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Wallace Roney, a jazz trumpeter, was anointed by critics as a young lion when Miles Davis recruited him for a concert. Davis almost never shared a stage. Roney later won a Grammy for a Miles tribute album, and secured his own major label recording contract.

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Pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis Jr., trumpeter Wallace Roney, and guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli succumbed to complications caused by the novel coronavirus.

Several talented musicians have been felled by this invisible enemy that attacks the lungs. Joe PrineAdam SchlesingerAlan MerrillJoe DiffieEllis MarsalisWallace Roney And more. But their legacies live on. That's what today's 202 is about.

Bill Withers, Wallace Roney, Alan Merrill... Hécatombe dans le milieu musical

Wallace Roney made nearly 20 albums as a bandleader, including three for Warner Bros. at the peak of the Young Lions era, all grounded in his unshakable linguistic command and his appetite for harmonic adventure

Wallace Roney first rose to prominence as a sharp young steward of the modern jazz tradition, winning national awards in his early 20s and joining several high-profile bands.

By the time he linked up with Miles Davis, Wallace Roney was already a leading voice in what came to be called the Young Lions movement, a coterie of young musicians devoted to bringing jazz back into line with its midcentury sound

Profiling him in The Washington Post in 1987, James McBride — who later became a prizewinning novelist — declared: “His name is Wallace Roney III. He is 27 years old. He is from Washington, and he is one of the best jazz trumpet players in the world.”

Wallace Roney's style bespoke an investment in the entire lineage of jazz trumpet playing. He died of the coronavirus at 59.

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Wallace Roney, intrepid jazz trumpeter, died this morning the cause was complications from COVID-19. . The pugnacious post-bop player and composer, who was mentored by Miles Davis and Clark Terry, had been hospitalized since last Wednesday.

Pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis Jr., trumpeter Wallace Roney, and guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli succumbed to complications caused by the novel coronavirus.

Legendary jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney passed away at St. Joseph's University Medical Center in Paterson, NJ, Tuesday due to complications from coronavirus, according to this publicist. He was 59.

Wallace Roney, 59, a virtuoso trumpeter whose term as Miles Davis’s only true protégé opened onto a prominent career in jazz, died on Tuesday. The cause was complications of the coronavirus, his fiancée said.

Oh lord. Brilliant #jazz  trumpeter Wallace Roney has died of #coronavirus , per @901JAZZ . Just two months ago, his band was playing scorching sets at DC's Blues Alley:

Legendary jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney has died of complications from the novel coronavirus, his publicist said. He was 59.

Legendary jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney has died of complications from the novel coronavirus, his publicist said. He was 59.

Legendary jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney has died of complications from the novel coronavirus, his publicist said. He was 59.

Legendary jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney has died of complications from the novel coronavirus, his publicist said. He was 59.

Breaking: Wallace Roney, a trumpeter who played with some of the giants of jazz and recorded some 20 albums of his own, has died from complications from COVID-19, NPR has confirmed. He was 59.

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