The song of the day for Tuesday, October 27, 2015 is “Dat Dere.”
About This Song
The jazz instrumental “Dat Dere” was written in 1960 by Bobby Timmons; it was first played by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in 1960, with Timmons on piano. Oscar Brown, Jr. wrote lyrics for the tune in 1961 for his album Sin & Soul … and Then Some. The song has been recorded by jazz and popular singers including Mel Tormé and Rickie Lee Jones.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded this terrific version of “Dat Dere” in June 1998 for his album of music for children, The Playground. The album features the Ralph Sharon Quartet, with Paul Langosch on bass, Clayton Cameron on drums and Gray Sargent on guitar. Mr. Sargent continues to play (very excellent) guitar for Mr. Bennett today.
“Dat Dere,” as well as The Playground, is available from iTunes.