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Roy HargroveAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 25, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Emarcy / Pgd
  • ASIN: B002H0W6MG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,766 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

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 who is releasing his first big band album, Emergence. For Hargrove, whose previous release, 2008's quintet session Earfood, 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 11-track Emergence documents the present state of the Roy Hargrove Big Band's ongoing evolution. 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful!! September 3, 2009
Format:Audio CD
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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Roy Hargrove "Emergence" October 11, 2009
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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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ROY HARGROVE BIG BAND.......FINALLY August 28, 2009
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This is one of the best big band records I heard. And the sound is really great, Roy is a trumpet virtuoso and he could mix streigtahead jazz and latin perfectly, Roberta Gambarini did it great. Please don't confuse this band with the Dizzy Gilespie Bid Band in which Roy and Roberta played but this band in my opinion sounds better, highly recomended.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perpetual Post Reviews Emergence September 26, 2009
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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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars He killin' it! September 24, 2009
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Only Roy Hargrove would dare to drop a big band album during a recession. This had to be a huge financial undertaking. This is a great album. One of his best releases in years. Can you say Grammy?
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars He is really one of the best February 15, 2010
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You will not be let down by this recording. Mr. Hargrove is simply one of the best musicians playing today. He is standing on broad shoulders from the past but not stuck in a musical museum.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Emergence, Roy Hargrove Big Band April 15, 2014
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A must for big band jazz enthusiasts, Roy Hargrove has lead a great group of musicians with his immaculate style of playing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars roy hargrove September 22, 2013
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great album for jazzy big band experience, the sound is great, a lot to offer in quality listening. fantastic cd
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars EMERGENCE
Published 16 months ago by sam t melville
4.0 out of 5 stars ANice Return to Big Band Music
First off let me say that I like this Cd very much. Recently looking for some big band music that I hadn't heard in a while I picked this one up and it's solid. Read more
Published on April 16, 2012 by Calvin B. Miles
4.0 out of 5 stars big band sound
this is a good example of the sound of the big band era. and is recommended for those who want to reminisce or the younger crowd to learn what it was all about and realize what... Read more
Published on September 28, 2011 by Julio J. Tio
3.0 out of 5 stars Great instrumentation but lack the UPbeat
I love big band sound but it is difficult to hear big band music these days.
A lot of great musicians from Randy Brecker to Dave Grusin tried to make some big band CD but... Read more
Published on June 26, 2011 by Spike Spiegel
5.0 out of 5 stars Blown away!!!
Roy Hargrove has now become one of my favorite contemporary jazz artists. I loved Earfood and now with this cd he maintains a full commitment to mainstream jazz. Read more
Published on February 16, 2011 by Victor L. Randolph
5.0 out of 5 stars great music
My husband is a music-lover who listens to music all day long. We love this cd -- heard a piece on the radio and had to have it. A Jazz Master with range and depth. Great music.
Published on December 21, 2010 by Barbara Molfese
1.0 out of 5 stars We're only in it for the money
I just had to look twice if this album was really released in this century. It sounds like middle 20th. Like a chewing gum that you try a 2nd time. Read more
Published on January 12, 2010 by some1
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunningly Beautiful - can I give it more stars?
Roy Hargrove was born for two albums - Habana and Emergence. Hard to believe he pulled it off. Big Band in 2010? Another group of musicians waxing nostalgic for another era? Read more
Published on January 5, 2010 by S. Janocik
5.0 out of 5 stars Great record.
A great big band cd. An excellent product all around. Roy Hargrove is an acomplished musician and band leader.
Published on December 6, 2009 by Edgardo E. Cadiz
5.0 out of 5 stars Ahead of time, In Perfect Condition
Delivered well before "Estimated Ship Date", and in Perfect Condition. (It's an awesome album, especially for those interested in the art of Big Band...
Published on October 11, 2009 by Maximillian Sholl
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