We remember Illinois Jacquet. ‘Screeching’

This day (July 22, 2004), in Queens, New York, died Illinois Jacquet, an American jazz and R&B tenor saxophonist.

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Digest Tracklist :

The Tenorsaxbattle – Flying Home (1979) . Documentary (1992) . w/ Milt Buckner, Jo Jones Playing – One O’Clock Jump (1975) . w/ Big Band – Blues from Louisiana .

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Illinois Jacquet Top 10 :

Harlem Nocturne . Don’t Blame Me . Flying Home . Imagination . Robbin’s Nest . Star Dust . Stella By Starlight . Port Of Rico . Still King . You’re My Thrill .

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[1967] B.B. King shares the stage with Melvin Moore (tp), Illinois Jacquet (ts), Duke Jethro (org), Lloyd Glenn (p), Sonny Freeman (d) and, on a couple of songs, special guest T-Bone Walker at Monterey Jazz Festival in Monterey, California >> 7 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1957] for his own NBC show, Nat King Cole is accompanied by Jazz At The Philharmonic – that is Illinois Jacquet (ts), Ray Brown (b), Roy Eldridge (tp), Stan Getz (ts), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Oscar Peterson (p), Flip Phillips (ts), Herb Ellis (g) and Papa Jo Jones (d) – . >> 10 MINUTES on RVM >>

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Wikipedia : This day (July 22, 2004), in Queens, New York, died Illinois Jacquet, an American jazz and R&B tenor saxophonist.

Illinois Jacquet : His classic solo on “Flying Home” recorded with the Lionel Hampton Band at Decca Records in New York City, on May 26, 1942, catapulted Jacquet to international fame and the solo became more famous than the song itself.

@ Swingmusic.net : Although he may be best remembered as the tenor saxophonist who defined the screeching style of playing the instrument, his warm and sensitive tone may also be heard on countless jazz ballads and medium groove-tempo numbers since the mid 1940s.

@last.fm : Although he was a pioneer of the honking tenor sax that became a regular feature of jazz playing and a hallmark of rock and roll, he was a skilled and melodic improviser, both on up-tempo tunes and ballads.

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