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October 6, 2011 These saxophonists have a robust, sometimes raw sound that mixes swing, bebop, blues and soul.
Illinois Jacquet's wild, screeching and full-toned style heralded a new approach to the tenor saxophone.
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November 5, 2008 Bandleader Illinois Jacquet was recognized as the king of the tenor saxophone. During his long career, Jacquet played with everyone from Basie to Lionel Hampton and gained notoriety for his wild, honking solo in "Flying Home," which heralded a new approach to playing known as the "Texas tenor style."
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August 13, 2002 Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews the reissue Jumpin at the Apollo (Delmark) featuring saxophonist Illinois Jacquet.
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