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Lady Gaga Reveals Details On New Jazz Composition & Performance Heroes

Lady Gaga talks about a new jazz composition and her performance heroes!

Notable music icon Tony Bennett teams up with chart-topping pop superstar Lady Gaga for a new duets album containing multiple American Songbook standards, including the recent #1 iTunes Jazz chart-topping single of the Cole Porter musical theatre classic "Anything Goes", and Gaga discusses a new jazz composition and some of her heroes in a new interview.

Gaga says of a new jazz composition titled "Paradise", "It's almost finished, Its my first jazz composition so I was nervous to put it on the album although Tony loves it so much. I just didn't want to rush it, wanted to spend some more time and keep sinking back into my jazz roots so it can be the best it can be. I will tell you, it's inspired by my father's sister and him, and the phrases as they are traded, are meant to be their words to each other right before she died. She died very young, but she wrote a poem about Heaven right before it happened. That's why the song is called "Paradise"."

Additionally, Gaga says of her jazz heroes, "Ella all the way! I'm obsessed with her. Her voice is just so interesting and beautiful, and tragic, she was a fortress! And her scatting is the best in the business. Also Duke Ellington, or Louis Armstrong, they are my favorites too."

Check out the original article on the matter here.

CHEEK TO CHEEK was released on September 23.

Of note, Bennett and Gaga previously collaborated on a duet of the classic "The Lady Is A Tramp" for Bennett's bestselling DUETS II album. Footage of that recording session was previously released and it was covered in a BroadwayWorld article available here.

Plus, view a clip of Lady Gaga performing "Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered" from PAL JOEY below.

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