The song of the day for Friday, August 11, 2023, is “In A Sentimental Mood.”
About This Song
“In A Sentimental Mood” was written by Duke Ellington in 1935; the lyrics by Manny Kurtz and Irving Mills were added later. The original 1935 Ellington recording features Otto Hardwick on alto sax; Benny Goodman recorded it that same year. Though the song has always been popular and is widely recorded, the 1962 recording with Ellington and John Coltrane is considered to be one of the most notable instrumental recordings.
About This Version
“In A Sentimental Mood,” as well as Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool is available on Apple Music.
Here’s the wonderful 1962 recording by Duke Ellington and Joan Coltrane: