Nearer is John Wood’s fifth self-produced album recorded in 1980 that features a literal “who’s who” lineup of sidemen, including tenor master Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw on trumpet, Lenny White and Billy Higgins on drums, Ray Pizzi on flute, Chuck Domanico, Tony Dumas, and Mark Drury on bass. Liner notes by Lee Underwood.
Original Vinyl Release. Los Angeles Phonograph Records 1980. LAPR 1008. VG+.