Kylie Minogue and Nick Cave, Texas and Wu-Tang Clan, Ozzy Osbourne and Miss Piggy – the pop world is littered with unlikely duets. But very few team up together for an entire album.
However, after collaborating on ‘The Lady Is A Tramp‘ for his 2011 ‘Duets II’ LP, Tony Bennett has now confirmed that he will be joining forces with Lady Gaga once again for a full-length jazz record.
Quite what an 86-year-old big-band crooner and a 26-year-old meat dress-wearing pop diva talk about is anybody’s guess but they certainly appeared to have struck up a strong, if slightly, odd friendship, judging by his interview with Rolling Stone:
“Of all things, she called me from New Zealand and said, ‘I want to do a jazz album with you. And I said, ‘You got it!’ So that’s one of the things we’re gonna do.
“We’re gonna do a jazz album with Marion Evans, a big swing band, and I’m looking forward to it because a lot of people don’t know it, but she’s a phenomenal jazz singer.
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. But he did as many hit songs as anybody, and so we’re gonna do a big swinging album.”
The legendary singer also hinted that the pair may perform on stage together in the future too:
“Let’s see what happens. She’s a good friend and I respect that she’s so creative, that every day she changes, she has so many ideas and carries them out. She just never stops with it. I call her the musical Picasso. Her energy is just phenomenal.”
Watch Gaga do her best Judy Garland impression on their first hook-up below: