From WBGO and NPR/music: “Roy Hargrove Quintet: Live At The Village Vanguard”

Watch A Live Webcast Wednesday, May 25 At 9 p.m. ET.
May 24, 2011

“There’s no one standard model of jazz, but there are standards. There’s a standard repertoire, for sure; also, standard conventions of instrumentation, group interaction, overall “sound.” Trumpeter Roy Hargrove, when he commits to playing straight-ahead jazz, leads a quintet that is very comfortable with those standards. If you’re new to jazz, it would seem distantly familiar, like how you might imagine jazz to be. If you aren’t new to jazz, you might just find it proves how satisfying those standards remain, and how much room for self-expression is in them.

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It’s what’s made Roy Hargrove a star in the jazz world, and what allows the Roy Hargrove quintet to play two straight weeks at the world-famous Village Vanguard in New York City. WBGO and NPR Music will present a live on-air broadcast and live video webcast of the band’s early performance this Wednesday, May 25 at 9 p.m. ET. The video and live chat will be hosted on this page.

See the full article also at the same page.