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Roy Hargrove|Hard Groove

Hard Groove

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A new musical vision for ace jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove has manifested itself in the form of Hard Groove. This neo-soul/jazz project showcases Erykah Badu, Common, D'Angelo, Marc Cary, and jam band icon saxophonist Karl Denson on a 14-track set that is laden with funk, groove, freestyle rap poetry, and sultry hip-hop/R&B mood swings. Hargrove's interesting horn and keyboard improvisations stem from extensive knowledge of each musician's work and, perhaps even more importantly, from close personal friendships developed as an underground club jam session warrior in N.Y.C. He also plays flügelhorn and percussion, and adds background vocals on several compositions. Opening with "Hardgroove," the set eases into a groove that is skillfully combined with Hargrove's meticulous riffs and segues into the band's free interpretation of an all-out jam session. "Common Free Style" is just that, a free rap session crammed with intimate details. This team-up works, and Common's prose style is exemplary in his choice of words and inspiring atmosphere. As one of the ladies who sings with the band, Grammy-winning Erykah Badu presents a valuable addition to the literature of hip-hop and jazz on several levels. On "Poetry," her rap is an entertaining and unpretentious chronicle of knowing the way to go in life, recounted with honesty and sincerity. Overall, Roy Hargrove has evolved as a hipper version of himself and given his listeners an entirely new musical direction than that heard on his Grammy-winning release Habana or his sensuous ballad recording Moment to Moment. Hard Groove is simply an exploration of his multidimensional musical attributes and his belated recognition of years of "open-eared moonlighting." In any case, the ultra-hip trumpeter manages not to alienate his die-hard jazz fans by intersecting with many of the icons of hip-hop, R&B, and neo-soul. Highly recommended.
© Paula Edelstein /TiVo

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1
Hardgroove
Roy Hargrove
00:05:31

Bernard Wright, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Keith Anderson, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Chalmers Alford, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Bobby Sparks, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Cornell Dupree, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Steef van de Gevel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Pino Palladino, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Russell "The Dragon" Elevado, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Roy Hargrove, Producer, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - The RH Factor, MainArtist - Steve Mandel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daniel Moreno, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Jason Thomas, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Reggie Washington, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Jason Olaine, Producer, Co-Producer

℗ 2003 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
Common Free Style
Roy Hargrove
00:05:57

Dontae Winslow, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Steef van de Gevel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James Poyser, Keyboards, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Russell "The Dragon" Elevado, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Maurice Brown, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Common, Vocalist, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Roy Hargrove, Producer, Trumpet, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Lonnie Lynn, ComposerLyricist - The RH Factor, MainArtist - Steve Mandel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Willie Jones III, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Reggie Washington, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Jason Olaine, Producer, Co-Producer - G. Craig "Butter" Glanville, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2003 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
I'll Stay
Roy Hargrove
00:07:50

Bernard Wright, Keyboards, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Anderson, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Chalmers Alford, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Steef van de Gevel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Pino Palladino, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Russell "The Dragon" Elevado, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Roy Hargrove, Producer, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - D'Angelo, Keyboards, Background Vocalist, Vocalist, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Funkadelic, ComposerLyricist - The RH Factor, MainArtist - Steve Mandel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Jason Thomas, Drums, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Jason Olaine, Producer, Co-Producer

℗ 2003 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Interlude
Roy Hargrove
00:00:59

Steef van de Gevel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Russell "The Dragon" Elevado, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Roy Hargrove, Producer, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The RH Factor, MainArtist - Steve Mandel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Willie Jones III, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Reggie Washington, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Jason Olaine, Producer, Co-Producer

℗ 2003 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Pastor "T"
Roy Hargrove
00:05:44

Bernard Wright, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Anderson, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Chalmers Alford, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Bobby Sparks, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Steef van de Gevel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Pino Palladino, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Russell "The Dragon" Elevado, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Roy Hargrove, Producer, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - The RH Factor, MainArtist - Steve Mandel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Thomas, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Reggie Washington, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Jason Olaine, Producer, Co-Producer

℗ 2003 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Poetry
Roy Hargrove
00:05:48

Keith Anderson, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Wright, ComposerLyricist - Steef van de Gevel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Q-Tip, Vocalist, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Russell "The Dragon" Elevado, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Meshell Ndegeocello, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Roy Hargrove, Producer, Flugelhorn, Keyboards, Piano, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Gene Lake, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Erykah Badu, Vocalist, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - The RH Factor, MainArtist - Marc Cary, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Steve Mandel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Jason Olaine, Producer, Co-Producer

℗ 2003 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc., Mit freundlicher Genehmigung: Universal Music Group International

7
The Joint
Roy Hargrove
00:05:41

Bernard Wright, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Chalmers Alford, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Bobby Sparks, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Steef van de Gevel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Pino Palladino, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Russell "The Dragon" Elevado, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Roy Hargrove, Producer, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The RH Factor, MainArtist - Steve Mandel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daniel Moreno, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Jason Thomas, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Jason Olaine, Producer, Co-Producer - G. Craig "Butter" Glanville, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2003 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
Forget Regret
Roy Hargrove
00:03:52

