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"Straightaway" Jazz Themes

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Released  1961
"Straightaway" Jazz Themes (1961)  Maynard '62 (1961)
Release date  1961
Label  Roulette Records
Length  34:33
Artist  Maynard Ferguson
Producer  Teddy Reig
Genre  Jazz
Recorded  June 20–21, 1961 New York City
Similar  Maynard '61, The Maynard Ferguson, Maynard Ferguson Plays Jaz, Swingin' My Way Through, Ridin' High

"Straightaway" Jazz Themes is an album released by Canadian jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson featuring music composed for the TV series Straightaway recorded in 1961 and released on the Roulette label.

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Reception

Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars and states "this is one of the lesser Maynard recordings from this busy era (none of the material is all that memorable) but fans of his big band should enjoy the somewhat obscure music anyway".

Track listing

All compositions by Maynard Ferguson.

  1. "Straightaway" – 2:20
  2. "Apprehensions" – 4:14
  3. "Mambo Le Mans" – 5:10
  4. "Cocky Scott" – 3:44
  5. "Up Shift" – 2:45
  6. "Last Lap" – 3:51
  7. "Melancholia" – 2:23
  8. "Pit Stop" – 2:02
  9. "Stroking" – 5:57
  10. "After the Race" – 2:06

Personnel

  • Maynard Ferguson – trumpet
  • Bill Berry, Chet Ferretti, Don Radar – trumpet
  • Kenny Rupp, Ray Winslow – trombone
  • Lanny Morgan – alto saxophone
  • Willie Maiden, Don Menza – tenor saxophone
  • Frank Hittner – baritone saxophone
  • Jaki Byard – piano
  • John Neves – bass
  • Rufus Jones – drums
  • Willie Maiden, Don Sebesky – arrangers
  • References

    "Straightaway" Jazz Themes Wikipedia