Roy Hargrove Big Band featuring Roberta Gambarini
Straight-ahead jazz - Bop
Roberta Gambarini (vocals); Roy Hargrove (conductor, trumpet, flugelhorn); Darren Barrett, Frank David Greene, Tanya Darby, Greg Gisbert (trumpet); Jason Jackson, Michael Dease, Vincent Chandler (trombone); Max Seigel (bass trombone); Justin Robinson, Bruce Williams (alto sax, flute); Keith Loftis, Norbert Stachel (tenor sax, flute); Jason Marshall (baritone sax); Saul Rubin (guitar); Jonathan Batiste (piano); Ameen Saleem (double bass); Montez Coleman (drums).
Sat 11 July 2009 00:00 - 01:15 Amazon
With his Roy Hargrove Big Band, the American trumpeter interpretsjazz music from the 1940s up to the present day. Hargrove's19-member line-up has been playing together since 1995. Sometimesthey sound like Dizzy Gillespie's bebop big band, but references toChuco Valdés can also be heard. Vocalist Roberta Gambarini, who hasperformed with Roy Hargrove's Big Band before, is able to cover itall with her warm voice. The singer, who was born in Turin, Italy,was selected as female jazz vocalist of the year by the renownedAmerican jazz magazine DownBeat last year.