Illinois Jacquet & His All Stars

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    I Cover The waterfrontIllinois Jacquet & His All Stars
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    Bow JestIllinois Jacquet & His All Stars
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    Flying Home, Pt.1Illinois Jacquet & His All Stars
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    Lover Come BackIllinois Jacquet & His All Stars
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    Limehouse BluesIllinois Jacquet & His All Stars

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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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