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Diamond in the Rough
     

Diamond in the Rough

by Roy Hargrove
 
Trumpeter Roy Hargrove's debut as a leader found him occasionally recalling Freddie Hubbard but already sounding fairly original in the hard bop genre. On a quartet version of "Easy To Remember," Hargrove shows restraint and maturity in his lyrical ballad statement while featuring his strong bop chops on most of the other selections.

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Trumpeter Roy Hargrove's debut as a leader found him occasionally recalling Freddie Hubbard but already sounding fairly original in the hard bop genre. On a quartet version of "Easy To Remember," Hargrove shows restraint and maturity in his lyrical ballad statement while featuring his strong bop chops on most of the other selections. Among the many other up-and-coming voices heard on this 1989 set are pianist Geoffrey Keezer (who contributes three originals and shows what he had picked up from McCoy Tyner), the fluid altoist Antonio Hart and drummer Ralph Peterson, Jr. Tenor-saxophonist Ralph Moore, pianist John Hicks and drummer Al Foster are also in the notable supporting cast. The one fault to the CD is that the performances and solos are often a little too brief, with all but "Whisper Not" in the 4-6 minute range. But for a debut, Roy Hargrove can still be proud of Diamond In The Rough.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/27/1990
Label:
Novus
UPC:
0012416308229
catalogNumber:
3082

Tracks

  1. Proclamation  - Roy Hargrove
  2. Ruby, My Dear  - Roy Hargrove
  3. A New Joy  - Roy Hargrove
  4. Confidentiality  - Roy Hargrove
  5. Broski  - Roy Hargrove
  6. Whisper Not  - Roy Hargrove
  7. All over Again  - Roy Hargrove
  8. It's Easy to Remember  - Roy Hargrove
  9. Premonition  - Roy Hargrove
  10. BHG  - Roy Hargrove
  11. Wee  - Roy Hargrove

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