The Soul Explosion

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The Soul Explosion
Studio album by Illinois Jacquet
Released 1968
Recorded March 25, 1969
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 36:23
Label Prestige
PR 7629
Producer Don Schlitten
Illinois Jacquet chronology
The King!
(1968)
The Soul Explosion
(1969)
The Blues; That's Me!
(1969)

The Soul Explosion is an album by jazz saxophonist Illinois Jacquet which was recorded in 1969 and released on the Prestige label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic stated, "This blues-based set is full of soul but often swings quite hard with the focus on Jacquet's exciting tenor throughout".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Gladys Bruce except as indicated

  1. "The Soul Explosion" - 9:17
  2. "After Hours" (Mark Gordon, Erskine Hawkins Avery Parrish) - 7:30
  3. "St. Louis Blues" (W. C. Handy) - 3:06
  4. "I'm a Fool to Want You" (Joel Herron, Frank Sinatra, Jack Wolf) - 8:53
  5. "The Eighteenth Hole" - 3:30
  6. "Still King" (Frank Foster, Illinois Jacquet) - 4:07 Bonus track on CD reissue

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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