The song of the day for Saturday, May 29, 2021, is “How Insensitive.”
About This Song
“How Insensitive,” or “Insensatez” in the original Portuguese, was written by Antonio Carlos Jobim in 1963. The original Portuguese lyrics were written by Vinicius de Moraes; the English lyrics were written by Norman Gimbel. This song has been widely recorded, including a very fine early recording with Jobim and Stan Getz for their 1963 album Jazz Samba Encore!.
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 wrote the arrangement.
“How Insensitive,” as well as If I Ruled The World: Songs For The Jet Set, is available from Apple Music.