Roy Hargrove, who made his name as one of the young jazz hotshots of the 1990s, died recently at the sadly young age of 49. This week we play some of the gifted trumpeter's best work as a farewell to an artist who left us in mid-career. Exciting jazz this week, so please listen.
Esperanza Spalding, endlessly protean and inventive, has composed a series of pieces about parts of the body. 12 Little Spells is the name of the work, and it's a surprising and varied exploration of the body, and of one particularly brilliant musical mind. Don't miss the jazz this week.