Illinois Jacquet - Swing's The Thing

 (Mono Version)


Analogue Productions (Verve)



Product No.:
AVRJ 8023-45
UPC: 753088802317
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

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Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound

"...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen!" Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011

Illinois Jacquet's 1956 album Swing's The Thing features Roy Eldridge, Jimmy Jones, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and Jo Jones.

Illinois Jacquet, tenor saxophone
Ray Brown, bass
Roy Eldridge, trumpet
Herb Ellis, guitar
Jimmy Jones, piano
Jo Jones, drums


1. Las Vegas Blues
2. Harlem Nocturne
3. Can't We Be Friends
4. Achtung
5. Have You Met Miss Jones
6. Lullaby of the Leaves

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 5 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 08/11/2022
5 Stars
Echoing another reviewer...I second that motion... Harlem Nocturne on its own is 100 per cent worth the price of admission. Wow....what an amazing pleasure it was just now when I played it for the first time. Chapeau!! SUPER WELL DONE. This lp sounds so beautiful and warm. Thank You Acoustic Sounds for bringing this amazing organic music to us in a way that sounds so delicious.


posted on 04/08/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: S. Madon
Was vacuuming, put this record on, and boy, what a swinging deep clean session it was! The music and recording contained within are simply outstanding, with Mr. Jacquet's tenor sax very nicely backed up by the who's who of jazz royalty. Have since given it many more listens without the vacuum cleaner. The jaundiced yellow cover "jacquet" belies this gem of a swinging session. A+++

Harlem Nocturne Alone Worth Price Of Admission

posted on 03/23/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: AnalogJ
This is a great album, with terrific sound. It's one of those mono albums which will make a mono believer out of fans of stereo sound.

The tune, Harlem Nocturne, is in its own league. An incredible track, it will practically have you running to produce your own film noir.

Big Sound

posted on 12/16/2017
5 Stars
Reviewer: Rick
I don't have a mono cartridge yet I agree with the previous post. I have hundreds of AP releases and this ranks with the best of them.


posted on 06/18/2012
5 Stars
Get a mono cartridge and buy this. The fidelity, rhythm and presence of this recording is to die for.

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