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Roy A. Hargrove (born October 16, 1969) is an American jazz trumpeter.

Hargrove was born in Dallas, Texas, and was discovered as a potential jazz talent when Wynton Marsalis visited his high school. One of his biggest influences was saxophone player David “Fathead” Newman, who played with the Ray Charles Band at Hargrove’s junior high school.

Hargrove spent one year (1988–1989) studying at Boston’s Berklee School of Music, but could more often be found in New York City jam sessions, and finally transferred to New York’s New School. His first recording in New York was with the saxophonist Bobby Watson. Shortly afterwards he made a recording with Superblue featuring Watson, Mulgrew Miller and Kenny Washington. In 1990 he released his first solo album, Diamond in the Rough, on the Novus/RCA label, along with four other albums.

He signed a recording contract with Verve Records, which gave him the opportunity to record with some of the major jazz musicians on With the Tenors of Our Time, including Joe Henderson, Stanley Turrentine, Johnny Griffin, Joshua Redman and Branford Marsalis. In 1993 he was commissioned by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and wrote The Love Suite: In Mahogany. Hargrove won a Grammy Award in 1998 for the album Habana with his Afro-Cuban band, Crisol.

Hargrove has recorded with a wide range of musicians, including: Sonny Rollins, Michael Brecker, Jackie McLean, Slide Hampton, Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, Abbey Lincoln, Diana Ross, Steve Tyrell, Kenny Rankin, John Mayer, Rhian Benson, Carmen McRae, Shirley Horn, Method Man, Common, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, and Gilles Peterson.


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  • pitrafilla

    que bueno este "tipo"...

    27 Jun 2014 Reply
  • enrolaunsonido

    aaaaaaw yeeeeah

    22 Apr 2014 Reply
  • doobedoobe


    25 Sep 2013 Reply
  • TJkhumalo

    Just love Roy Hargrove's music

    13 Jan 2013 Reply

    I love Roy Hargrove's Music .... It is all fantastic .....

    24 Sep 2012 Reply
  • javiikiller

    Sorry to see you folks feel bad about Roy but his best work has been the Habana. x2

    12 Apr 2012 Reply
  • sumjazz


    23 Jun 2011 Reply
  • meganesatchii

    Saw them live at Java Jazz Festival 2011 and absolutely amazing!

    21 Mar 2011 Reply
  • EmHCee

    Absolutely fantastic musician.

    9 Feb 2011 Reply
  • LanFill

    Great musician.. slept on this for far too long

    24 Jan 2011 Reply
  • benthepirate

    great stuff

    22 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Godfrey11

    My favorite guy out there today!

    31 Dec 2010 Reply
  • jellian

    just pure beauty in his music

    5 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Iskander1986

    Next Miles for Christian Scott)

    15 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Iskander1986

    Hardgrove feat. Common - мозговыносящая песня. 2ой день на репите%)

    15 Jul 2010 Reply
  • jazzytj

    Sorry to see you folks feel bad about Roy but his best work has been the Habana. With the cuban cat laying the bottom. Now that thing he did with RH Factor was him messing around with a new vibe he had. That did not show his skills on the horn..

    12 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Vhien

    I feel that Roy Hargrove tries very hard to be Miles Davis, and in some regards, he does succeed. Roy's lack of incentive to adventure into some weirder stuff though bothers me. I would like it if he were to spin his own modern version of like, On the Corner meets Live-Evil or something. Iunno, I think his strongest material so far has been with the RH Factor though.

    13 Feb 2010 Reply
  • QueenRabin

    I Love Roy's style, like no other! He brings meaning to the phrase "Young, Gifted and Black"!!!

    7 Jan 2010 Reply
  • BeetsAndBears

    Keep on keepin' on, Ray! Awesome stuff.

    3 Jan 2010 Reply
  • VictorAraya

    hell no, there was just one Miles.

    25 Jul 2009 Reply
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