Michael Dease: Grove’s Groove

Jazz multi-instrumentalist Michael Dease joins us for a listen to his new album, Grove's Groove, dedicated to legendary jazz trumpeter, Roy Hargrove

Jazz multi-instrumentalist Michael Dease poses for a picture with jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove, the dedicatee of his new album Grove’s Groove

NEW YORK CITY: the legendary trumpeter Roy Hargrove is usually – and justly – depicted as a generation-defining voice and a radiant, troubled genius.

What gets lost in that characterization is Hargrove’s equally vital role as a mentor for younger musicians who shared his deeply felt commitment to exploring the full spectrum of jazz and in carrying the blazing torch of tradition determinedly forward.

Among those whose life and career were touched by Hargrove’s influence is the multi-instrumentalist and composer Michael Dease.

With his enthralling new album Grove’s Groove – the second on which the acclaimed trombonist focuses solely on the baritone saxophone – pays tribute, says thanks, and bids farewell to one of modern jazz’s most iconic figures.

Grove’s Groove, Due out August 23 via Le Coq Records, features a superb band with Hargrove alumni and friends Steve Davis, Rodney Whitaker, Terell Stafford and Ulysses Owens Jr., joined by Bill Cunliffe and Jocelyn Gould.

Come welcome Michael to our show!

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