TORCH - 1981


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I Get Along Without You Very Well

Body and Soul

Liner Notes

This album is dedicated to my mother, Andrea and my father Richard. Also to those who learned me good: Uncle Alfie, Uncle George, Uncle Peter, and definitely Jonno. Also to those who made me cry..

Special priceless thanks to Warren Bernhardt and Hugh McCracken for once again playing Santa Claus

Credits

Release Date: August 1, 1981
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Album Billboard Peak: #50

Produced by Mike Mainieri
Recorded & Mixed by Scott Litt at Power Station, NYC
Second Engineer: Garry Rindfuss

Mastered by: Bob Ludwig
Masterdisc Production Coordination: Christine Martin
Photography: Lynne Goldsmith
Album Design and Art Direction: Bill Gerber
Art Direction: Simon Levy
Management: Arlyne Rothberg

Lee Ritenour appears courtesy of Elektra Records
Michael and Randy Brecker appear courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.

Blue Of Blue
Lyrics by: Nicolas Holmes /Add'l by: Carly Simon
Music by: Nicolas Holmes

The blue of blue
Is mostly grey
Ain't no silver line
No brighter day
Last of the coming up
Didn't come my way
Looks like I'm down here to stay
Down to stay

So kick me, I won't feel a thing
My senses have all been run
And there's nothing left of the used to be
But the weeping that's just begun
That sour taste too late
But now I duck my head
And no cradle rocks this empty bed
If crying's not good for me
Then I guess I'm doing wrong
So I sing this crying song
Cry along

You packed it in too soon
You lose me but not your nerve
Well I guess I know it's what I deserve
Crazy to think that I could keep you on reserve
And so the curtain falls
Curtain calls

David Sanborn: Alto Sax Solo
Warren Bernhardt: Piano
Anthony Jackson: Bass
Rick Marotta: Drums
Hugh McCracken: Guitar
Don Sebesky: Orchestration

© 1981 Serendipity Pub. & Holmes House / Quackenbush Music Ltd.
I'll Be Around
Lyrics & Music by: Alec Wilder

I'll be around
No matter how you treat me now
I'll be around
When she's gone
Your latest love
Will never last
And when it's past
I'll be around when she's gone

Goodbye again
And if you find a love like mine
Just now and then
Drop a line to say that you're feeling fine

And when things go wrong
Perhaps you'll see you're meant for me
And I'll be around when she's gone

I'll be around
When she's gone

Hugh McCracken: Guitar
Lee Ritenour: Guitar
Robert M. Freedman: Orchestration

© 1942 and renewed 1970 Ludlow Music, Inc.

I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
Lyrics by: Duke Ellington
Music by: Paul Francis Webster

Though folks with good intentions
Tell me to save my tears
Well I'm so mad about him
I can't live without him

Never treats me sweet and gentle
The way he should
I've got it bad
And that ain't good

And when the weekend's over
And Monday rolls around
I end up like I start out
Just crying my heart out

He don't love me like I love him
No, nobody could
I've got it bad
And that ain't good

Lord above me, make him love me
The way he should
I got it bad
And that ain't good

David Sanborn: Alto Sax Solo
Warren Bernhardt: Piano
Anthony Jackson: Bass
Rick Marotta: Drums
Lee Ritenour: Guitar
Marty Paich: Orchestration

© 1941 Robbins Music Corp., renewed 1969 Robbins Music Corp. and Webster Music
I Get Along Without You Very Well
Lyrics & Music by: Hoagy Carmichael

I get along without you very well
Of course I do
Except when soft rains fall
And drip from the leaves, then I recall
The thrill of being sheltered in your arms
Of course I do
But I get along without you very well

I've forgotten you just like I should
Of course I have
Except to hear your name
Or someone's laugh that is the same
But I've forgotten you just like I should

What a guy
What a fool I am
To think my breaking heart could kid the moon
What's in store
Should I phone once more
No it's best that I stick to my tune

I get along without you very well
Of course I do
Except perhaps in Spring
But I should never think of Spring
For that would surely break my heart in two

Warren Bernhardt: Synthesizer
Mike Mainier: Piano
Marty Paich: Orchestration

© 1938 Famous Music Corp.

Body And Soul
Lyrics & Music by: Heyman / Sour / Eyton / Green

My heart is sad and lonely
I sigh for you
For you dear only
Why haven't you seen it
I'm all for you body and soul

I spend my days in longing
And wonder why
It's me you're wronging
I tell you I mean it
I'm all for you body and soul

I can't believe it
It's hard to conceive it
That you'd turn away romance
Are you pretending
It looks like the ending
Unless you'd give me one more chance
To prove dear

My life a wreck you're making
You know I'm yours just for the taking
I'd gladly surrender
Myself to you
Body and Soul

Phil Woods: Alto Sax Solo
Warren Bernhardt: Piano
Eddie Gomez: Acoustic Bass
Mike Mainier: Vibes
Grady Tate: Drums
Marty Paich: Orchestration

