Song of the Day #199
Song of the Day: Nuages, composed by the great Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, has been supplied with lyrics by singer Tony Bennett for his album "The Art of Romance" (listen to an audio clip of the re-christened "All for You" at that link). Dr. Frank Forte has also written lyrics for the song. Listen to an audio clip of Django with the Quintette of the Hot Club of France. Among my favorite instrumental renditions is one by Joe Pass, featured on his classic jazz guitar tribute album, "For Django." A Pass audio clip of another rendition can be heard here; it's a live recording from the 1975 Montreux Jazz Festival.