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December 6, 2012
JAZZ Midway through a lengthy run of club dates, trumpeter Roy Hargrove began his career as part of the Wynton Marsalis-led crew of "Young Lions" in the late '80s, but his tastes grew intriguingly more difficult to pin down as his career progressed. In addition to contributing to recordings by Erykah Badu and D'Angelo, Hargrove has also led a funk and hip-hop-informed RH Factor and an Afro-Cuban ensemble, Crisol. For this show he'll be equally free-flowing with a nimble quintet. Catalina Jazz Club, 6725 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sun. $25-$35.
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December 6, 2012
JAZZ Midway through a lengthy run of club dates, trumpeter Roy Hargrove began his career as part of the Wynton Marsalis-led crew of "Young Lions" in the late '80s, but his tastes grew intriguingly more difficult to pin down as his career progressed. In addition to contributing to recordings by Erykah Badu and D'Angelo, Hargrove has also led a funk and hip-hop-informed RH Factor and an Afro-Cuban ensemble, Crisol. For this show he'll be equally free-flowing with a nimble quintet. Catalina Jazz Club, 6725 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sun. $25-$35.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 1995 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When modern mainstream trumpeter Roy Hargrove plays the Veterans Wadsworth Theater on Dec. 2, he'll bring in the quintet he affectionately refers to as "a baby." "The band changes every time a new player comes in and the first gig with our new pianist, Charles Craig, was about two weeks ago at a clinic at an elementary school in New York," Hargrove says. As you might expect, the 26-year-old Hargrove, who was just voted Down Beat Magazine's trumpeter of the year, is upbeat about his new band.
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February 11, 2005 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
The first sounds emanating from the stage at the Cerritos Center on Wednesday easily could have been mistaken for the soundtrack of a '50s science fiction movie. Bloops, bleeps, whirs and thumps suggested the imminent arrival of Dr. Morbius and the cast of "Forbidden Planet." But it was Herbie Hancock who was producing most of the atmospheric clatter -- from a laptop computer -- aided by saxophonist Michael Brecker, trumpeter Roy Hargrove, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington.
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July 2, 1995 | Don Heckman
ROY HARGROVE "Family" Verve * * 1/2 Talk about concept albums. After making his Verve debut last year with a recording in which he was teamed with several tenor saxophonists, young trumpet star Roy Hargrove now appears in yet another carefully planned production--one that embraces players from every stage of his brief but impressive career.
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May 15, 1994 | ZAN STEWART
Hargrove, at 24, has really arrived. He exhibits the kind of maturity and high musicality that his chief influence, Freddie Hubbard, did at the same age. The trumpeter is in esteemed company: Johnny Griffin, Joe Henderson, Stanley Turrentine, Joshua Redman and Branford Marsalis are the guest tenorists, and the trumpeter's tenorman, Ron Blake, plays on several tracks. There are no throwaway notes, no forgettable compositions.
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February 15, 2002 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Roy Hargrove has a habit of coming on stage, picking up his trumpet and instantly digging into a high-speed, note-filled solo. The concept of warming up slowly, of building to a climax, doesn't seem to have a place in his musical way of thinking.
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May 12, 1991 | ZAN STEWART
*** Roy Hargrove, "Public Eye" Novus/RCA. On his second solo album, the 21-year-old trumpeter reveals that he's developing into a substantial mainstream soloist with a unique voice. A bold, sizzling sound and a tuneful melodic swagger spark Hargrove's investigations of classics such as "September in the Rain" and originals including the no-nonsense "Spiritual Companion."
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May 19, 1994
Miles is gone but the crackling Roy Hargrove is here, and many jazz enthusiasts consider the young trumpeter to be the next best thing. Hargrove comes to town with his talented quintet for an infrequent local appearance tonight at Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena.
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November 11, 1990 | ZAN STEWART
RALPH MOORE "Furthermore" Landmark This outstanding package is every bit as compelling as its predecessor, tenorist/composer Moore's "Images." Alternating between a quartet and a quintet--with trumpet-giant-in-training Roy Hargrove the other horn--Moore plays mostly originals by himself and his sidemen (Hargrove and the keeps-getting-better pianist Benny Green, the latter a returnee from "Images").
