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Trumpeter Wallace Roney has long been considered a Miles Davis clone and has even played into that notion himself by taking the Prince of Darkness’ spot in the 1992 tribute band comprised of Davis’ mid-’60s group. While he has a penchant for the modal playing and sweet lyricism of Davis, Roney can also burn like bop pioneer Fats Navarro. Last year’s Misterios followed in the tradition of the string-accompanied recordings of Charlie Parker and Clifford Brown, but Roney’s unfortunate cover of the Dolly Parton/Whitney Houston smash “I Will Always Love You” was saccharine enough to give denture-wearers cavities. At 8 & 10 p.m. at Blues Alley, 1073 Rear Wisconsin Ave. NW. $18. (202) 337-4141. (Christopher Porter)