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Ike Quebec

Influenced by Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster but definitely his own person, Ike Quebec was one of the finest swing-oriented tenor saxman of the 1940s and '50s. Though he was never an innovator, Quebec had a big, breathy sound that was distinctive and easily recognizable, and he was quite consistent when it came to came to down-home blues, sexy ballads, and up-tempo aggression. Originally a pianist, Quebec switched to tenor in the early '40s and showed that he had made the right decision on excellent 78s for Blue Note and Savoy (including his hit "Blue Harlem"). As a sideman, he worked with Benny Carter, Kenny Clarke, Roy Eldridge, and Cab Calloway. In the late '40s, the saxman did a bit of freelancing behind the scenes as a Blue Note A&R man and brought Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell to the label. Drug problems kept Quebec from recording for most of the 1950s, but he made a triumphant comeback in the early '60s and was once again recording for Blue Note and doing freelance A&R for the company. Quebec was playing as authoritatively as ever well into 1962, giving no indication that he was suffering from lung cancer, which claimed his life at the age of 44 in 1963. ~ Alex Henderson, Rovi
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Wonderful breezy tone-great stuff
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Tone like buttah. A pleasure to listen to Ike.
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Ike Quebec , so fine & he played with many other greats like Bobby Hutcherson & Grant Green & many more . He died too young
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Far out. Good music.
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Damn now I know where Gene Ammonds got it OUTSTANDING! ! ! ! ! !
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Very nice tune with his ability to stretch on various styles
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Beautiful tone just like his influences. Easy for me to dig this guy!
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First time hearing this guy and I like him already
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dn400
This Shu Shu piece is one of my favorites.
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Good stuff, Ike was very underrated, love his sound.
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jamidak
I just discover Ike,,,,such wonderful music
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AFICAN ROOTS BETTED IN OUR'RE SOUL CRYING OUT IN MUSICIAL VOICES
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ONE OF A KIND, WITH THE GREAT'S
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Ike Quebec is somehow one of the greats ,for sure. I really love him,I really love him
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Tasty playing, great tone, and I'm wild about his influences.
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samgarfinkel 1
Listening to Linda Flor; I love the tone, a great treat having never heard him before. I wish I could get that kind of tone on sax.
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george.r.mil l s
Just heard 'Minor Impulse'. Causal jazz listener but can't say I have ever heard something like that. He's in front but so with everyone else. Recording is just amazing. One can hear the acoustics of the room and somehow it adds so much to the sound. Maybe because one can tell the room is very small.
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Really nice big sound; he's been miked very close to take advantage of his sound. Reminds me of early Getz. Thanks Pandora!
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great NORMA
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I just love this arangement gteat.

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