The main G.U.Y. in Lady Gaga's life these days? Tony Bennett.
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett made their long-in-the-works project official today, announcing the album Cheek to Cheek -- a collection of jazz standards including "It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)," "Sophisticated Lady," "Lush Life," and more -- will be released Sept. 23. A concert special on PBS will follow later this fall.
Recorded in New York City, Cheek to Cheek features jazz musicians associated with both artists, including Mike Renzi, Gray Sargent, Harold Jones and Marshall Wood as well as pianist Tom Lanier and jazz trumpeter Brian Newman. Jazz soloists on selected tracks include tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano and flautist Paul Horn, who passed away earlier this month, per a press release.