David Hajdu
May 27, 1994 AT 04:00 AM EDT

With the Tenors of Our Time

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Roy Hargrove Quintet
Producers
Verve
genre
Jazz

We gave it an A-

In the same way that donning those vintage Yankee pinstripes brought out something special in players new to the club, teaming up with today’s premier tenor saxophonists seems to have triggered Roy Hargrove’s much-vaunted potential. The young trumpeter holds his own on With Tenors of Our Time with heavy hitters Johnny Griffin and Joe Henderson, even on slippery tunes like ”Greens at the Chicken Shack” and ”Valse Hot.” A-

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