Prototype, on HighNote Records, features compositions by Roney, and by keyboardist Adam Holzman. The disk also includes a jazz setting of Al Green's R&B classic "Let's Stay Together."
The disc, Roney's 13th, was recorded in February in New York, and features Antoine Roney on soprano saxophone, Don Byron on bass clarinet, Clifton Anderson on trombone, Geri Allen on piano, Holzman on keyboards, Matthew Garrison on bass, Eric Allen on drums, and DJ Logic on turntables.
Roney, 44, got his start in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. He performed with Miles Davis at the end of Davis's life, and his style is often compared to the trumpet legend's. Roney's solo recordings include Misterioso (1994), Village (1997), and According to Mr. Roney (1997).