Looking Ahead (Makanda Ken McIntyre album)

Looking Ahead is the debut album by American saxophonist Ken McIntyre, recorded with Eric Dolphy in 1960 for the New Jazz label.[2][3]

Looking Ahead
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 1961[1]
RecordedJune 28, 1960
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
GenreJazz
Length44:27
LabelNew Jazz
NJLP 8247
ProducerEsmond Edwards
Ken McIntyre chronology
Stone Blues
(1960)
Looking Ahead
(1961)
Year of the Iron Sheep
(1962)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Down Beat     [4]
Allmusic     [5]

Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars stating "It was quite fitting that Ken McIntyre had an opportunity to record in a quintet with Eric Dolphy, for his multi-instrumental approach was similar to Dolphy's, although he always had a very different sound... A very interesting date".[5]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Ken McIntyre except as indicated

  1. "Lautir" - 4:03
  2. "Curtsy" - 5:51
  3. "Geo's Tune" - 7:15
  4. "They All Laughed" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 5:06
  5. "Head Shakin'" - 10:45
  6. "Dianna" - 9:05

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Editorial Staff, Cash Box (21 Jan 1961). "January Album Releases" (PDF). The Cash Box. The Cash Box Publishing Co. Inc., NY. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  2. ^ New Jazz Records discography accessed March 28, 2014
  3. ^ Fitzgerald, M., Makanda Ken McIntyre Discography, accessed March 16, 2015
  4. ^ Down Beat: March 2, 1961 Vol. 28, No. 5
  5. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed March 28, 2014