A Perfect Match


A Perfect Match

Infobox Album | Name = A Perfect Match
Type = Live album
Artist = Ella Fitzgerald

| Released = 1979
Recorded = July 12, 1979
Genre = Jazz
Length = 41:09
Label = Pablo Records
Producer = Norman Granz
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:65rc284r055a link] | Last album = "A Classy Pair"
(1979)
This album = " A Perfect Match "
(1979)
Next album = "Ella Abraça Jobim"
(1981)|

"A Perfect Match" is a 1979 (see 1979 in music) live album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied by the Count Basie Orchestra, and featuring Count Basie himself on the last track.

This is the last of four albums Fitzgerald recorded at Montreux Jazz Festival to be released.

Ella's performance on this album won her the 1980 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female.

Two further tracks from this concert, "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You" and "Flying Home" appeared on the 1979 album "Digital III at Montreux".

Track listing

# “Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone” (Sidney Clare, Sam H. Stept) – 2:02
# “Sweet Georgia Brown” (Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard) – 3:07
# “Some Other Spring” (Arthur Herzog Jr., Irene Kitchings) – 4:22
# “Make Me Rainbows” (Alan Bergman, Johnny Williams) – 3:24
# “After You've Gone” (Henry Creamer, Turner Layton) – 3:45
# “'Round Midnight” (Bernie Hanighen, Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams) – 4:43
# “Fine and Mellow” (Billie Holiday) – 2:42
# “You've Changed” (Bill Carey, Carl Fischer) – 3:15
# “Honeysuckle Rose” (Andy Razaf, Fats Waller) – 3:23
# “St. Louis Blues” (W.C Handy) – 5:18
# “Basella” (Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald) – 10:21

Personnel

Recorded July 12, 1979, in Montreux, Switzerland:

* Ella Fitzgerald - Vocals
* Paul Smith - Piano
* Count Basie
* Mickey Roker - drums
* Keter Betts - Double Bass
* Ray Brown
* Freddie Green - Guitar

* The Count Basie Orchestra
* Ray Brown - Trumpet
* Paul Cohen
* Sonny Cohn
* Pete Minger
* Bill Hughes - Trombone
* Mel Wanzo
* Dennis Wilson
* Michael Booty Wood
* Bobby Plater - Alto Saxophone
* Danny Turner
* Eric Dixon - Tenor Saxophone
* Kenny Hing
* Charlie Fowlkes - Baritone Saxophone

Credits

* Produced by Norman Granz
* Mastered by Eric Miller & Greg Fulginiti


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