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Once you've heard him, you're a fan.
Great player, great name. Great hat, too. Regards,Joe Thompson ;0)
Hats are crucial.
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
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.
I only have "Almost like spring" but it's a damn fine album. Said by a very very beginner in jazz listening, obviously.
@ 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.
... mistake: The song sung by Jackie Cain on that recording was "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most" ... Sorry!
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