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The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions, 1945-50

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The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions, 1945-50

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Illinois Jacquet
Producers:
Mosaic
genre:
Jazz, Reissues

We gave it a B+

The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions, 1945-50 is a long-overdue box set which gathers 78 hard-to-find swing-to-bop sides by one of the most influential tenor saxists. Although sound quality varies, Illinois Jacquet’s commanding presence and mastery of all tempos prove irresistible. His erotic, upper-register eruptions on the wilder numbers illustrate how he helped liberate the sax for later, avant-garde stylists. B+