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With the Tenors of Our Time
Roy Hargrove
With the Tenors of Our Time
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Roy Hargrove
Title: With the Tenors of Our Time
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 5/17/1994
Release Date: 5/17/1994
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731452301925, 0731452301925

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Hargrove keeps getting better
Harold T Thomas | Silver Spring, MD | 10/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Though this album features jazz saxophonists Branford Marsalis, Stanley Turrentine, Joshua Redman, Joe Henderson, Ron Blake and Johnny Griffin, it's the craft of Hargrove's horn playing that truly makes this album work so well. The addition of these quality saxophonists only heightens the experience one has come to expect from a Roy Hargrove album. Moving from one piece to the other is silky, and the CD offers that "in-the-club" feel that doesn't always get translated in album performances. After having played the album numerous times, I still get a thrill from listening to it. "Shade of Jade" and "Soppin' the Biscuit" with their distinctive jazz combo feel contrast very well with "Across the Pond," and "When We Were One," which will make you want to slow dance with a partner. And the album is upbeat, though humble in its own way; the musicians are never brash or overbearing, but sonorous and musically aware of each other. "Once Forgotten" has become one of my favorites on this album for just that reason -- it blends the tone qualities of the instruments so well, that one rarely if ever gets the impression one musician is trying to outdo another or take the spotlight. In that respect this album is more than gracious, a pleasure for the ears and soul, attracting me to it each time I look at my CD rack."
Need a great jazz CD, but not sure what? This is it!
Giordano Bruno | 11/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"On a friend's recommendation, I saw Roy Hargrove at The Mercury a year or two ago. What an awesome show! Unfortunately, I never picked up any of his CD's -- until this fall. I can't believe I went this long without it. "With the Tenors of Our Time" refers to the various tenor saxophonists Hargrove plays with on the different songs. The guitar is minimal, if there is any. (I'm not a fan of jazz guitar, for the most part.) Just Hargrove's trumpet, tenor sax(es), and piano, acoustic bass, & drums. EXCELLENT!"
Roy Hargrove's best CD so far
Erik Werkman | Utrecht, Netherlands | 05/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is clearly Roy Hargrove's best effort so far. The playing is exquisite and intense at the same time, the guest appearances very effective, "Valse Hot" with Branford Marsalis being my personal favorite (even though normally I don't like his playing very much). A special mention goes to the drummer Gregory Hutchinson, who too seldomly gets to play good stuff like this to show what he is worth (a whole lot). The quintet's tenor sax player Ron Blake holds his own, too, among these other illustrious tenors."