The song of the day for Tuesday, January 17, 2017 is “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars.”
About This Song
Today’s 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 and 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 his 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.