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"Straightaway" Jazz Themes

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"Straightaway" Jazz Themes
Straightaway Jazz Themes.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedJune 20–21, 1961
StudioNew York City
ProducerTeddy Reig
Maynard Ferguson chronology
Two's Company
"Straightaway" Jazz Themes
Maynard '62

"Straightaway" Jazz Themes is an album released by Canadian jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson containing music composed for the 1961–1962 television series Straightaway. The album was recorded in 1961 and released by Roulette.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]

At AllMusic, Scott Yanow gave the album three stars, writing, "this is one of the lesser Maynard recordings from this busy era (none of the material is all that memorable) but fans of his big band should enjoy the somewhat obscure music anyway."[3]

Track listing

All of the tracks were composed by Maynard Ferguson.

  1. "Straightaway" – 2:20
  2. "Apprehensions" – 4:14
  3. "Mambo Le Mans" – 5:10
  4. "Cocky Scott" – 3:44
  5. "Up Shift" – 2:45
  6. "Last Lap" – 3:51
  7. "Melancholia" – 2:23
  8. "Pit Stop" – 2:02
  9. "Stroking" – 5:57
  10. "After the Race" – 2:06



  1. ^ Edwards, D. & Callahan, M. Roulette Album Discography, Part 3, accessed May 11, 2016
  2. ^ Minn, M. Maynard Ferguson discography, accessed May 11, 2016
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "Straightaway Jazz Themes". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
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