Lady GaGa to make jazz album with Tony Bennett
Published Sep 29 2012, 21:38 BST | By Paul Martinovic Lady GaGa
is set to collaborate on a jazz album with Tony Bennett.
The pair have worked together previously, dueting on a cover of 'The Lady is a Tramp' on Bennett's Duets II
album last year.
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now reports that GaGa is determined to make a whole record with the 86-year-old singer.
Bennett revealed: "[Lady GaGa] called me from New Zealand and said, 'I want to do a jazz album with you', and I said, 'You got it!'"
He said that they will record the album "soon" with "a big swing band", and went on to praise the 'Born This Way' singer: "A lot of people don't know it, but she's a phenomenal jazz singer.
"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."
Bennett has said previously that GaGa's parents had suggested that the two make an album together
The unlikely pair are united by both being proud Italian-Americans - GaGa recently blamed her recent weight gain on pasta from her father's Italian restaurant
in New York.
Listen to Lady GaGa's duet with Tony Bennett on 'The Lady is a Tramp' below: