Playlist I

Young musicians: Get these records 

Wayne Shorter "The Soothsayer"  

Freddie Hubbard "The hub of Hubbard"  

John Coltrane "Ballads"  

Ahmad Jamal "Live at the Pershing"  

Donald Byrd "Fuego" 

- Roy Hargrove



"Bird is essential. The fabric of this music deals with harmonic integrity. Trying to be an improviser without knowing Bird is like writing a novel with no vocabulary." - Roy Hargrove


Ear training

"Knowledge of music theory in a literal sense is essential, however to be a complete musician, ear training is also quite necessary. You have to be able to play what you hear. Your instrument is like an extension of your…