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Illinois Jacquet

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Jean-Baptiste Illinois Jacquet (October 31, 1922July 22, 2004) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist best remembered for his solo on "Flying Home", recognized as the first R&B sax solo. Although he was a pioneer of the honking tenor sax that became a regular feature of jazz playing and a hallmark of early rock and roll, he was a skilled and melod...

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