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The Jacquet Files, Vol. 8 (Big Band Live at the Blue Note 1987) album art

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Bottoms Up
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You're My Thrill
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Flying Home
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Port Of Rico
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Savoy Blip Aka Jacquet And No Vest

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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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