Paul Bley Trio – The Nearness Of You

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The Nearness of You is an album of jazz standards by pianist Paul Bley recorded in Denmark in 1988 and released on the SteepleChase label.

“This is Bley at his level jamming best.” – Thom Jurek/AllMusic.

Track listing:
“This Can’t Be Love” (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 5:35
“The Nearness of You” (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington) – 12:54
“What a Difference a Day Makes” (Stanley Adams, María Mendez Grever) – 7:28
“These Foolish Things” (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) – 4:35 Bonus track on CD
“Blues in the Closet” (Oscar Pettiford) – 11:30 Bonus track on CD
“Lullaby of Birdland” (George Shearing, George David Weiss) – 6:20
“We’ll Be Together Again” (Carl Fischer, Frankie Laine) – 10:44
“Take the “A” Train” (Billy Strayhorn) – 6:50

Paul Bley – piano
Ron McClure – bass
Billy Hart – drums


Released: 1989
Recorded: November 21, 1988
Length: 65:37
Label: SteepleChase SCS 1246
Producer: Nils Winther