Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga Standards Album Details Announced

“Cheek to Cheek” will be available Sept. 23

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett

The previously announced duets album featuring Tony Bennett, who will turn 88 next week, and Lady Gaga, 28, now has a title, Cheek to Cheek, and a release date, Sept. 23. The unlikely partners have been promoting the set, which consists of standards, this week. A single, “Anything Goes,” is already available digitally and the video can be viewed here.

For those skeptical of the pairing, Gaga was quoted in an Associated Press release as saying, “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.

Bennett, in turn, predicted that Gaga “will be bigger than Elvis Presley…She’s going to be around forever.”

Cheek to Cheek is being released via Sony Music.

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Jeff Tamarkin is the former editor of Goldmine, CMJ, Relix, and Global Rhythm. As a writer he has contributed to the New York Daily News, JazzTimes, Boston Phoenix, Harp, Mojo, Newsday, Billboard, and many other publications. He is the author of the book Got a Revolution: The Turbulent Flight of Jefferson Airplane and has contributed to The Guinness Companion to Popular Music, All Music Guide, and several other encyclopedias. He has also served as a consultant to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, NARAS, National Geographic Online, and Music Club Records.