The Nearness of You (Red Garland album)

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The Nearness of You
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Studio album by Red Garland
Released 1962
Recorded November 30, 1961
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 39:38
Label Jazzland JLP 62
Red Garland chronology
Bright and Breezy
(1961)Bright and Breezy1961
The Nearness of You

The Nearness of You (subtitled ballads played by Red Garland) is an album by American pianist Red Garland. Recorded in 1961, it was released on the Jazzland label in 1962.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Down Beat3/5 stars[2]
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 3 stars stating it is "Particularly effective when used as background music".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Why Was I Born?" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) - 4:51
  2. "The Nearness of You" (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington) - 5:34
  3. "Where or When" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 6:09
  4. "Long Ago (and Far Away)" (Ira Gershwin, Kern) - 3:54
  5. "I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)" (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster) - 5:17
  6. "Don't Worry About Me" (Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler) - 4:40
  7. "Lush Life" (Billy Strayhorn) - 4:15
  8. "All Alone" (Irving Berlin) - 4:58



  1. ^ Red Garland discography accessed December 5, 2012
  2. ^ Down Beat:July 5, 1962 Vol. 29, No.14
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed December 5, 2012