Wallace Roney and his Orchestra were among headliners at a four-day musical tribute to saxophone great Wayne Shorter, held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in April.
“The four-day tribute began on Thursday, April 20, with a preview of the upcoming documentary, ‘Universe.’ The documentary is about a composition Wayne Shorter originally wrote for Miles Davis, but was never performed. Shorter eventually gave ‘Universe’ to Davis’ protégé, trumpeter Wallace Roney, along with the blessing to record and perform it.”
The article goes on to describe Wallace’s commentary on the documentary and his career, and the powerful performances that followed. Check out the whole writeup on Jazz Police!
Wallace Roney Orchestra photo © Kevin R. Mason.