Blue & Sentimental
|Blue & Sentimental|
|Studio album by Ike Quebec|
|Recorded||December 16 and 23, 1961
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
|Length||39:31 original LP
50:27 CD reissue
|Ike Quebec chronology|
The album features a quartet made up 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 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".
In 2004, critic Richard Cook wrote that the album "might be Quebec's masterpiece".
- "Blue and Sentimental" (Count Basie, Mack David, Jerry Livingston) - 7:28
- "Minor Impulse" (Quebec) - 6:34
- "Don't Take Your Love from Me" (Henry Nemo) - 7:04
- "Blues for Charlie" (Green) - 6:48
- "Like" (Quebec) - 5:21
- "That Old Black Magic" (Arlen, Mercer) - 4:52 Bonus track on CD reissue
- "It's All Right With Me" (Porter) - 6:05 Bonus track on CD reissue
- "Count Every Star" (Bruno Coquatrix, Sammy Gallop) - 6:16
Recorded on December 16 (tracks 1-7) and December 23 (track 8), 1961.
- Ike Quebec - tenor saxophone, piano (except #8)
- Grant Green - guitar
- Paul Chambers (tracks 1-7), Sam Jones (#8) - bass
- Louis Hayes (#8), Philly Joe Jones (#1-7) - drums
- Sonny Clark - piano (#8)
- Billboard June 22, 1963
- Blue Note Records discography accessed October 29, 2010
- "To hear [Grant] comp [i.e., play rhythm guitar] behind a soloist you have to check his sideman dates, like Blue and Sentimental by Ike Quebec..." Sharony Andrews Green (1999) Grant Green: Rediscovering the Forgotten Genius of Jazz Guitar, Backbeat Books/Hal Leonard, p. 224
- "In place of a keyboard, Grant, quietly comping or soloing in fluid single note style, creates acres of space in which Quebec's rapturous playing can shine." Chris May (2008). "Ike Quebec: Blue & Sentimental", Review for AllAboutJazz.com, April 12, 2008; accessed 01 Jan 2018
- Huey, S. Allmusic Review accessed October 29, 2010
- Richard Cook (2004). Blue Note Records: The Biography. Justin, Charles & Company, p. 143