Illinois Jacquet Death Facts: Age, Cause of Death, Birthday, Date of Death Tragedy!

Illinois Jacquet died at age 81, impressive. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding Saxophonist Illinois Jacquet's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Tenor saxophonist who is recognized for his role in the song “Flying Home,” which featured the first R&B saxophone solo. He was also one of the few jazz artists to play the bassoon.

He was raised in a musical family; his father was a bandleader, his brother Russell played trumpet, and his other brother Linton was a drummer.

How did Illinois Jacquet die?

Illinois Jacquet's death was caused by Heart Attack.

Information about the death of Illinois Jacquet
Cause of deathHeart Attack
Age of death81 years
ProfessionSaxophonist
BirthdayOctober 31, 1922
Death dateJuly 22, 2004
Place of deathN/A
Place of burialN/A

Quotes

Hamp would ask me about tempos in the band: ‘Jacquet,’ he’d say, ‘knock off that tempo.’ A lot of jazz musicians didn’t prefer to play for dancers, which was their loss, really. But good jazz has always had that dance feel.

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When I was 16 or 17 I heard the Count Basie band with Jo Jones and Lester Young and Herschel Evans and I couldn’t believe it. They were the greatest swing band. I really fell in love with that sound. Everybody danced!

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People like to hear songs that they can dance to. Even if they’re sitting, they like being made to want to dance and move. By me being a dancer, I know how I’d dance at certain tempos. I was always good at it.

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When I got my band in 1983, I knew what I had to do. If I’m going to have a big band, they’re going to have to sound equally as good as what I’m used to hearing.

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The patterns of big-band music are smooth and classical. It’s got to be fresh. The brass section should crackle, like the sound of eggs being dropped into hot grease.

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