Illinois Jacquet Collection 1990


Illinois Jacquet Collection 1990



SNAC Resource ID: 6639114

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Hampton, Lionel (person)

Lionel Hampton was born in Louisville, Kentucky on April 20, 1908. He died on August 31, 2002 in New York City. He showed a talent for music at an early age and by high school, was playing drums with a jazz band organized by his employer, a newspaper called the Chicago Defender. Later, he attended classes in music theory at the University of Southern California and gained a reputation as a great drummer on the West Coast. In 1930, Louis Armstrong, when working for Les Hite’s band, a...

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Jacquet, Illinois, Performer. (person)

Born in Broussard, Louisiana in 1922, Illinois Jacquet moved to Houston when he was six months old. His father was a bassist with a railroad company band, and he had three brothers who were also musicians. Jacquet started on soprano and alto sax in the late 1930s and played with Lionel Proctor, Bob Cooper, and Milton Larkin's bands. He went to the west coast in 1941 and there joined Lionel Hampton in whose band his solo on "Flying Home" attracted wide attention and, in effect, started a whole ne...

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