Tony Bennett To Duet With Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse, Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey and more
Bennett has already begun the live recording process with several artists during Grammy week in February at LA's famed Capitol Studios. Subsequent sessions are planned for this Spring in New York, Nashville and Italy. "Duets II," produced by Phil Ramone follows up "Tony Bennett Duets: An American Classic" CD, the 2006 Grammy winning best selling CD which became Bennett's best selling recording to date.
Alone Tony Bennett is legendary. In partnership with another singer, he's extraordinary. A sterling all-star roster will join Tony in the studio including Mariah Carey, Natalie Cole, Norah Jones and Amy Winehouse. Some of country's biggest names will also join the round-up including Faith Hill, Willie Nelson and Carrie Underwood. From the international pantheon: angel-voiced tenor Andrea Bocelli from Italy and Latino singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz from Spain. Josh Groban and John Mayer are also slated to collaborate with Bennett. Michael Buble and k.d. lang who were both featured on the original "Duets" CD will return for "Duets II." All artists will record their duets live in the studio with Bennett.
"I love the Great American songbook and have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to introduce many of these songs to the public...It is a thrill to perform them once again with artists that I admire to create new interpretations of the music I love so much," says Bennett.
Bennett's long-time manager and son Danny Bennett remarked, "The Duets CDs, the first one and this latest project, truly shine a light on the creative process that takes place between Tony and each of his singing partners. It's fascinating to witness how each song unfolds, all recorded live, as it happens in the studio."