Illinois Jacquet & Leo Parker

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    Music Hall BeatIllinois Jacquet & Leo Parker
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    Body and SoulIllinois Jacquet & Leo Parker
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    Medley: Memories of You / Unidentified Tune (Jacquet's Salt Peanuts)Illinois Jacquet & Leo Parker
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    Medley: All the Things You Are / She's Funny That Way / Music Hall BeatIllinois Jacquet & Leo Parker
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    Oh, Lady Be GoodIllinois Jacquet & Leo Parker

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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 lo... Read more

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