Roy Hargrove Music
Not content to be a highly respected post-bop trumpeter and flugelhorn player, displaying technical mastery and graceful expressiveness, Roy Hargrove continually explores musical possibilities. He has led jazz quartets, big bands, an Afro-Cuban ensemble called Crisol, and the experimental R&B band RH Factor. The Texas-born Hargrove studied briefly in the late 1980s at both the Berklee College of Music and the New School, and by 1990, at the age of 21, he'd already released his first solo album on Novus/RCA. He released several more records on RCA before moving to Verve, and continues to mesmerize audiences with his inventive playing and sonic experimentations.