The song of the day for Tuesday, December 25, 2018, is “A Child Is Born.”
Today is the twelfth day of The Twelve Days of a Tony Bennett Christmas.
About This Song
“A Child Is Born” was written in 1969 by Thad Jones, whose younger brother, Elvin, was a noted jazz drummer. Thad Jones was a member of the Count Basie Orchestra starting in 1954. He left the orchestra in 1963 to pursue a career as an arranger and studio trumpet player and later moved to Denmark. “A Child Is Born” is his best-known composition; the wonderful lyrics are by Alec Wilder.
About This Version
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans recorded “A Child Is Born” in 1976 for their second album: Together Again. This is one of the alternate versions of “A Child Is Born,” specifically alternate take 7 and only appears on The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings.
A Child Is Born (alternate take 7) – alternate, a song by Tony Bennett, Bill Evans on Spotify
“A Child Is Born,” as well as The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings, is available from iTunes.