"I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific." - Lily Tomlin
From the vinyl LP How High the Moon - a fine sampler to Jacquet's music when it was released in 1975 and it features Illinois in a variety of settings (ranging from a quartet to a mini-big band). Highlights include "Bottoms Up," "The King," "How High the Moon" and Illinois Jacquet's haunting bassoon feature on "'Round Midnight."
Jean-Baptiste "Illinois" Jacquet (October 30, 1922 – July 22, 2004) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, best remembered for his solo on "Flying Home", critically recognized as the first R&B saxophone solo.
Although he was a pioneer of the honking tenor saxophone that became a regular feature of jazz playing and a hallmark of early rock and roll, Jacquet 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 the instrument.
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All posts are rendered in old school using restored vinyl LPs. This channel does not use recordings from CDs. As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album. Some remastering was applied to make the performance cut through within the confines of the loudness wars.
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