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Bennett, Gaga, recording jazz album
Lady Gaga in Perth

Veteran singer Tony Bennett is re-teaming with pop star Lady Gaga to record a full-length jazz album.

Bennett and Gaga recorded a cover of The Lady Is A Tramp for his hit album Duets II last year, and are now heading back into the studio again.

"She called me from New Zealand and said, 'I want to do a jazz album with you.' And I said, 'You got it!' So that's one of the things we're gonna do," the 86 year old told Rolling Stone magazine.

Bennett, who plans to begin working on the project "as soon as I can", says he can't wait for the world to hear Gaga in a new light.

"A lot of people don't know it, but she's a phenomenal jazz singer ...," he added. "She's a good friend and I respect that she's so creative, that every day she changes, she has so many ideas and carries them out. She just never stops with it. I call her the musical Picasso."

The West Australian

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