The song of the day for Thursday, February 4, 2021, is “Dat Dere.”
About This Song
The jazz instrumental “Dat Dere” was written in 1960 by Bobby Timmons; it was first played by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in 1960, with Timmons on piano. Oscar Brown, Jr. wrote lyrics for the tune in 1961 for his album Sin & Soul … and Then Some. The song has been recorded by jazz and popular singers including Mel Tormé and Rickie Lee Jones.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Dat Dere” in 1998 for his album for children named The Playground, with the Ralph Sharon Trio. Bobby Tucker, the pianist for jazz greats including Billie Holiday, was the musical consultant for the album.
“Dat Dere,” as well as The Playground, is available from Apple Music.