The Song of the Day for September 16, 2012 is Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars.
About Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
This bossa nova song was written in 1962 by Antonio Carlos Jobim, with the English lyrics later written by Gene Lees. The actual title of the song in Portuguese is Corcovado, after the mountain in Rio de Janiero.
The song is jazz classic and a bossa nova standard. Jazz versions include Miles Davis, Charlie Byrd, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Diana Krall. Bossa nova recordings include João Gilberto and Quarteto Jobim-Morelenbaum.
About This Version
Mr. Bennett recorded this song for the 1963 I Wanna Be Around. I believe that Tony Bennett has a wonderful feel for singing bossa nova, exemplified by his 1965 recording of How Insensitive (Insensatez) on If Ruled The World: Songs for the Jet Set. Enjoy this song as the summer winds down.