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Tony Bennett excited about making album with Gaga

Singer Tony Bennett attends the 2013 Amy Winehouse Foundation Inspiration Awards and Gala on Thursday March 21, 2013, at the Waldorf Astoria Starlight Room in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)Singer Tony Bennett attends the 2013 Amy Winehouse Foundation Inspiration Awards and Gala on Thursday March 21, 2013, at the Waldorf Astoria Starlight Room in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — They haven't hit the studio yet, but Tony Bennett says he "can't wait" to record his next album with Lady Gaga.

The 86-year-old said in an interview Thursday that he and the pop star will record "a big swing album." He says "we have it all worked out already on paper."

Bennett and Gaga collaborated on "The Lady Is a Tramp" for his Grammy-winning, platinum-selling 2011 "Duets II" album. He called the 26-year-old a "wonderful person and a great talent."

Bennett released "Viva Duets," a collaborative album with Latin American singers including Gloria Estefan and Marc Anthony, in October.

FILE - This Dec. 15, 2012 file photo shows singer Lady Gaga performing at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Lady Gaga's manager said in an interview Tuesday, March 19, 2013, that the singer is “doing wonderful, doing great,” after undergoing hip surgery. Gaga canceled her "Born This Way Ball" tour last month after she'd hurt herself while performing some time ago. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file)FILE - This Dec. 15, 2012 file photo shows singer Lady Gaga performing at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Lady Gaga's manager said in an interview Tuesday, March 19, 2013, that the singer is “doing wonderful, doing great,” after undergoing hip surgery. Gaga canceled her "Born This Way Ball" tour last month after she'd hurt herself while performing some time ago. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file)

He says he wants to work with Gaga because "she's quite different." He adds that he's also impressed with Gaga as a business woman.

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