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Illinois Jacquet – The Kid And The Brute (1998 FLAC)

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Illinois Jacquet - The Kid And The Brute (1998 FLAC)

Illinois Jacquet – The Kid And The Brute (1998 FLAC)

Artist: Illinois Jacquet, Ben Webster
Album: The Kid And The Brute
Release/Reissue: 1998
Genre: Jazz

01. I Wrote This For The Kid
02. Saph
03. Mambocito Mio
04. The Kid And The Brute
05. September Song
06. Jacquet’s Dilemma
07. Little Jeff
08. Jacquet Jumps
09. Blue Nocturne
10. On Your Toes
11. R.U. One
12. Jatap La Conga
13. It’s The Talk Of The Town
14. Heads
15. On Your Toes (78 RPM Version)

This single CD reissues all of the music from a former LP and a ten-inch LP. Of greatest interest are two fairly long selections (the blues “I Wrote This for the Kid” and a stomping “The Kid and the Brute”) that match Illinois Jacquet with fellow tenor great Ben Webster. Since they have equally passionate and distinctive sounds, their “battle” is a draw. Otherwise, this 1998 CD finds Jacquet with his band of the mid-1950s, featuring short solos and fine support from trumpeter Russell Jacquet, trombonist Matthew Gee and either Leo Parker or Cecil Payne on baritone. Jacquet is at his best on the uptempo numbers, such as “Jacquet Jumps” and two versions of “On Your Toes,” where he gets to honk in strategic places. An excellent example of Illinois Jacquet’s hard-swinging and accessible music.

Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Percussion – Illinois Jacquet
Baritone Saxophone – Leo Parker
Bass – Al Lucas
Congas, Vocals – Chano Pozo
Drums – Shadow Wilson
Piano – Johnny Acea
Tenor Saxophone – Ben Webster
Trombone, Vocals – Matthew Gee
Trumpet – Russel Jaquet