Russell Jacquet

Russell Jacquet (December 4, 1917 – February 28, 1990) was an American trumpeter. Jacquet was born on December 4, 1917, in Saint Martinville, Louisiana, United States. He was the elder brother of well-known tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet, whom he worked with through the years. Jacquet had stints with Floyd Ray and Milt Larkin before he began studying music at Wiley College and Texas Southern University. He moved west and played with his brother's band for a time, later forming his own group which became the house band at the Cotton Club from 1945 to 1949. He then rejoined his brother's group. He later played with several small groups in Oakland, California, and in Houston with Arnett Cobb, and on a few dates in New York with his brother.

He died of a heart attack on February 28, 1990, in Los Angeles, California, aged 72.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 4, 1917 (St. Martinville), Died February 28, 1990 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1947 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, vocalist, songwriter, composer

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E0VB-4657 10-in. 5/22/1950 Slow down baby Illinois Jacquet Orchestra ; Illinois Jacquet Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, songwriter  
Victor D7VB-2854 10-in. 12/18/1947 Jet propulsion Illinois Jacquet Orchestra ; Illinois Jacquet Jazz octet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D7VB-2855 10-in. 12/18/1947 King Jacquet Illinois Jacquet Orchestra ; Illinois Jacquet Jazz octet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D7VB-2856 10-in. 12/18/1947 Try me one more time Illinois Jacquet Orchestra ; Illinois Jacquet ; Russell Jacquet Jazz octet, with vocal refrain instrumentalist, trumpet, composer, vocalist  
Victor D7VB-2857 10-in. 12/18/1947 Embryo Illinois Jacquet Orchestra ; Illinois Jacquet Jazz octet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D7VB-2889 10-in. 12/19/1947 Riffing at 24th street Illinois Jacquet Orchestra ; Illinois Jacquet Jazz nonet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D7VB-2890 10-in. 12/19/1947 Mutton leg Illinois Jacquet Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D7VB-2891 10-in. 12/19/1947 Symphony in Sid Illinois Jacquet Orchestra ; Illinois Jacquet Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D7VB-2892 10-in. 12/19/1947 A Jacquet for Jack the bellboy Illinois Jacquet Orchestra ; Illinois Jacquet Jazz nonet instrumentalist, trumpet  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jacquet, Russell," accessed February 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/355711.

Jacquet, Russell. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/355711.

"Jacquet, Russell." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 February 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/355711

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