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A Perfect Match (George Shearing and Ernestine Anderson album)

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A Perfect Match
Studio album by
RecordedMay 1988
LabelConcord CJ 357[1]
ProducerCarl Jefferson
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A Perfect Match is a 1988 album by jazz pianist George Shearing and the singer Ernestine Anderson. The pair had previously appeared together on Shearing's 1988 live album Dexterity.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings2.5/4 stars[3]

Scott Yanow reviewed the album for Allmusic and wrote that "...Shearing and Anderson mostly stick to standards and their versions uplift the veteran songs. "Body and Soul" is taken as a vocal-piano duet, while "The Best Thing for You" is given an instrumental treatment. Other highlights include Anderson's vocals on "I'll Take Romance," a heartfelt "I Remember Clifford," "On the Sunny Side of the Street" and "Some Other Time." Perfect Match is an excellent outing for all concerned".[2]

Track listing

  1. "Trust in Me" (Milton Ager, Jean Schwartz, Ned Wever) – 3:52
  2. "I'll Take Romance" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Ben Oakland) – 2:40
  3. "Body and Soul" (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) – 4:46
  4. "The Best Thing for You (Would Be Me)" (Irving Berlin) – 3:33
  5. "I Remember Clifford" (Benny Golson) – 4:54
  6. "On the Sunny Side of the Street" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) – 3:14
  7. "The Second Time Around" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:55
  8. "Falling in Love with Love" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 3:01
  9. "That's for Me" (Hammerstein, Rodgers) – 4:28
  10. "I Won't Dance" (Fields, Otto Harbach, Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, McHugh) – 3:52
  11. "Some Other Time" (Cahn, Jule Styne) – 5:27
  12. "The Touch of Your Lips" (Ray Noble) – 2:25
  13. "Lullaby of Birdland" (George Shearing, George David Weiss) – 3:34
  14. "The Things We Did Last Summer" (Cahn, Styne) – 3:07




  1. ^ "George Shearing & Ernestine Anderson – A Perfect Match (Vinyl, LP)". discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  2. ^ a b c A Perfect Match at AllMusic
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1287. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
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