The Message (Illinois Jacquet album)

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The Message
Studio album by Illinois Jacquet with Kenny Burrell
Released 1963
Recorded May 7 & 8, 1963
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Label Argo
Producer Esmond Edwards
Illinois Jacquet chronology
Illinois Jacquet
The Message
Desert Winds

The Message is an album by saxophonist Illinois Jacquet with guitarist Kenny Burrell recorded in 1963 and released on the Argo label.[1]


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

Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars stating "This rather brief LP (just 31 minutes) finds tenorman Illinois Jacquet in typically fine form, but fronting a rather anonymous-sounding group (despite the presence of guitarist Kenny Burrell on some numbers)".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Illinois Jacquet except as indicated

  1. "The Message" (Ben Tucker) - 3:45
  2. "Wild Man" – 5:00
  3. "Bassoon Blues" (Esmond Edwards, Illinois Jacquet) - 3:50
  4. "On Broadway" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) - 4:00
  5. "Like Young" (André Previn) - 4:00
  6. "Turnpike" - 5:45
  7. "Bonita" (Edwards) - 5:40



  1. ^ Edwards, D. & Callahan, M. Argo Album Discography, Part 1: Jazz Series (1956-1965) accessed April 16, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed April 16, 2013