In a recent interview with “Veja”  veteran American singer, Tony Bennett declared that, of all the singers he had worked with and heard in his long career, the bossa nova great was his favorite.

“He is my favorite singer in the whole world. have already invited him to record a song with me many times but he is a very busy person … Now it seems that it will work (out) though. We agreed to meet in Rio this November.”

Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett

When asked what song he would want to perform with Gilberto he responded in his usual cheerful manner.

(hums the melody of ‘Wave’) I love this song. Bossa nova is the best kind of sound that’s been done.Iit can be any song he (Gilberto) chooses.