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Ike Quebec - Blue & Sentimental [Remastered Limited Edition] (2015)

3-03-2015, 11:52
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Ike Quebec - Blue & Sentimental [Remastered Limited Edition] (2015)

Artist: Ike Quebec
Title Of Album: Blue & Sentimental
Year Of Release: 1961 [2015]
Label (Catalog#): Blue Note/Music Matters ‎[ST-84098 / MMBST-84098]
Genre: Jazz Soul-Jazz
Quality: Mp3 / FLAC (tracks,vinyl)
Bitrate: 320kbps / Lossless [44.1kHz/16bit / 96kHz/24bit]
Time: 39:34 min
Full Size: 102 mb / 211 mb / 817 mb

Ike Quebec's 1961-1962 comeback albums for Blue Note were all pretty rewarding, but Blue and Sentimental is his signature statement of the bunch, a superbly sensuous blend of lusty blues swagger and achingly romantic ballads. True, there's no shortage of that on Quebec's other Blue Note dates, but Blue and Sentimental is the most exquisitely perfected. Quebec was a master of mood and atmosphere, and the well-paced program here sustains his smoky, late-night magic with the greatest consistency of tone. Part of the reason is that Quebec's caressing tenor sound is given a sparer backing than usual, with no pianist among the quartet of guitarist Grant Green, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones. It's no surprise that Green solos with tremendous taste and elegance (the two also teamed up on Green's similarly excellent Born to Be Blue), and there are plenty of open spaces in the ensemble for Quebec to shine through. His rendition of the Count Basie-associated title cut is a classic, and the other standard on the original LP, "Don't Take Your Love from Me," is in a similarly melancholy vein. Green contributes a classic-style blues in "Blues for Charlie," and Quebec's two originals, "Minor Impulse" and "Like," have more complex chord changes but swing low and easy. Through it all, Quebec remains the quintessential seducer, striking just the right balance between sophistication and earthiness, confidence and vulnerability, joy and longing. It's enough to make Blue and Sentimental a quiet, sorely underrated masterpiece. [Some reissues add three bonus cuts, all standards, which fit the program very nicely indeed.]


01. Blue And Sentimental (7:29)
02. Minor Impulse (6:35)
03. Don't Take Your Love From Me (7:04)
04. Blues For Charlie (6:49)
05. Like (5:22)
06. Count Every Star (6:16)

Ike Quebec - tenor sax, piano
Grant Green - guitar
Sonny Clark - piano
Paul Chambers - bass
Sam Jones - bass
Philly Joe Jones - drums
Louis Hayes - drums





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