The song of the day for Monday, May 22, 2017 is “Coffee Break.”
About This Song
“Coffee Break” was written by James Moody, who 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 and features an arrangement by Torrie Zito. The recording was included on one of Bennett’s last albums with Columbia after he ended his contract, Summer of ’42.
“Coffee Break,” as well as Summer of ’42, is available from iTunes.