-Webster) 5:17
2. Don't Worry About Me (Bloom-Koehler) 4:40
3. Lush Life (Strayhorn) 4:15
4. All Alone (Berlin) 4:58

Originally issued in Stereo on JAZZLAND JLP 962



Personnel:

RED GARLAND TRIO
Red Garland (piano), Larry Ridley (bass), Frank Gant (drums).

Recorded at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City, on December 30, 1961


Original recordings produced by Orrin Keepnews

Recording Engineer: Ray Fowler

Original cover design: Ken Deardoff
Photography by Steve Shapiro
Liner notes by Ira Gitler


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Review:

"Unlike his slightly earlier recordings for Moodsville (which feature Red Garland on unaccompanied piano solos), this strictly ballad date has Garland joined (on all but the solo "Lush Life") by bassist Larry Ridley and drummer Frank Gant. Since all eight of the standards are taken at the same medium/slow tempo [...] Garland's attractive and distinctive chord voicings, plus his ability to uplift melodies while swinging at a slow speed, make this project a success. Highlights include "The Nearness of You," "Where or When," and Irving Berlin's "All Alone." Particularly effective when used as background music."

Scott Yanow -All Music Guide

Price:

$19.74  (tax incl.)

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