Soul Samba

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This was veteran tenor saxophonist Ike Quebec's final recording as a leader. It was cut in October 1962 and produced by Alfred Lion a little more than three months before the saxophonist's death. Bossa Nova Soul Samba was recorded and released during the bossa nova craze, as Brazilian music was first brought to the attention of pop listeners via Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd's smash hit with Tom Jobim's "Desafinado," on their Jazz Samba record for Verve in February. After that, seemingly everyone was making a bossa nova record. Quebec's effort is a bit unusual in that none of the musicians guitarist Kenny Burrell, bassist Wendell Marshall, drummer Willie Bobo, and percussionist Garvin Masseaux was associated with ...
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This was veteran tenor saxophonist Ike Quebec's final recording as a leader. It was cut in October 1962 and produced by Alfred Lion a little more than three months before the saxophonist's death. Bossa Nova Soul Samba was recorded and released during the bossa nova craze, as Brazilian music was first brought to the attention of pop listeners via Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd's smash hit with Tom Jobim's "Desafinado," on their Jazz Samba record for Verve in February. After that, seemingly everyone was making a bossa nova record. Quebec's effort is a bit unusual in that none of the musicians guitarist Kenny Burrell, bassist Wendell Marshall, drummer Willie Bobo, and percussionist Garvin Masseaux was associated with Brazilian as opposed to Afro-Cuban jazz before this, and that there isn't a single tune written by Jobim on the set. Quebec emphasizes warm, long tones reminiscent of Coleman Hawkins in a romantic fashion, and his sidemen play light and appealing but nonetheless authoritative bossa rhythms. Standout tracks here include Burrell's own "Loie," which opens the disc, "Goin' Home," based on a tune by classical composer Antonin Dvorák and arranged by Quebec -- he does the same with "Liebestraum" two tunes later -- and the stunning "Favela," by the crack composing team of Joraci Camargo and Heckel Tavares. The result is high-quality melodic Brazilian dance music with Burrell shining in particular. ~ Scott Yanow and Thom Jurek
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/10/2009
  • Label: Apo
  • UPC: 753088411465
  • Catalog Number: 84114
  • Sales rank: 141,899

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ike Quebec Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Willie Bobo Drums, Track Performer
Kenny Burrell Guitar, Track Performer
Wendell Marshall Bass, Track Performer
Garvin Masseaux Chekere, Track Performer
Technical Credits
Franz Liszt Composer
Ike Quebec Arranger
Michael Cuscuna Producer, Reissue Producer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Nat Hentoff Liner Notes
Alfred Lion Producer
Ron McMaster Mastering
Patrick Roques Redesign
Heckel Tavares Composer
Antonio Almeida Composer
Joraci Camargo Composer
Carlos Monteiro DeSouza Composer
William Arms Fisher Composer
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