The Record Collection

Ike Quebec: Blue Monday/From Hackensack to Englewood Cliffs (1959)

Blue Note 45-1748
Blue Note TOCJ 66083

Track list:

01 – Light Reprieve
02 – Buzzard Lope
03 – Blue Monday
04 – Zonky
05 – Later For The Rock
06 – Sweet And Lovely
07 – Dear John
08 – Blue Friday
09 – Blues on Trial


Ike Quebec – tenor sax
Edwin Swanston – Hammond B3 organ
Clifton ‘Skeeter’ Best – guitar
Charles ‘Sonny’ Wellesley – bass
Les Jenkins – drums

Recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey; July 1, 1959

Note: The July 1 session marks the last day of recording at the original Van Gelder Studio, based in Hackensack (his parents living room and dining room).  Rudy van Gelder would move the studio to Englewood Cliffs (20x larger space) soon after.

Producer: Alfred Lion
Recording Engineer: Rudy van Gelder