On Monday November 5th, WKCR will celebrate the life and work of the recently departed trumpet master, Roy Hargrove (b. 1969), who died November 2nd at the age of 49. Hargrove began his professional career in 1988 with the saxophonist Bobby Watson and in 1989, co-led the group Superblue which featured jazz greats such as Mulgrew Miller, Frank Lacy and Kenny Washington. Since then he has released over 20 albums as a leader beginning in 1990 and has played as a sideman with luminaries such as Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, Johnny Griffin, Christian McBride, Erykah Badu and more. In addition to jazz, Hargrove has made Grammy winning Afro-Cuban music with his group Crisol, worked on important neo-soul and hip-hop records such as D’Angelo’s “Voodoo,” and contributed his own innovative compositions to the standard jazz repertoire. We hope you join us Monday in honoring Roy Hargrove.