16 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Yes, you read that right: the king of jazz vocalists and the queen of provocative art-pop have teamed up for a duets album, performing a set of standards by icons like Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Duke Ellington. It's not the stretch you might think. As her fans know, Gaga has chops. She's a piano whiz and a vocal acrobat, as she demonstrates by hitting those high notes on "Nature Boy" (dig the flute solo). And Bennett is Bennett: cool as ice and twice as smooth. The tunes are classically arranged with strings, horns, and walking bass lines: there are no art-pop detours here, and it's refreshing to hear Gaga singing absent the conceptual pomp of her usual fare. It may be just another one of her arch personas, but it's one she does exceptionally well.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Yes, you read that right: the king of jazz vocalists and the queen of provocative art-pop have teamed up for a duets album, performing a set of standards by icons like Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Duke Ellington. It's not the stretch you might think. As her fans know, Gaga has chops. She's a piano whiz and a vocal acrobat, as she demonstrates by hitting those high notes on "Nature Boy" (dig the flute solo). And Bennett is Bennett: cool as ice and twice as smooth. The tunes are classically arranged with strings, horns, and walking bass lines: there are no art-pop detours here, and it's refreshing to hear Gaga singing absent the conceptual pomp of her usual fare. It may be just another one of her arch personas, but it's one she does exceptionally well.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2.7K Ratings
2.7K Ratings
EricMejia2013 ,

AWESOME!

We Get To Leave All The Craziness And Just Enjoy Gaga's Wonderful Voice :)

buizel123 ,

Finally, Gaga is releasing jazz

Little Monsters have been patiently waiting for Gaga to show the world that yes she can legitimately sing unlike other one dimensional popstars. I am kind of upset that Gaga took off paradise off the tracklist which was going to be her original jazz song. Maybe she can put it on her acoustic album that she said she was going to do… ;) ?
This is going to slay.

C806 ,

Beautiful vocals

Such a great change. Sassy & classy

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