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Basie Straight Ahead is an album recorded at TTG Studios, Hollywood, California in October 1968 featuring Count Basie and his orchestra. This album marked the first collaboration between Basie and his long-time orchestrator, Sammy Nestico, who composed, arranged and conducted all of the songs on the record. The engineers were Ami Hadani and Thorne Nogar, and the producers were Tom Mack and Teddy Reig. The disc was issued in 1968 on Dot label and on English EMI. All tracks by Sammy Nestico.

Basie - Straight Ahead. Count Basie And His Orchestra.

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.

Album · 1967 · 9 Songs. Straight Ahead Count Basie. Listen on Apple Music.

Basie - Straight Ahead, 03:56. It's Oh, So Nice, 04:10. Lonely Street, 02:53. Switch In Time, 03:58. That Warm Feeling, 03:33.

Basie Straight Ahead is a LP album recorded at TTG Studios, Hollywood, California in October 1968 featuring Count Basie and his orchestra. The tunes were all composed, arranged and conducted by Sammy Nestico. Track listing. Basie - Straight Ahead It's Oh, So Nice Lonely Street Fun Time Magic Flea Switch In Time Hay Burner That Warm Feeling The Queen Bee. Personnel.

Basie - Straight Ahead – 3:56 It's Oh, So Nice – 4:10 Lonely Street – 2:53 Fun Time – 3:52 Magic Fl. .Count Basie - Straight Ahead (Album, 1968). Basie - Straight Ahead – 3:56. It's Oh, So Nice – 4:10. Lonely Street – 2:53.

Straight Ahead may refer to: Straight-ahead jazz, a jazz music style. Straight ahead animation, a method of animation. Straight Ahead (Abbey Lincoln album), 1961. Straight Ahead (band), an American hardcore punk band. Straight Ahead (David "Fathead" Newman album), 1961. Straight Ahead (Oliver Nelson album), 1961. Straight Ahead!, a 1964 The Goldebriars album. Straight Ahead! (Junior Mance album), 1964. Basie Straight Ahead, 1968. Straight Ahead (Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis album), 1976.


A1 Basie - Straight Ahead 3:53
A2 It's Oh, So Nice 4:09
A3 Lonely Street 2:50
A4 Fun Time 3:52
A5 Magic Flea 3:08
B1 Switch In Time 3:57
B2 Hay Burner 4:13
B3 That Warm Feeling 3:30
B4 The Queen Bee 4:10


  • Bass – Norman Keenan
  • Composed By, Arranged By, Conductor – Sammy Nestico
  • Drums – Harold Jones
  • Engineer – Ami Hadani, Thorne Nogar
  • Guitar – Freddie Green
  • Piano – Count Basie
  • Producer – Teddy Reig, Tom Mack
  • Saxophone – Charles Fowlkes*, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Marshall Royal
  • Saxophone, Flute – Bobby Plater, Eric Dixon
  • Trombone – Bill Hughes , Grover Mitchell, Richard Boone, Steve Galloway
  • Trumpet – Al Aarons, Gene Goe, Oscar Brashear, George Cohn*


Recorded 1968, issued 1969 (sleeve is code-dated for Mar 1969).

'Sold In U.K. etc' statement on label. This ceased being included
on all E.M.I. records in Autumn of this year.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DLP 25902 Basie* Straight Ahead ‎(LP, Album) Dot Records DLP 25902 US 1968
GSL105 Basie* Straight Ahead ‎(LP, Album) MCA Records GSL105 South Africa 1982
SMJ-7505 Basie* Straight Ahead ‎(LP, Album) Dot Records SMJ-7505 Japan 1968
HDTS 531-04 Basie* Straight Ahead ‎(LP, Album) Paramount Records HDTS 531-04 Spain 1971
DLP 25902, DL-25902 Basie* Straight Ahead ‎(LP, Album) Dot Records, ABC DOT DLP 25902, DL-25902 US Unknown

Basie - Straight Ahead album
Big Band
Performer: Basie
Title: Straight Ahead
Category: Jazz
Country: US
Released: 1969
Rating: 4.8/5
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