Saxophonist and Big Band Leader Illinois Jacquet

Illinois Jacquet

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Institute of Jazz Studies

The jazz tenor sax player died July 22 at the age of 81 in Queens, N.Y. A seminal figure in R&B, Jacquet played with some of the great big bands, including ones led by Lionel Hampton, Cab Calloway, and Count Basie. (Rebroadcast From Oct. 13, 1988).

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