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Barnes & Noble - Sal D'Agostino
Toss another log onto the fire, break out the Rémy Martin, and sink into the sofa with someone you love --Roy Hargrove will take care of everything else, including the string section. That's right, strings. MOMENT TO MOMENT is Hargrove's contribution to a long line of albums featuring outstanding soloists from Charlie Parker to Stan Getz. And to pull it off, you've got to have the goods because there's precious little "conversation" going on with the band. Willie Jones's brushes provide buoyancy for Hargrove's lines to sail on,but nobody really listens to the strings; they're just a pretty picture frame. So althoughit's arguable that an album is far from jazz in the ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Sal D'Agostino
Toss another log onto the fire, break out the Rémy Martin, and sink into the sofa with someone you love --Roy Hargrove will take care of everything else, including the string section. That's right, strings. MOMENT TO MOMENT is Hargrove's contribution to a long line of albums featuring outstanding soloists from Charlie Parker to Stan Getz. And to pull it off, you've got to have the goods because there's precious little "conversation" going on with the band. Willie Jones's brushes provide buoyancy for Hargrove's lines to sail on,but nobody really listens to the strings; they're just a pretty picture frame. So althoughit's arguable that an album is far from jazz in the purist sense, it can be beautiful. And Hargrove is one of the few trumpet players on the scene whose tone is big enough and sweet enough it's the aural equivalent of a fine brandy to be compelling in this situation. The tunes are all classic ballads --"You Go To My Head," "I Fall in Love Too Easily," "I'm Glad There Is You" -- and each is delivered right down Main Street, with a minimum of messing with the songs' original intent.
All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Following in the well-trod footsteps of Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Clifford Brown, Chet Baker, and Wynton Marsalis, among others, Roy Hargrove has his day with strings, purveying moody, lovelorn ballads at glacial tempos. At first, one's hopes are raised that this could turn out to be one of the best attempts in this field. The leadoff track "You Go to My Head" is gorgeous; Hargrove plays soulfully and inwardly, and pianist Larry Willis's arrangement is emotionally satisfying without being cloying. However, the disc continues on and on in this fashion, one tune seeming to blend into another, one arrangement sounding like the next besides Willis, who contributes five charts, Gil Goldstein does three others, and Cedar Walton chips in two. Even Hargrove tries his own hand at string arranging on his composition "Natural Wonders"; the results are noticeably less sophisticated and not as richly-harmonized as the others on the disc. Sherman Irby acts as a capable foil on alto sax, and bassist Gerald Cannon and drummer Willie Jones III have little else to do but keep their gently booming and rustling sounds moving. Whether on flugelhorn or trumpet, Hargrove's undoubted sincerity and musicality go only a limited distance over the 68-minute span of the CD before simply repeating themselves out. CDs like this make one wish that the 10" LP was back; that time frame was just long enough for some of jazz's best string albums of the past.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/23/2000
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731454354028
  • Catalog Number: 543540
  • Sales rank: 51,264

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Go to My Head - Roy Hargrove (6:06)
  2. 2 Always and Forever - Roy Hargrove (5:48)
  3. 3 Natural Wonders - Roy Hargrove (5:25)
  4. 4 Moment to Moment - Roy Hargrove (6:17)
  5. 5 I'm a Fool to Want You - Roy Hargrove (5:51)
  6. 6 How Insensitive - Roy Hargrove (5:34)
  7. 7 I'm Glad There Is You - Roy Hargrove (5:57)
  8. 8 A Time for Love - Roy Hargrove (6:11)
  9. 9 The Very Thought of You - Roy Hargrove (5:57)
  10. 10 Peri - Roy Hargrove (5:58)
  11. 11 I Fall in Love Too Easily - Roy Hargrove (4:07)
  12. 12 Another Time - Roy Hargrove (5:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roy Hargrove With Strings Primary Artist
Roy Hargrove Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Indexed Contributor
Eleanor Angel Viola
Gerald Cannon Bass
Stanley Poplin Cello
Kenneth Harrison Viola
Cynthia Baehr Violin
Sherman Irby Alto Saxophone
Jenny Bifano Violin
Technical Credits
Gil Goldstein Engineer, String Arrangements
Roy Hargrove Producer, String Arrangements
Cedar Walton String Arrangements
Ray Brown Engineer
Larry Clothier Producer, Liner Notes
Jimmy Dorsey Composer
Phil Edwards Engineer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Tommy LiPuma Executive Producer
Paul Mertz Composer
Doug Sax Mastering
Philip Elwood Liner Notes
Hollis King Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MY KIND OF MUSIC

    IF IT WAS POSSIBLE TO GIVE THIS ALBUM MORE STARS, I WOULD. THIS CD PUTS ME TO BED AT NIGHT AND WAKES ME UP ON MORNINGS, I CANNOT BRING MYSELF TO REMOVE IT FROM THE PLAYER. MR. HARGROVE'S COMPOSITION MAY NOT BE AS 'SOPHISTICATED' AS OTHER TRACKS ON THE ALBUM, BUT THERE IS A SENSUALITY THAT COMES THROUGH. SPEAKING AS SOMEONE WHO IS 'ILLITERATE' WHEN IT COMES TO MUSIC, HAVING NEVER LEARNED TO PLAY AN INSTRUMENT, MY RESPONSE TO THIS CD IS PURELY VISCERAL. I SIMPLY LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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