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Roy Hargrove

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Trumpeter Roy Hargrove has firmly established himself as one of this generation's premier players in jazz and beyond. Hargrove was born in Waco, TX on October 16, 1969. Inspired by the gospel music he heard in church on Sundays and the R&B and funk music that played on the radio, Roy began learning the trumpet in the fourth grade. By junior high school, he was playing at an advanced level of proficiency. At 16, he was studying music at Dallas's prestigious Booker T. Washington School for the Visual and Performing Arts. Midway through his junior year, Roy was "discovered" by Wynton Marsalis, who was conducting a jazz clinic at the school

Album

Wild is the Wind

Label: Slea Head Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Do It Again; Jealous; It's Alright With Me; It's Probably Me; Break Your Heart; Too Late Now; Wild Is The Wind; Steamroller Blues; Too Close For Comfort; Secret; Everybody Wants To Rule The World; I'll Be Around.

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Article: Interview

Pino Palladino: The Craftsman from Wales

Read "Pino Palladino: The Craftsman from Wales" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Refined craftsmanship is in small supply in today's music business, especially in the music business that fills sports arena or large music venues. Pino Palladino belongs to the small guild of refined craftsmen whose membership is reserved to musicians who do not seek the spotlight but pursue beauty through art, because that is what they were ...

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Article: Interview

Pino Palladino: Eclettismo al Servizio della Musica

Read "Pino Palladino: Eclettismo al Servizio della Musica" reviewed by Serena Antinucci


Capita raramente di ascoltare un disco che sprigiona endorfine così benefiche, che ci concede la possibilità di separarci momentaneamente dalla realtà, spingendoci fino al nucleo generativo della musica stessa. Proprio lì dove la composizione prende forma in uno spazio neutro, senza confini, entriamo nel sistema musicale di Notes With Attachments del bassista Pino Palladino e del ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Matthew Alec

Read "Take Five with Matthew Alec" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Matthew Alec: Saxophonist, Executive Producer at Cleveland Time Records and bandleader for the jazz fusion group Matthew Alec and The Soul Electric. Nominated as 'Cleveland's Best Horn Player' by Cleveland Scene Magazine, Matthew earned his Bachelor's Degree in Music from Kent State University in 2007. While at KSU, he studied both 20th century classical music ...

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News: Recording

'Everybody Wants To Rule The World,' First Single And Video From Vocalist Kari Kirkland’s Upcoming Album Wild Is The Wind, Now Available

'Everybody Wants To Rule The World,' First Single And Video From Vocalist Kari Kirkland’s Upcoming Album Wild Is The Wind, Now Available

Produced and Arranged by Shelly Berg, Wild Is The Wind Also Features Roy Hargrove and John Daversa Kari Kirkland has just released the first single and accompanying video from her debut album, Wild Is The Wind, which itself is scheduled for a February 26 release. On “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” a jazz-inflected rendition of ...

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Article: Album Review

Alonzo Demetrius: Live From The Prison Nation

Read "Live From The Prison Nation" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Drummer Ralph Peterson's righteous mission is the continuum of late mentor Art Blakey with the all cylinders burn of the Messengers Legacy performances and twenty-five recordings, including 2020's charismatic Onward & Upward (Onyx Productions). He chooses trumpeter Alonzo Demetrius as his first label mate to help bring the even larger legacy of the black movement forward. ...

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Article: Year in Review

2020: The Year in Jazz

Read "2020: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


The COVID-19 pandemic put the jazz world in a tailspin, just like the world at large, in 2020. And there is plenty of uncertainty going into the new year about what “new normal: might emerge from the darkness. International Jazz Day, like so many other things, became an online virtual event this time around. Pianist Keith ...

Article: Interview

Luca Aquino: Gong, il Suono dell'Ultimo Round

Read "Luca Aquino: Gong, il Suono dell'Ultimo Round" reviewed by Paolo Marra


Dalla registrazione del suo primo disco da leader nel 2007 dal titolo Sopra le nuvole e il successivo Lunaria—con la partecipazione di Roy Hargrove—passando per Chiaro, registrato per l'etichetta Tǔk nel 2011, Luca Aquino ha intrapreso una personale ricerca del suono della tromba in bilico tra Miles Davis, Chet Baker, rock e sperimentazione.

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Matthew Halsall: A New Dawn

Read "Matthew Halsall: A New Dawn" reviewed by Chris May


After five years without the release of any newly recorded material, the British trumpeter and composer Matthew Halsall has returned in winter 2020 with a fresh new band and a sparkling new album, Salute To The Sun, on his Gondwana Records label. It is more than good to have him and his music back.


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