Montclair: hear jazz that's new and legendary

When the parade has passed by and the hot dogs are eaten, you might find yourself in the mood for some cool jazz.


Acclaimed trumpeter Wallace Roney is playing the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center (OSPAC), 4 Boland Drive, West Orange, on Friday, July 4.

Bob DeVos brings his organ quartet to Trumpets, 6 Depot Square, on Saturday, July 5.

Both musicians will be performing new music with a classic groove.


The music Roney will be playing is more than 40 years old. It's also brand new. In fact, OSPAC attendees will be among the first to hear it.

That's because Roney is playing compositions that are both long-lost and legendary.

"He wrote it for that band," said Roney. "It was more than just Miles and five guys. They saw themselves as a unit." After the break-up of the Miles Davis Quintet in 1969, which then included Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, Wayne Shorter on sax, Tony Williams on drums, and Davis on trumpet, Wayne Shorter put music he had written in 1967 and 1968 away.

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