Out Front! (Jaki Byard album)

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Out Front!
Out Front!.jpg
Studio album by Jaki Byard
Released 1965
Recorded March 14, 1961 and May 21 & 28, 1964
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 44:42
Label Prestige
PR 7397
Producer Esmond Edwards
Jaki Byard chronology
Out Front!
Jaki Byard Quartet Live!
(1965)Jaki Byard Quartet Live!1965

Out Front! is an album by pianist Jaki Byard recorded in 1964 (with one track from the 1961 session that produced Here's Jaki) and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Allmusic awarded the album 2½ stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating, "this is a surprisingly conventional set... It's fine music but one has to lower expectations a bit".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jaki Byard except as indicated

  1. "Out Front" - 4:18
  2. "Two Different Worlds" (Al Frisch, Sid Wayne) - 5:25
  3. "Searchlight" - 7:06
  4. "European Episode" - 12:02
  5. "Lush Life" (Billy Strayhorn) - 3:23
  6. "When Sunny Gets Blue" (Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal) - 5:08
  7. "I Like to Lead When I Dance" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 2:30
  8. "After the Lights Go Down Low" (Phil Belmonte, Leroy Lovett, Alan White) - 4:50



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed July 25, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed July 25, 2012
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 35. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.