Jazz Legend/Miles Davis Disciple Wallace Roney Dies at 59 From Covid-19 Complications

Philadelphian-born trumpeter and bandleader Wallace Roney died today at age 59 from complications from COVID-19. Roney began his career at the age of 16 with Philly Joe Jones and recorded as a sideman with McCoy Tyner, Dizzy Gillespie, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea, and Ornette Coleman. Wallace won the attention of Miles and his long-standing association with Davis culminated in the Grammy award-winning, Quincy Jones-conducted MIles and Quincy Live at Montreux. which won a Grammy and where Davis played many of his classic music before he died in 1991. Glide’s Jim Hynes reviewed his most recent LP Blue Dawn -Blue Nights – revisit it here..

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