Thursday, January 30, 2014
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Roy Sinclair Campbell Junior essentially gave his whole life to the music of his home community, the African American community, from his early days as a community college student with a Fletcher Henderson alumnus, Dick Vance.
From there he learned more trumpet craft from Lee Morgan. And so it went across the bright arc of his moments.
Roy was the ultimate musical working stiff and roamed New York to find work in stage and show bands, parade gigs, probably even a fashion show or two, (it's an actual gig description item in the musician's union rate book).
And through all that he kept faith with his world and participated to the greatest degree he could.