10/25/11 By John Moultrie
Roy Hargrove: Tradition vs. Innovation
Video interview with trumpeter about tradition vs. innovation in modern jazz
Roy Hargrove describes the need for young musicians to learn jazz history and study the music of jazz greats first, such as Charlie Parker did the same with bassist Gene Ramey, and then developed some of the key harmonic and chordal innovations that would be the cornerstones of their new progressive jazz music.