Illinois Jacquet : Swing's The Thing

Illinois Jacquet : Swing's The Thing


Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax), Roy Eldridge (trumpet), Jimmy Jones (piano), Herb Ellis (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), Jo Jones (drums)

Verve 8023

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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A1 - Las Vegas Blues
A2 - Harlem Nocturne
A3 - Can't We Be Friends?
B1 - Achtung
B2 - Have You Met Miss Jones?
B3 - Lullaby Of the Leaves

Recorded on October 16, 1956, in Los Angeles.

"Don’t let the October 16th 1956 mono recording date fool you: this Jean-Baptiste “Illinois” Jacquet session was recorded in Los Angeles, probably at legendary Radio Recorders, and the sound will knock you down. If the opener “Las Vegas Blues” doesn’t get you, the second tune, the familiar 'Harlem Nocturne' will! The sonic mood is strictly fish net stockings film noir. When Jacquet reaches down to the lower limits of his tenor on 'Nocturne' you’ll feel as if the walls of your listening room just might crumble." - Michael Fremer, Music Angle

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under