Listen to Roy Hargrove, the jazz trumpeter from Oak Cliff who died last week

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The world lost one of Oak Cliff’s greatest last week.

Jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove died of cardiac arrest caused by kidney disease Nov. 2. He was 49.

A graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts, he was credited for bringing be-bop into a new era, and he frequently collaborated with hip-hop and R&B artists.

The Guardian listed 10 key performances from Hargrove’s career. We suggest giving them all a listen. But the most Dallas-y is this one, “Green Eyes,” with Booker T. classmate Erykah Badu, from her 2000 album “Mama’s Gun.”

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