Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett to record jazz album in June

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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett will be recording their anticipated jazz album in June this year, Bennett told Rolling Stone in an interview on Thursday in New York.

“We’re working on it from now until June, and then we’ll record in June. She’s phenomenal,” he said during a dinner at the Amy Winehouse Gala and Inspiration Awards, which recognized him with a Lifetime Achievement honor. “I get along great with her. She’s looking forward to it and so am I.”

The pair plan to expand on their relationship when they enter a studio in Astoria, Queens. “Once you have an idea, then you go for it,” Bennett said. While they have not settled on a producer, Dae Bennett and Phil Ramone worked on their 2011 duet ‘The Lady Is A Tramp’.

In addition to Gaga’s vocal ability, Bennett added that her business sense also impresses him. He recalled admiring a skyscraper-length advertisement for the singers FAME fragrance during a visit to Germany last year. “She sold one billion bottles of perfume,” he said with a laugh.

The 86-year-old also said that he and the pop star will record “a big swing album.” He says “we have it all worked out already on paper.” Bennett calls Lady Gaga a  “wonderful person and a great talent.”

Click here to watch a video of Bennett talking about the upcoming jazz album with Lady Gaga.

Source: Rolling Stone/ The Washington Post