Nearness of You: The Ballad Book Album

Artist(s): Michael Brecker

Cover Art

Michael Brecker Nearness of You: The Ballad Book Cover Art

Tracklist

Chan’s Song

length: 5:16
piano: Herbie Hancock
tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker
drums (drum set): Jack DeJohnette
double bass: Charlie Haden
guitar: Pat Metheny
writer: Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder

Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight

length: 4:44
piano: Herbie Hancock
vocal: James Taylor
tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker
drums (drum set): Jack DeJohnette
double bass: Charlie Haden
guitar: Pat Metheny
saxophone: Michael Brecker
composer: James Taylor
lyricist: James Taylor

Nascente

length: 6:19
piano: Herbie Hancock
tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker
drums (drum set): Jack DeJohnette
double bass: Charlie Haden
guitar: Pat Metheny
writer: Flávio Venturini, Murilo Antunes

Midnight Mood

length: 6:24
piano: Herbie Hancock
tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker
drums (drum set): Jack DeJohnette
double bass: Charlie Haden
guitar: Pat Metheny
composer: Joe Zawinul, Ben Raleigh

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The Nearness of You

length: 4:38
piano: Herbie Hancock
vocal: James Taylor
tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker
drums (drum set): Jack DeJohnette
double bass: Charlie Haden
guitar: Pat Metheny
lyricist: Ned Washington
composer: Hoagy Carmichael

Incandescence

length: 5:23
piano: Herbie Hancock
tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker
drums (drum set): Jack DeJohnette
double bass: Charlie Haden
guitar: Pat Metheny

Sometimes I See

length: 5:30
piano: Herbie Hancock
tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker
drums (drum set): Jack DeJohnette
double bass: Charlie Haden
guitar: Pat Metheny
composer: Pat Metheny

My Ship

length: 7:12
piano: Herbie Hancock
tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker
drums (drum set): Jack DeJohnette
double bass: Charlie Haden
guitar: Pat Metheny
composer: Kurt Weill
lyricist: Ira Gershwin
My ship has sails that are made of silk,
The decks are trimmed with gold,
And of jam and spice there's a paradise in the hold.

My ship's aglow with a million pearls
And rubies fill each bin,
The sun sits high in a sapphire sky when my ship comes in.

I can wait the years
Till it appears
One fine day one spring,
But the pearls and such
They won't mean much if there's missing just one thing.

I do not care if that day arrives
That dream need never be,
If the ship I sing doesn't also bring
My own true love to me,
If the ship I sing doesn't aalso bring my own true love to me.

Always

length: 5:38
piano: Herbie Hancock
tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker
drums (drum set): Jack DeJohnette
double bass: Charlie Haden
guitar: Pat Metheny
composer: Irving Berlin
lyricist: Irving Berlin

Seven Days

length: 5:34
piano: Herbie Hancock
tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker
drums (drum set): Jack DeJohnette
double bass: Charlie Haden
guitar: Pat Metheny
composer: Pat Metheny

I Can See Your Dreams

length: 3:50
piano: Herbie Hancock
tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker
drums (drum set): Jack DeJohnette
double bass: Charlie Haden
guitar: Pat Metheny