I. Jacquet - Swing's The Thing
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||Las Vagas Blues||Illinois Jacquet||6:12||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Harlem Nocturne||Illinois Jacquet||4:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Can't We Be Friends||Illinois Jacquet||6:42||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Achtung||Illinois Jacquet||5:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Have You Met Miss Jones?||Illinois Jacquet||5:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lullaby Of The Leaves||Illinois Jacquet||5:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||No Sweet||Illinois Jacquet||2:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Flying Home||Illinois Jacquet||3:12||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Fluke||Illinois Jacquet||2:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Nite Out||Illinois Jacquet||3:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Robbin's Nest(Alt. Take)||Illinois Jacquet||4:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
This is one of several in the complete collection of Illinois Jacquet's recordings issued by Lonehill Jazz. The years covered by the label are from 1956-1966, in which the great saxophonist and bandleader did record somewhat infrequently but issued great performances each time out. And these two dates, one from 1956 (Swing's the Thing) and one from 1958 (The Cool Rage), were issued on 10" vinyl editions, This CD version also contains one bonus track, an alternate version of "Robin's Nest," inexplicably. There are 11 cuts in all, containing over 50 minutes of music. But the magic is in the performances, so to speak with Jacquet, Roy Eldridge, Jo Jones, Herb Ellis, Jimmy Jones and Ray Brown in the party. The latter session features a young Kenny Burrell, Wild Bill Davis on B-3, and Johnny Williams on drums. This is essential Jacquet.
Born: October 31, 1922 in Boussard, LA
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s