Jul 12

Illinois Jacquet – Swing’s The Thing (1956/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 34:20 minutes | 1,38 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Front cover | © Verve Reissues

Swing’s The Thing is one of the first recordings by tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet. Recorded in Los Angeles in 1956, it features Illinois Jacquet on tenor sax, Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Jimmy Jones on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Jo Jones on drums. These magical performances capture the genius that was Jacquet’s playing, backed by a stellar ensemble.

Tracklist:
01 – Las Vegas Blues
02 – Harlem Nocturne
03 – Can’t We Be Friends?
04 – Achtung
05 – Have You Met Miss Jones?
06 – Lullaby Of The Leaves

Musicians:
Illinois Jacquet – tenor saxophone
Roy Eldridge – trumpet
Herb Ellis – guitar
Jimmy Jones – piano
Ray Brown – bass
Jo Jones – drums