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Dear Mr. Trumpet // ROY HARGROVE

March 2, 2010


My office desk is decorated with varieties of postcards, flyers, posters… such as Kylie photos, a Mukatsuku sticker from Nick, Radio Nova stickers, Gilles Peterson’s J-WAVE WORLDWIDE SHOWCASE flyers, Montreux Jazz Festival postcards…! And the largest on the wall is the poster of Mr. ROY HARGROVE.

In 2008,

I saw his Big Band show. It was Jose James and his band’s idea – I had a so much fun that night. The big band was splendid and I also remember how I was getting so into Mr. ROY for his great lead to the band. He was jumping around on the stage with great smiles and expressing his excitement dynamically…!!! At the end of the night, I was so in love with the trumpet player♥♥

Last Week,

he came back as a Quintet and I knew that it would not be so exciting but quiet and nice. Of course, It was totally okay for me as long as I could enjoy the night with Mr.ROY As I walked into the club, I saw Mr.ROY on the stage dressed in a striped slim-fit black suit with a green tie which was perfectly matching with his Alan Mikli-sh black glasses with a dark green accent. And in shadow, I could see that his hair was fashionably soft-mohican styled. Ahhh how handsome♥♥.  As I was gazing  from his head to toe, I found a pair of vintage black leather Nike Air Jordans.  Wooooow!  He does not mess about!

Ok ok, I should probably concentrate on the music Now :)

ROY HARGROVE QUINTET @ BLUE NOTE TOKYO SET-LIST (2/23, 2010)
1.THERE IS NO GREATER LOVE
2.THE FAKIR
3.AFTER THE MORNINGS
4.I’M NOT SO SURE
5.FOR TAMISHA
6.GUILTY
7.KISS ME RIGHT
8.LOW LIFE
9.SOULFUL MELODY (WALKING THEME)

My heart was melting by the sound of his smokey flugal horn. 70 minute show went nice and comfortable. On ”SOULFUL MELODY,” the band members left the stage one by one. Mr. ROY started walking off the stage first. He kept playing the trumpet off the stage. COOL but WOW—- he was coming towards me!! As he walked by me, I took this opportunity :-)   And My last discovery of the night was a beautiful earring on his left ear decorated with something like.. diamonds and emeralds.

I hear you Mr.ROY.
Your luck color of the day was

Green.

3 Girls including me left the club very happily.

If I did not have a health check-up next morning, It could be even better with a glass of red-wine rather than having a class of raspberry ice tea :-D .

But Mr.ROY and his music was surely romantic enough to put me in a great mood.heart04

Green “Midori” 緑