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Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny
Interview With Michael Brecker And Pat Metheny for Nearness Of You: The Ballad Book

Album US 2001 on Verve Records label
Spoken Word (Interview)

Interview 'answer' disc released by Verve Records to promote Nearness Of You (The Ballad Book). The track titles indicate the question the on-air DJ should ask; the disc contains recordings of Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny 'answering' the listed questions. Issued in a generic jewel case with a black-and-white rear insert; no front insert.

PortraitMichael Brecker ts, 1949-2007 US
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PortraitPat Metheny g, *1954 US
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Album Tracks
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1Pat Metheny and Michael BreckerMichael Brecker and Pat Metheny
2When Did Your Working Relationship Begin?Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny1:37
3Did Your Relationship With Pat Affect Your First Album On Impulse?Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny1:36
4What Was Your Working Relationship Like For This Record?Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny4:19
5Was There A Key Element In Putting This Album Together?Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny4:24
6Why Did You Assemble This Particular Group Of Musicians?Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny5:43
7How Did You Pick The Songs?Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny5:54
8How Did You Arrive At The Title Of The CD And The Concept Of Organizing The Songs Into Chapters Of A Book?Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny3:13
9Who Are Some Of Your Favorite Young Jazz Talents?Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny3:00
10Pat Metheny - One on OneMichael Brecker and Pat Metheny
11How Did You Feel About Producing A Vocalist Like James Taylor?Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny2:05
12What Were Your Reference Points In Making This Album?Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny2:38
13Michael Brecker - One on OneMichael Brecker and Pat Metheny
14What Made You Want To Record A Ballad Album At This Point In Time?Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny1:04
15How Did Making This Record Change Your Approach To Music Making From A Technical And An Emotional Point Of View?Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny2:21
16What Were Your Reference Points In Making This Album?Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny1:35
17What Has John Coltrane Meant To You?Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny1:00
18What Made You Decide To Include Vocal Tracks On This Album?Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny1:51
19What Made You Decide To Record Two Songs With James Taylor?Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny0:42
20What Has Changed For You Over Time?Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny1:44
21How Did You Approach The Recording Of Nearness Of You: The Ballad Book?Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny0:58
22Did Any Of The Tracks On This Album End Up Going In A Surprising Direction?Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny0:57
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