Wednesday 20 September 2017

'Tony Bennett: duets' strikes a chord

In harmony: Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse had a rapport
In harmony: Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse had a rapport

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Tony Bennett: Duets (Sky Arts) was a loving 90-minute record of the 2011 album undertaken by the then 85-year-old, and it was easy to see why so many of the performers were marvelling at the man's undimmed passion for popular song.

He clearly had special rapport with Amy Winehouse on 'Body and Soul', Josh Groban on 'This is All I Ask', Aretha Franklin on 'How do You Keep the Music Playing?' and especially Lady GaGa on 'The Lady is a Tramp', a version that was slinky and funny and that really swung.

But the whole film was a delight, with Bennett's own infectious delight shining through it all.

Irish Independent

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