Illinois Jacquet

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Jean-Baptiste Jacquet
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Illinois Jacquet (born October 31, 1922, Broussard, Louisiana, USA - died July 22, 2004, Queens, New York City, New York, USA) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, composer and bandleader. He also doubled on bassoon, being one of the few jazz players to master that instrument. At 15, Jacquet began playing with Milt Larkins' Orchestra, & in 1939 Jacquet moved to L.A., California, where he met Nat King Cole and would sometimes sit in with his trio. He played with the big bands of Lionel Hampton (1942), Cab Calloway (1943-1944) and Count Basie (1945-1946). After playing the first "Jazz at the Philharmonic" concert, Jacques formed his own band (which also included his older brother Russell Jacquet, a trumpet player) recording excellent albums for various labels.
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Illinois Jacquet - Battle Of The Saxes album art Illinois Jacquet / Lester Young Illinois Jacquet / Lester Young - Battle Of The Saxes (Album) Aladdin (6) US 1951 Sell This Version
701 Illinois Jacquet - Battle Of The Saxes album art Illinois Jacquet / Lester Young Illinois Jacquet / Lester Young - Battle Of The Saxes(10", Album, Mono) Aladdin (6) 701 US 1951 Sell This Version
Illinois Jacquet - Illinois Jacquet album art Illinois Jacquet Illinois Jacquet (Album) Vogue Records UK 1953 Sell This Version
Illinois Jacquet - Collates No. 2 album art Illinois Jacquet Collates No. 2 (Album) Clef Records Australia 1953 Sell This Version
MH 33-141 Illinois Jacquet - Red Hot & Blue Jazz album art Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Pettiford, Hot Lips Page, Illinois Jacquet, Max Roach Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Pettiford, Hot Lips Page, Illinois Jacquet, Max Roach - Red Hot & Blue Jazz(10", Mono) Waldorf Music Hall, Inc. MH 33-141 US 1953 Sell This Version
MG-15024, MG 15024 Illinois Jacquet - Illinois Jacquet album art Illinois Jacquet Illinois Jacquet(10") Savoy Records, Savoy Records MG-15024, MG 15024 US 1953 Sell This Version
MGC-129 Illinois Jacquet - Collates No. 2 album art Illinois Jacquet Collates No. 2(10", Album, Mono) Clef Records MGC-129 US 1953 Sell This Version
MG C-167 Illinois Jacquet - Jazz By Jacquet album art Illinois Jacquet Jazz By Jacquet(10") Clef Records MG C-167 US 1954 Sell This Version
Illinois Jacquet - New Volume 6 (Formerly Vols.8, 9, and 10) album art Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic* featuring Flip Phillips, Bill Harris, Jo Jones, Illinois Jacquet, Howard McGhee, Ray Brown, Hank Jones Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic* featuring Flip Phillips, Bill Harris, Jo Jones, Illinois Jacquet, Howard McGhee, Ray Brown, Hank Jones - New Volume 6 (Formerly Vols.8, 9, and 10) (Album) Clef Records US 1955 Sell This Version
MG C-622 Illinois Jacquet - Jazz Moods album art Illinois Jacquet Jazz Moods(LP, Album, Mono) Clef Records MG C-622 US 1955 Sell This Version
Illinois Jacquet - Illinois Jacquet And His Tenor Sax album art Illinois Jacquet Illinois Jacquet And His Tenor Sax (Album, Comp) Aladdin (6) US 1956 Sell This Version
Illinois Jacquet - Swing's The Thing album art Illinois Jacquet Swing's The Thing (Album) Verve Records US 1957 Sell This Version
Illinois Jacquet - Illinois Jacquet Flies Again album art Illinois Jacquet Illinois Jacquet Flies Again (Album) Roulette US 1959 Sell This Version
Illinois Jacquet - Illinois Jacquet album art Illinois Jacquet Illinois Jacquet (Album) Epic US 1963 Sell This Version
Illinois Jacquet - The Message album art Illinois Jacquet The Message (Album) Argo (6), Argo Jazz US 1963 Sell This Version
Illinois Jacquet - Bosses Of The Ballad (Illinois Jacquet And Strings Play Cole Porter) album art Illinois Jacquet Bosses Of The Ballad (Illinois Jacquet And Strings Play Cole Porter) (Album) Argo (6) US 1964 Sell This Version
Illinois Jacquet - Desert Winds album art Illinois Jacquet Desert Winds (Album) Argo (6) US 1964 Sell This Version
Illinois Jacquet - Spectrum album art Illinois Jacquet Spectrum (Album) Argo (6) US 1965 Sell This Version
Illinois Jacquet - Angry Tenors album art Ben Webster, Illinois Jacquet, Ike Quebec Ben Webster, Illinois Jacquet, Ike Quebec - Angry Tenors (Comp) CBS UK 1965 Sell This Version
Illinois Jacquet - Go Power! album art Illinois Jacquet With Milt Buckner & Alan Dawson Illinois Jacquet With Milt Buckner & Alan Dawson - Go Power! (Album, Comp) Cadet US 1966 Sell This Version
430 705 S Illinois Jacquet - Treasury Of Jazz N°62 album art Illinois Jacquet Treasury Of Jazz N°62(LP) RCA Victor 430 705 S France 1966 Sell This Version
Illinois Jacquet - Bottoms Up - Illinois Jacquet On Prestige! album art Illinois Jacquet Bottoms Up - Illinois Jacquet On Prestige! (Album) Prestige, Prestige US 1968 Sell This Version
Illinois Jacquet - The King! album art Illinois Jacquet The King! (Album) Prestige US 1968 Sell This Version
Illinois Jacquet - The Soul Explosion album art Illinois Jacquet The Soul Explosion (Album) Prestige US 1969 Sell This Version
Illinois Jacquet - The Blues; That's Me! album art Illinois Jacquet The Blues; That's Me! (Album) Prestige US 1969 Sell This Version

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