Roy Hargrove Big Band Recording Session

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Roy Hargrove Big Band Recording Session

Engineer Al Schmitt at the Neve VR console in Capitol Studio A.

Al Schmitt (left) and producer Larry Clothier discuss the recording session.

Producer Larry Clothier (left) and engineer Al Schmitt share a point.

From left: Guest vocalist Roberta Gambarini, Al Schmitt, Roy Hargrove and bass trombonist Max Seigel.

From left: Vocalist Roberta Gambarini, Al Schmitt, Roy Hargrove and bass trombonist Max Seigel

Roy Hargrove and Al Schmitt in the control room.

Roy Hargrove (left) and Roberta Gambarini in the control room with their manager, Larry Clothier.

The Roy Hargrove Big Band—with Larry Clothier, Al Schmitt and Roberta Gambarini—in Capitol Studio A.

Roy Hargrove conducts the horn section; from left: Justin Robinson, Bruce Williams, Keith Loftis, Hargrove, and Jason Marshall. Note the sleeve over the opened grand piano on the right: “There are holes in the sleeve where we can put the microphones, so that way we keep some of the big band out of the piano,” Schmitt notes.

Hargrove conducts the horn section.

Hargrove listens to playback; the horn section, from left: Norbert Stachel, Justin Robinson, Bruce Williams, Keith Loftis and Jason Marshall.

Roy Hargrove conducts his first ever Big Band recording session at Capitol Studios.

Hargrove conducts the horn section; from left: Norbert Stachel, Hargrove, Justin Robinson, Bruce Williams, Keith Loftis, Hargrove, and Jason Marshall.

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