Verve, 2004, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: AcidJazz
O’s Notes: Roy Hargrove sails into contemporary jazz space with this release while retaining his bebop jazz chops. Bernard Wright (keyboards), ‘Spanky’ Chalmers Alford (g), Jason ‘JT’ Thomas (d) and Reggie Washington (b) are among the supporting musicians who help him cross the channel. Whether they are getting funky with “Rich Man’s Welfare” or “Listen Here”, going retro funk/club with the SoulFeast remixes or chilling on “Strength” featuring vocals from Renee Neufville, this one is worthy of your attention.