Illinois Jacquet Live in Paris

Maison de la Radio 1973

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Jean Baptiste Illinois Jacquet — Tenor/saxophonist
Wild Bill Davis — Organist
Al Bartee — Drummer

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Coming from a Louisiana Creole background, Jean-Baptiste Illinois Jacquet grew up playing in his father's band. Destiny took him by the hand at a young age when his friend, a young Nat King Cole, introduced him to a musician called Lionel Hampton who was looking to fill spaces in a big band. Jacquet took up the mantle and soon became a star tenor saxophonist, mainly due to his signature "honking" solo he played on the track "Flying Home." Credited as the first R&B saxophone solo and a precursor to rock and roll, Jacquet was expected to bring the house down every night and, at just 19 years old, that is exactly what he did. 

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Venue: Maison de la Radio (Paris, France)
Production date: 1973
Duration: 33 min
Production: © Office national de radiodiffusion télévision française (ORTF) - Paris
Resolution: Full HD

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