On the final day of the Twelve Days of a Tony Bennett Christmas, Sunday, December 25, 2017, the song of the day is “A Child Is Born.”
About This Song
“A Child Is Born” was written in 1969 by Thad Jones, whose younger brother, Elvin, was a noted jazz drummer. Thad 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; the wonderful lyrics are by Alec Wilder.
About This Version
Tony Bennet and Bill Evans recorded “A Child Is Born” in 1976 for their second album Together Again.
“A Child Is Born,” as well as Together Again, is available from iTunes.
Peace on earth and goodwill to all.