Lady Gaga x Tony Bennett Jazz Album Due in September
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:12:11
Gaga x Tony is coming this fall! Ma Monster and The Crooner – does it get any better? NFW – no fucking way, yo!
The long-awaited collaborative jazz album from Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, titled Cheek to Cheek, will be released on Streamline/Columbia/Interscope Records on Tuesday, September 23.
You can check out the studio video for their cover of Cole Porter's "Anything Goes."
Before you watch the footage, here is what you need to know about this collabo.
Cheek to Cheek features classic jazz standards sung by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett in a combination of vocal duets and solo performances. Each song was handpicked by the artists, and the album features classic selections from the Great American Songbook including "Anything Goes," "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)," "Sophisticated Lady," "Lush Life," and the record's title track, "Cheek to Cheek." Recorded in New York City, the record took over a year to complete and features jazz musicians associated with both artists including members of Bennett's quartet, Mike Renzi, Gray Sargent, Harold Jones and Marshall Wood as well pianist Tom Lanier. Jazz trumpeter Brian Newman, a long-time friend and colleague of Lady Gaga appears on the album as well with his NYC based jazz quintet. Jazz soloists on selected tracks include tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano and flutist Paul Horn, who passed away earlier this month.
Of this new project Lady Gaga commented, "Cheek to Cheek came out of a very organic friendship and relationship that Tony and I have built over the years and it truly was a collaborative effort. It was important to Tony that this was a jazz record. I've been singing jazz since I was a child and really wanted to show the authentic side of the genre. We made an album of jazz classics, but it has a modern twist."
"I have been singing the Great American Songbook my entire career and all along forging a bridge between pop and jazz music. Creating this album with Lady Gaga has been a beautiful experience as she is a fantastic singer and I am hoping that all her fans will embrace this music and swing along with it," said Tony Bennett.
And now the video.
We lurve Gaga x Tony.
Will you stand Cheek to Cheek with Gaga x Tony?