Wallace Roney


HighNote HCD 7318
Wallace Roney
Blue Dawn-Blue Nights

The Philadelphia-born trumpeter-bandleader Wallace Roney has been a significant force on the jazz scene from the age 16. With twenty one recordings as a leader, and some impressive work with McCoy Tyner, Dizzy Gillespie, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea, and as the protegé of Miles Davis. Roney has secured his place in jazz history as a member of VSOP. This new CD, features Roney as the mentor and guiding light of a quicksilver group of the Next Generation Jazz Artists: Emilio Modeste (saxes), Oscar Williams II (piano), Paul Cuffari (bass) and Kojo Odu Roney (drums). The core group is augmented by Philadelphia guitarist Quintin Zoto and the legendary drummer, Lenny White, who played on Miles Davis' classic Bitches Brew recording. From the pointillistically beautiful “Why Should There Be Stars” to the new sounds of Dave Liebman’s “New Breed” Roney and company offer a rare glimpse into the future of jazz.

Emilio Modeste, tenor & soprano saxophones • Oscar Williams II, piano; Paul Cuffari, bass • Quintin Zoto, guitar (tracks 1, 3 and 5) • Kojo Odu Roney (tracks 1, 4, 6, 7 and 8) • Lenny White (tracks 1, 2, 3 and 5), drums

Bookendz • Why Should There Be Stars • Wolfbane • New Breed • Don't Stop Me Now • in a Dark Room • Venus Rising • Elliptical


 Don't Stop Me Now



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