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Illinois Jacquet

Illinois Jacquet is considered to be one of the most influential tenor saxophonists in the history of jazz music. Born on October 31, 1922, in Broussard, Louisiana, Jean Baptiste Illinois Jacquet, at the age of 19 on the very first recording of his career, spawned an entirely new style and sound for the tenor saxophone. 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. All saxophonists learned to play Jacquet’s solo, every band recorded it, and people all over the world were humming this most famous solo in jazz history.

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Swingin Live with Illinois Jacquet
Swingin Live with...
Jacquet Records
2007
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Flying Home: The Best...
Chess
2003
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Jumpin' At Apollo
Jumpin' At Apollo
Delmark Records
2002
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[no cover]
Desert Winds
Chess
2002
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Birthday Party
Chess
1999
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[no cover]
Illinois Jacquet...
Chess
1998
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