Illinois Jacquet - Swing's The Thing (1956/2011/2014)
2011 | DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 34:20 minutes | 898 MB
2014 | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 34:20 minutes | 1,45 GBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
Illinois Jacquet was "foremost of the WWII-era "Texas tenor titans", an influential figure in both jazz and R&B saxophone. "Swing's The Thing" is one of his first recordings. 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.