July 31, 2008 Jazz today is blessed with many extraordinary trumpeters. We have two (Terell Stafford and Wallace Roney), as well as Christian McBride's trumpet-free band playing a Miles Davis blues piece, this week on JazzSet.
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November 1, 2007 Near the end of Miles Davis' career, he gave young Wallace Roney the gift of a trumpet. That blue horn — yes, silvery blue — has engaged in a lot of serious music-making, first with Davis and now with Roney as a solo act. Hear a concert performance captured by JazzSet.
March 13, 2006 Ed Gordon talks with trumpeter Wallace Roney about his efforts to keep jazz alive through innovation. Roney's new CD is called Mystikal. The Philadelphia native is often compared to his idol and inspiration, the late jazz legend Miles Davis, who will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday.
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October 6, 2004 Wallace Roney holds the distinction of being the only trumpet player the late great Miles Davis personally mentored. But with his latest CD Prototype, Roney proves he's no copycat, and he's unafraid to explore new musical territory.
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