Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Wallace Roney: If Only For One Night
On the live record If Only for One Night, Roney and his working quintet present a varied program of music that runs straight toward the Miles connection.
Throughout this set, the band is inventive and powerful, even if they seem to be searching for a clear identity. In being able to play anything (at least anything Davis-inspired), the band loses itself a bit. Roney seems most himself on the final track, a solo trumpet essay for his son, where he sheds the Miles sound somewhat and hints at his classical studies.