by Matt Micucci, Jazziz

The Gig:

Wallace Rooney Will Kick Off European Tour This Saturday: World-renowned trumpeter Wallace Roney will kick off his extensive European in Burghausen, Germany, on Saturday, November 9, with an 8 p.m. performance at Mautner Castle. The tour follows the summer release of his latest album, Blue Dawn – Blue Nights (HighNote) and will see him in Germany, Spain, France and Romania. Saxophonists Emilio Modeste and Gary Bartz, pianist Oscar Williams II, bassists Paul Cuffari and drummers Curtis Allen and Malick Koly will join him along the way.

New Release Cheat Sheet:

Richie Goods and The Goods Project, My Left Hand Man: A Tribute to Mulgrew Miller (RichMan)

On My Left Hand Man, Richie Goods celebrates the legacy and compositional talents of his late mentor, Mulgrew Miller, with whom he toured and recorded for nine fruitful years. He explains via a press release that despite his initial reluctance, “I started listening to a ton of [his] music and realized there was so much of his music that would fit into what I do with my band if I just tweak some of the grooves.” The album features interpreting a program of compositions by the much-missed piano greats on acoustic and electric bass, along with his band The Goods Project and notable guests. Shedrick Mitchell and Mike King take turns on Mulgrew’s vacant piano bench.

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