Illinois Jacquet – Genius At Work!

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“This live set with organist Milt Buckner and drummer Tony Crombie is quite fun. Tenor great Illinois Jacquet roars throughout “The King,” “C Jam Blues” and “Take The ‘A’ Train,” makes a warm ballad statement on “Easy Living” and on “I Wanna Blow Now” he takes an enthusiastic vocal that is highlighted by a surprisingly effective imitation of Ella Fitzgerald. The LP has been long out-of-print but it is worth picking up even if Buckner’s organ playing lacks much subtlety.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.


00:00 A1 The King (Count Basie)
05:32 A2 Easy Living (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
10:06 A3 C Jam Blues (Duke Ellington)
18:07 B1 Take The A Train (Billy Strayhorn)
28:30 B2 I Wanna Blow Now (Bennie Green)


Tony Crombie – drums
Milt Buckner – organ
Illinois Jacquet – tenor saxophone, vocals


Label: Black Lion Records ‎
Country: UK
Released: 1971