The song of the day for Wednesday, August 16, 2017 is “Some Other Time.”
About This Song
“Some Other Time” was composed by Leonard Bernstein, with lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comden, in 1944 for the Broadway musical On The Town, the story of three sailors on leave in New York City and their romantic adventures. This song is sung at the end by two of the couples. Inexplicably, this beautiful song was cut from the 1949 film version.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans recorded “Some Other Time” in June 1975 for their first album, The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album.
“Some Other Time,” as well as The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album, is available from iTunes.
It seems that “Some Other Time” has found its way to the Tony Bennett recordings that I really can’t do without. I think this recording, both Bennett’s vocals and Evans’s piano is truly exceptional.
The Year of Tony Bennett honors the late Bill Evans, who would have been 88 years old today. Evans was born on August 16, 1929 in Plainfield, New Jersey. He had an extraordinary career as a jazz pianist and leader of several iterations of trios. He also had a tragic addiction to drugs, including heroin and main-lined cocaine. He died at the age of 51 on September 15, 1980.