© 1930 (renewed) Warner Bros. Inc.
Hurt
Lyrics by:Jimmie Crane
Music by: Al Jacobs

I'm hurt
To think that you lied to me
I'm hurt
Way down deep inside of me
You said
Our love was true
And we'd never, ever part
And now
You want someone new
And it breaks my heart

I'm hurt
Much more than you'll ever know
I'm hurt
Because I still love you so
But even though you hurt me
Like nobody else could do
I would never never hurt you


Michael Brecker: Tenor Sax Solo
Warren Bernhardt: Piano
Anthony Jackson: Bass
Jerry Marotta: Drums
Hugh McCracken: Guitar
Jimmy Wisner: Orchestration

© 1953, 1954 Miller Music Corp.

From The Heart
Lyrics & Music by: Carly Simon

One of us slipped last night
And said "Darling"
There in the middle of the night
Between dream and sleep
Did you say it or did I
I don't know
But it interrupted the war
That's the way
These cold wars are

I love you we said
Or one of us did
And the other agreed
From the heart

One of us slipped last night
And said "Sorry"
There in the middle of the madness
Between the dark and the light
Who cares if all the doors had been closed
And no love had entered for days
Cold wars like these go up in a blaze

I love you we said
Or one of us did
And the other agreed
From the heart

Through the haze of the dream
The truth could come through
You can see that I'm still
Open to you
I love you
I love you we said from the heart

Warren Bernhardt: Piano
Hugh McCracken: Acoustic Guitar

© 1981 Quackenbush Music Ltd. ASCAP
Spring Is Here
Lyrics & Music by: Rodgers & Hart

Once there was a thing called Spring
When the world was writing
Verses like yours and mine
All the boys and girls would sing
As we sat at little tables and drank May wine
Now April, May and June
Seem sadly out of tune
Life has stuck a pin in the balloon

Spring is here, why doesn’t my heart go dancing
Spring is here, why isn’t the waltz entrancing
No desire, no ambition leads me
Maybe it’s because nobody needs me

Spring is here, why doesn’t the breeze delight me
Stars appear, why doesn’t the night invite me
Maybe it’s because nobody loves me
Spring is here
Spring is here
Spring is here
I hear

David Nadien: Violin Solo
Warren Bernhardt: Piano & arrangement
Marty Paich: Orchestration

© 1938, renewed 1966 Robbins Music Corp.

Pretty Strange
Lyrics by: Jon Hendricks
Music by: Randy Weston

Love
Who knows about love
And even those who do know
Won’t reveal it

Back when you were in your prime
Love was just a waste of time
Once you’d flirt discreetly
Now you give completely
That’s pretty strange
You can try to play at love
Even be blasé at love
But although you doubt it
You can’t live without it
That’s pretty strange

Love
Who knows about it
And even those who do know
Won’t reveal it

Love can make you cry sometimes
Make you want to die sometimes
But when cryin’s done then
Love is so much fun then
That’s pretty strange

Randy Brecker: Trumpet Solo
Warren Bernhardt: Piano
Anthony Jackson: Bass
Rick Marotta: Drums
Lee Ritenour: Guitar
Don Sebesky: Orchestration

© 1958 Andante Music Inc.
What Shall We Do With The Child
Lyrics by: Nicholas Holmes (Add'l by Carly Simon)
Music by: Kate Horsey

I know I’m not what you wanted
Not what you had in mind
And I didn’t come close
To the mark you’d set
For the girl you’d planned to find
Tho we often laughed together
You’ve never seen me cry
We shared but idle words
And a casual goodbye

And what shall we do with the child
Who’s got your eyes
My hair
And your smile
Reminding me that we fell in love
But just for a little while

You never asked about the girl you never knew
And while she was sleeping in my arms
She never asked about you
Without you seems the only way
But time has passed and now
She’ll soon be asking questions
And she’ll ask about you

And how
Shall I say to the child
Who’s got your eyes, my hair, your smile
Reminding me that we fell in love
But just for a little while
What shall we do with the child
Who’s got your eyes, my hair and your smile

Jay Berliner: Classical and folk guitar
Mike Mainier: Piano, Bass Marimba, Marimba

© 1968, 1981 Serendipity Pub. / Quackenbush Music Ltd.

Not A Day Goes By
Lyrics & Music by: Stephen Sondheim

Not a day goes by
Not a single day
But you’re somewhere a part of my life
And it looks like you’ll stay

As the days go by
I keep thinking when does it end
Where’s the day I’ll have started forgetting
But I just go on thinking and sweating
And cursing and crying
And turning and reaching
And waking and dying

And no, not a day goes by
Not a blessed day
But you’re still somehow part of my life
And you won't go away
So there’s hell to pay
And until I die
I’ll die day after day after day
After day
After day after day after day
Til the days go by
Til the days go by
Til the days go by

Warren Bernhardt: Piano
Don Sebesky: Orchestration

© 1981 Revelation Music Pub.