(1991) The Blues; That's Me!

Illinois Jacquet

... read moreTenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet is heard in top form throughout this quintet set with pianist Wynton Kelly, guitarist Tiny Grimes, bassist Buster Williams, and drummer Oliver Jackson. The music, which falls between swing, bop and early R&B, is generally quite exciting, especially "Still King,...

40′:24″ 6 Songs

1
The Blues; That's Me!
Illinois Jacquet
10:32
2
Still King
Illinois Jacquet
3:55
3
'Round Midnight
Illinois Jacquet
6:54
4
The Galloping Latin
Illinois Jacquet
5:32
5
For Once In My Life
Illinois Jacquet
7:04
6
Everyday I Have The Blues
Illinois Jacquet
6:27
Released 01 January 1991, ℗ 1991 Fantasy, Inc.

Review

Tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet is heard in top form throughout this quintet set with pianist Wynton Kelly, guitarist Tiny Grimes, bassist Buster Williams, and drummer Oliver Jackson. The music, which falls between swing, bop and early R&B, is generally quite exciting, especially "Still King," "Every Day I Have the Blues," and the lengthy title cut. A particular surprise is a moody version of "'Round Midnight," which features some surprisingly effective bassoon by Jacquet. This CD reissue is highly recommended. ~ Scott Yanow