Barbra Streisand Announces Surprising Duet Partner
While promoting her latest album Release Me with an appearance on Katie Couric's new talk show, Barbra Streisand reveals she will perform a duet with son Jason Gould during her concert in Brooklyn next month.
The legendary entertainer will make a rare television appearance tomorrow on Katie (check local listings here) to discuss her upcoming projects, which include Release Me, a collection of songs Streisand has recorded during her 50-year career but has never released, her mini tour, and her upcoming film comedy with Seth Rogen titled Guilt Trip.
While chatting with Couric, Streisand discusses another forthcoming project, an album of duets. Asked which artists she would like to perform with, the singer mentions that she enjoys Usher, John Legend, and Keith Urban. But she saves the bigger surprise for the host, saying, "Actually, my very, very exciting duet partner is my son."
Streisand then shares a story about accidentally hearing her son humming and reveals that the press-shy Gould has been recording music.
"And I tell you, when I heard the things he's recorded, the musicianship, the sound of his voice, it's like he has a little chamber music orchestra right in his vocal cords," she says. "I said, 'Jason, I have to sing with you. You have to be on my duets album.' Not only that, 'You have to come' — he's never performed live."
Couric asks if this means he'll be performing during her October 11 concert in Brooklyn, to which Streisand nods her head yes.
The duet during her October 11 concert will mark the second known professional collaboration between mother and son. Gould costarred in Streisand's 1991 box office smash The Prince of Tides.
For Streisand concert information go here. Watch the Katie clip below.