Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Recording Jazz Album
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.28.2012
A collaborative effort…
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are set to record a jazz album together. Bennett told Rolling Stone that he will team with Gaga on a full jazz album, their second collaboration following a well-received rendition of "The Lady is a Tramp" on Bennett's Duets II.
"'Of all things, she called me from New Zealand and said, 'I want to do a jazz album with you,'" Bennett said. "A lot of people don't know it, but she's a phenomenal jazz singer."
The two will work draw from an as-yet-unnannounced composer for material. "I can't mention the composer because I don't want anybody to do it before we do it, but there's a great composer that's very underrated, very famous, but not as famous as Gershwin or Porter," he said. "But he did as many hit songs as anybody, and so we're gonna do a big swinging album."