The song of the day for Wednesday, January 25, 2023, is “In A Sentimental Mood.”
About This Song
“In A Sentimental Mood” was written by Duke Ellington in 1935, with lyrics by Manny Kurtz and Irving Mills. 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
Tony Bennett recorded “In A Sentimental Mood” in May 1999 for Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool.
“In A Sentimental Mood,” as well as Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool is available on Apple Music.
Here’s the 1962 recording of today’s song from Duke Ellington & John Coltrane: