Artist: Illinois Jacquet
Album: Bottoms Up
01. Bottom’s Up
02. One O’Clock Jump
03. One O’Clock Jump (Alt)
04. If You Knew What It Does To My Heart
05. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
06. On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Alt 1)
07. Africa Now
08. Jacquet’s Boogie Woogie
09. Jammin For D. S.
10. Blues Funk For Bill Marlowe
11. All The Things You Are
12. One The Sunny Side Of The Street (Alt 2)
Even in 1968 when the jazz avant-garde was becoming quite influential, tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet played in his own timeless style, performing in an idiom little changed during the previous 20 years. With the assistance of pianist Barry Harris, bassist Ben Tucker, and drummer Alan Dawson, Jacquet is heard throughout this CD reissue (which adds a previously unissued “Don’t Blame Me” to the original program) swinging hard and generally expressing himself in a typically extroverted fashion. “Bottoms Up” (a relative of “Flying Home”), “Jivin’ with Jack the Bellboy,” and Jacquet’s excellent original ballad “You Left Me All Alone” are most memorable.