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The RH Factor - Hard Groove album

The RH Factor - Hard Groove album

  • Performer: The RH Factor
  • Genre: Hip-hop / Jazz
  • Title: Hard Groove
  • Released: 2003
  • Style: Post Bop
  • Country: US
  • MP3 version size: 1818 mb
  • FLAC version size: 1509 mb
  • Rating: 4.1
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Roy Hargrove presents The Rh Factor - Hard Groove album - Hardgroove track.

Hard Groove The RH Factor.

THE RH FACTOR - hardgroove. Has been played on. Botswana 26.

2003: Hard Groove – The RH Factor (Verve). 2004: Strength – The RH Factor (EP, Verve). 2006: Distractions – The RH Factor (Verve). 2006: Nothing Serious (Verve). 2008: Earfood – The Roy Hargrove Quintet (EmArcy).

Hard Groove Tracklist.

RH Factor blends a core band of two saxophonists, three keyboard players, two bassists and drummers, and two guitarists (including legendary soul session ace Cornell Dupree) with the best and brightest from the soul and R&B 'new schools' including D'Angelo, Badu, Meshell Ndegeocello, Steve Coleman, Karl Denson, Marc Cary, and two hip-hop MCs: Common and Q-Tip. I just wanted to open a door that would allow the musicians involved in jazz and the musicians involved in the R&B, hip-hop mainstream to form some music that would have no limit,' Hargrove explains. Hargrove meets his objective, perhaps even surpasses it, with an album that sounds like one Lester Bowie and Maxwell would make together. He steers Hard Groove toward the trumpet school opened by Donald Byrd, especially with the wah-wah sound trumpet production and hand-clapping street funk of 'Common Free Style.

A new musical vision for ace jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove has manifested itself in the form of Hard Groove. This neo-soul/jazz project showcases Erykah Badu, Common, D'Angelo, Marc Cary, and jam band icon saxophonist Karl Denson on a 14-track set that is laden with funk, groove, freestyle rap poetry, and sultry hip-hop/R&B mood swings. Hargrove's interesting horn and keyboard improvisations stem from extensive knowledge of each musician's work and, perhaps even more importantly, from close personal friendships developed as an underground club jam session warrior in .

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1 Hardgroove 5:34
2 Common Free Style 5:58
3 I'll Stay 7:51
4 Interlude 1:00
5 Pastor "T" 5:45
6 Poetry 5:49
7 The Joint 5:40
8 Forget Regret 3:53
9 Out Of Town 3:58
10 Liquid Streets 4:59
11 Kwah / Home 5:59
12 How I Know 4:58
13 Juicy 6:35
14 Stroke 4:28

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – The Verve Music Group
  • Copyright (c) – The Verve Music Group


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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L002
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0121
  • Matrix / Runout: 00095 51357 118 01 + 51357173 A MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L
  • Rights Society: B.I.E.M/MCPS
  • Label Code: LC 00383

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
440 065 192-2 The RH Factor Hard Groove ‎(CD, Album) Verve Records 440 065 192-2 US 2003
none The RH Factor Hard Groove ‎(CD, Album, Promo, Pre) Verve Records none Germany 2003
ADVANCE VERF 01225-2 The RH Factor Hard Groove ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Verve Records ADVANCE VERF 01225-2 US 2003
065 192-1 Roy Hargrove Presents The RH Factor Roy Hargrove Presents The RH Factor - Hard Groove ‎(2xLP, Album) Verve Records 065 192-1 UK & Europe 2003
440 065 192-2, D148714 The RH Factor Hard Groove ‎(CD, Album, Club) Verve Records, BMG Direct 440 065 192-2, D148714 US 2003