The Friends of Milt Hinton #19


Ike Quebec in a New York City recording studio, circa 1961.

8 comments:

Loye said...

Once you've heard him, you're a fan.

Joe Thompson said...

Great player, great name. Great hat, too.

Regards,
Joe Thompson ;0)

swac said...

Hats are crucial.

Bruno Leicht said...

Do you know the three big, but almost forgotten "Q's" in jazz? Here they are: Paul Quinichette, the most accurate Lester-Young-student of them all, ehm, quasi "impersonator" - he is alleged to have said to Lester Young: "I play better Lester than you do it yourself." -, Gene Quill, the angry young man on alto sax, and Ike Quebec, the gigantic tenor-man from the picture.

Thanks for posting another one from Milt Hinton's collection!

Brew

erik hogstrom said...

I love Ike Quebec.
I once walked around San Francisco's Land's End listening to nothing but Ike's "Heavy Soul." Now, whenever I listen to the album, I think of fog and cliffs and seabirds and winding trails through eucalyptus.

H. P. L. said...

I only have "Almost like spring" but it's a damn fine album. Said by a very very beginner in jazz listening, obviously.

Bruno Leicht said...

@ H.P.L.:

Sorry for slightly correcting you here, but I guess you mean this one:

Ike Quebec - It Might As Well Be Spring (1961) -- I love this tune and its lyrics. My favorite version is on Jackie & Roy, featuring Jackie Cain.

Bruno Leicht said...

... mistake: The song sung by Jackie Cain on that recording was "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most" ... Sorry!