Roy Hargrove, trumpeter
the RH Factor
birth name: Roy Anthony Hargrove

Roy Hargrove

October 16, 1969, Waco, TX

Hargrove has played primarily with jazz musicians including Wynton Marsalis and Herbie Hancock. Hargrove is the bandleader of the progressive group the RH Factor, which combines elements of jazz, funk, hip-hop, soul and gospel music. Its members have included Chalmers ‘Spanky’ Alford, Pino Palladino, James Poyser, Jonathan Batiste and Bernard Wright. ~ Wikipedia: Roy Hargrove ~ retrieved October 16, 2013 © Wikipedia

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In 1990, the young Hargrove (he was only 20 at the time) released his first of five recordings for Novus. He often toured with his own group, which for several years including Antonio Hart. In addition to Novus, Hargrove also recorded for Verve and served as a sideman with quite a few notable figures, including Sonny Rollins, James Clay, Frank Morgan and Jackie McLean, and the ensemble Jazz Futures. ~ Allmusic: Roy Hargrove ~ retrieved October 16, 2013 © Allmusic

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