Basie Straight Ahead

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Basie Straight Ahead
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Studio album by
RecordedSeptember 1968
Big band music
ProducerTom Mack and Teddy Reig
Count Basie and Orchestra chronology
The Board of Directors Annual Report
Basie Straight Ahead
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Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide2/5 stars[1]

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[2]. 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.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Sammy Nestico

  1. "Basie - Straight Ahead" – 3:56
  2. "It's Oh, So Nice" – 4:10
  3. "Lonely Street" – 2:53
  4. "Fun Time" – 3:52
  5. "Magic Flea" – 3:09
  6. "Switch In Time" – 3:58
  7. "Hay Burner" – 4:16
  8. "That Warm Feeling" – 3:33
  9. "The Queen Bee" – 4:13



  1. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 20. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  2. ^ "Interview: Sammy Nestico (Part 2) - JazzWax". Retrieved 2018-11-08.