Illinois Jacquet

Saxophonist



About

Jean-Baptiste Illinois Jacquet (October 31, 1922 – July 22, 2004 - (aged 81)) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, best remembered for his solo on \"Flying Home\", critically recognized as the first R&B saxophone solo. Although he was a pioneer of the honking tenor saxophone that became a regular feature of jazz playing and a hallmark of early rock and roll, Jacquet was a skilled and melodic improviser, both on up-tempo tunes and ballads. He doubled on the bassoon, one of only a few jazz musicians to use the instrument.<Br> Source: <A Href=\"Https://En.Wikipedia.Org/Wiki/Main_Page\" Target=\"_blank\" Rel=\"Me Nofollow\"> Https://En.Wikipedia.Org/Wiki/Main_Page</A>