Tune in this Sunday from 2pm to 7pm to hear an in-depth broadcast on the life and music of tenor saxophonist, pianist, and arranger Ike Quebec hosted by Sid Gribetz. He developed a sensitive sound on the tenor saxophone in Coleman Hawkins lineage, shining on ballads yet burning on up-tempo tunes.
Ike Quebec’s tenor playing garnered the attention of Conrad Butler, whose Barons of Rhythm band gave Quebec his start as a recording artist in 1940. He went on to perform with many other jazz luminaries including Benny Carter, Roy Eldridge, Kenny Clarke, and, towards the end of his life, guitarist Grant Green. He not only adapted to new sounds in jazz as a player, but sought them; he is credited with introducing Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell to the Blue Note label. Ike Quebec passed away on January 16, 1963 at age 44. Join us this Sunday as we celebrate the legacy of this jazz great.