Wall Street Journal, 1998-06-12

We asked Tony Bennett, who continues to bridge the musical gaps between
several generations, to pick his favorite musicians.

Count Basie Orchestra

"I think jazz is America's classical music.  The Count Basie Orchestra
does it as well as anybody else."

Wynton Marsalis

"Wynton is a terrific musician; he is teaching the young kids what jazz
is all about and he is keeping it real."

k. d. lang

"k. d. has a destiny in her voice.  She reminds me of Bing Crosby in
that she sings because she loves to sing and not just because of her
success.  It's a gift you can't fake."

Elvis Costello

"Elvis had a good music education from his father.  His music will stay
with us."