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Ike Quebec Abrams

Jazz Musician. He was a well known artist, primarily for his work on the tenor saxophone with a big tone and a firm vigorous style. Trained as an orchestral musician as well as a featured soloist, he was a pianist and dancer as well. He found his calling on the tenor sax in 1940 with a group known as the Barons of Rhythm. His accomplishments included work with popular 1940's recording artists Ella Fitzgerald, Frankie Newton, Roy Eldridge, Hot Lips Page, Trummy Young, Sunset Royals, Benny Carter, and Coleman Hawkins. He worked Cab Calloway several times in the late 1940's. These singles were by no means Ike's first recordings for Blue Note; There had been a series of 10-inch 78s including an album, and a couple of 12-inch 78s, all of them featuring hand-picked swing-style groups with Ike as their leader. Loyal fans from those days will surely recall "She's Funny That Way," "Cup Mute Clayton" and "Blue Harlem." There was also a 78 rpm album recorded by Blue Note of six of the best numbers, such as "If I Had You," "Dolores," "Topsy," etc. Although these recordings belong to a pre-LP era and are relatively unknown to the young record collectors of today, they were among the most warmly received performances of their day, at the pinnacle of the jazz era.

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BLUE NOTE RECORDING STAR IKE QUEBEC ABRAMS, A JAZZ LEGEND. AUG. 17, 1918 - JAN. 16, 1963


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 40867673
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ike Quebec Abrams (17 Aug 1918–16 Jan 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40867673, citing Woodland Cemetery, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .