Ike Quebec It Might As Well Be Spring 180g 45rpm 2LP
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Incredible Jazz Records + the original analog master tapes + cut at 45 RPM + mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech + pressed on two 180-gram virgin vinyl LPs by RTI = THE ULTIMATE LP REISSUE!
The same formula that made the Fantasy 45 Series perhaps the most successful
audiophile reissue collection ever is now being reapplied to Blue Note reissues!
Two weeks after Ike Quebec recorded his comeback album Heavy Soul for Blue Note,
he was back at the Van Gelder Studio with the same band (Freddie Roach, Milt
Hinton and Al Harewood), making a second album. The confidence paid off because
It Might As Well Be Spring is every bit the classic the first album proved to
Quebec's big-toned, vulnerable tenor playing is a thing to behold, as his
heart-stopping version of the titled tune, "Lover Man" and "Willow Weep For Me"
attest. "Easy - Don't Hurt" is one of his blues masterpieces.
• Numbered & Limited to 2500 copies
• Original analog master tapes
• 45 RPM
• Two 180g Virgin Vinyl LPs
• Mastered by Kevin Gray & Steve Hoffman at AcousTech
• Pressed by RTI
Ike Quebec, tenor sax
Freddie Roach, organ
Milt Hinton, bass
Al Harewood, drums
1. It Might As Well Be Spring
2. A Light Reprieve
3. Easy - Don't Hurt
4. Lover Man
5. Ol' Man River
6. Willow Weep for Me