Never before released photo of Amy Winehouse and Tony Bennett taken from the Body and Soul session at Abbey Road Studios. (CNW Group/Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.)
Tony Bennett commented,
“We had a beautiful time recording together in the studio and I knew that Amy was very happy with how she performed that day. I thought she was absolutely brilliant and this recording truly captures the essence of her unique artistry. She was a rare talent.”
Plans will be announced for donation of proceeds from the sale of “Body and Soul” single and video to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
The recording session was filmed by Oscar winning cinematographer Dion Beebe (“Chicago,” “Memoirs Of A Geisha”) as part of a large documentary film on Bennett that is in the works. “Body and Soul” is one of 17 tracks to be included on Tony Bennett’s forthcoming CD Duets II due out on September 20. Released in honor of Bennett’s 85th birthday, which he celebrated on August 3rd of this year, it features a celebrated roster of artists who all recorded with Bennett live in the studio including, Lady Gaga, Michael Buble, Queen Latifah, Carrie Underwood and John Mayer.