Archive for February 8th, 2011

Wayne Wallace – To Hear From There

Trombonist Wayne Wallace has a passion for the interplay of a quintet, whether it’s only two members of the group or all five. His passion comes through clearly on To Hear from There.

Wallace formed his own label, Patois Records, in 2006. Big record companies don’t invest much in jazz or Latin music, so he thought doing it himself would be the best way to get his music across to the general public.

Doing it himself gives Wallace freedom to play the music that moves him, rather than conforming to commercial forces that often dictate the contents and even the approach to more mainstream genres. His sidemen are Michael Spiro on percussion, David Belove on bass, Murray Low on piano and Paul van Wageningen on drums.

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