Tony Bennett Celebrates 90
When he hosted an all-star concert at New York’s Radio City Music Hall to mark his 90th birthday last year (it’s all in the title!), the legendary Tony Bennett showed no sign of slowing down. Although he’s become renowned throughout a lengthy, illustrious career for his duet performances, the American jazz singer appears here only once on stage with another artist (Billy Joel, on New York State of Mind). Most of the star-studded birthday bash is dedicated to solo performances from the likes of Michael Bublé (The Good Life), Andrea Bocelli (Ave Maria) and Diana Krall (I’ve Got the World on a String). Despite standout tracks such as actor Kevin Spacey’s slinky The Very Thought of You, and Rufus Wainwright’s gorgeously seductive performance of I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, it’s Bennett who (thankfully) steals the show, with a handful of solo renditions of his best-known big-band numbers. Most notably, The Best is Yet to Come and I Left My Heart in San Francisco demonstrate just how magnetic the nonagenarian’s voice remains.