The chemistry was certainly obvious when Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga performed "The Lady Is a Tramp" together for his album Duets II. However, it is still a surprise that a full-length jazz album by the pair is now in the planning stages. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Tony Bennett said, "Of all things, she called me from New Zealand and said, 'I want to do a jazz album with you,' And I said, 'You got it!'" The plan is to record an album with a big band of songs by a lesser known jazz composer. The pair have picked their favorite, but will not release the name to keep other artists from stealing their thunder. Tony Bennett is currently promoting his album Viva Duets due in stores later this month and including duets with Latin recording artists. Lady Gaga is touring in support of Born This Way. At the age of 86 Tony Bennett shows no signs of slowing down. Check out the pair performing "The Lady Is a Tramp" below.
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