Strength

Strength

by The RH Factor

CD

Overview

Trumpeter Roy Hargrove drops funky on this six-track, 45-minute "EP." Teamed with a smorgasbord of musicians track-to-track, Hargrove throws down with everyone from bassist Pino Palladino to saxophonist Karl Denson to a slew of keyboard players including Bobby Sparks as well as a handful of vocalists -- Hargrove gets into the vocal act as well. While this reads like a sure-fire recipe for disaster, it's nothing like that actually. This is deep groove jazz-funk and it's played in the pocket, fat and greasy. Recommended cuts include "Rich Man's Welfare," and the awesome, ten-minute, "Universe (Bigga Than You Know It Is Mix)."

Product Details

Release Date: 09/28/2004
Label: Verve
UPC: 0602498633489
catalogNumber: 000315702

Album Credits

Performance Credits

RH Factor   Primary Artist
Roy Hargrove   Percussion,Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Bernard Wright   Piano,Keyboards,fender rhodes,Group Member
Alfredo Alias   Vocals
Gordon Chambers   Vocals
Willie Jones   Drums
Renee Neufville   Vocals,Group Member
Pino Palladino   Bass,Group Member
James Poyser   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Group Member
Reggie Washington   Bass,Group Member
Karl Denson   Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Sparks   Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Clavinet,Wurlitzer,Arp Strings,Group Member
Fred Walcott   Percussion
Butter   Background Vocals
Daniel Moreno   Percussion
Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng   Percussion
Omar Lye-Fook   Vocals
Chalmers Alford   Guitar,Group Member
Vivien Goldman   Background Vocals
Willie Jones   Drums,Group Member
Jacques Schwarz-Bart   Flute,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Group Member
Brian Michel Bacchus   Korg
Fran Cathcart   Acoustic Guitar
Dontae Winslow   Background Vocals
Rhian Ayanna   Background Vocals
Somi   Background Vocals
Maurice Brown   Background Vocals
Jason "JT" Thomas   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
JT   Drums
Keith Anderson   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Group Member

Technical Credits

Roy Hargrove   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Eddie Harris   Composer
Larry Clothier   Executive Producer
Russell Elevado   Producer,Engineer
Karl Denson   Composer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Steve Mandel   Engineer
Joachim "Joe" Clausell   Producer,drum programming
Funmi Ononaiye   Producer
Steef Van De Gevel   Engineer
Brian Michel Bacchus   Producer
Fran Cathcart   Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Dahlia Ambach Caplin   Producer
Dontae Winslow   drum machine
Stephen L. Joseph   Engineer

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