Depth – Roy Hargrove
This driving post-bop song is Roy Hargrove's first recorded composition. Second parts are available for the quintet arrangement.
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- Recording: Carl Allen - Dreamboat
- Recorded on: March 24-25, 1989
- Label: Alfa Jazz (29R2-40)
- Concert Key: F minor, No key center
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Trumpet - Roy Hargrove
- Alto Sax - Kenny Garrett
- Piano - Donald Brown
- Bass - Ira Coleman
- Drums - Carl Allen
Second parts are available for the quintet arrangement. The horns begin in unison, going to harmony at the pickup to the third measure; the alto sax fills in rhythmically on the long melody note in the fifth measure. On the bridge, the horns are in octaves until the pickup to the last measure, where they are harmonized in thirds.
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...