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Ike Quebec - Heavy Soul (1995)  Music

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
285 MB. & 134 MB. | 300dpi. Complete Scans (JPG) | WinRar, 3% recovery
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 - The Complete Blue Note 45 Sessions [2CD] (2005)  Music

Posted by Oceandrop at Dec. 17, 2011
Ike Quebec - The Complete Blue Note 45 Sessions [2CD] (2005)

Ike Quebec - The Complete Blue Note 45 Sessions [2CD] (2005)
Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG | mp3@320 | 802 MB. & 304 MB.
300dpi. Complete Scans (JPG) - 22 MB. | WinRar, 3% recovery
Audio CD (2005) | Label: Capitol/Blue Note | Catalog# 0946-3-11444-2-4 | 66:51 + 62:20 min.

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 - Bossa Nova Soul Samba (1962) {Analogue Productions CBNJ 84114 SA 2009}

Ike Quebec - Bossa Nova Soul Samba (1962) {Analogue Productions CBNJ 84114 SA 2009}
Jazz | EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 250 Mb
Label ~ Blue Note {Analogue Productions}

Ike Quebec released a string of albums for blue note (for whom he was an A&R man as well as friend to owner Alfred Lion) during the early sixties, all of which are fantastic showcases for the deepest tenor sound this side of Ben Webster. Keeping in mind the overall greatness of the entire series of these albums the question becomes, for the Quebec fan who is looking to pick through his discography or the uninitiated looking for a place to start, what setting would you prefer to hear him in? ~ Amazon
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.