Illinois Jacquet

Illinois Jacquet

American jazz saxophonist (tenor), composer and bandleader. He also doubled on bassoon, being one of the few jazz players to master that instrument.Played with big bands of Lionel Hampton (1942), Cab Calloway (1943-'44), Count Basie (1945-'46).After playing the first "Jazz at the Philharmonic", Jacques formed his own band (which also included his brother Russell Jacquet, a trumpet player) with ...more

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