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Trumpeter Roy Campbell Passed Away On January 9th 2014. RIP Roy.

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Roy Campbell
Roy Campbell
1952 - 2014
trumpet
left us last week.

Funeral services will be today between 5 and 8pm at Granby's Funeral Home in the Bronx.

He was 61 at the time. He had a bright striking life as an earnest, honest and kind contributor to his musical community.

He will be deeply missed by many.

“There is no one like Roy Campbell on the music scene now. I guess it’s hard to situate someone by comparing them to others, but for lack of a better way to look at it: Roy encompasses both Lee Morgan
Lee Morgan
Lee Morgan
1938 - 1972
trumpet
’s soulfulness and the true abstract genius of Don Cherry
Don Cherry
Don Cherry
1936 - 1995
trumpet
into an organic synthesis.

That statement is just an attempt to get a something across and is not meant to be taken literally, for what Roy brought to the table is original for this time. Roy was a natural—everything about him was completely real and never forced. The jazz industry does not have a place for someone as real as Roy Campbell. The jazz industry has some soul searching to do."

Matthew Shipp
Matthew Shipp
Matthew Shipp
b.1960
piano


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