Illinois Jacquet

Banned in Boston

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This album (whose artsy liner notes can barely be read) is a disappointment. One would think that teaming together tenor-saxophonist Illinois Jacquet and trumpeter Roy Eldridge, two combative and excitable soloists, would be ideal but few sparks occur. The material is dull, the arrangements (for the seven-to-nine piece groups) are run-of-the-mill and the performances are overly concise. Nothing happens.

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