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A Classy Pair

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Released  1979
A Classy Pair (1979)  A Perfect Match (1979)
Release date  1979
Label  Pablo Records
Length  39:11
Artist  Count Basie Orchestra
Producer  Norman Granz
Genres  Jazz, Vocal jazz
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Recorded  February 15, 1979 (1979-02-15)
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A Classy Pair is a 1979 studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied by the Count Basie Orchestra, with arrangements by Benny Carter.


This was Fitzgerald and Basie's second studio recording after Ella and Basie! (1963), and features re-recordings of two songs from that album, "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Ain't Misbehavin'". The pair worked together much more frequently during her Pablo years than they had during her years on the Verve label, and this album marked the end of a relationship that had been cemented in 1957.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album three stars and said that "Basie's sidemen are unfortunately restricted in the Benny Carter arrangements to backup work but Basie has a few piano solos and Fitzgerald is in good voice and in typically swinging form"


  • Ella Fitzgerald – vocals
  • The Count Basie Orchestra
  • Count Basie – piano
  • Ray Brown – trumpet
  • Sonny Cohn – trumpet
  • Pete Minger – trumpet
  • Nolan Andrew Smith – trumpet
  • Bill Hughes – trombone
  • Mel Wanzo – trombone
  • Dennis Wilson – trombone
  • Mitchell 'Booty' Wood – trombone
  • Bobby Plater – alto saxophone
  • Danny Turner – alto saxophone
  • Eric Dixon – tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Hing – tenor saxophone
  • Charlie Fowlkes – baritone saxophone
  • Freddie Green – guitar
  • John Clayton – double bass
  • Butch Miles – drums
  • Benny Carter – Arranger, Conductor
  • Credits

  • Produced by Norman Granz
  • Mastered by Eric Miller & Greg Fulginiti
  • Songs

    1Honeysuckle RoseElla Fitzgerald6:16
    2My Kind of TroubleElla Fitzgerald4:43
    3Teach Me TonightElla Fitzgerald3:25


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