Illinois Jacquet – Big Band Live in Burghausen 1996




In 1981 Tenor Sax legend Illinois Jacquet pursued his career-long dream of assembling a truly great big jazz band in the tradition of his mentors, Count Basie and Lionel Hampton, bands with whom he recorded and toured in his youth. He would apply all the wisdom and experience he gleaned as their sideman, as well as from his years of leadership over his many small groups, and would include songs he made famous with his “little big band” of the 1940s. The Illinois Jacquet Big Band was filled with luminaries and young stars, but unfortunately would only record one studio album entitled “Jacquet’s Got It” on Atlantic Records, in 1987. Released now for the first time is a live performance of that band in all their swinging glory. The place is Burghausen, Germany, and the year is 1996, featuring a younger lineup than our previous release, but swinging hard nonetheless. Yalloppin’ Hounds’ cohorts Joey “G-Clef” Cavaseno, and Brian “Lord” Sledge are featured, along with Mike Grey, the son of trombone legend Al Grey of Count Basie fan, and Gray Sargent, Jacquet’s long time guitarist discovery.

1. Tickle Toe (7:11)
2. Blue Skies (v. Jacquet) (6:57)
3. Doggin’ Around (9:15)
4. Willow Weep For Me (4:34)
5. Stompin’ at the Savoy (4:41)
6. On the Sunny Side of the Street (v. Jacquet) (7:08)
7. Flying Home (3:44)

recorded live Burghausen, Germany, 1996

Illinois Jacquet: tenor sax, alto sax, vocals
trumpets: Winston Byrd, Mark McGowan, Brian Sledge, James Zollar
trombones: Mike Grey, Wayne Andre, Rodney Lancaster
alto sax, clarinet: Joey “G-Clef” Cavaseno
alto sax: Julian Pressley
tenor sax: Arthur Daniels
baritone sax, clarinet: Tom Olin
piano: Eli Yamin
guitar: Grey Sargeant
bass: Fred Hunter
drums: Clyde Lucas

Arrangers: Wild Bill Davis, Eddie Barefield, Phil Wilson, others.

Additional information

Weight .25 oz
Dimensions 5 × 6 × .5 in
Media Type

mp3, CD


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