Abbey Lincoln records ‘Straight Ahead’ with Eric Dolphy, Coleman Hawkins & Max Roach (1961)

Abbey Lincoln‘s ‘Straight Ahead’ is an album recorded on February 22, 1961 with Eric Dolphy, Coleman Hawkins, Max Roach and others and released the same year by Candid.

Track Listing : 1.Straight Ahead (Abbey Lincoln, Earl Baker, Mal Waldron)- 05:24 . 2.When Malindy Sings (Oscar Brown, Paul Lawrence Dunbar)- 04:05 . 3.In The Red (Chips Bayen, Abbey Lincoln, Max Roach)- 08:32 . 4.Blue Monk (Abbey Lincoln, Thelonious Monk)- 06:39 . 5.Left Alone (Billie Holiday, Mal Waldron)- 06:48 . 6.African Lady (Langston Hughes, Randy Weston)- 03:46 . 7.Retribution (Abbey Lincoln, Julian Priester)- 03:50

Musicians : Abbey Lincoln – Vocals . Booker Little – Trumpet . Julian Priester – Trombone . Eric Dolphy – Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo . Walter Benton – Tenor Saxophone . Coleman Hawkins – Tenor Saxophone . Mal Waldron – Piano . Art Davis – Bass . Max Roach – Drums . Roger Sanders – Congas . Robert Whitley – Congas

Production : Produced By Nat Hentoff

Package : Nat Hentoff – Liner Notes

Recorded On February 22, 1961 At Nola Penthouse Studios In New York City.

Released In 1961 By Candid.

(Source Abbey Lincoln – Straight Ahead | Abbey Lincoln @ Wikipedia)


Express myself: Straight ahead!” She says it like some say “Later!” Smiling, her conversational tone glittering briefly into the first lines of one of her classics: “Straight ahead the road keeps winding…” […]

Jamie Does Music
What’s different about Abbey Lincoln‘s Straight Ahead is—well, it’s completely different. Many of the songs are co-written by Lincoln who is a tremendously emotive vocalist. Then there are the musicians. I’m sure a lot of you have heard of one or two of them. […]

KildareJohn @ RateYourMusic
…In the Red’ a casserole of charm, charisma, worryand a sly sucker punch to knock off you off your chair Lincoln has enough mercy to leave one boxing glove on for. Ah yes, some good tangy sauce simmering in this tasty pot. […]


Abbey Lincoln‘s ‘Straight Ahead’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]M


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