The song of the day for Monday, June 16, 2014 is “On Green Dolphin Street.”
About This Song
“On Green Dolphin Street” was composed by Bronislaw Kaper with lyrics by Ned Washington for the 1947 movie Green Dolphin Street. It became a jazz standard in 1958 with the recording by Miles Davis. The song ranks #25 on the jazzstandards.org website. Other significant recordings include those by Joe Henderson, Miles Davis with John Coltrane and Bill Evans.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “On Green Dolphin Street” in 1964 for his album with the Ralph Sharon Trio, When Lights Are Low. The trio consisted of Sharon on piano, Hal Gaylord on bass and Billy Exiner on drums.
“On Green Dolphin Street,” as well as the album When Lights Are Low, is available from iTunes.