He’s known as one of the top trumpet players in jazz for the past quarter century, and returned to the KNKX studios with a fantastic new song for the city Roy says has always inspired him.
Roy Hargrove – trumpet
Justin Robinson – alto sax
Tadataka Unno – piano
Ameen Saleem – bass
Quincy Phillips – drums
Recorded in Oslo, Norway on February 27, 2016.
Bjorn Vidar Solli – Guitar Seamus Blake – tenor sax Tim Collins – vibraphone
Daniel Franck – bass Jon Wikan – drums
Sonny Rollins tenor saxophone Jim Hall guitar Bob Cranshaw bass Ben Riley drums
The night was rather cold and rainy, the kind of thin penetrating rain that never stops, I had to walk a small distance after having parked the car, enough to be almost soaked to the skin – I guess an umbrella would have avoided it – waited for a while to buy my ticket, climbed the stairs heading to the magnificently full of art room and waited for the duo to start its performance. All was clear when the guitars resonated with sounds chosen by the brothers’ passion for what they were doing – when it ended I guess everybody felt how their inner balance was affected – readier to face whatever it had to be faced.
Outside the rain had stopped, some people were walking along the streets unaware of what they have missed – I was getting inside the car when the rain started again …
Shabaka Hutchings on saxophone Seb Rochford on drums and Neil Charles on bass
Even if the ending of the video is a sudden cut – there’s a lot to enjoy within it!
Gilad’s website: https://goo.gl/8zK9mi
Joel’s Website: http://www.iplayvibes.com/bio/
Nate’s Website: http://natewoodmusic.net/
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