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WALLACE RONEY the embodiment of jazz
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By the time Wallace Roney turned 40 he had been documented on over 250 audio recordings. Wallace Roney has been an integral part of the band with Tony Williams, Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Walter Davis Jr., Herbie Hancock, Jay McShann, David Murray, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Curtis Fuller, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Dizzy Gillespie. He was mentored by Miles Davis after Miles heard him in 1983 at his birthday gala...
Got Dem Down Home Bluze?
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This is for You! The Chestnut Brothers will get everybody snappin' and singing... Dem Down Home Bluze... The Chestnut Brothers (Al and Ty) are a very talented singing, songwriting, production team born in Columbia, South Carolina and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They have entertained audiences in major U.S. cities, and throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East. Through the years, they have been privileged to perform and record...
Paulette McWilliams Telling Stories...
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Voza Rivers / NewWorldStation.com is pleased to present Paulette. "...When you are totally blown away by an artist, it’s an experience that revives one’s original passion for the power of music. That’s what happened to me when hearing Paulette McWilliams. Having been marinated in the greatest jazz singers of the century — Ella, Sarah, Billie, Dinah Washington, Carmen McRae, et al. — I’m kind of hard to impress. But McWilliams, a music industry veteran...
Saxophonist Wayne Shorter Honored at NJPAC
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- The Wallace Roney Orchestra © Kevin R. Mason - By Sheila Horne Mason - From April 20 to 23, 2017, Newark’s New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) held Wayne Shorter Weekend in tribute to one of Newark’s own, iconic saxophonist / composer Wayne Shorter. This music-filled weekend included concerts by the Wallace Roney Orchestra, Cécile McLorin Salvant with Sullivan Fortner and the Emmet Cohen...
Billie Holiday - Strange fruit
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Over the past few years reports of the demise of Billie Holiday has circulated by multiple, credible sources. Its reported Billie Holiday was ordered to cease performing STRANGE FRUIT (a song about the hanging of Black people in the South) by a racist, governement agent. She refused and was subsequently, hunted, tormented and eventually killed. Some reports state she was considered a "communist sympathizer". In any event, politics were definitely involved in her downfall. ...
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