Chalmers Alford, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Bobby Sparks, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Steef van de Gevel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Pino Palladino, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Russell "The Dragon" Elevado, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Roy Hargrove, Producer, Flugelhorn, AssociatedPerformer - Robin Gray, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The RH Factor, MainArtist - Steve Mandel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jacques Swarcbart, ComposerLyricist - Stephanie McKay, Vocalist, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Flute, Acoustic Guitar, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Jason Thomas, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Jason Olaine, Producer, Co-Producer - Craig Glanville, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Yuri Worontschak, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2003 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
Out Of Town
Roy Hargrove
00:03:58

Keith Anderson, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Steef van de Gevel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Russell "The Dragon" Elevado, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Maurice Brown, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Roy Hargrove, Producer, Double Bass, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The RH Factor, MainArtist - Steve Coleman, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Steve Mandel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Willie Jones III, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Reggie Washington, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Jason Olaine, Producer, Co-Producer - Keith Loftis, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2003 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
Liquid Streets
Roy Hargrove
00:04:59

Bernard Wright, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Dontae Winslow, Clapping, AssociatedPerformer - Cornell Dupree, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Steef van de Gevel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James Poyser, Keyboards, Organ, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Russell "The Dragon" Elevado, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Roy Hargrove, Producer, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The RH Factor, MainArtist - Steve Mandel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Willie Jones III, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Acoustic Guitar, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Reggie Washington, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Jason Olaine, Producer, Co-Producer

℗ 2003 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
Kwah / Home
Anthony Hamilton
00:05:59

Steef van de Gevel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Russell "The Dragon" Elevado, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Meshell Ndegeocello, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Roy Hargrove, Producer, Flugelhorn, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Gene Lake, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Anthony Hamilton, Vocalist, MainArtist, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Marc Cary, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Steve Mandel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Willie Jones III, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Reggie Washington, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Jason Olaine, Producer, Co-Producer

℗ 2003 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

12
How I Know
Shelby Johnson
00:04:56

Bernard Wright, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Chalmers Alford, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bobby Sparks, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Steef van de Gevel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Pino Palladino, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Russell "The Dragon" Elevado, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Roy Hargrove, Producer, Flugelhorn, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Steve Mandel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shelby Johnson, Vocalist, MainArtist, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jason Thomas, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Jason Olaine, Producer, Co-Producer - Shelhy Johnson, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2003 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

13
Juicy
Karl Denson
00:06:34

Bernard Wright, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Anderson, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Steef van de Gevel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James Poyser, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Russell "The Dragon" Elevado, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Roy Hargrove, Producer, Flugelhorn, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Renee Neufville, Vocalist, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Steve Mandel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Karl Denson, Flute, MainArtist, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Daniel Moreno, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Jones III, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Reggie Washington, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Jason Olaine, Producer, Co-Producer

℗ 2003 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

14
The Stroke
Roy Hargrove
00:04:28

Bernard Wright, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Dontae Winslow, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Steef van de Gevel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Russell "The Dragon" Elevado, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Roy Hargrove, Producer, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - John Lee, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - The RH Factor, MainArtist - Steve Mandel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daniel Moreno, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Jones III, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Suggs, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Jason Olaine, Producer, Co-Producer - Kwaku Obeng, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2003 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album Description

A new musical vision for ace jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove has manifested itself in the form of Hard Groove. This neo-soul/jazz project showcases Erykah Badu, Common, D'Angelo, Marc Cary, and jam band icon saxophonist Karl Denson on a 14-track set that is laden with funk, groove, freestyle rap poetry, and sultry hip-hop/R&B mood swings. Hargrove's interesting horn and keyboard improvisations stem from extensive knowledge of each musician's work and, perhaps even more importantly, from close personal friendships developed as an underground club jam session warrior in N.Y.C. He also plays flügelhorn and percussion, and adds background vocals on several compositions. Opening with "Hardgroove," the set eases into a groove that is skillfully combined with Hargrove's meticulous riffs and segues into the band's free interpretation of an all-out jam session. "Common Free Style" is just that, a free rap session crammed with intimate details. This team-up works, and Common's prose style is exemplary in his choice of words and inspiring atmosphere. As one of the ladies who sings with the band, Grammy-winning Erykah Badu presents a valuable addition to the literature of hip-hop and jazz on several levels. On "Poetry," her rap is an entertaining and unpretentious chronicle of knowing the way to go in life, recounted with honesty and sincerity. Overall, Roy Hargrove has evolved as a hipper version of himself and given his listeners an entirely new musical direction than that heard on his Grammy-winning release Habana or his sensuous ballad recording Moment to Moment. Hard Groove is simply an exploration of his multidimensional musical attributes and his belated recognition of years of "open-eared moonlighting." In any case, the ultra-hip trumpeter manages not to alienate his die-hard jazz fans by intersecting with many of the icons of hip-hop, R&B, and neo-soul. Highly recommended.
© Paula Edelstein /TiVo

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