Today is the twelfth day of The Twelve Days of a Tony Bennett Christmas.
The song of the day for Sunday, December 25, 2016 is “The song of the day for is “A Child Is Born.”
About This Song
“A Child Is Born” was written in 1969, with music by Thad Jones and lyrics by Alec Wilder. Thad Jones, brother of drummer Elvin Jones, was a member of the Count Basie Orchestra starting in 1954. He left the orchestra in 1963 to pursue a career as an arranger and studio trumpet player and later moved to Denmark. “A Child Is Born” is his best known composition with the wonderful lyrics by Alec Wilder.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans recorded “A Child Is Born” in 1976 for their second album, Together Again, released in 1977.
“A Child Is Born,” as well as Together Again, is available from iTunes.