(2019) Bottoms Up

Illinois Jacquet

... read moreEven in 1968 when the jazz avant-garde was becoming quite influential, tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet played in his own timeless style, performing in an idiom little changed during the previous 20 years. With the assistance of pianist Barry Harris, bassist Ben Tucker, and drummer Alan Dawson...

57′:23″ 20 Songs

1
Berry S Blues (Jacquet Blues)
Illinois Jacquet
2:37
2
Blue Mood
Illinois Jacquet
2:50
3
Bottoms Up
Illinois Jacquet
2:59
4
Don T Blame Me
Illinois Jacquet
3:06
5
Flying Home (Part 1)
Illinois Jacquet
2:50
6
Flying Home - Part 2
Illinois Jacquet
2:18
7
Ghost Of A Chance
Illinois Jacquet
3:11
8
Illinois Goes To Chicago (Doggin With Doggett)
Illinois Jacquet
2:59
9
Illinois Stomp
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3:04
10
Jacquet And No Vest (Savoy Blip)
Illinois Jacquet
2:52
11
Jacquet In The Box
Illinois Jacquet
2:56
12
Jacquet Mood
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2:29
13
Jumpin Jacquet
Illinois Jacquet
2:56
14
Ladies Lullaby
Illinois Jacquet
2:44
15
Memories Of You
Illinois Jacquet
3:13
16
Merle S Mood
Illinois Jacquet
2:57
17
Minor Romp (Jacquet And Coat)
Illinois Jacquet
2:49
18
Throw It Out Of Your Mind Baby
Illinois Jacquet
3:04
19
Uptown Boogie
Illinois Jacquet
2:20
20
Wondering And Thinking Of You
Illinois Jacquet
3:09
Released 26 May 2019, Black & Partner Licenses LLC

Review

Even in 1968 when the jazz avant-garde was becoming quite influential, tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet played in his own timeless style, performing in an idiom little changed during the previous 20 years. With the assistance of pianist Barry Harris, bassist Ben Tucker, and drummer Alan Dawson, Jacquet is heard throughout this CD reissue (which adds a previously unissued "Don't Blame Me" to the original program) swinging hard and generally expressing himself in a typically extroverted fashion. "Bottoms Up" (a relative of "Flying Home"), "Jivin' with Jack the Bellboy," and Jacquet's excellent original ballad "You Left Me All Alone" are most memorable. ~ Scott Yanow