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  • 29 July 2014, 9:14

Gaga And Bennett Cheek To Cheek For Jazz Album

Lady Gaga says she is "happier than she's ever been" after recording a jazz album with Tony Bennett.

The star, who is known for her controversial outfits and music videos, said recording jazz was easier than pop.

"You know, it's funny, but jazz comes a little more comfortable for me than pop music, than R&B music," Gaga said ahead of the duo's taped performance in New York on Monday.

"I've sang jazz since I was 13-years-old, which is kind of like my little secret that Tony found out. So this is almost easier for me than anything else."

The 28-year-old and 87-year-old Bennett first collaborated on his Grammy-winning, platinum-selling 2011 album, Duets II.

Bennett said fans will be impressed with Gaga's vocal performance on the upcoming album Cheek To Cheek.

"They're going to say we had no idea she sings that well," he said.

"And they're gonna say they had no idea that Tony dressed so crazy," Gaga added. "When you come out in your meat dress Tony, nobody is going to know what's going on."

Cheek to Cheek is Gaga's first release since last year's Artpop. Bennett released a collaborative album with Latin singers in 2012 called Viva Duets.

Gaga, who is currently on her "Artrave: The Artpop Ball" tour, said: "There's 60 years between us, and when we sing, there's no distance."