The Complete Blue Note 45 Sessions

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The Complete Blue Note 45 Sessions
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Compilation album by Ike Quebec
Released October 4, 2005
Recorded July 1, 1959 (1-8)
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
September 25, 1960 (9-13; CD2 1-4)
February 5, 1962 (CD2 5-8)
February 13, 1962 (CD2 9-13)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 125:58
Label Blue Note
Blue Note 11441
Producer Alfred Lion
Ike Quebec chronology
The Complete Blue Note 45 Sessions
(1959-62)
Heavy Soul
(1961)Heavy Soul1961
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]

The Complete Blue Note 45 Sessions is a compilation album by American saxophonist Ike Quebec. The album focuses on Quebec's 45 RPMs recorded throughout his short career between 1959 and 1962. It was first issued on Mosaic MR3/MD2-121 in 1988, then re-released on a now out-of-print Blue Note CD in 2005. Despite the fact this is a compilation, all the pieces couldn't be found anywhere else at the time of the release, and still remain so, not counting From Hackensack to Englewood Cliffs which, however, includes only a part of this collection.

The July 1 session marks the last day of recording at the original Van Gelder Studio, based in Hackensack. Van Gelder would move the studio to Englewood Cliffs soon after.

Background[edit]

In the early 1950s, jukebox was becoming a fundamental way to foster jazz, and companies were aware of that. Blue Note had just experienced an amazing success thanks to Horace Silver's hit "The Preacher/Doodlin'" (BN 1630). Producer Alfred Lion, astonished by the popularity the 45 had gained, decided to invest more in 45 RPMs. At some point, he chose to issue Quebec's "Blue Harlem", a piece recorded in 1944. It became an unexpected hit, "the sort of record that any bar in a black neighborhood wanted on its jukebox".[2] That hit marked the point of departure for Ike Quebec's career at Blue Note.

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ike Quebec, unless otherwise noted.

CD 1

  1. "A Light Reprieve" - 4:39
  2. "Buzzard Lope" - 6:17
  3. "Blue Monday" (Fisher, Sharp, Singleton) - 5:05
  4. "Zonky" (Edwin Swanston) - 4:34
  5. "Later for the Rock" - 4:37
  6. "Sweet and Lovely" (Gus Arnheim, Harry Tobias, Jules LeMare) - 4:19
  7. "Dear John" - 6:53
  8. "Blue Friday" (Swanston) 5:05
  9. "Everything Happens to Me" [Short Version] (Adair, Dennis) - 4:32
  10. "Mardi Gras" - 6:13
  11. "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes" (Grever) - 4:07
  12. "For All We Know" (Coots, Lewis) - 4:12
  13. "Ill Wind" (Arlen, Koehler - 6:13

CD 2

  1. "If I Could Be with You" (Creamer, Johnson) - 6:03
  2. "I've Got the World on a String" (Arlen, Koehler) - 5:34
  3. "Me 'N' Mabe" - 5:12
  4. "Everything Happens to Me" [Long Version] (Adair, Dennis) - 6:38
  5. "All of Me" (Marks, Simons) - 2:58
  6. "Intermezzo" (Henning, Provost) - 3:45
  7. "But Not for Me" (Gershwin, Gershwin) - 3:45
  8. "All the Way" (Cahn, Van Heusen) - 3:55
  9. "How Long Has This Been Going On" (Gershwin, Gershwin) - 5:59
  10. "With a Song in My Heart" (Hart, Rodgers) - 3:56
  11. "Imagination" (Burke, Van Heusen) - 5:09
  12. "What Is There to Say" (Duke, Harburg) - 4:33
  13. "There Is No Greater Love" (Jones, Symes) - 4:45

Personnel[edit]

CD 1 tracks 1-8

CD 1 tracks 9-13; CD 2 tracks 1-4

CD 2 tracks 5-8

CD 2 tracks 9-13

References[edit]