A quick post - Zhao (and here) sent me a request for a re-up of Ike Quebec's 'Blue and Sentimental.' So here it is... Plus another track from the same 1961 album, 'That old black magic.' He does so well – some straight-up tenor juju here. Ike Quebec is a very appealing old school swinger – backed by crisp guitar from Grant Green and the old Miles bass and drum team of Philly Joe and Paul Chambers, this is the dog's testicles as we say over here...
While I'm here... may as well whop a couple up... to make it three tenors...
John Coltrane was starting to come into his own by 1958. Recorded three years before the Ike Quebec session above, listen to his long, questing solo on 'The Believer' to hear the tectonic plates of jazz moving. Modern jazz was already separating (some would say shattering) into different performative spaces by then. More so than had happened with the advent of bop. Maybe the trick is to realise how they were and are all related. Donald Byrd on fine form here, by the way...
Did I mention tenor juju? Here's Wayne Shorter playing, er, 'Juju.' From a 1964 date with the Coltrane rhythm section, interestingly. This is an alternate take, fascinating stuff. I upped the original track way back and wrote about it at some length here...
Also: I received some information from Godoggo which is worthy of wider distribution. As many will know, Dr Art Davis died recently. There is a very good appreciation of him here on The Jazz Cat site (scroll down for video and interview). His MySpace page has more music and on his web site there are interviews with Hank Jones, Elvin Jones and John Purcell. Plus Youtube performances - here's a couple of links
Ike Quebec (ts) Grant Green (g) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones
Blue and Sentimental
That old black magic
Donald Byrd (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Louis Hayes (d)
Wayne Shorter (ts) McCoy Tyner (p) Reggie Workman (b) Elvin Jones (d)
Juju (alternate take)