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Illinois Jacquet

Jean Baptiste Illinois Jacquet (born 1922) is a jazz tenor saxophonist. He performed with the Lionel Hampton, Cab Calloway, and Count Basie orchestras before forming his own band in 1945. His solos of the early and mid 1940s, especially his solo on Hampton's "Flying Home" and his performance at the first Jazz at the Philharmonic concert, greatly influenced rhythm and blues saxophone style.