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Illinois Jacquet - Swing's The Thing 1956 [HDtracks] (2014)

6-10-2014, 08:11
Music | Jazz | Oldies | FLAC / APE

Illinois Jacquet - Swing's The Thing 1956 [HDtracks] (2014)

Artist: Illinois Jacquet
Title Of Album: Swing's The Thing
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: Verve Music
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Swing, Jump Blues
Total Time: 34:20 min
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: Lossless 48kHz/16bit / 96kHz/24bit / 192kHz/24bit
Total Size: 180 mb / 718 mb / 1.45 gb

Illinois Jacquet's 1956 album Swing's The Thing features Roy Eldridge, Jimmy Jones, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and Jo Jones. Throughout his career, Jacquet, who was born of a Sioux mother and a Creole father, played marvelous swing music. He was famed for his imaginative improvisations and gave brilliant shows with the Count Basie orchestra and at a number of Jazz At The Philharmonic concerts.

The man from Louisiana performed swing at every live appearance - no wonder, then, that Norman Granz chose this theme as the title of the present recording, which was set down in October 1956. This time, however, Jimmy Jones on the piano was not responsible for providing the background for a vocal soloist; rather he delivers airy chords for the swinging tenor sax. That all musicians are superb interpreters of ballads is testified to in 'Harlem Nocturne,' where Illinois Jacquet's sound can best be described as 'soulful.'

„This recording represents the break-out Jazz Statement of 1951. Musical intensity and conviction is performed by all players. Evidently, this enthusiasm culminates from artistic license previously unrealized in larger Big Band formats. Illinois Jacquet swings the beat majestically. Just check out 'Can't We Be Friends'.


1. Las Vegas Blues 06:17
2. Harlem Nocturne 04:32
3. Can't We Be Friends? 06:43
4. Achtung 05:07
5. Have You Met Miss Jones? 05:56
6. Lullaby Of The Leaves 05:45

Illinois Jacquet, tenor saxophone
Roy Eldridge, trumpet
Jimmy Jones, piano
Herb Ellis, guitar
Ray Brown, bass
Jo Jones, drums

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