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Roy Hargrove 1969 – 2018: A heart attack claims one of jazz’s leading trumpeters at 49
By Michael J. West
Roy Hargrove at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (photo: Marek Lazarski)
Roy Hargrove, whose virtuoso trumpet playing and rhythmic imagination made him an object of awe and envy in the jazz world for three decades, died Friday, Nov. 2 in New York. He was 49 years old.