Aug 05, 2014 06:27 PM EDT
Last year, during a most boorish click-happy session on YouTube, I came across a small segment of what would come to be a massive collaboration between the sultry voiced Tony Bennett and pop diva Lady Gaga.
They sang their version of "The Lady is a Tramp," of course.
Per Fox News, Gaga has spent the greater measure of the last two years recording an album of jazz standards with Bennett entitled Cheeck to Cheek, set to release this fall.
Gaga was quoted as saying, "You know, it's funny, but jazz comes a little more comfortable for me than pop music, than R&B music."
"I've sung jazz since I was 13 years old, which is kind of like my little secret that Tony found out. So this is almost easier for me than anything else," she continued.
And it's no surprise after "The Lady is a Tramp" surfaced on the internet for Bennett's Grammy-winning Duets II album.
So, be on the lookout this fall for the newest from the budding vocal duo.
In the meantime, keeps your stories straight with the "Lady" video below.
For her impressive self-released debut, 20something New York City pianist/composer Tania Stavreva has taken solo piano to rare heights on 'Rhythmic Movement,' 14 tracks of a wildly experimental jazz/classical/folk synthesis. Forward-leaning, yet firmly rooted in the folk music of her native Bulgaria, the accents fly by in dizzying whirlwind.
That's no spelling mistake on the title of the Mark Dresser Seven's seven-track new 'Sedimental You' (Clean Feed). Although the title tune is, indeed, taken from Tommy Dorsey's 1932 "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You," Dresser is hardly sentimental. He's talking sediment here. Like rocks, man. Yet there's no rock here. Go figure.
It's been a rough year. Most of my friends are sticking up their middle finger to 2016, as am I. I can only wonder which heroes of mine will bite the dust in 2017...but that's for another Blogarrhea. The following annual all-list blog is not supposed to represent the most important or the best-selling or even the most accomplished CDs of 2016. I have done nothing my entire life but listen to music and tell people about it. So these are the ones I got the most excited about. Before the lists commence, please note that Leonard Cohen's 'You Want It Darker' (Columbia) and Paul Simon's 'Stranger To Stranger' (Concord) are my two favorite CDs of 2016. That said, on with the show.