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Illinois Jacquet Story [Box]

The Illinois Jacquet Story [Box]

by Illinois Jacquet
     
 
Jean Baptiste Illinois Jacquet was one of the 20th century's first great extroverted saxophonists. Blending the currents of swing, bop, and R&B, he introduced a "lava fountain" technique which perfectly matched the mounting intensity of modern life. The Illinois Jacquet Story, issued in 2002 as Proper Box 49, samples his recording activity during the years 1944

Overview

Jean Baptiste Illinois Jacquet was one of the 20th century's first great extroverted saxophonists. Blending the currents of swing, bop, and R&B, he introduced a "lava fountain" technique which perfectly matched the mounting intensity of modern life. The Illinois Jacquet Story, issued in 2002 as Proper Box 49, samples his recording activity during the years 1944-1951 and is heartily recommended as a bracing blast of mid-20th century jazz at its most exciting. An accomplished interpreter of ballads, Jacquet also became famous -- and infamous -- for his willingness to ride the saxophone to the highest reaches of its upper register or to hammer away at one lick with almost frightening intensity. This sort of unbridled passion clearly inspired the accessibly rowdy accomplishments of Earl Bostic, Freddie Mitchell, and Big Jay McNeely. Vastly expanded and further informed by the realities of life in the mid- to late-20th century, the joyous extremes of the overblown saxophone would resurface in the free improvisations of Albert Ayler, Pharoah Sanders, Anthony Braxton, and Archie Shepp. It is entirely appropriate that this compilation opens with four extended Jazz at the Philharmonic jams recorded live on 16" platters at Hollywood's Philharmonic Auditorium during the summer of 1944, for like Flip Phillips, Jacquet was a crowd-pleasing JATP attention-grabber. Beginning with his first studio session as a leader, Proper's selection is stoked with bold examples from the saxophonist's Philo, ARA, Savoy, Apollo, Aladdin, and Victor recordings. Although most of the collection's 79 tracks are instrumental, its half-dozen vocals are credited to Joe Bailey, Sid McKinney, and Illinois' brother, trumpeter Russell Jacquet. The baritone sax of Leo Parker is especially prominent on Disc Three, which is largely devoted to material from the year 1947. Proper's outstanding Jacquet set closes with 14 Mercury and Clef recordings made in 1951 under the supervision of Norman Granz. Altogether, this is one of the very best Jacquet anthologies ever assembled. It is ideal for high volume playback while driving with the cruise control set at 70 mph, and is sure to mesh well with Proper Box 37 which is devoted to the adventures of another phenomenally expressive tenor saxophonist, Ben Webster.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/19/2002
Label:
Proper Box Uk
UPC:
0805520020497
catalogNumber:
49

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Lester Leaps In
  2. Blues
  3. Body and Soul
  4. I've Found a New Baby
  5. Flying Home, Pt. 1
  6. Flying Home, Pt. 2
  7. Uptown Boogie
  8. Throw It Out of Your Mind Baby
  9. Jacquet Mood
  10. Wondering and Thinking of You
  11. Memories of You
  12. Bottom's Up
  13. Merle's Mood

Disc 2

  1. What's This
  2. I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You
  3. Ladies Lullaby
  4. Illinois Stomp
  5. Don't Blame Me
  6. Jumpin' Jacquet
  7. Blue Mood
  8. Jacquet in the Box
  9. Savoy Blip (AKA Jacquet and No Vest)
  10. Doggin' With Doggett
  11. Minor Romp (AKA Jacquet and Coat)
  12. Berry's Blues (aka Illinois' Blues)
  13. Jumpin' at Apollo
  14. Jacquet Bounce
  15. She's Funny That Way
  16. 12 Minutes to Go
  17. For Europeans Only
  18. Big Dog
  19. You Left Me All Alone
  20. Jivin' With Jack the Bellboy
  21. Blow, Illinois, Blow
  22. Illinois Blows the Blues
  23. South Street Special

Disc 3

  1. Diggin' the Count
  2. Robbins' Nest
  3. Music Hall Beat
  4. Jumpin' at the Woodside
  5. Goofin' Off
  6. Riffin' With Jacquet
  7. Sahara Heat
  8. It's Wild
  9. Destination Moon
  10. For Truly
  11. I Surrender, Dear
  12. Jet Propulsion
  13. King Jacquet
  14. Try Me One More Time
  15. Embryo
  16. Riffin' at 24th Street
  17. Mutton Leg
  18. Symphony in Sid
  19. A Jacquet for Jack the Bellboy
  20. Big Foot
  21. Black Velvet

Disc 4

  1. B-Yot
  2. Adam's Alley
  3. Blue Satin
  4. Stay Away
  5. My Old Gal
  6. Slow Down Baby
  7. Hot Rod
  8. You Gotta Change
  9. Hippity Hop
  10. Later for the Happenin'
  11. Moe
  12. On the Sunny Side of the Street
  13. Speedliner
  14. Pastel
  15. All of Me
  16. Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'
  17. Mean to Me
  18. One Nighter Boogie
  19. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)
  20. Cotton Tail
  21. Weary Blues
  22. Groovin'

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Illinois Jacquet   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Otis   Drums
Bill Doggett   Piano
Paul   Guitar
Miles Davis   Trumpet
Leonard Feather   Piano
Freddie Green   Guitar
Hank Jones   Piano
Jo Jones   Drums
Charles Mingus   Bass
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Leo Parker   Baritone Saxophone
Russell Jacquet   Trumpet,Vocals
Oscar Moore   Guitar
Big Nick Nicholas   Tenor Saxophone
Charles Thompson   Piano
Trummy Young   Trombone
Gene Ramey   Bass
Carl Perkins   Piano
Jack McVea   Tenor Saxophone
Lee Abrams   Drums
Tom Archia   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Bailey   Vocals
Emmett Berry   Trumpet
Denzil Best   Drums
Art Blakey   Drums
Red Callender   Bass
Henry Coker   Trombone
Nat King Cole   Piano
John Collins   Guitar
Arthur Dennis   Baritone Saxophone
William K. "Billy" Hadnott   Bass
Cedric Haywood   Piano
J.C. Heard   Drums
J.J. Johnson   Trombone
Ted Kelly   Trombone
Porter Kilbert   Alto Saxophone
Ulysses Livingston   Guitar
Johnny Miller   Bass
Ray Perry   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Powell   Alto Saxophone
Shorty Sherock   Trumpet
John Simmons   Bass
Maurice Simon   Baritone Saxophone
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Shadow Wilson   Drums
Lucas   Bass
Lee Young   Drums
Fred Robinson   Trombone
Gus Chappell   Trombone
Wichard   Drums
Marion Hazel   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Bill Doggett   Composer
Count Basie   Composer
Eubie Blake   Composer
Tadd Dameron   Arranger
Harry Edison   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Illinois Jacquet   Composer
Lester Young   Composer
Russell Jacquet   Composer
William James   Composer
Jimmy Mundy   Arranger,Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
John "Johnny" Adriano Acea   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Harry Barris   Composer
Emmett Berry   Composer
George Cates   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Greene   Composer
J.J. Johnson   Composer
Billy Moll   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Seymour Simons   Composer
Gerald Marks   Composer
Lee Gaines   Composer
Artie Matthews   Composer
Sydney Robin   Composer
Joop Visser   Producer,Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer

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