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Tony Bennett and Diana Krall share their love of George and Ira Gershwin on NPR

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Every piece of music produced is a roll of dice for success, but sometimes, the stars just align. The music of George and Ira Gershwin, two of the greatest American songwriters of all time, have been given new life once again by two of the greatest jazz artists of all time, Diana Krall and Tony Bennett. The pair's new album Love Is Here to Stay, out now, supplies an even dozen duets accompanied by the Bill Charlap trio.

NPR's Scott Simon spoke with Bennett and Krall about reincarnating these Gershwin classics like "Fascinating Rhythm" (Bennett's debut recording) and the thrill of performing them live even after so many years onstage.  PHOTO: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

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