See also: Jacquet
Its workHe played in the orchestras of Lionel Hampton, Cab Calloway and Count Basie, before forming its own group in 1945. Its solos in the Years 1940 (in particular that of “Flying Home” ) and its service in the first Jazz At the Philarmonic have largely influenced the style Rhythm and blues of the saxophone.
Born Jean Baptist Jacquet , it was with half Sioux and creole half . It was born with Broussard in Louisiana, but its family quickly emigrated with Houston in the Texas. It carries out its first steps in the family orchestra directed by his father, Gilbert Jacquet .
After its studies, it settled in California where it was quickly noticed by Nat King Cole. Jacquet appears in the orchestra of Cab Calloway in the film Stormy Weather (in 1943) with Lena Horne. It also appears in short-measuring Jammin' the Blues with Billie Holiday and Lester Young. It replaces Lester Young in the orchestra of Count Basie in 1946.
Its style was called screeching . It is also known for its hat in crust of pig ( pork black and white hat ). It has creates the Illinois Jacquet Big Band in 1981. He was the first musician of jazz to being artist reside at the university of Harvard. He played the C-Jam Blues with the president Bill Clinton on the lawn of the White House to the inaugural ball of Clinton in 1993.
He died of an heart attack at his place with New York.
He insisted, so that one pronounces his name “with the Frenchwoman”: ʒakɛ (either jakè ).
- Swing' S The Thing (1957)
- Jumpin' At Apollo (1958)
- Serves Winds (1964)
- Bottoms Up (1968)
- The King (1968)
- Blues: That' S Me! (1969)
- Drunk Explosion (1969)
Republication in CD:
- Swing' S the Thing (contains the albums " Swing' S The Thing" and " Cool The Rage")
- Illinois Jacquet and His Orchestra (contains the albums " Illinois Jacquet and His Orchestra" et" Illinois Jacquet Flies Again")
- The Message (contains the albums " The Message" and " Winds" serves;)
- Bosses off the Balad (contains the albums " Bumps off the Ballad" and " Spectrum! ")
- 'Go Power! (contains the album " Go Power! ")
- The Comeback (1971, with Milt Buckner and Tony Crombie)
- The Final Black & Blue Sessions (1971)
- Biography on swingmusic
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