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#2956192 - 11/03/18 08:52 AM RIP Roy Hargrove
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I know he's a trumpet player, but I'm sad today.

Saw him at the Toronto Jazz Fest in 2012 with the RH Factor. Bobby Sparks was on fire that night...
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#2956193 - 11/03/18 08:53 AM Re: RIP Roy Hargrove [Re: MAJUSCULE]
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What????!!!!

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#2956194 - 11/03/18 08:57 AM Re: RIP Roy Hargrove [Re: George88]
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Nooo, it canít be! He is too young! cry

RIP, Roy, thank you for the music.
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#2956200 - 11/03/18 09:15 AM Re: RIP Roy Hargrove [Re: zephonic]
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From his Facebook page:

"It is with great sadness and a devastated heart that we report the passing of Roy Hargrove on November 2 at the age of 49. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones. More info to follow."

RIP. A massive loss.
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#2956202 - 11/03/18 09:19 AM Re: RIP Roy Hargrove [Re: MAJUSCULE]
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too young. RIP
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#2956203 - 11/03/18 09:25 AM Re: RIP Roy Hargrove [Re: davedoerfler]
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#2956206 - 11/03/18 09:58 AM Re: RIP Roy Hargrove [Re: Math&Music]
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This is very sad to hear. His album "Diamond in the Rough" is definitely in my personal top 20 favorite jazz albums of all time - maybe my top 10. It's not just that his trumpet playing was good, but that he seemed to bring out wonderful performances by others, especially Antonio Hart (alto sax) and whoever was playing the piano on that album (there were multiple, and I have not found a place which specifies who played piano on each track).

RIP.

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#2956208 - 11/03/18 10:56 AM Re: RIP Roy Hargrove [Re: harmonizer]
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A total shock ! shocked cry

Age 49, cardiac arrest. He had been on dialysis for some years.

I had the honor of playing with him once. Years ago when he was just starting to get big, he came and did a clinic at the Musician's Institute in Hollywood with the big band that I was part of for 25 years.

In addition to having Freddie Hubbard-ish type chops, he was very soulful. He could play with a lot of space like Miles or just play endless long phrases where he sounded like a modern Clifford Brown. Never sounded too technical, always had the element of soul, blues and lyricism to his playing, along with the modern stuff. His tone was to die for. Just the total package. And at that time at least, a very humble cat.

So sorry to hear the news. frown
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#2956213 - 11/03/18 11:22 AM Re: RIP Roy Hargrove [Re: Dave Ferris]
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Gone way too soon.
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#2956218 - 11/03/18 12:19 PM Re: RIP Roy Hargrove [Re: Dreamchilde]
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Wow. Had no idea his health was so poor. Along with Tom Harrell, he was my favorite of the current trumpet players.

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#2956220 - 11/03/18 12:49 PM Re: RIP Roy Hargrove [Re: cedar]
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So sad. Way to young. A musical giant. RIP Roy.
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#2956221 - 11/03/18 01:37 PM Re: RIP Roy Hargrove [Re: Al Quinn]
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Horrible news, yesterday I started to work on some stuff inspired by RH factor really spooky. Ive seen him acouple of times, a tone to die for and those soulful licks.

Too young to pass, we really would have needed more of his soulful music in this world.

RIP RH
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#2956222 - 11/03/18 02:21 PM Re: RIP Roy Hargrove [Re: fjzingo]
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If someone wanted to know how a flugelhorn should sound, Iíd play this:


Iíve also stolen every lick in this solo:

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#2956224 - 11/03/18 02:34 PM Re: RIP Roy Hargrove [Re: Mark Zeger]
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#2956225 - 11/03/18 02:34 PM Re: RIP Roy Hargrove [Re: Mark Zeger]
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RIP
Such a tasteful player and always on top of his music
Great loss and way too young...
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#2956244 - 11/03/18 04:29 PM Re: RIP Roy Hargrove [Re: yannis D]
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D8mn. This hits way too close to home as we're the same age.

Thanks to Roy for enbracing and incorporating the totality of black music into Jazz.

Surely his influence will carry on among his peers and younger musicians too. RIP Mr. Hargrove. cool
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#2956259 - 11/03/18 07:16 PM Re: RIP Roy Hargrove [Re: ProfD]
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That's one more that I skipped recently, thinking I could see him anytime. :-(

Possibly the best (and at least one of the three best) trumpet players to come along since Miles Davis.

Way too young to go!
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#2956282 - 11/04/18 12:46 AM Re: RIP Roy Hargrove [Re: MAJUSCULE]
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Woah. Horrible news. Gone way too soon. Didnít catch him live too many times, but at least the Directions In Music (w Herbie, Brecker) super group was mind-blowing.

Donít forget his contributions to the Ēneo soulĒ genre, for instance on DíAngeloís Voodoo.

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#2956314 - 11/04/18 07:30 AM Re: RIP Roy Hargrove [Re: BRW]
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A pure servant of the music and a beautiful soul.
He was ALWAYS at Smalls, Smoke or somplace else in town when he wasnt hitting.
He mentored and schooled so many.
Still in shock as i heard his trasplant went well although he was still on dialysis.
Damn.
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#2956394 - 11/04/18 07:56 PM Re: RIP Roy Hargrove [Re: jimkost2002]
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Posted this on Instagram and Facebook. Habana turned me on to Chucho Valdes, John Hicks, Frank Lacy, Anga Diaz, and Kenny Dorham. In short, it changed my life. For my generation of musicians, RH Factor is an undeniable, unavoidable influence, either directly or by proxy.

His health problems were no secret for many years. In 2014 he was supposed to play at Yoshi's San Francisco the nights before us, but he had to cancel - that was the first I had heard about it.

What a loss, but I feel like he lives on in the lessons we all got from him.
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#2956417 - 11/05/18 12:36 AM Re: RIP Roy Hargrove [Re: David R]
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RIP Roy... One of the very best, and a personal favorite of mine. He had a way of integrating great keyboard sounds in his productions. "The Joint" is totally badass. Listen to the Rhodes voicing on the album version if you want a kick...

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#2956421 - 11/05/18 12:55 AM Re: RIP Roy Hargrove [Re: Analogaddict]
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RIP. Wasn't too familiar with his music, but heard some great things from him. Passed away far too young....
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#2956887 - 11/07/18 11:22 PM Re: RIP Roy Hargrove [Re: RudyS]
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I love the Candy Dulfer's version of "Strasbourg St Denis" (place-quarter in Paris where there is quite some Jazz Clubs):

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GNx4EbTu10w


Edited by Quai34 (11/07/18 11:29 PM)
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