Illinois Jacquet

    Illinois Jacquet

    • Illinois Jacquet
    Illinois Jacquet

    Illinois Jacquet

    • Illinois Jacquet

    Illinois Jacquet

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        One of the great tenors, Illinois Jacquet's 1942 "Flying Home" solo is considered the first R&B sax solo, and spawned a full generation of younger tenors (including Joe Houston and Big Jay McNeely) who built their careers from his style, and practically from that one song. Jacquet, whose older brother Russell (1917-1990) was a trumpeter who sometimes played in his bands, grew up in Houston, and his tough tone and emotional sound defined the Texas tenor school. After playing loc... Read more

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