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Ike Quebec

Ike Abrams Quebec (August 17, 1918 – January 16, 1963) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. He began his career in the big band era of the 1940s, then fell from prominence for a time until launching a comeback in the years before his death.

Critic Alex Henderson wrote, "Though he was never an innovator, Quebec had a big, breathy sound that was distinctive and easily recognizable, and he was quite consistent when it came to down-home blues, sexy ballads, and up-tempo aggression."

Birth and Death Data: Born August 17, 1918 (Newark), Died January 16, 1963 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1943 - 1944

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca [Unnumbered World Transcriptions master] 11/16/1943 I surrender, dear Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca [Unnumbered World Transcriptions master] 11/16/1943 Lady be good Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca [Unnumbered World Transcriptions master] 11/16/1943 After you've gone Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca N 1800 10-in. 3/1/1944 That's kicks ; That's kicks (incomplete) Sammy Price and his Bluesicians instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca N 1801 10-in. 3/1/1944 Pluckin' that thing Sammy Price and his Bluesicians instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca N 1802 10-in. 3/1/1944 A boogie woogie notion Sammy Price and his Bluesicians instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca N 1803 10-in. 3/1/1944 House rent boogie Sammy Price and his Bluesicians instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca N 1804 10-in. 3/1/1944 Big Joe Sammy Price and his Bluesicians instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca N 1805 10-in. 3/1/1944 Boogin' a plenty Sammy Price and his Bluesicians instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca N 1806 10-in. 3/1/1944 Sweet Lorraine Sammy Price and his Bluesicians instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca N 1807 10-in. 3/1/1944 Honeysuckle rose Sammy Price and his Bluesicians instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca C 15095 10-in. 11/16/1943 The gasser Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca C 15096 10-in. 11/16/1943 Jump through the window Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca C 15097 11/16/1943 Minor jive Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca C 15098 11/16/1943 Stardust Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Quebec, Ike," accessed January 19, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/338686.

Quebec, Ike. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 19, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/338686.

"Quebec, Ike." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 19 January 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/338686

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