Blue & Sentimental - Ike Quebec

Blue & Sentimental - Ike Quebec


Being blue shouldn’t sound this good. But it does with Ike.

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Blue & Sentimental was recorded in 1961 by saxophonist Ike Quebec. He started off as a dancer and pianist and later switched to tenor sax as his primary instrument in his early adulthood. Later on, he recorded or performed with Roy Eldridge, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Carter, and Coleman Hawkins. Between 1944 and 1951, he also worked intermittently with Cab Calloway. He recorded for Blue Note records in this era, and also served as a talent scout for the label (helping pianists Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell come to wider attention). Due to his exceptional sight reading skills, Quebec was also an uncredited impromptu arranger for many Blue Note sessions. For this album, Ike enlisted the help of jazz greats like Grant Green and Count Basie to round out his sound and composing.


Side A

  1. Blue And Sentimental
  2. Minor Impulse
  3. Don't Take Your Love From Me

Side B

  1. Blues For Charlie
  2. Like
  3. Count Every Star