Lady Gaga Working on a Jazz Album
Tony Bennett, who collaborated with Lady Gaga on ‘The Lady is a Tramp,’ which was featured on his âDuets IIâ album, and who sketched her in the buff for Vanity Fair, has gone on record to state that they are indeed working on a jazz platter. There were rumors, but the crooner has confirmed it.
He revealed to TIME that Gaga called him and told him the plan. “Lady Gaga called me from Australia and she said, ‘I want to do a jazz album with you.’ So we’re going to doing it with Marion Evans, the great orchestrator. We’re going to have a big swinging album,” the crooner shared about his upcoming recording plans.
While he is working with pop’s biggest star and worked with lots of other equally talented pop stars on his ‘Duets’ series, he cops to not being well-versed about the current pop landscape. âI donât know about pop music, but Iâm a big admirer of Lady Gaga. I call her the Musical Picasso. Sheâs so creative and she changes every two minutes. A very creative person and a very nice person too.”
All the classic entertainers, like Bennett and Elton John, just lurve Gaga.
He likes doing âDuetsâ with contemporary singers since they âare very successful albums with very steady sales. There are still steady sales coming in on it, and way over 6 million records. Itâs surprising the heck out of me. I didnât think it would be that strong a reaction.â
Bennett also said loves to pair up with female singers “because then you can hear whoâs singing. It can’t be someone who sounds just like you, because then you donât know whoâs singing. Thatâs a failure of a duet.”
We doubt Bennett and Gaga (whose real last names are Benedetto and Germanotta, so they have that Italian swing that they can sustain over an entire album) will have any failure of duets where you canât tell who is singing! It’s just not humanly possible with all of their talent and panache.
Watch Lady Gaga + Tony Bennett ‘The Lady is a Tramp’ Video