HOLY CRAP! There are only 10 jazz trumpet players in the world?!?!?! Somebody teach them about the birds and bees or they're going to be extinct pretty soon.asaxman said:Roy is one of the ten jazz trumpet players in the world, IMO.
Amen to that - I saw him at Lincoln Center last January in a be-bop tribute concert with James Moody and Charles McPherson. One of the highlights of that concert was Roy playing a ballad on his flugelhorn. I think it was "I Can't Get Started," (funny how I can't even remember which song it was), but what I remember most was his tone. You could actually hear the audience sigh when he was finished. Great, great player.Tim Price said:WHEN ROYS IS PLAYING JAZZ.........WHEW....Very very cool.
I love his flugelhorn playing, when he plays a ballad on the flugel...it's breathtaking. It is music/playing to linger over, to savor, like fine, bottle-conditioned Belgian beer.
I was playing in a quartet at a party. Roy was there, and was pretty drunk. He came up to me and said he wanted to sing 'Body and Soul'. I said 'what key'. He looked surprised, and wandered away.Agent27 said:Quick story, I was at the Addison (North Texas) Jazz Fest with my college big band in '06 and Hargrove was one of the guest artists (along with the Yellowjackets). Well, in the late night/early morning after his performance, there was this jam session going on in the hotel and me and a couple of my friends were there when Roy shows up pretty wasted (high and drunk). A friend of mine, horn in hand, was getting ready to play. Roy walks up to him, his horn in hand, and asks him if he knows such and such tune. My friend said that he didn't and Roy practically yells to everyone "MAN, YOU DON'T KNOW S**T!" It was pretty funny if you were there.
But yeah, Roy's a badass.
I've enjoyed that CD a lot also; even after his stroke, OP is one of my favorite pianists. Roy and Ralph sound great with him.LiAm84 said:I recently got the album Roy Hargrove and Ralph Moore meets Oscar Peterson...
...I wish there was more Ralph Moore readily available!
I saw him at the Port Townsend Jazz camp. He played a concert with his band, and then later that night he sat in with another great trumpet player, Terrell Stafford. He reminded me of Miles both in his playing and demeanorSaxmusiclover said:Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks.