The song of the day for Thursday, April 19, 2018 is “How Insensitive.”
About This Song
Written in 1963, Antonio Carlos Jobim based this composition on Chopin’s “Prelude No. 4.” This song has been widely recorded, including a very fine early recording with Jobim and Stan Getz for their 1963 album Jazz Samba Encore, Astrud Gilberto and João Gilberto recording. The English lyrics are by Norman Gimbel.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “How Insensitive” in 1965 for his album If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set. Don Costa did the very fine arrangement.
“How Insensitive,” as well as If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set, is available from iTunes.