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Emergence
Roy Hargrove Big Band
Emergence
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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You've got to wonder what kind of musician would even think to take a 19-piece band into the studio and out on the road, especially with the nation's current economic condition, That kind of musician would be Roy Hargrove,...  more »

     
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All Artists: Roy Hargrove Big Band
Title: Emergence
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Emarcy / Pgd
Original Release Date: 1/1/2009
Re-Release Date: 8/25/2009
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 602527141794, 602527079240

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You've got to wonder what kind of musician would even think to take a 19-piece band into the studio and out on the road, especially with the nation's current economic condition, That kind of musician would be Roy Hargrove, the veteran jazz trumpeter and composer whose first big band album, Emergence (Groovin' High/Emarcy), is released August 25th. "At this point this is probably the worst thing I could ever do, financially speaking," admits Hargrove. "But it's something that needs to be done, spiritually and musically speaking." For Hargrove, whose previous release, 2008's quintet session Earfood (Groovin' High/Emarcy), found its way into dozens of jazz critics' year-end Top 10 lists, recording Emergence was not some crazy impulse decision but rather the realization of a dream. The Texas-born musician assembled the first incarnation of the big band back in 1995 for a New York jazz festival, then returned to the format on a more frequent basis several years ago. The 11-track Emergence documents the present state of the Roy Hargrove Big Band's ongoing evolution. In addition to Hargrove on trumpet and flugelhorn, the ensemble consists of four other trumpet players (Frank Greene, Greg Gisbert, Darren Barrett, Ambrose Akinmisure), four trombonists (Jason Jackson, Vincent Chandler, Saunders Sermons, and Max Seigel on bass trombone), five reedists (Bruce Williams, alto saxophone and flute; Justin Robinson, alto and flute; Norbert Stachel, tenor sax and flute; Keith Loftis, tenor and flute; and Jason Marshall, baritone sax and flute), as well as pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Danton Boller, guitarist Saul Rubin, drummer Montez Coleman and percussionist Roland Guerrero. Vocalist Roberta Gambarini contributes her vocal charms to two tracks. Emergence was recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood with Hargrove and his manager Larry Clothier producing and the multi-Grammy winner Al Schmitt engineering and mixing

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Perpetual Post Reviews Emergence
Howard Megdal | New York | 09/26/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"[...]

HOWARD MEGDAL: There is more than enough to enjoy on Roy Hargrove's just-released Emergence, a "spontaneous collective" from Hargrove (his words) of 19-piece big band sound.

AKIE BERMISS: Well I have to disagree with Howard. While I admit to finding each of the individual tracks enjoyable on their own, I could find NO coherent thrust to this record. It left me struggling to remember which of the moments had, in fact been memorable, and which were just strangely out of place."
Beautiful!!
Alberto Egoavil | 09/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm Roy's fan since many years ago, and this record keep the flame of true jazz.No doubt is one of the best records of the year and jazz big band Grammy winner.Pure beautiful."
Roy Hargrove "Emergence"
S. Ivan Ladizinsky | Studio City, Ca. | 10/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Fantastic! The best big band album I've heard in years on every level: performance, recording, and an eclectic selection of tunes ranging from a haunting, almost dark rendition of "My Funny Valentine" to a couple of Cuban band pieces that almost got me in trouble driving north on the 405 at one in the morning! The band is so tight, I thought Basie's band had been reincarnated! I purchased this album for a couple of other big band fans I know and it knocked their socks off! Buy this album now and crank it up! Roy Hargrove made me proud to be an American again. Thanks bro! Would love to see these guys live!

Ivan Ladizinsky
Studio City, Ca."