Illinois Jacquet

Swing music, Musical Artist

1922 – 2004

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Who was Illinois Jacquet?

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.

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Born
Oct 31, 1922
Broussard
Also known as
  • Jacquet, Illinois
  • Illinois Jaquet
  • Illimous Jacquet
  • Jean-Baptiste Illinois Jacquet
  • The King
  • The Beast
Parents
Siblings
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Jul 22, 2004
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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