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Wallace Roney: Mystikal

When Wallace Roney released Prototype at the end of 2004, it seemed destined to pull in a far-flung audience thanks to both the trumpeter’s brooding compositions and creative reworkings of Al Green and Andre 3000. One year later, Roney still has yet to become a household name, but he has returned with a new release that continues in that same strong direction.

The lineup on Mystikal is largely the same as last time: brother Antoine on reeds, Adam Holzman and wife Geri Allen on keyboards, Matt Garrison on bass, Eric Allen on drums. Percussionist Bobby Thomas, Jr. and turntablist Val Jeanty round out the group.

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