The King!

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This article is about the album by Illinois Jaquet. For other uses, see The King (disambiguation).
The King!
Studio album by Illinois Jacquet
Released 1968
Recorded August 20, 1968
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 41:13
Label Prestige
PR 7597
Producer Don Schlitten
Illinois Jacquet chronology
Bottoms Up
The King!
The Soul Explosion

The King! is an album by jazz saxophonist Illinois Jacquet which was recorded in 1968 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic stated, "Tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet has never made an indifferent record, and this CD reissue of a Prestige date from 1968 has its strong moments. ... Enjoyable music but not all that essential".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Illinois Jacquet except as indicated

  1. "A Haunting Melody" – 5:20
  2. "I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel to Be Free)" (Billy Taylor) – 6:40
  3. "The King" (Count Basie) – 5:34
  4. "Caravan" (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol) – 3:28
  5. "Blue and Sentimental" (Basie, Mack David, Jerry Livingston) – 6:30
  6. "How High the Moon" (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis) – 5:29
  7. "A Haunting Melody" [alternate take] – 2:55 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Blue and Sentimental" [alternate take] (Basie, David, Livingston) – 5:17 Bonus track on CD reissue



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed April 17, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic listing accessed April 16, 2013