Illinois Jacquet, Red Prysock, Big Jay McNeely
one-note solos, altissimo squeals
1942 ‘flying home’ featuring Illinois Jacquet in Lionel Hampton’s band.
audiences went wild for the aggressive, exciting, primal, frenzied, raw, screeching, in contrast to smooth, fluid, dense, cerebral improvisations of be-boppers such as Charlie Parker.
sax battles at the Jazz at the Philharmonic