The song of the day for Tuesday, January 2, 2017 is “Coffee Break.”
About This Song
The composer of “Coffee Break,” James Moody, joined Dizzy Gillespie’s bebop orchestra after his service in the Air Force ended in 1946. Moody primarily played tenor saxophone, but also played soprano and alto sax and the flute. While a member of various Gillespie groups, he had an active solo and composing career as well. He was named a Jazz Master in 1998 by the National Endowment for the Arts.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Coffee Break” in 1967, featuring a nice arrangement by Torrie Zito. It was released on Bennett’s Summer of ’42 album, which was released in 1971.
Today’s song is dedicated to all of us headed back to the office this Tuesday.
“Coffee Break,” as well as Summer of ’42, is available from iTunes.