Illinois Jacquet

Born: 
10/31/1922
City: 
Broussard
Region: 
Louisiana
Country: 
USA
Died: 
07/22/2004
Years Active: 
1941-2004
Instruments: 
Bassoon, Sax
Image Credit: 
William P. Gottlieb/Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Fund Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

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Jean-Baptiste Illinois Jacquet 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.

Discography

Released: 1963
Released: 1964
Released: 1964
Released: 1983

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Count Basie Orchestra 07/03/1946 IMA Auditorium Flint Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 07/04/1946 Downtown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 07/05/1946 Downtown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 07/06/1946 Downtown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 07/07/1946 Downtown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 07/08/1946 Downtown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 07/09/1946 Downtown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 07/10/1946 Downtown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz at the Philharmonic 11/03/1946 Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz at the Philharmonic 11/04/1946 Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra / Illinois Jacquet 02/14/1947 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra / Illinois Jacquet 02/15/1947 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra / Illinois Jacquet 02/16/1947 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra / Illinois Jacquet 02/17/1947 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra / Illinois Jacquet 02/18/1947 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra / Illinois Jacquet 02/19/1947 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra / Illinois Jacquet 02/20/1947 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Illinois Jacquet 08/02/1947 Club El Sino Detroit Michigan USA
Illinois Jacquet 08/03/1947 Club El Sino Detroit Michigan USA
Illinois Jacquet 08/04/1947 Club El Sino Detroit Michigan USA
Illinois Jacquet 08/05/1947 Club El Sino Detroit Michigan USA
Illinois Jacquet 08/06/1947 Club El Sino Detroit Michigan USA
Illinois Jacquet 08/07/1947 Club El Sino Detroit Michigan USA
Illinois Jacquet 08/08/1947 Club El Sino Detroit Michigan USA
Illinois Jacquet 08/09/1947 Club El Sino Detroit Michigan USA

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