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.
= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
|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||vocalist, instrumentalist, trumpet, composer|
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jacquet, Russell," accessed December 3, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/355711.
Jacquet, Russell. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/355711.
"Jacquet, Russell." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 December 2023.
DAHR Persistent Identifier
Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license
Send the Editors a message about this record.