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
Lionel Hampton / Don Redman 05/30/1941 Michigan State Fairgrounds Detroit Michigan USA
Lionel Hampton Orchestra 01/01/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Lionel Hampton Orchestra 01/02/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Lionel Hampton Orchestra 01/03/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Lionel Hampton Orchestra 01/04/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Lionel Hampton Orchestra 01/05/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Lionel Hampton Orchestra 01/06/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Lionel Hampton Orchestra 01/07/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Cab Calloway's Jumpin' Jive Jubilee 03/12/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Cab Calloway's Jumpin' Jive Jubilee 03/13/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Cab Calloway's Jumpin' Jive Jubilee 03/14/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Cab Calloway's Jumpin' Jive Jubilee 03/15/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Cab Calloway's Jumpin' Jive Jubilee 03/16/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Cab Calloway's Jumpin' Jive Jubilee 03/17/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Cab Calloway's Jumpin' Jive Jubilee 03/18/1943 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Cab Calloway & His Cotton Club Orchestra 03/17/1944 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Cab Calloway & His Cotton Club Orchestra 03/18/1944 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Cab Calloway & His Cotton Club Orchestra 03/19/1944 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Cab Calloway & His Cotton Club Orchestra 03/20/1944 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Cab Calloway & His Cotton Club Orchestra 03/21/1944 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Cab Calloway & His Cotton Club Orchestra 03/22/1944 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Cab Calloway & His Cotton Club Orchestra 03/23/1944 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 03/29/1946 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 03/30/1946 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 03/31/1946 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA

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