Ike Quebec

Ike Quebec - A Proper Introduction to Ike Quebec: Blue Harlem (2004)

Ike Quebec - A Proper Introduction to Ike Quebec: Blue Harlem (2004)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 341 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 220 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Swing | Label: Proper Records | # INTRO CD 2004 | Time: 01:18:33

Influenced by Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster but definitely his own person, Ike Quebec was one of the finest swing-oriented tenor saxmen of the 1940s and '50s. Though maybe not as innovative as some of his peers, Quebec had a big, breathy sound that was distinctive and made him a cornerstone of many a recording session. This 22 track compilation traces his career from 1944 to '46.
Ike Quebec - The Complete Blue Note 45 Sessions (1959-62) [2CD] (2005) {Blue Note Connoisseur CD Series}

Ike Quebec - The Complete Blue Note 45 Sessions (1959-62) [2CD] (2005) {Blue Note Connoisseur CD Series}
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© 2005 Blue Note / Capitol / EMI | 0946 3 11441 2 7 | Connoisseur CD Series 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

During his comeback years (1959-62) after a decade mostly off the scene, tenor saxophonist Ike Quebec recorded frequently for Blue Note. He started off with a session aimed at the 45 jukebox market and, although he eventually made a few full-length albums for the label, Quebec cut four 45 dates over a two-and-a-half-year period. This double-disc set has all of the jukebox sessions. Most of the 26 selections clock in between four and seven minutes and have long melody statements in addition to concise and soulful solos. Quebec, who was in consistently prime form during his last period, is joined by groups featuring either Skeeter Best or Willie Jones on guitar and Edwin Swanston, Sir Charles Thompson, or Earl Van Dyke on organ. Fun, loose and highly enjoyable music.
Ike Quebec - It Might As Well Be Spring (1964) [Analogue Productions Remaster 2010] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC {RE-UP}

Ike Quebec - It Might As Well Be Spring (1964) [APO Remaster 2010]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 Stereo > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 35:41 minutes | Scans included | 1,09 GB
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Ike Quebec - Blue & Sentimental (1962) [Analogue Productions Remaster 2011] PS3 ISO + FLAC {RE-UP}

Ike Quebec - Blue & Sentimental (1962) [APO Remaster 2011]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 Stereo > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 50:29 minutes | Artwork (PDF) | 1,48 GB
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Ike Quebec - Blue And Sentimental (1962/2013) [Official Digital Download - DSD64] RE-UP

Ike Quebec - Blue & Sentimental (1962/2013)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 50:36 minutes | 1,36 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Ike Quebec's timeless, big-toned tenor was a frequent visitor to Rudy Van Gelder's studio in the early sixties. But this album from December 1961 with spare, soulful backing from Grant Green, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones is his masterpiece. The leaner setting works perfectly, evoking an aura of relaxation and monumentality, with the deepest blue of accents.

Ike Quebec - Heavy Soul (1995)  

Posted by Oceandrop at Sept. 29, 2011
Ike Quebec - Heavy Soul (1995)

Ike Quebec - Heavy Soul (1995)
Jazz (Hard Bop) | EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG | mp3@320
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Audio CD (1995) | Label: Blue Note | Catalog# CDP 7243 8 32090 2 6 | 48:57 min.

Thick-toned tenor Ike Quebec is in excellent form on this CD reissue of a 1961 Blue Note date. His ballad statements are quite warm, and he swings nicely on a variety of medium-tempo material. Unfortunately, organist Freddie Roach has a rather dated sound, which weakens this session a bit; bassist Milt Hinton and drummer Al Harewood are typically fine in support. Originals alternate with standards, with "Just One More Chance," "The Man I Love," and "Nature Boy" (the latter an emotional tenor-bass duet) being among the highlights.
Ike Quebec - Blue & Sentimental (Analogue Productions 45 rpm) Vinyl rip in 24 Bit/96 Khz + CD-format

Ike Quebec - Blue & Sentimental (1961)
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Styles: Jazz, Soul Jazz, Guitar Jazz | Filesonic + RapidShare Download
Analogue Productions 45 rpm 2 LP-Set / Blue Note Records BST 84098
Mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman @ AcousTech Mastering, Camarillo

Ike Quebec's 1961-1962 comeback albums for Blue Note were all pretty rewarding, but Blue and Sentimental is his signature statement of the bunch, a superbly sensuous blend of lusty blues swagger and achingly romantic ballads.
Ike Quebec - Soul Samba (Japan Blue Note) Vinyl rip in 24 Bit/ 96 Khz + CD

Ike Quebec - Soul Samba (1962)
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Japan Blue Note BST 84114

This was veteran tenor saxophonist Ike Quebec's final recording as a leader. It was cut in October 1962 and produced by Alfred Lion a little more than three months before the saxophonist's death. Bossa Nova Soul Samba was recorded and released during the bossa nova craze, as Brazilian music was first brought to the attention of pop listeners via Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd's smash hit with Tom Jobim's "Desafinado," on their Jazz Samba record for Verve in February. After that, seemingly everyone was making a bossa nova record. Quebec's effort is a bit unusual in that none of the musicians (guitarist Kenny Burrell, bassist Wendell Marshall, drummer Willie Bobo, and percussionist Garvin Masseaux) was associated with Brazilian (as opposed to Afro-Cuban) jazz before this, and that there isn't a single tune written by Jobim on the set.
Very fine and classic bossa nova record !!!
Grant Green and Ike Quebec – Complete Instrumental Sessions (Bonus Track Version) (2013)

Grant Green and Ike Quebec – Complete Instrumental Sessions (Bonus Track Version) (2013)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 141 min | 325 MB
Label: Jazz Musts | Rel: 2013

All existing instrumental recordings of guitarist Grant Green and tenor sax player Ike Quebec playing together. Double CD comprising two LPs released by Blue Note: Blue and Sentimental with Quebec as leader and Born to Be Blue led by Green. Penguin Guide to Jazz suggests that this album was Grant Green's finest hour …. not a note wasted. Six bonus tracks are from a Dodo Greene vocal session on which both Québec and Green participated as a sidemen.

Ike Quebec - Bossa Nova Soul Samba (1962) [RVG Edition, 2007]  

Posted by Andi_Deris at April 24, 2015
Ike Quebec - Bossa Nova Soul Samba (1962) [RVG Edition, 2007]

Ike Quebec - Bossa Nova Soul Samba (1962) [RVG Edition, 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 263 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 113 Mb | Time: 48:10
Genre: Jazz, Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz | Label: Blue Note/Capitol | Cat.№: 0946 3 92783 2 9

Soul Samba (aka Bossa Nova Soul Samba) is an album by American saxophonist Ike Quebec recorded in 1962 and released on the Blue Note label. It was Quebec's final recording before his death in January 1963. Though not as well known as giants Ben Webster and Don Byas, the late Ike Quebec was a major stylist whose specialty was the big-toned, cozy, breathy, romantic tenor saxophone. Quebec made a series of soul-jazz sessions for Blue Note, as well as this 1962 rarity on which he had a go at the au courant bossa nova sound. Accompanied by the burnished guitar of Kenny Burrell and the Latin spice of Willie Bobo, Quebec brings his emotive approach to the sly, cool expression that is bossa nova. The contrast is exhilarating, making for a pleasant surprise for fans of the Brazilian style as well as for Quebec fans accustomed to his usual bluesy groove. This 2007 remastered edition includes three alternate takes.