Ike Quebec

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Birthday
17, 1918
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Jan 16, 1963 (44)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
17, 1918
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Jan 16, 1963 (44)

About

An arranger for many Blue Note sessions due to his exceptional sight reading skill, known for his breathy sound. He took occasional breaks from work, but had a comeback in 1959.

Before Fame

He began playing tenor saxophone in his early twenties and had his first success recording with Barons of Rhythm in 1940.

Trivia

He had a long hiatus which was ended in the 1950s with a comeback that was well-received by audiences.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey.

Associated With

Quebec served as a talent scout for Blue Note, helping Thelonious Monk gain notoriety.