Thanks to all of the Rifftides readers who sent comments on Roy Hargrove’s passing. In response, here is a video that may provide a bit of consolation. The European production company Zycopolis provides neither a date nor a location of this performance, and no identification of the musicians. The opening title card seems to indicate that the club was the New Morning in Paris. Clearly, the other trumpet player is Art Farmer, who died in 1999, so this was probably slightly more than ten years into Hargrove’s regrettably short career. As for the players, the Rifftides staff huddled and agreed that Ray Brown is the bassist, Jackie Terrason the pianist and Alvin Queen the drummer. The piece is Dizzy Gillespie’s “Ow.” The scene after the music ends illustrates Hargrove’s and Farmer’s pleasure in working together
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