On Christmas Day, the 12th day of The Twelve Days of a Tony Bennett Christmas, the song of the day for Friday, December 25, 2020, is “A Child Is Born.”
About This Song
“A Child Is Born” was written by Thad Jones, whose younger brother, Elvin, was a noted jazz drummer. Thad Jones was a member of the Count Basie Orchestra starting in 1954. He left the orchestra in 1963 to pursue a career as an arranger and studio trumpet player and later moved to Denmark. “A Child Is Born” is his best-known composition; the wonderful lyrics are by Alec Wilder.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans recorded “A Child Is Born” in 1976 for their second album: Together Again, released in 1977.
“A Child Is Born,” as well as Together Again, is available from Apple Music.