Trumpeter Roy Hargrove’s band “The RH Factor” has a new album entitled “Hard Groove” which will be released on May 20. This is not your ordinary Hargrove album. Don’t worry, the mellow trumpet has just gotten a little funkier. “Hard Groove” is like a big ole pot of gumbo blending together sounds from jazz, hip-hop, rap, soul and funk with a stellar cast of musicians and vocalists helping to make it even more tasty.
Hargrove describes it in the liner notes:
“This recording is something I’ve wanted to do for quite some time. The music is a representation of what can happen when people looking in the same direction get together, with dedication, focus, and positive spiritual energy.”