It Might as Well Be Spring

Performers Ike Quebec

Blue Note Records (USA) | August 29, 2006 | Compact Disc

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Working with the same quartet that cut Heavy Soul -- organist Freddie Roach, bassist Milt Hinton and drummer Al Harewood -- Ike Quebec recorded another winning hard bop album with It Might as Well Be Spring. In many ways, the record is a companion piece to Heavy Soul. Since the two albums were recorded so close together, it's not surprising that there a number of stylistic similarities, but there are subtle differences to savor. The main distinction between the two dates is that It Might as Well Be Spring is a relaxed, romantic date comprised of standards. It provides Quebec with ample opportunity to showcase his rich, lyrical ballad style, and he shines throughout the album. Similarly, Roach has a tasteful, understated technique, whether he's soloing or providing support for Quebec. The pair have a terrific, sympathetic interplay that makes It Might as Well Be Spring a joyous listen. [This RVG edition has been remastered.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: August 29, 2006

Genre: Soul Jazz

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2006

Label Name: Blue Note Records (USA)

UPC: 094636265223

Found in: Soul Jazz

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It Might as Well Be Spring

It Might as Well Be Spring

Performers Ike Quebec

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: August 29, 2006

Genre: Soul Jazz

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2006

Label Name: Blue Note Records (USA)

UPC: 094636265223


Title Track Time
1.It Might As Well Be Spring --
2.Light Reprieve, A --
3.Easy Don't Hurt --
4.Lover Man --
5.Ol' Man River --
6.Willow Weep For Me --

Editorial Notes

Working with the same quartet that cut Heavy Soul -- organist Freddie Roach, bassist Milt Hinton and drummer Al Harewood -- Ike Quebec recorded another winning hard bop album with It Might as Well Be Spring. In many ways, the record is a companion piece to Heavy Soul. Since the two albums were recorded so close together, it's not surprising that there a number of stylistic similarities, but there are subtle differences to savor. The main distinction between the two dates is that It Might as Well Be Spring is a relaxed, romantic date comprised of standards. It provides Quebec with ample opportunity to showcase his rich, lyrical ballad style, and he shines throughout the album. Similarly, Roach has a tasteful, understated technique, whether he's soloing or providing support for Quebec. The pair have a terrific, sympathetic interplay that makes It Might as Well Be Spring a joyous listen. [This RVG edition has been remastered.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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