The song of the day for Monday, July 17, 2017 is “How Insensitive.”
About This Song
Written in 1963 by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jobim based this composition on Chopin’s “Prelude No. 4.” The original Portuguese lyrics were written by Vinicius de Moraes; Norman Gimbel wrote the English lyrics. This song has been widely recorded, including a very fine early recording with Jobim and Stan Getz for their 1963 album Jazz Samba Encore, Astrud Gilberto and João Gilberto recording.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “How Insensitive” in 1965 for his album If I Ruled The World: Songs for the Jet Set, which features a photograph of Rio de Janeiro on its cover. The arrangement was done by Don Costa.
“How Insensitive,” as well as If I Ruled The World: Songs for the Jet Set, is available from iTunes.