The Jazz Show Episode June 9, 2014

Broadcast on 09-Jun-2014

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Tenor saxophone master Illinois Jacquet: "Swing's The Thing!"

One of the finest recordings by one of the most popular and critically overlooked tenor saxophonists in Jazz: Illinois Jacquet. Often dismissed as a screamer and a showboater, Jacquet remains a misunderstood major voice of the tenor saxophone. The truth is Mr. Jacquet was an outgoing player and was always out to please his audience but was always musical and harmonically sophisticated. Possessing a huge, deep and sensuous tone, he could turn up the excitement meter but could also move you to tears with a heartfelt ballad. He had one foot in the swing era and one foot in Modern Jazz. It is this transitional concept that's evident on tonight's Jazz Feature. "Swing's The Thing!" puts Jacquet in the company of his peers including Roy Eldridge ("Little Jazz"), Herb Ellis on guitar, Jimmy Jones on piano, Ray brown on bass and Jo ("Papa Jo")Jones on drums. Six fine tunes plays with soul and taste by all and one of the finest albums by this great tenor saxophonist. "Swing's The Thing" Indeed Mr. Jacquet.

Track Listing:

Return To Forever
Airto Moreira · Free
Flora's Song
Airto Moreira · Free
The Longest Day
Kenny Wheeler/Norma Winestone · Azimuth
Relaxin' At Camarillo
Charlie Parker · In Hollywood
Cheers
Charlie Parker · In Hollywood
Carvin' The Bird
Charlie Parker · In Hollywood
Stupendous
Charlie Parker · In Hollywood
Greensleeves
Chuck Wayne · Tapestry
On Green Dolphin Street
Chuck Wayne · Tapestry
Some Saturday
Rex Stewart · Ellington Small Band
Subtle Slough
Rex Stewart · Ellington Small Band
Menelik(The Lion of Judah)
Rex Stewart · Ellington Small Band
Poor Bubber
Rex Stewart · Ellington Small Band
Squatty Roo
Johnny Hodges · Ellington Small band
Passion Flower
Johnny Hodges · Ellington Small band
Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Johnny Hodges · Ellington Small Band
Going Out The Back Way
Johnny Hodges · Ellington Small Band
Hamp's Hump.
Lou Donaldson · Everything I Play is Funky!
Las Vegas Blues.
Illinois Jacquet · Swing's The Thing!
Harlem Nocturne
Illinois Jacquet · Swing's The Thing!
Can't We Be Friends?
Illinois Jacquet · Swing's The Thing!
Achtung!
Illinois Jacquet · Swing's The Thing!
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Illinois Jacquet · Swing's The Thing!
Lullaby of the Leaves.
Illinois Jacquet · Swing's The Thing!
Work Song
Cannonball Adderley · Live at the Half Note.
The Little Boy With The Sad Eyes.
Cannonball Adderley · Live at Shelly's Manne-Hole