Illinois JACQUET – Swing's the Thing 1956-1958

Illinois JACQUET – Swing’s the Thing 1956-1958
2006 Issue.

Jazz

The first CD of this collection of five includes Jacquet’s complete October 16, 1956 album Swing’s The Thing, with Roy Eldridge, Jimmy Jones, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and Jo Jones as well as all of the tracks recorded on April 21, 1958, that were later released on the album The Cool Rage featuring Wild Bill Davis, Kenny Burrell and Johnny Williams. This CD also includes a version of Robbin’s Nest, recorded on August 11, 1959, as the only alternate take of the session Illinois Jacquet Flies Again, which we’ve included on this edition due to a lack of disc space on the collection’s second CD.
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This is one of several in the complete collection of Illinois Jacquet’s recordings issued by Lonehill Jazz. The years covered by the label are from 1956-1966, in which the great saxophonist and bandleader did record somewhat infrequently but …    Full Descriptionissued great performances each time out. And these two dates, one from 1956 (Swing’s the Thing) and one from 1958 (The Cool Rage), were issued on 10″ vinyl editions, This CD version also contains one bonus track, an alternate version of “Robin’s Nest,” inexplicably. There are 11 cuts in all, containing over 50 minutes of music. But the magic is in the performances, so to speak with Jacquet, Roy Eldridge, Jo Jones, Herb Ellis, Jimmy Jones and Ray Brown in the party. The latter session features a young Kenny Burrell, Wild Bill Davis on B-3, and Johnny Williams on drums. This is essential Jacquet.
By Thom Jurek. AMG.
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The first CD the Illinois Jacquet Project collection, includes Jacquet’s complete October 16, 1956 album Swing’s The Thing, with Roy Elbridge, Jimmy Jones, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and Jo Jones as well as all of the tracks recorded on April 21, 1958, that were later released on the album The Cool Rage featuring Wild Bill Davis, Kenny Burrell and Johnny Wiliams. This CD also includes a Version of Robin’s Nest, recorded on august 11,1959, as the only alternate take of the session Illinois Jacquet Files Again, which we’ve included on this edition due to a lack of disc space on the collection’s second CD.
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Roy Eldridge- (Trumpet),
Herb Ellis- (Guitar),
Illinois Jacquet- (Tenor Sax),
Budd Johnson- (Tenor Sax),
Jo Jones- (Drums),
Oliver Jackson- (Drums),
Russell Jacquet- (Trumpet),
Wild Bill- Davis (Organ),
Ray Brown- (Bass),
Kenny Burrell- (Guitar),
Barry Galbraith- (Guitar),
Frank Haywood- (Tenor Sax),
Haywood Henry- (Bariton Sax),
Jimmy Jones- (Piano),
Flip Ricard- (Trumpet),
Arnett Sparrow- (Trombone),
Al Lucas- (Bass),
Johnny Williams Jr.- (Drums).
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The Illinois Jacquet Project: The Complete 1956-1966 Recordings
Volume #1

Contains The Complete Albums:
Clef’s October 1956 LP Swing’s The Thing
Verve’s April 21, 1958 The Cool Rage Session
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#1-6: Illinois Jacquet (ts), Roy Eldridge (tp), Jimmy Jones (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Jo Jones (d).
Los Angeles, October 16, 1956.

#7-10: Illinois Jacquet (ts), Kenny Burrell (g), Wild Bill Davis (org), Johnny Williams (d).
NYC, April 21, 1958.
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01. Vegas Blues  6:12
02. Harlem Nocturne  4:32
03. Can’t We Be Friends  6:42
04. Achtung  5:06
05. Have You Met Miss Jones?  5:56
06. Lullaby of the Leaves  5:49
07. No Sweat  2:51
08. Flying Home  3:12
09. The Fluke  2:35
10. Nite Out  3:14
11. Robbin’s Nest [Alternate Take]  4:24
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