Straight Ahead

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This album gave the Count Basie Orchestra a rare chance to record an instrumental studio date in the late '60s. Arranger Sammy Nestico made his debut with Basie on this pleasant if unremarkable set of swingers and ballads. Tenors Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Eric Dixon doubling on flute are the standouts on this enjoyable session.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This album gave the Count Basie Orchestra a rare chance to record an instrumental studio date in the late '60s. Arranger Sammy Nestico made his debut with Basie on this pleasant if unremarkable set of swingers and ballads. Tenors Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Eric Dixon doubling on flute are the standouts on this enjoyable session.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/19/1998
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 011105082228
  • Catalog Number: 822
  • Sales rank: 12,834

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Basie-Straight Ahead (3:56)
  2. 2 It's Oh So Nice (4:10)
  3. 3 Lonely Street (2:53)
  4. 4 Fun Time (3:52)
  5. 5 Magic Flea (3:09)
  6. 6 Switch in Time (3:58)
  7. 7 Hayburner (4:16)
  8. 8 That Warm Feeling (3:33)
  9. 9 The Queen Bee (4:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Count Basie Primary Artist, Piano
Freddie Green Guitar
Grover Mitchell Trombone
Marshall Royal Alto Saxophone
Al Aarons Trumpet
Oscar Brashear Trumpet
Gene Coe Trumpet
George Cohn Trumpet
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Tenor Saxophone
Eric Dixon Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes Baritone Saxophone
Bill Hughes Trombone
Harold Jones Drums
Norman Keenan Bass
Sammy Nestico Conductor
Bobby Plater Flute, Alto Saxophone
Count Basie Orchestra Track Performer
Technical Credits
Leonard Feather Liner Notes
Tom Mack Producer
Ami Hadani Engineer
Sammy Nestico Arranger
Thorne Nogar Engineer
Teddy Reig Producer
Isabelle Wong Graphic Design
Hollis King Art Direction
Shigeo Miyamoto Mastering
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