The song of the day for Saturday, October 16, 2021, is “Some Other Time.”
About This Song
“Some Other Time” was written by Leonard Bernstein, Adolph Green, and Betty Comden for the 1944 Broadway musical On The Town. The musical tells the story of three sailors on leave in New York City and their romantic adventures. This song is sung at the end by two of the couples. Inexplicably, this beautiful song was cut from the 1949 film version.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans recorded “Some Other Time” in 1975 for their first album, The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album.
I know I play this song fairly often, but it’s such a remarkable recording that I can’t help myself. Just listen to the last few seconds, to how long Tony holds the final “time” and Evans lightly plays the right hand to the highest note possible, and then, with just a moment of silence, he plays that final chord. It’s breathtaking.
“Some Other Time,” as well as The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album is available on Apple Music.