Where Were You? – Roy Hargrove
A lyrical ballad with a short, irregular form. Second parts are available for the quintet arrangement.
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- Recording: Roy Hargrove - The Vibe
- Recorded on: January, 1992
- Label: Novus (63132-2)
- Concert Key: No key center
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Ballad
- Trumpet - Roy Hargrove
- Alto Sax - Antonio Hart
- Piano - Marc Cary
- Bass - Rodney Whitaker
- Drums - Gregory Hutchinson
About the arrangement: On the recording, the trumpet and alto sax trade off on the melody. The trumpet has the A sections, with alto on the bridge; the last two measures of the bridge have trumpet harmony notes. We have trumpet and alto parts showing exactly how Roy Hargrove and Antonio Hart played it on the recording, but our other second parts show all the harmony notes so that instrumentalists playing the first part can take the whole melody. Only the trumpet has the melody at the beginning, with the alto joining in the pickup to the fourth measure. After that the horns are mostly voiced in thirds. Lead sheets contain the complete melody.
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...