Thursday, February 2, 2012
Now's the Time: Roy Hargrove
An exceptionally entertaining parlor game for guys like me is the spontaneous ranking of all things related to music. With that freewheeling barroom mentality in mind, I arbitrarily pronounce Roy Hargrove to be the fourth best living jazz trumpeter. And in the category of "most important living jazz musicians," I'll place Hargrove at #14. He performs Friday, February 3, at UMKC's jazz festival. An imbecile previewed Hargrove's appearance here.