One of Illilnois Jacquet’s albums rightly proclaimed “Jacquet’s Got It!” Jacquet’s 1942 solo on the song “Flying Home” immortalized him. (Click here for the story.) He was a key participant in several of Norman Granz’s legendary Jazz at the Philharmonic sessions. He played at the White House three times. He took a turn as artist-in-residence at Harvard. He was a vital artist.
Well, he had it. Today Illinois Jacquet is flying home: “Saxophonist Illinois Jacquet dies.” RIP.
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