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Illinois Jacquet

Illinois Jacquet has been played on NTS shows including Jazzman, with Blackfoot first played on 25 October 2016.

Jean-Baptiste Illinois Jacquet (October 31, 1922 - July 22, 2004) was a jazz tenor saxophonist most famous for his solo on "Flying Home". He is better known simply as Illinois Jacquet. Although he was a pioneer of the honking tenor sax that became a regular feature of jazz playing and a hallmark of rock and roll, he was a skilled and melodic improviser, both on up-tempo tunes and ballads. He doubled on the bassoon, one of only a few jazz musicians to use this instrument.

Jacquet was born…

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MOST PLAYED TRACKS
Mambocito Mio
Illinois Jacquet, Ben Webster
Clef Records, Verve Records1993
Mambocito Mio
Illinois Jacquet, Ben WebsterClef Records, Verve Records1993
Discogs
Blackfoot
Illinois Jacquet
Greenline SRL1987
Blackfoot
Illinois JacquetGreenline SRL1987
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