Monday, February 14, 2011

Illinois Jacquet

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.
Thom Jurek
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Illinois Jacquet
Swing's the Thing


1 Las Vegas Blues (Eldridge) 612
2 Harlem Nocturne (Hagen) 432
3 Can't We Be Friends ? (Swift, James) 642
4 Achtung (Jacquet) 506
5 Have You Met Miss Jones ? (Hart, Rodgers) 556
6 Lullaby of the Leaves (Petkere, Young) 549
7 No Sweat (Davis) 251
8 Flying Home (Goodman, Hampton, Robin) 312
9 The Fluke (Davis) 235
10 Nite Out (Davis, Jacquet) 314
11 Robbin's Nest [alternate take] (Russell, Thompson, Jacquet) 4:24

[# 1-6] Swing's the Thing
Illinois Jacquet - ts
Roy Eldridge - tp
Jimmy Jones - p
Herb Ellis - g
Ray Brown - b
Jo Jones - dr
Recorded in Los Angeles, California ; October 16, 1956
[# 7-10] The Cool Rage
Illinois Jacquet - ts
Wild Bill Davis - org
Kenny Burrell - g
Johnny Williams - dr
Recorded in New York City ; April 21, 1958
[# 11] Illinois Jacquet Flies Again
Illinois Jacquet - ts
Russell Jacquet, Fip Ricard - ts
Arnett Sparrow - tb
Budd Johnson, Frank Haywood - ts
Haywood Henry - bs
Jimmy Jones - p, arr
Barry Galbraith - g
Al Lucas - b
Oliver Jackson - dr
Recorded in New York ; August 11, 1959


Melanchthon said...

d3lta said...

This is a fantastic twofer, many thanks Mel!

Heervee said...

Illinois: Thank you for this great moment of Jazz

El Tortuga said...

Merci beaucoup pour un autre album merveilleux.