Tony Bennett @ Radio City Music Hall - New York City Article

Tony Bennett @ Radio City Music Hall

Tony Bennett @ Radio City Music Hall

Oct 6, 2017, 12:00 am

It’s no secret that the greatest of living American popular singers is at an all-time high, and this is just about a year after celebrating his 90th birthday in 2016. Cheek to Cheek, his 2014 album of duets with Lady Gaga, was the biggest-selling album of his career thus far, while The Silver Lining, an all Jerome Kern set done in tandem with the brilliant pianist Bill Charlap, was the best purely jazz album he’s made since his classic collaborations with Bill Evans 40 years ago.  Whether sharing the stage with his cultural progeny or going it solo, Tony Bennett continues to show us all how it’s done - and proves over and over that life begins at 90. (As an added bonus, his talented daughter Antonia opens the show and duets with him on Stephen Sondheim’s “Old Friend.”)

Tony Bennett
Radio City Music Hall
1260 6th Ave
Friday October 6

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Author: Will Friedwald
Photography by: STEPHEN SOROKOFF

Author: Will Friedwald

Will Friedwald writes about music and popular culture for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, VANITY FAIR and PLAYBOY magazine and reviews current shows for THE CITIVIEW NEW YORK. He also is the author of nine books, including the award-winning A BIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO THE GREAT JAZZ AND POP SINGERS, SINATRA: THE SONG IS YOU, STARDUST MELODIES, TONY BENNETT: THE GOOD LIFE, LOONEY TUNES & MERRIE MELODIES, and JAZZ SINGING. He has written over 600 liner notes for compact discs, received ten Grammy nominations, and appears frequently on television and other documentaries. He is also a consultant and curator for Apple Music.

New Books:

THE GREAT JAZZ AND POP VOCAL ALBUMS (Pantheon Books / Random House, November 2017)