“One of the modern greats has died”, Jazzwise further. The famous Blue Note Jazz Club in New York, where Hargrove often occurred, honored the trumpet player with the words: “A young master and friend to early death. Thank you for the music. You will be missed.”
Also musicians with whom Hargrove together has played commemorated him. “I had been awe for all the wonderful, floating, warm and effortless solos”, wrote the Flea, the bassist of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Questlove, the American dj, multi-instrumentalist and music journalist, wrote on Instagram that he and Hargrove hear as he is to trumpet players think. He praises the craftsmanship of Hargrove. “We did him no instructions to give,” he recalls. “We played the song and he knew what he had to do.”