TONY BENNETT & LADY GAGA
CHEEK TO CHEEK -
LIVE (BLU-RAY) (MUSIK-DVD)
“TONY BENNETT & LADY GAGA: CHEEK TO CHEEK LIVE!” FIRST FULL CONCERT APPEARANCE"
“In Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live!, this musical odd couple with 60 year age differences take on the Great American Songbook and prove again that the classics can bridge many divides.” – The New York Times
“We’ll just remind you they’re actually both divine live performers and they’ve got great chemistry.” – The Washington Post
11 December 2014 (Toronto, ON) – This past summer, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga took the stage for their first full live concert appearance in New York City and performed a special evening of songs, many of which from their Grammy nominated album, Cheek To Cheek. The DVD, Blu-ray and digital download of the performance, “Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE!”, will be released on January 20 via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. “Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE!” features 72 minutes of music and 19 songs – showcasing both vocal duets and solo performances by these two legendary artists.
“Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE!”was taped at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on 28 July 2014 and premiered on PBS’ award winning series, THIRTEEN’s Great Performances this fall. The concert featured classic selections from the Great American Songbook, each handpicked by the artists, including “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)”, “Sophisticated Lady”, “Lush Life”, “Anything Goes”, and “Cheek To Cheek”. The DVD and Blu-ray editions include additional songs not originally aired on television, including “They All Laughed”, “Lady’s In Love With You”, “Goody Goody”, “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered”, “Don’t Wait Too Long”, and “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye”. Throughout the concert, Bennett and Gaga demonstrate a strong camaraderie and affection belying the six-decade age differential, which inspired widespread critical praise upon its initial airing.
“Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE!”was filmed in stunning 4K Ultra High Definition (HD) before a live audience of fans and invited guests, with set and lighting design by Robert Wilson, the stars are joined by a 39-piece orchestra conducted by Jorge Calandrelli, soloists Chris Botti on trumpet and David Mann on tenor sax, and jazz musicians associated with both artists including members of Bennett’s quartet, Mike Renzi, Gray Sargent, Harold Jones and Marshall Wood, and Lady Gaga’s quintet, including Brian Newman, Paul Francis, Steven Kortyka, Michael Scott Ritchie, and Alex Smith. The original broadcast of “Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE!” was directed by David Horn and produced by Mitch Owgang and THIRTEEN Productions LLC.
The album, Cheek To Cheek, was released in September and debuted at #1 on both the Canadian Jazz chart and the Billboard 200 Album chart in the US. Cheek To Cheek was recently nominated for a Grammy Award in the “Best Traditional Pop Vocal” category. With the release of Cheek To Cheek, Bennett broke his own record, set in 2011 when Duets II debuted at #1 at the age of 85. Now at 88, Bennett remains the oldest artist in music industry history to have an album at the #1 spot on the Billboard charts. Cheek To Cheek marks Lady Gaga’s third consecutive #1 album release in just over three years, making her the only female artist this decade to achieve this feat; this is the second time in Bennett’s career that he has had an album debut at #1 in both Billboard’s Pop and Jazz Album charts.
“Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE!” DVD and Blu-ray editions feature the following musical performances:
1 – Anything Goes
2 – Cheek To Cheek
3 – They All Laughed
4 – Lady’s In Love With You (Tony Bennett Solo)
5 – Nature Boy
6 – Goody Goody
7 – How Do You Keep The Music Playing? (Tony Bennett Solo)
8 – Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) (Lady Gaga Solo)
9 – Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered (Lady Gaga Solo)
10 – Firefly
11 – I Won’t Dance
12 – Don’t Wait Too Long (Tony Bennett Solo)
13 – I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
14 – Lush Life (Tony Solo)
15 – Sophisticated Lady (Tony Bennett Solo)
16 – Let’s Face The Music And Dance
17 – Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye (Lady Gaga Solo)
18 – But Beautiful
19 – It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)