Bottoms Up (Illinois Jacquet album)

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Bottoms Up
Bottoms Up (Illinois Jacquet album).jpg
Studio album by Illinois Jacquet
Released 1968
Recorded March 26, 1968
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 33:46
Label Prestige
PR 7575
Producer Don Schlitten
Illinois Jacquet chronology
Go Power!
(1966)Go Power!1966
Bottoms Up
The King!
(1968)The King!1968

Bottoms Up 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 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic stated, "Even in 1968 when the jazz avant-garde was becoming quite influential, tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet played in his own timeless style, performing in an idiom little changed during the previous 20 years".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Illinois Jacquet except where noted.

  1. "Bottoms Up" – 3:21
  2. "Port of Rico" – 4:12
  3. "You Left Me All Alone" – 3:51
  4. "Sassy" (Milt Buckner) – 5:41
  5. "Jivin' with Jack the Bellboy" (Bill Doggett, Illinois Jacquet) – 5:40
  6. "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You" (Bing Crosby, Ned Washington, Victor Young) – 6:12
  7. "Our Delight" (Tadd Dameron) – 5:28
  8. "Don't Blame Me" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) – 4:09



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed April 16, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic listing accessed April 16, 2013
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 111. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.