by Roy Hargrove



This well-rounded set not only features trumpeter Roy Hargrove with his mid-'90s quintet (tenor saxophonist Ron Blake, pianist Stephen Scott, bassist Rodney Whitaker, and drummer Gregory Hutchinson) but with two other rhythm sections and a few special guests. The first three selections (which includes the uptempo blues "Brian's Bounce") are called "Trilogy" and dedicated to various family members. Hargrove shows off his warm tone on "The Nearness of You" (a ballads with strings album was in the near future), and other highlights include the lyrical "Pas de Trois," a duet by Hargrove and bassist Walter Booker on Larry Willis' "Ethiopia," and a driving version of "Firm Roots." A meeting between Hargrove and Wynton Marsalis on the bop standard "Nostalgia" is disappointingly tame, but otherwise this is a high-quality modern hard bop release.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/20/1995
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731452763020
catalogNumber: 527630

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roy Hargrove   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Stephen Scott   Piano
Jesse Davis   Alto,Alto Saxophone
John Hicks   Piano
Larry Willis   Piano
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
Walter Booker   Bass
Lewis Nash   Drums
Ron Blake   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Troy Halderson   Synthesizer
Gregory Hutchinson   Drums
Wynton Marsalis   Trumpet
Ronnie Mathews   Piano
Christian McBride   Bass
David "Fathead" Newman   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Rodney Whitaker   Bass
Roy Hargrive   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Karriem Riggins   Drums

Technical Credits

Jesse Davis   Contributor
Roy Hargrove   Producer
Larry Clothier   Producer
Troy Halderson   Engineer
David "Fathead" Newman   Composer
Ed Rak   Engineer
Richard Seidel   Executive Producer
David Lau   Art Direction
Patricia Lie   Art Direction

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