"Straightaway" Jazz Themes

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"Straightaway" Jazz Themes
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Studio album by Maynard Ferguson
Released 1961
Recorded June 20–21, 1961
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 34:33
Label Roulette
R 52076
Producer Teddy Reig
Maynard Ferguson chronology
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Maynard '62
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"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.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

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

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".[3]

Track listing[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edwards, D. & Callahan, M. Roulette Album Discography, Part 3, accessed May 11, 2016
  2. ^ Minn, M. Maynard Ferguson discography, accessed May 11, 2016
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Straightaway Jazz Themes – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved May 11, 2016.