The song of the day for Sunday, April 23, 2016 is “In a Sentimental Mood.”
About This Song
One of Duke Ellington’s most beautiful melodies, “In a Sentimental Mood” was composed in 1935, with the lyrics by Manny Kurtz and Irving Mills added later. The original 1935 Ellington recording features Otto Hardwick on alto sax; Benny Goodman recorded it that same year. Though the song has always been popular and is widely recorded, the 1962 recording with Ellington and John Coltrane is considered to be one of the most notable instrumental recordings.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “In A Sentimental Mood” in 1999 for Tony Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool.
“In a Sentimental Mood,” as well as Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool, is available from iTunes.
Here’s that 1962 recording of “In A Sentimental Mood” featuring Duke Ellington and John Coltrane.