Straight Ahead (Stanley Turrentine album)

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Straight Ahead
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Studio album by Stanley Turrentine
Released 1985
Recorded November 24 & December 7, 1984
Genre Jazz
Label Blue Note
Producer Stanley Turrentine
Stanley Turrentine chronology
Home Again
Straight Ahead

Straight Ahead is an album by jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, his first recording for the Blue Note label since Another Story in 1969, featuring four performances by Turrentine with Jimmy Smith, George Benson, Ron Carter and Jimmy Madison, and two tracks with Les McCann, Jimmy Ponder, Peter Brown, and Gerrick King.[1]


The Allmusic review awarded the album 3 stars and states "Great combination of musicians as on earlier cookers, but time has passed — it does not come off. Pleasant enough though, but lacks high spots".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Stanley Turrentine except as indicated
  1. "Plum" - 6:09
  2. "A Child Is Born" (Thad Jones) - 8:03
  3. "Other Side of Time" - 5:25
  4. "Straight Ahead" - 6:25
  5. "The Longer You Wait" (Les McCann, Jon Hendricks) - 8:58
  6. "Ah Rio" - 4:54
  • Recorded at Power Play Studios, Long Island City, NY on November 24, 1984 (tracks 5 & 6) and Sigma Sound Studios, NYC on December 7, 1984 (tracks 1-4).



  1. ^ Stanley Turrentine discography accessed January 12, 2010.
  2. ^ Erlewine, M. Allmusic Review accessed January 12, 2010.
  3. ^ Erlewine, M. Allmusic Review accessed January 12, 2010.