Gaga & Bennett are "Cheek to Cheek!"

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett - a collaboration that I did not think of when the two joined forces to record; "The Lady Is A Tramp" for the 2011 album; Duets II. Tony Bennett is one classic singer whom has seemed to enjoy breathing new life into classics to new generations. What Tony Bennett was able to do for several years now and with his dynamic duet with Lady Gaga for his 20133 album is educate us the music listener to a more sophisticated songbook from legendary singers/songwriters that many of us never had on the radar. The classically trained Gaga sounded like sheet perfection vocally with Bennett and it is not a surprise that two decided to give their stamp of gold to classics on a brand new album that gives such iconic standards light once again.

"Cheek to Cheek" is the brand new album that Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have collaborated and released this year. I have found that the album lives up to the high standard for both artists where it has a lush big band sound with the best of the best musicians pairing with such amazing tracks and singers. Personally, I am enjoying the entire album from start to finish where unlike most albums released in this day and age there are no fillers it is simply perfection of music with both singers at their level best. The chemistry is absolutely lovely between the singers on each and every song. What I see makes the alum such a "must have" is one would think these are new tracks from two singers whom have known each other for decades. An evening at a refined jazz club with well dressed attendees dancing the night away over a glass of champagne with the view of NYC in the background is what I envision.

The artists bring classics written from the greats; Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and George Gershwin to life where we all will swoon from the very first note to the final. This album is a perfect gift for this holiday season for not just the Lady Gaga and/or Tony Bennett fan but also one whom loves jazz and simply great music. I would not have thought of the pairing but now it is genius and hopefully we will hear much more from them!


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