Jazz savant Brian Newman taps Lady Gaga on a cover of Nina Simone’s 1964 classic, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.”
The buzz surrounding A Star Is Born might’ve made us forget that in between pop superstardom and Jack and Ally’s unwavering romance was Lady Gaga’s incredible exploration into the world of jazz.
She and Tony Bennett’s collaborative album, Cheek To Cheek, not only topped the Billboard 200 chart, but it introduced Monsters to a stunning talent possessed by jazz singer / trumpet player, Brian Newman.
Today, Gaga, who often performs special jazz standards with Newman – including her upcoming limited Jazz & Piano shows in Las Vegas next year, is returning the favor.
Mother Monster hopped on Newman’s new album, Showboat, performing a cover of “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.”
The rendition is dripping in diamonds. A gorgeous piano melody floats over Gaga’s crisp vocals. Halfway through the song, Mr. Newman’s trumpet talents rain down, but not before Gaga’s soaring vocals pounce and retreat.
I love me some jazzga.
Listen to the gem below: