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Straight Ahead


Download links and information about Straight Ahead by Eric Dolphy, Oliver Nelson. This album was released in 1961 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 6 tracks with total duration of 36:48 minutes.

Artist: Eric Dolphy, Oliver Nelson
Release date: 1961
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 6
Duration: 36:48
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No. Title Length
1. Images 5:44
2. Six and Four 7:14
3. Mama Lou 5:00
4. Ralph's New Blues 9:51
5. Straight Ahead 5:32
6. 111-44 3:27



A very interesting quintet set, Straight Ahead matches together Oliver Nelson (on alto and tenor) and Eric Dolphy (tripling on alto, flute, and bass clarinet). With the assistance of pianist Richard Wyands, bassist George Duvivier, and drummer Roy Haynes, the two reedmen battle it out on six compositions (five of Nelson's originals plus Milt Jackson's "Ralph's New Blues." Although none of Nelson's tunes caught on, this is a pretty memorable date. It certainly took a lot of courage for Oliver Nelson to share the front line with the colorful Eric Dolphy, but his own strong musical personality holds its own on this straight-ahead date.