TEXAS TENOR: THE ILLINOIS JACQUET STORY, Arthur Elgort's captivating documentary on tenor sax wizard Illinois Jacquet, gives just dues to one of the world's finest musicians. Considering the subject is virtually worshipped by many musical superstars, it's hard to imagine that his name is
barely recognizable to the general public.
Illinois Jacquet has had a distinguished career that's spanned some fifty years. TEXAS TENOR follows the musician from 1988 through 1991 as the jazz saxophonist and conductor does what he does best--make beautiful music. Jacquet, like other great Southern Black musicians, came north just as soon
as he was old enough to buy a train tick...