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Illinois Jacquet

Musician from the United States

Illinois Jacquet

Musician from the United States
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birthday
30th
October, 1922
Death
22nd
July, 2004
Birth Place
Broussard, Louisiana, US
Birth Sign
scorpio
Biography

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.

instruments played
alto
bassoon
saxophone
Tenor
Associated Acts

Cab Calloway, Dexter Gordon, Flip Phillips

Birth Name

Jean-Baptiste Illinois Jacquet

Genres

Swing, bebop, jump blues

Years Active

1941 2004

Name

Illinois Jacquet

Nationality

United States of America

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