The song of the day for Wednesday, April 4, 2018 is “Coffee Break.”
About This Song
The composer of “Coffee Break,” James Moody, 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. It was released in 1971 on the album Summer of ’42.
“Coffee Break,” as well as Summer of ’42, is available from iTunes.
Your blogger has been working a series of very long days since Friday, including the weekend. She worked 12 hours on Monday, but only 11 hours on Tuesday. It should all be over by Thursday. In the meantime, coffee. Word.