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09 Nov 2018 00:00
Trumpeter Marcus Wyatt remembers Roy Hargrove, who died this week. (Delwyn Verasamy/M&G)
Roy Hargrove was the real deal. He had beauty in him and perhaps more than just a little darkness.
For some reason these are the musicians I tend to gravitate towards.
I remember so distinctly a moment at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival in its first year.
This approach to music and life isn’t a choice, it’s absolutely essential to keep complacency at bay. So thank you Roy for that. For always channelling the music and for playing like your life depended on it ... I guess in the end it did. Rest easy now. — Trumpeter Marcus Wyatt speaking about Roy Hargrove, who died this week.
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