The Poll Winners


Straight Ahead

  • Release Date: 23 Jan 1990
  • OJCCD-409-2

From the first riff-like chorus of "Caravan," it is powerfully clear that the empathy of these three giants had in no way diminished in the fifteen years between their fourth and this, their fifth "Poll Winners" album. Recorded in 1975, the Straight Ahead date found Barney Kessel, Ray Brown, and Shelly Manne in a mood to rely on experience and instinct more than on the tight arrangements of their previous encounters. The result was an overall feeling of looseness … MORE