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July 24, 2004

Elsewhere

Illinois Jacquet,

81, a tenor saxophonist whose inventive solo on "Flying Home" helped make the song a jazz standard, died Thursday at his home in New York City of an apparent heart attack.

Mr. Jacquet was also involved in one of the most influential performances in jazz, the first Jazz at the Philharmonic concert in Los Angeles in 1944. A tape of that concert, produced by Norman Granz, became the first commercially released live jazz recording.

Mr. Jacquet, who was among the first to use the saxophone technique known as "honking" or "screeching," was most comfortable in the big-band format.

He first came to fame as a 19- year-old playing with vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, who had just started a big band.

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