The joy of sax

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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