Thursday, May 04, 2006
Roy Hargrove- Always and Forever
No, it was just for a few days.
I finally saw Legends of Jazz, PBS's attempt to showcase the form. I hope I'm wrong, but I doubt it's going to win over many new fans. The episode I caught featured trumpeters Roy Hargrove, Clark Terry and Chris Botti. In spite of its genial host Ramsey Lewis, the show was painfully awkward. The best moment came when pretty boy Botti spoke about his seemingly perfect life. If looks could kill, Hargrove would be doing hard time. This gentle Pat Metheny melody from Hargrove's beautiful 2000 release Moment To Moment reflects my rekindled passion for jazz with strings.