It Might as Well Be Spring (Ike Quebec album)

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It Might as Well Be Spring
It Might as Well Be Spring (album).jpg
Studio album by Ike Quebec
Released Mid July 1964[1]
Recorded December 9, 1961
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 35:49
Label Blue Note
BST 84105
Producer Alfred Lion
Ike Quebec chronology
Heavy Soul
(1961)Heavy Soul1961
It Might as Well Be Spring
Blue & Sentimental
(1961)Blue & Sentimental1961
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

It Might as Well Be Spring is an album by American saxophonist Ike Quebec recorded in 1961 and released on the Blue Note label.[3]


The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 3½ stars and stated "Ike Quebec recorded another winning hard bop album with It Might As Well Be Spring. In many ways, the record is a companion piece to Heavy Soul. Since the two albums were recorded so close together, it's not surprising that there a number of stylistic similarities, but there are subtle differences to savor. The main distinction between the two dates is that It Might As Well Be Spring is a relaxed, romantic date composed of standards. It provides Quebec with ample opportunity to showcase his rich, lyrical ballad style, and he shines throughout the album".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ike Quebec except as indicated
  1. "It Might as Well Be Spring" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) - 6:22
  2. "A Light Reprieve" - 5:25
  3. "Easy - Don't Hurt" - 6:08
  4. "Lover Man" (Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, James Sherman) - 5:57
  5. "Ol' Man River" (Hammerstein, Jerome Kern) - 6:37
  6. "Willow Weep for Me" (Ann Ronell) - 5:20



  1. ^ Billboard July 25, 1964
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T. Review accessed October 29, 2010
  3. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed October 29, 2010