A Classy Pair

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A Classy Pair
Studio album by Ella Fitzgerald
Released 1979
Recorded February 15, 1979 (1979-02-15)
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 39:11
Label Pablo
Producer Norman Granz
Ella Fitzgerald chronology
Digital III at Montreux
(1979)
A Classy Pair
(1979)
A Perfect Match
(1979)

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.[1]

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.

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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

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" [1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Honeysuckle Rose"   Andy Razaf, Fats Waller 5:58
2. "My Kind of Trouble Is You"   Benny Carter, Paul Vandervoort II 4:35
3. "Teach Me Tonight"   Sammy Cahn, Gene de Paul 3:15
4. "Organ Grinder's Swing"   Will Hudson, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish 5:56
5. "Don't Worry 'Bout Me"   Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler 3:30
6. "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You"   George Bassman, Ned Washington 2:52
7. "Ain't Misbehavin'"   Harry Brooks, Razaf, Waller 4:00
8. "Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'"   Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines, Billy Strayhorn 4:42
9. "Sweet Lorraine"   Cliff Burwell, Parish 4:23

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "A Classy Pair". Allmusic. Retrieved July 10, 2011.