| ||Roy Hargrove Quintet: Ear Food (CD: EmArcy)|
2008 album recorded by Roy's working quintet, playing a repertoire consisting of songs they play live while on tour, mixed in with a few new originals. Simple melodies moving around luscious chords are to the fore, and Roy gets back to his Jazz roots after the RH Factor releases.
Ear Food presents a richly colored snapshot of an artist reaching his prime, a young player once dubbed ubiquitously as the 'Young Lion', is now head of The Jazz Pride. He has nothing left to prove as his current trumpet sound reveals in his total command of tone thats inflected with subtle emotions and, when needed, pure hard bop power. (Verve Music Group)