The American jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove is in the night from Friday to Saturday has died. That is communicated on the Facebook page of the artist. Hargrove died at the age of 49 in New York of a heart attack, which was the result of a kidney disease.
Hargrove broke at the end of the eighties by being one of the leading figures of the neobop, a very rhythmic jazz style that evolved out of the bebop and that is a lot of r&b and hiphopsterren affected.
He received during his career, twice for a Grammy Award in 1998 for his album ‘Habana’ and in 2003 for ” Directions in Music: Live at Massey Hall’, a live album that he collaborated with jazz pianist Herbie Hancock had recorded.
If soloartiest he was a popular guest at jazz festivals, also in Europe. So was he the beginning of 2017 at the Brussels Jazz Festival.
Hargrove played in his career, on the albums of, among others, Erykah Badu and D’angelo.