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February 15, 2002 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Roy Hargrove has a habit of coming on stage, picking up his trumpet and instantly digging into a high-speed, note-filled solo. The concept of warming up slowly, of building to a climax, doesn't seem to have a place in his musical way of thinking.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 1999 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Talk about pound-for-pound power: Trumpeter Roy Hargrove may be small and compact in size, but his playing explodes with the force and energy of a solid heavyweight. On Tuesday at Catalina Bar & Grill, in the opening set of a six-night run, the 29-year-old Hargrove, one of the first of the young jazz lions of the '90s, delivered one impressive solo after another.
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March 14, 1998 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Though his album "Habana" won him a Grammy just days ago for best Latin jazz performance, trumpeter Roy Hargrove played nothing from that recording, or any Latin jazz for that matter, when he opened a four-day run Thursday at the Jazz Bakery. Instead, with a newly configured sextet, the 29-year-old trumpeter wowed a near-capacity crowd with sometimes obscure jazz tunes, a pair of ballads and updates of Hargrove originals recorded five and more years back.
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December 4, 1995 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Even on an off night, trumpeter Roy Hargrove is a step up from such acclaimed young-generation trumpet players as Marcus Printup and Nicholas Payton. And Hargrove had an off night Saturday at the Veterans Wadsworth Theater. His usually precise articulation was not as crisp as it's been on record or in previous local appearances. He seemed tentative at times when reaching into the upper register of his instrument.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 1995 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When modern mainstream trumpeter Roy Hargrove plays the Veterans Wadsworth Theater on Dec. 2, he'll bring in the quintet he affectionately refers to as "a baby." "The band changes every time a new player comes in and the first gig with our new pianist, Charles Craig, was about two weeks ago at a clinic at an elementary school in New York," Hargrove says. As you might expect, the 26-year-old Hargrove, who was just voted Down Beat Magazine's trumpeter of the year, is upbeat about his new band.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 1995 | Don Heckman
ROY HARGROVE "Family" Verve * * 1/2 Talk about concept albums. After making his Verve debut last year with a recording in which he was teamed with several tenor saxophonists, young trumpet star Roy Hargrove now appears in yet another carefully planned production--one that embraces players from every stage of his brief but impressive career.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 1994 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Heard this one before? Young jazz trumpeter with amazing technique is discovered by a famous mentor. He goes on to gain international acclaim, recording multiple albums a year and appearing around the world with some of the art form's biggest names. All this before reaching the age of 25. It's the Wynton Marsalis story, right? No, but, on the face of it, 25-year-old trumpeter Roy Hargrove's rapid rise to fame is remarkably similar to Marsalis' some 15 years ago.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 1995 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Roy Hargrove has the look of a boxer--and a good one, at that. Strolling on stage at Catalina's Bar & Grill on Tuesday night for the opening set of a six-night run, the much-heralded young trumpeter was trim and dapper, his compact frame perfectly garbed in a doe-colored, double-breasted suit that would have delighted Sugar Ray Robinson. Much of his visual style--a precisely assembled outer image energized by a self-possessed inner attitude--was reflected in his music.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 1995 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Roy Hargrove has the look of a boxer--and a good one, at that. Strolling on stage at Catalina's Bar & Grill on Tuesday night for the opening set of a six-night run, the much-heralded young trumpeter was trim and dapper, his compact frame perfectly garbed in a doe-colored, double-breasted suit that would have delighted Sugar Ray Robinson. Much of his visual style--a precisely assembled outer image energized by a self-possessed inner attitude--was reflected in his music.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 1994 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Heard this one before? Young jazz trumpeter with amazing technique is discovered by a famous mentor. He goes on to gain international acclaim, recording multiple albums a year and appearing around the world with some of the art form's biggest names. All this before reaching the age of 25. It's the Wynton Marsalis story, right? No, but, on the face of it, 25-year-old trumpeter Roy Hargrove's rapid rise to fame is remarkably similar to Marsalis' some 15 years ago.
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