The song of the day for Tuesday, April 26, 2016 is “Reflections.”
About This Song
Today’s song, “Reflections” was written by Duke Ellington in 1953 and was known as “Reflections in D.” One of Ellington’s finest albums, Piano Reflections, contains the instrumental. The lyrics, which were added later, were by Milton Raskin and Marjorie Houseman.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Reflections” in 1975 for his album Tony Bennett Sings Life Is Beautiful. This album is from his own Improv label, which he founded after leaving Columbia Records. All of the Improv recordings are available in the multi-CD set The Complete Improv Recordings and also online.
“Reflections,” as well as The Complete Improv Recordings, is available from iTunes.