Another Level – Roy Hargrove
A bossa with colorful, unpredictable changes consisting mostly of minor chords. The form has two contrasting sections, one with a floating quality and the other more rhythmic. Second parts are available for the quintet arrangement.
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- Recording: Roy Hargrove - Family
- Recorded on: January 26-29, 1995
- Label: Verve (314 527 630)
- Concert Key: No key center
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Latin (Bossa)
- Trumpet - Roy Hargrove
- Tenor Sax - Ron Blake
- Piano - Stephen Scott
- Bass - Rodney Whitaker
- Drums - Gregory Hutchinson
There is a four-measure intro which begins with a rising figure in fourths, developed into a simpler, more lyrical phrase; it is also used as a coda. In this arrangement, the tenor sax and bass play this intro line, with the piano harmonizing a third above.
Second parts are available for the two-horn arrangement, which on the head combines unison, octaves, and wide-interval harmonies (sixths and sevenths). The B section is harmonized mostly in sevenths, with the tenor on the third of each chord where the trumpet melody has the ninth.
Click on the Bass Corner tab for information about the bass part.
On the B section of the solos, Whitaker often plays the fourth of the minor chords. This results in a sus chord quality, for example D♭7sus for Abm7. These alternate chords are shown in all lead sheets and parts.
October 16, 1969 – November 2, 2018
Roy Hargrove was a pioneer in modern hard-bop jazz and is widely regarded as one of the best trumpeters to emerge from the 1990s. As a high school student in Waco, Texas, young Roy met Wynton Marsalis in 1987. Impressed with the young man's talent, Wynton encouraged Roy. In April, 1988, while still a teenager, Roy traveled to NYC and slept on the couch in Don Sickler's rehearsal studio in preparation for his recording debut in the big leagues with Don ("Superblue"). Before leaving New York on that trip he also recorded with alto saxophonist Bobby Watson ("No Question About It"). Read more...