The song of the day for Thursday, March 19, 2020, is “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars.”
About This Song
“Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars” was written in 1960 by Antonio Carlos Jobim, with English lyrics by Gene Lees. Known in the original Portuguese as “Corcovado,” this is one the great early bossa nova songs. The 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.”
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars” in 1962 for the album I Wanna Be Around. Marty Manning wrote the arrangement.
“Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars,” as well as I Wanna Be Around, is available from iTunes.