Ike Quebec

Ike Quebec - Blue & Sentimental (1961) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011] Audio CD Layer

Ike Quebec - Blue & Sentimental (1961) [Remastered 2011]
Mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech Mastering
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 453 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Artwork included
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions, Blue Note | # CBNJ 84098 SA | 00:50:45

Blue & Sentimental is an album by American saxophonist Ike Quebec recorded in 1961 and released on the Blue Note label. The album features a sparse quartet of Quebec (occasionally doubling on piano), guitarist Grant Green, and a rhythm section of Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums. The album features some rare rhythm guitar accompaniment by Green, who was more typically a soloist. The Allmusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album 5 stars and calling it "a superbly sensuous blend of lusty blues swagger and achingly romantic ballads… a quiet, sorely underrated masterpiece".

Ike Quebec - Easy Living (1987)  Music

Posted by uff at June 7, 2017
Ike Quebec - Easy Living (1987)

Ike Quebec - Easy Living (1987)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Blue Note, CDP 7 46846 2 | rec: 1962 | 360Mb

Easy Living is an album by American saxophonist Ike Quebec recorded in 1962, but not released on the Blue Note label until 1987. The album collects all the material recorded in January 1962, five tracks from which were released in 1981 as Congo Lament.

Ike Quebec - The Art Of Ike Quebec (1992)  Music

Posted by uff at April 19, 2017
Ike Quebec - The Art Of Ike Quebec (1992)

Ike Quebec - The Art Of Ike Quebec (1992)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Blue Note, CDP 0777 7 99178 2 2 | rel: 1992 | 400Mb

Tenor-saxophonist Ike Quebec recorded six albums for Blue Note during his last period before passing away in Jan. 1963. This single CD has at least one selection from each of the records (11 in all) that, when taken as a whole, gives one a good idea as to how strong Quebec was still sounding.
Ike Quebec - With A Song In My Heart (1962) [Reissue, Remastered 2012]

Ike Quebec - With A Song In My Heart (1980) [Reissue, Remastered 2012]
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 228 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 93 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Jazz, Soul-Jazz | Label: Blue Note, LT-1052/TOCJ-50290 | 2012 | 0:39:00

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. –Alex Henderson
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.
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]  Music

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.

Ike Quebec - It Might As Well Be Spring (1961) [RVG Edition, 2006]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at March 29, 2015
Ike Quebec - It Might As Well Be Spring (1961) [RVG Edition, 2006]

Ike Quebec - It Might As Well Be Spring (1961) [RVG Edition, 2006]
EAC Rip | APE: Image+Cue+Log | 207 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 98 Mb | Scans | Time: 35:36
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz | Label: Blue Note/Capitol | Cat.№: 0946 3 62652 2 3

It Might as Well Be Spring is an album by American saxophonist Ike Quebec recorded in 1961 and released on the Blue Note label. The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 3½ stars and stated "Ike Quebec recorded another winning hard bop album with It Might As Well Be Spring. In many ways, the record is a companion piece to Heavy Soul. Since the two albums were recorded so close together, it's not surprising that there a number of stylistic similarities, but there are subtle differences to savor. The main distinction between the two dates is that It Might As Well Be Spring is a relaxed, romantic date composed of standards. It provides Quebec with ample opportunity to showcase his rich, lyrical ballad style, and he shines throughout the album".
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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 812 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 309 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 42 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 710 MB