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Roy Hargrove

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

Wild is the Wind

Label: Slea Head Records
Released: 2021

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. ...

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.

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

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.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jimmy Cobb: Remembering U

Read "Remembering U" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

The death of Jimmy Cobb earlier in 2020 at 91 years of age marked the end of a singular era in jazz, as well as the career of one of the tastiest drummers in the field. Beginning in the 1950s, Cobb participated in numerous seminal recordings stretching from Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue (Columbia, 1959), John ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Roy Hargrove

Jazz Musician of the Day: Roy Hargrove

All About Jazz is celebrating Roy Hargrove's birthday today! 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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ambrose Akinmusire: On The Tender Spot Of Every Calloused Moment

Read "On The Tender Spot Of Every Calloused Moment" reviewed by Chris May

Trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire rings the changes admirably from album to album. On The Tender Spot Of Every Calloused Moment is the most stripped down of his Blue Note outings (it is his fifth album for the label). It is made with a quartet. There is no second horn. The sound is ECM-like in its ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Trumpets? Yes (And More)

Read "Trumpets? Yes (And More)" reviewed by Marc Cohn

Lots of trumpeters this week (mostly 21st century music): Marcus Printup, Ron Horton, Roy Hargrove, Farnell Newton, along with Buck Clayton (and Buddy Tate) plus Emmett Berry (and Don Byas). Big band (a bit off center) from Marty Ehrlich and Django Bates and the Charlie Parker centennial (Koko, including the 'famous' breakdown) and our chronological Sonny ...


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