Lady Gaga Gives Spontaneous Jam Session Following Performance with Bennettt
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett seemed to be everywhere yesterday, following the exciting news that their Jazz duets album will finally be released this September. On Monday evening, the twosome performed at New York's Lincoln Center for a special concert which will be broadcast on PBS this fall.
According Page Six of the New York Post, Gaga followed up the concert Monday night by giving a spontaneous performance at one of her favorite spots, the Lower East Side's Rivington F&B. The singer arrived at the venue along with band leader Brian Newman, who joined her in an impromptu jam session, which featured seven songs, including 'Bang Bang', the newest collaboration by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.
Cheek To Cheek features classic jazz standardssung by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett in acombination of vocal duets and soloperformances. Each song was handpicked by the artists, and the album features classic selections from the Great American Songbook including "Anything Goes," "It Don't Mean A Thing (If ItAin't Got That Swing)," "Sophisticated Lady," "Lush Life," and therecord's title track, "Cheek To Cheek."
Recorded in New York City, the recordtook over a year to complete and features jazz musicians associated with both artists including members of Bennett's quartet, Mike Renzi, Gray Sargent,Harold Jones and Marshall Wood as well pianist Tom Lanier. Jazz trumpeter Brian Newman, along-time friend and colleague of Lady Gaga appears on the album as well with his NYC based jazz quintet. Jazz soloists on selected tracks include tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano and flutist Paul Horn, who passed away earlier this month.
Source: New York Post