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Roy Hargrove & Mulgrew Miller – In Harmony (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Roy Hargrove & Mulgrew Miller – In Harmony (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 01:43:00 minutes | 1,78 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Resonance Records

The first previously unissued recording of the late trumpeter Roy Hargrove since his passing in 2018. Recorded in 2006 at Merkin Hall at the Kaufman Music Center in NYC and 2007 at the Williams Center at Lafayette College in Easton, PA with piano great Mulgrew Miller. The 2-CD set includes an elaborate booklet with rare photos, essays, interviews and statements by Sonny Rollins, Christian McBride, Common, Ron Carter, Jon Batiste, Karriem Riggins, Keyon Harold, Chris Botti & more.

Audiences at Merkin Hall in New York (15 January 2006) and Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania (9 November 2007) probably did not imagine that the magnificent duo performing before them were living on borrowed time… This hitherto unpublished live record by pianist Mulgrew Miller (1955 – 2013) and trumpeter Roy Hargrove (1969 – 2018) recalls how these two were the guardians of a certain tradition which was neither affected nor backwards-looking. The title says it all: In Harmony. Hargrove, the Texan, and Miller, the Mississippi boy, each brought their local traditions, and their hours spent on church pews, the blues too, soul music and then this jazz which the pair studied, played, devoured, lived almost 24 hours a day… In this conversation, each artist brings life to the legacy of his respective idols (Clifford Brown, Dizzy Gillespie or Blue Mitchell for Hargrove, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock or Art Tatum for Miller), but above all, each listens intently to the other. The classical jazz repertoire which is so dear to them is attacked from all sides and their improvisations make for utterly daring sequences. On familiar standards such as What Is This Thing Called Love? by Cole Porter or Ruby, My Dear by Thelonious Monk, the beauty, virtuosity and freedom on display are simply unmissable. This is a valuable record. – Marc Zisman

1. What Is This Thing Called Love? (Live) (09:09)
2. This Is Always (Live) (08:22)
3. I Remember Clifford (Live) (08:34)
4. Tristeza (Live) (08:34)
5. Invitation (Live) (08:02)
6. Con Alma (Live) (09:43)
7. Never Let Me Go (Live) (08:27)
8. Just in Time (Live) (09:09)
9. Fungii Mama (Live) (06:56)
10. Monk’s Dream (Live) (05:55)
11. Ruby, My Dear (Live) (07:26)
12. Blues for Mr. Hill (Live) (07:34)
13. O.W. (Encore) [Live] (05:09)


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