BLUE ENGINE RECORDS, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s (JALC) in-house record label, celebrates Roy Hargrove’s legacy with the release of an unearthed gem from the JALC archives: Roy Hargrove’s The Love Suite: In Mahogany – Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center, a live performance of a JALC-commissioned suite that Hargrove never played in full again.
The live album will be available on all major streaming platforms on October 13, 2023, just before the trumpeter’s 54th birthday (October 16).
Commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center to compose and perform The Love Suite: In Mahogany, a then-23-year-old Hargrove demonstrated a remarkably mature approach to his craft. For the first time, this historic concert—captured at Alice Tully Hall in 1993 during one of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s earliest seasons—is available via digital streaming platforms. The Love Suite: In Mahogany, produced by Willie Jones III, an alumnus of Hargrove’s sextet and RH Factor, showcases the trumpet virtuosity and soulful songwriting for which Hargrove continues to be celebrated.
The Love Suite: In Mahogany
1. The Love Suite: In Mahogany – Young Daydreams (Beauteous Visions)
2. The Love Suite: In Mahogany – Obviously Destined
3. The Love Suite: In Mahogany – Stability
4. The Love Suite: In Mahogany – The Trial
5. The Love Suite: In Mahogany – Into the Outcome
Roy Hargrove (trumpet)
Jesse Davis (alto saxophone)
Ron Blake (tenor saxophone)
Andre Hayward (trombone)
Marc Cary (piano)
Rodney Whitaker (bass)
Gregory Hutchinson (drums)