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Artist: Jacquet, Illinois
Title: Big Band Live In Berlin 1987
Format: CD
Label: SQUATTY ROO RECORDS
Catalog Number:212
Barcode:686647021204 itemnumber=1000116370
Price: $14.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 4/15/2014
Availability: In Stock
Additional Musical Category Notes:
Big Band Jazz 


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In 1981 tenor Sax legend Illinois Jacquet pursued his career-long dream of assembling a truly great big jazz band in the tradition of his mentors, Count Basie and Lionel Hampton, bands with whom he recorded and toured in his youth. He would apply all the wisdom and experience he gleaned as their sideman, as well as from his years of leadership over his many small groups, and would include songs he made famous with his "little big band" of the 1940s. The Illinois Jacquet Big Band was filled with luminaries and young stars, but unfortunately would only record one studio album entitled "Jacquet's Got It" on Atlantic Records, in 1987. Here, for the first time in history, we have a snapshot of what that band was like on the road, playing live In Berlin at Philharmonic Hall. As listeners will easily hear, this band rocked the house, and swung hard! Illinois himself is in rare form, playing soulfully and strong, ripping through all his classics with fervor and fire. These wonderful arrangements are mostly by the pen of Eddie Barefield, Wild Bill Davis, and Phil Wilson. Featured here within the band are veterans such as Irvin Stokes, Johnny Grimes, Richard Wyands, Eddie Barefield, Rudy Rutherford, and Babe Clarke; as well as young lions such as Frank Lacy, Joey Cavaseno, Jesse Davis, and Henry Scott.

Track Listing
 1. 
[ 3:33] Robbin’s Nest

 2. 
[ 4:44] Jacquet’s Got It

 3. 
[ 7:21] Smooth Sailing

 4. 
[ 4:31] Old Man River

 5. 
[ 5:47] More Than You Know

 6. 
[ 4:37] Stompin’ at the Savoy

 7. 
[ 5:36] Blues From Louisiana

 8. 
[ 10:22] Perdido

 9. 
[ 6:19] On the Sunny Side of the Street

10. 
[ 6:45] Three Buckets of Jive

11. 
[ 3:49] Flying Home




Performers on this Album
Illinois Jacquet: tenor sax, alto sax, vocals

trumpet: Henry Scott
trumpet: David Zalud
trumpet: Irvin Stokes
trumpet: Johnny Grimes
trombone: Matt Haviland
trombone: Frank ”Kuumba” Lacy
trombone: Fred Joyner
alto sax, clarinet: Joey “G-Clef” Cavaseno
alto sax: Jesse Davis
tenor sax, clarinet: Arthur “Babe” Clarke
tenor sax: Eddie Barefield
baritone sax, clarinet: Rudy Rutherford
piano: Richard Wyands
bass: Fred Hunter
drums: Eric Allen

Arrangers: Wild Bill Davis, Eddie Barefield, Phil Wilson, others.
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Release Format: CD         
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