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Straight Ahead

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Download links and information about Straight Ahead by Greg Abate. This album was released in 1993 and it belongs to Jazz, Bop genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 01:04:33 minutes.

Artist: Greg Abate
Release date: 1993
Genre: Jazz, Bop
Tracks: 9
Duration: 01:04:33
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Straight Ahead 6:26
2. Kelly Blue 7:33
3. Denise Marie 7:13
4. Nica's Dream 8:24
5. Jessica 6:41
6. 2-22 5:45
7. Con Alma 8:26
8. Bossa for Gregory 6:20
9. It's All Right With Me 7:45

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The title perfectly summarizes this quintet date — hard bop and standards delivered professionally and competently by an experienced band. Greg Abate is a fluid alto and tenor saxophonist who executes the chord changes, progressions, and solos efficiently, while trumpeter Claudio Roditi adds some Afro-Latin spice and hot licks, and pianist Hilton Ruiz, bassist George Mraz, and drummer Kenny Washington keep the rhythmic center together. Mraz's bass sounds undermiked at times, but otherwise this date does exactly what it set out to: showcase jazz professionals comfortable in their environment and with their material.