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Tony Bennett and Diana Krall come together to honor the Gershwins / glide MAGAZINE

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Two weeks ahead of the 120th anniversary of George Gershwin's birthday, Tony Bennett and Diana Krall come together for their first full album project to honor the music of the Gershwins with Love Is Here to Stay. Tony Bennett, incredibly, is still singing at the young age of 92.  He and Krall have been friends for over 20 years, have toured together and recorded duets for two of Bennett's albums but not a full-length album until now.  Obviously, stature doesn't get much bigger as both are multiple Grammy winners, platinum album sellers and consistently top charting artists.

Krall is just singing here, not playing piano. The Grammy award-winning Bill Charlap Trio deliver the clean, crisp support for the two vocalists who deliver a master class in phrasing and effortless command of the material. Bill Charlap is the pianist, with Peter Washington on bass and Kenny Washington on drums. These are all duet tracks, among them: "Love Is Here to Stay," "S'Wonderful," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," "But Not for Me," "Fascinating Rhythm," "My One and Only" and "I've Got a Crush on You." The latter two were never recorded by either artist and "Fascinating Rhythm" was Tony Bennett's first physical recording, under his then stage name, Joe Bari.

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