Roney, Wallace

High Note, 2019CD
Instrument: TRUMPET

Issue: 25.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 75
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Veteran jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney forms a quintet with four young lions, Emilio Modeste (sax), Oscar Williams II (p), Paul Cuffari (b) and Kojo Odu Roney (d), Roney’s 15-year-old nephew. They infuse youthful energy into eight lesser-known tunes. There is a fierce groove on ‘Wolfbane‘ featuring guest drummer Lenny White who also steps in on a couple of other tracks. Another guest, guitarist Quintin Zoto plays on ‘Don’t Stop Me Now.‘ Roney is in top form throughout the set displaying his trademark passion and rigor.


Publicist: Jazz Depot