Easy Living (Ike Quebec album)

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Easy Living
Easy Living (Ike Quebec album).jpg
Studio album by Ike Quebec
Released 1987
Recorded January 20, 1962
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 56:52
Label Blue Note
BST 84103
Producer Alfred Lion
Ike Quebec chronology
Blue & Sentimental
(1961)Blue & Sentimental1961
Easy Living
Soul Samba
(1962)Soul Samba1962
Alternative cover
Congo Lament (LT 1089)
Congo Lament (LT 1089)

Easy Living is an album by American saxophonist Ike Quebec recorded in 1962, but not released on the Blue Note label until 1987.[1] The album collects all the material recorded in January 1962, five tracks from which were released in 1981 as Congo Lament.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "The mood isn't as unified as some of his carefully calibrated romantic dates, but Easy Living offers the two strongest sides of Quebec's musical personality in one place, encapsulating a great deal of what he did best".[2] The Easy Living LP did not contain all the sextet tracks from the Congo Lament session, which can also be found in Bennie Green's Mosaic 3 box set.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "See See Rider" (Ma Rainey) - 9:01
  2. "Congo Lament" (Bennie Green) - 6:53
  3. "Que's Pill" (Turrentine) - 5:40
  4. "B.G.'s Groove Two" (Green) - 6:15
  5. "I.Q. Shuffle" (Quebec) - 9:47
  6. "I've Got a Crush on You" (Gershwin, Gershwin) - 6:51
  7. "Nancy (With the Laughing Face)" (Phil Silvers, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 7:25
  8. "Easy Living" (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) - 5:00



  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed November 2, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 2, 2010