The song of the day for Monday, July 7, 2014 is “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars.”
About This Song
“Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars” was written in 1960 by Antonio Carlos Jobim; the English lyrics are by Gene Lees. Known in the original Portuguese as “Corcovado,” this is one the great early bossa nova songs. The song has a serene quiet feeling–the English title fits the mood of the song perfectly. Both Stan Getz and Miles Davis recorded jazz versions of “Quiet Nights.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars” in 1962 for his 1963 album I Wanna Be Around. The song was arranged by Marty Manning.
“Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars,” as well as the album I Wanna Be Around, is available from iTunes.