The timeless and incomparable (insert other clichés here) Tony Bennett turned 92 years old this past Friday. He gave us the present, dropping another musical gem upon us like a gift from the gods. Just another day at the office for the man who’s done it so brilliantly for longer than most of us have been on this planet.
Tony’s 2018 rendition of “Fascinating Rhythm” is but a single track from his forthcoming album with Diana Krall. Joined again by the Bill Charlap Trio, Tony sounds better than ever. And I’ve been saying that my whole life. Pardon the expression, but he doesn’t even need Diana, musically, saleswise, or otherwise.
There’s a reason Frank Sinatra once called him “the best in the business.”
Because he is.