The song of the day for Friday, April 6, 2018 is “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars .”
About This Song
Known in the original Portuguese as “Corcovado,” this is one the great early bossa nova songs written by the master Antonio Carlos Jobim in 1960. The English lyrics were written by Gene Lees. This song has a serene quiet feeling–the English title fits the mood of the song perfectly. Both Stan Getz and Miles Davis recorded jazz versions of “Quiet Nights.”60
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Quiet Nights on Quiet Stars” in 1962; it was released on the 1963 album I Wanna Be Around. Marty Manning did the arrangement.
“Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars,” as well as I Wanna Be Around, is available from iTunes.