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1. Bottoms Up
2. Port Of Rico
3. You Left Me All Alone
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5. Jivin' With Jack The Bellboy
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7. Our Delight
8. Don't Blame Me (Previously Unissued)

Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 23, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Original Jazz Classics
  • ASIN: B000000YN4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #189,430 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By "ivomorre" on April 7, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Here Illinois Jacquet is in top form. Consistently musical and inspired, without gratuitous honking and screaming, he fully lives up to his titanic talent. And he is backed by a formidable rhythm section -Barry Harris, Ben Tucker and Alan Dawson. (Why doesn't Amazon list the sidemen?) To me it ranks amont the best tenor sax playing, on par with Hawkins, Young, Rollins and Trane. One of my favorite records.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bluesman From Barcelona on January 26, 2008
Format: Audio CD
A good record by Illinois Jacquet that together Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young and very few others has been and is, a giant of the tenor saxophone, as the big reporter said if Jacquet could collect royalties on his ideas he would be many times a millionaire today. One thing about Illinois, he was the author of the unforgettable saxo solo of Lionel Hampton's "Flying Home" song, that stands today as one of the classics of tenor saxophone improvisation.
This record was recorded when the Jazz avant-garde was becoming quite influential, in spite of this Illinois Jacquet played in his own timeless style and Bottom Up was a great success. Very good rhythmic section with pianist Barry Harris, bassist Ben Tucker and drummer Alan Dawson together with Illinois are heard swinging hard and generally expressing in a tipically extroverted fashion. I like specialy "Jivin' with Jack the Bellboy" and ballad "You left me alone" that are memorables, the remainder of the record are also very good. I give it 4 stars.
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I don't have much to say: Illinois Jacquet is a master of the horn and acknowledged by many to be the father of the rock and roll saxophone. This is a fine selection of swing tunes, including some of my favorites: Bottoms Up, Sassy, and Jivin' with Jack the Bellboy.

The only reason I did not give this record 5 stars is because there are other Illinois Jacquet collections that I prefer: Jumpin' At the Apollo, Flying Home: The Best of the Verve Years, and Bottoms Up (The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions (Paris, France 1974))
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By Nixon on April 10, 2015
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Excellent Old Time Jazz. Too bad I did not discover his music until this year!
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