The song of the day for Monday, February 18, 2019, 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 original Portuguese lyrics were written by Vinicius de Moraes; Norman Gimbel wrote the English version of the lyrics.
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 arrangement.
How Insensitive, a song by Tony Bennett on Spotify
“How Insensitive,” as well as If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set, is available from iTunes.