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Ike Quebec

Inspired by Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster but definitely his have person, Ike Quebec was among the finest swing-oriented tenor saxman from the 1940s and ’50s. Though he was hardly ever an innovator, Quebec acquired a big, breathy audio that was exclusive and conveniently recognizable, and he was quite constant …

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Cliff Givens

This bass vocalist has already established an extended career, getting started within a country blues band, dealing with groups like the Ink Spots in the mid-’40s, and finally turning up on Ry Cooder and James Taylor sessions in the ’80s. For some critics, the procedure seemed unfocused, also “meandering” to …

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