Chip Deffaa
August 20, 1993 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Texas Tenor: The Illinois Jacquet Story

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
performer
Illinois Jacquet
genre
Documentary, musical

We gave it a B-

Brawny, full-bodied, and bluesy, Illinois Jacquet’s sound is perfect in its way. Because Texas Tenor is so rich with recent footage of Jacquet, one of the all-time sax masters, it’s rewarding. But it’s also jumbled, never making clear just when he formed his band — or, for that matter, what he was doing at almost any point from the ’40s to the present. B-

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