The song of the day for Wednesday, April 3, 2019, is “When In Rome.”
About This Song
In the year 2000, part of his 70th birthday celebration at the Library of Congress, Stephen Sondheim chose a list of ‘Songs I Wish I Had Written (At Least in Part).’ On this list were several songs by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh, most of which are songs that Tony Bennett has recorded including “When In Rome,” written in 1964.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans recorded “When In Rome” for their first album: The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album, released in 1975. Bill Evans always made the point that including “When In Rome” was his idea, not Tony’s, as he didn’t want listeners to assume that it was included because it was more of popular, saloon-singer kind of song chosen by Tony. Evans liked the chord progressions. That’s jazz.
When In Rome, a song by Tony Bennett, Bill Evans on Spotify
“When In Rome,” as well as The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album, is available from iTunes.