The song of the day for Tuesday, May 31, 2016 is “Night And Day.”
About This Song
Cole Porter wrote “Night and Day” for the 1932 musical Gay Divorce, where it was introduced by Fred Astaire. The song became and still is quite popular and certainly a standard in the American songbook. Significant recordings include those by Art Tatum, Bill Evans, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald and Django Reinhardt.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Night and Day” in 1992 for his album Perfectly Frank. The arrangement is by Ralph Sharon and features the Ralph Sharon Trio, with Sharon on piano, Paul Langosch on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums.
“Night And Day,” as well as Perfectly Frank, is available from iTunes.