Illinois Jacquet – God Bless My Solo {Black&Blue}

Illinois Jacquet – God Bless My Solo {Black&Blue}

Bop, Tenor Saxophone

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397 MB.

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. (more…)

01. Jean-Marie’s Den (take 1) (5:30)
02. You Left Me All Alone (take 4) (5:13)
03. From Broussard (take 3) (7:29)
04. God Bless My Solo (4:07)
05. Lean Baby (take 2) (8:01)
06. Jean-Marie’s Den (take 3) (7:14)
07. Things ain’t what they Used to Be (6:35)
08. From Broussard (take 2) (5:28)
09. You Left Me All Alone (take 2) (3:59)
10. Lean Baby (take 1) (6:44)
11. Jean-Marie’s Den (take 6) (6:50)

Illinois Jacquet – tenor saxophone
Hank Jones – piano
George Duvivier – bass
J. C. Heard – drums

Recorded March 28 and 30, 1978, at Barclay Studio, Paris, France.
Recorded by Gerhard Lehner
Photos by Jean-Pierre Tahmazian
Produced by Disques Black and Blue SARL

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