The song of the day for Tuesday, December 7, 2022, is “Azure.”
About This Song
“Azure” was written by Duke Ellington, with lyrics by Irving Mills, in 1937. In his liner notes for Fifty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett, Bennett writes of “Azure” that ‘the composition of this song is the absolute pinnacle of inventiveness and originality as it relates to the art of music composition.’
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Azure” in 1999 for his album Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool. Jorge Calandrelli wrote the arrangement.
“Azure,” as well as Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool is available on Apple Music.