RIP Roy Hargrove

 

download.jpgSouth Africans will be saddened by the news of the death of trumpeter Roy Hargrove, who’d been a popular visitor at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Hargrove was not only an impressive trumpeter, but somebody who wasn’t afraid to speak out about injustice. He could sound as sweet as his first hero, Clifford Brown, or as tough and edgy as any much younger hip-hop jazzer. For a beautiful playlist tour through his mercurial career, see this:

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/nov/06/roy-hargrove-10-key-performances-from-bebop-to-hip-hop-crossovers

 

Hamba Kahle.

 

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