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Barbra Streisand to duet with son Jason Gould

Barbra Streisand has done some pretty dazzling duets in her time with the likes of Judy Garland, Neil Diamond, Donna Summer, Tony Bennett and Celine Dion, among others.

But she is about to do what will probably be the duet most special to her: one with her son, Jason Gould.

Barbra, who directed Jason in the 1991 film The Prince of Tides, tells Katie Couric in an interview to air today that she is working on a new album of duets and one of her singing partner will be her only child who was born during her marriage to Elliot Gould.

‘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 chords,’ Streisand tells Couric. ‘I don’t know what it is. His sweetness, his inventiveness musically.’

Gould, 45, is openly gay and performed in films (Boys Life 3, Say Anything)and on stage (Twilight of the Golds) although not in the past decade.

Streisand recalls singing with her son when he was a kid.

‘When I came home from work, we would sing together. And then when he was 15, I heard this gorgeous hum from behind his door.’

Although he wasn’t prepared to share his musicality with his mom then, Gould is now.

Says Streisand: ‘A few years ago he said, ‘You know I’ve started to sing and work on some music,’ and I said, ‘Really?’ And this is a tough spot to enter that profession for him, I suppose. I said, ‘Jason, I have to sing with you. You have to be on my duets album.”

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4 Remarks

  1. September 25th, 2012 at 11:10 am
    Chandler In Las Vegas says:

    ‘And then when he was 15, I heard this gorgeous hum from behind his door.’…for some reason I just bust out laughing.

  2. Barbra is the one of the absolute best a singers like no other!
    She made this statement about Jason’s singing abilities on the Katie Couric show yesterday. Got to admit I am a little under verklempt. Just maybe he has got the gift…who knows stranger thing have happened.

    Would love to go to her Brooklyn concert just to her sing “By the Way” I also hope she does”Letters That cross in the Mail” these are from her “Lazy Afternoon Album” with Rupert Holmes from 1975 and they are beautiful recordings and some of her best.

  3. Hate seeing him so thin.

  4. I never realized Jason was gay. He, to me is a handsome young man. I hope he is ok, & His Mom is one of my favorite singer’s of all time.
    I would love to see a duet of Jason & his Mom…

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