Roy Hargrove is a young Lion when it comes to Jazz. His playing style has been associated with Lee Morgan. He prefers to play standards and to keep the music alive. He’s quoted as saying “I like to play the music that’s considered classic jazz”. That’s what it’s all about. Born in 1969, he was discovered when Wynton Marsalis visited his high school in Dallas Texas. He displayed a virtuoso talent but couldn’t afford his own trumpet and Doc Severinsen gave him one. His greatest influence is David “Fathead” Newman. In 1988 during his first year at Berklee college of music he spent considerable time on the New York jazz scene playing in Jam Sessions. 1989 saw his first recording with Bobby Watson‘s “No question About It” CD. Hargrove‘s first solo album Diamond In The Rough followed by Public Eye, With The Tenors Of Our Time (features Joe Henderson, Johnny Griffin, Stanley Turrentine, Joshua Redman, and Branford Marsalis), and Parkers Mood. Roy’s Earfood album is his latest release. Roy Hargrove is the young lion keeping the jazz music alive in today’s world. Check out this amazing artist you won’t be disappointed.