Straight Ahead - Monty Alexander/Ray Brown/Herb Ellis
Track Listing
  1. I'm Afraid the Masquerade Is Over
  2. You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love)
  3. Blues for Junior
  4. Sweet Georgia Brown
  5. I Want to Be Happy
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  1. I'm Afraid the Masquerade Is Over
  2. You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love)
  3. Blues for Junior
  4. Sweet Georgia Brown
  5. I Want to Be Happy
  6. Put Your Little Foot Right Out
  7. Captain Bill
  8. To Each His Own
  9. Sister Sadie
  10. But Not for Me
  11. A Time for Love
  12. Orange in Pain
  13. F.S.R. (For Sonny Rollins)
  14. For All We Know
  15. C.C. Rider
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While Concord continues to release excellent mainstream jazz albums, the label also has an extraordinary back catalog from the '70s and the '80s. Straight Ahead packages two albums -- Trio (1981) and Overseas Special(1984) -- by pianist Monty Alexander, guitarist Herb Ellis, and bassist Ray Brown. The first disc captures the happy meeting of musical minds as the participants explore nine bubbly tunes. While the band can certainly cook on a piece like "I Want to Be Happy," the drummer-less trio brings a lighter touch to ...

Straight Ahead 2003, Concord Jazz

UPC: 013431216728

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