The deep-toned tenor sax of Ike Quebec was featured on a number of albums for Blue Note in the 1950s and '60s, including Boss Nova Soul Samba. Released in 1962, this album would be the final outing for Quebec, who died of cancer the following year.
Despite having "bossa nova" in the album title (no doubt an effort to cash in on the then-current bossa nova craze) this is not a traditional bossa nova LP. Think of it as a bluesy blowing session with Brazilian overtones.
Guitarist Kenny Burrell is Quebec's co-star on this album and from it comes Blue Samba, with the MP3 taken from a promo 45. The full six minutes of the album track was squeezed onto a single side of the 45, a very rare occurence for a lengthy jazz track in the 60s. Usually, the longer cuts were split into two parts -- one on each side of the single -- in an effort to gain airplay from DJs who preferred shorter cuts. About seven minutes of music would fit on each side of a seven-inch 45, but this was rarely done.
Bossa Nova Soul Samba is widely available on CD and as a download. Some new and used copies of this classic album are selling for less than $5 in the Amazon Marketplace.
From YouTube comes another track from Bossa Nova Soul Samba, Loie.