Renown jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove dies of a cardiac arrest at age of 49.
Hargrove’s extraordinary gift landed him collaborations with hip-hop artists like Common, Erykah Badu, and D’Angelo, among others.
Famous jazz arranger and bandleader Wynton Marsalis, discovered Hargrove from high school in Dallas, Texas.
However, Hargrove’s gift could not stay in the shadows for long, outshining his peers at the Berklee College of Music.
He then began his professional career as a jazz musician well before reaching the legal drinking age.
In 2000, he provided all the brass arrangements on Erykah Badu‘s 2nd album Mama’s Gun.
Within the first couple years of his “deployment,” Roy had already formed his own quintet, taking the Jazz World by storm.
At the tender age of 49, Roy Hargroves had amassed a discography the likes of which normally takes “regularly productive” musicians a lifetime to complete.