The Hot Box #039 – Roy Hargrove Retrospective

This Hot Box is a retrospective of music by the late Roy Hargrove, who died on November 2nd 2018 aged just 49.

Roy Hargrove was a hard bop-oriented musician (and acclaimed "Young Lion") who became one of America's premier trumpeters during the late '80s and beyond. A fine, straight-ahead player who spent his childhood years in Texas, Hargrove met trumpet virtuoso Wynton Marsalis in 1987, when the latter musician visited Hargrove's high school in Dallas.

Impressed with the student's sound, Marsalis allowed Hargrove to sit in with his band and helped him secure additional work with major players, including Bobby Watson, Ricky Ford, Carl Allen, and the group Superblue. Hargrove attended Berklee for one year (1988-1989) before decamping to New York City, where his studio career took flight.

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Track List for The Hot Box #039 – Roy Hargrove Retrospective

# Artist Track Title Time
01 Michel Camilo One More Once 00:00
02 Roy Hargrove Mambo for Roy 02:28
03 Roy Hargrove, Wynton Marsalis Nostalgia 14:39
04 Roy Hargrove, David “Fathead” Newman Thirteenth Floor 21:11
05 Roy Hargrove Klactoveesedstene 27:35
06 Roy Hargrove, Jason Marshal Ms Garvey Ms Garvey 32:53
07 Roy Hargrove, Russel Malone Una Mas 38:47
08 Roy Hargrove Everything I Have is Yours/Dedicated to You 47:54
09 Roy Hargrove, Chucho Valdes Mr Bruce 53:09
10 Roy Hargrove My Funny Valentine 59:17
Donald Helme
Author: Donald Helme
Donald presented Jazz Alley, Ireland’s number one jazz show, on RTE Lyric FM from the station’s first week on air until the end of 2015. “I am not a musician, and have never pretended to be anything other than a lifetime fan with loads of experience and hopefully, good ears.”
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