Illinois Jacquet

Illinois Jacquet

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Nirvana (ft. Jimmy McGriff ,Zoot Sims ,Kenny Baron )
6:57
Don't Blame Me
4:05
Harlem Nocturne
4:32
Buttoms Up
5:10
Loot to Boot
7:25

Singles

(I Don't Stand) A Ghost Of A Chance With You (Live At The Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles/1945)
3:17
Illinois Goes To Chicago
3:01

Biography

Illinois Jacquet

Jean-Baptiste Illinois Jacquet (October 31, 1922 – July 22, 2004) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, best remembered for his solo on "Flying Home", critically recognized as the first R&B saxophone solo. Although he was a pioneer of the honking tenor saxophone that became a regular feature of jazz playing and a hallmark of early rock and roll, Jacquet was a skilled and melodic improviser, both on up-tempo tunes and ballads. He doubled on the bassoon, one of only a few jazz musicians to use the instrument.