December 21. 2016
Today I will post about his early activity.
Adrian Rollini was born June 28, 1903 in New York.
He was a child prodigy on piano, genius of bass sax, equally genius on vibes.
When he was at four, he gave a Chopin recital at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York.
Also at 14 he led own band in New York, and he doubled on piano and xylophone.
He began to pioneer the bass saxophone and introduced to the California Ramblers in 1922.
About the California Ramblers, please refer to this website. Go here
The California Ramblers were one of the most recorded bands of the 1920s.
The band also featured Red Nichols, Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey.
He also worked with Bix Beiderbecke and Frankie Trumbauer.
In 1934 he put together some recording sessions that featured Jack Teagarden, Bunny Berigan and Benny Goodman.
Here is Adria Rollini trio play “Chopin Waltz Op.64 No.1 “Minute Waltz”.
Here is California Ramblers play “Crazy Words, Crazy Tune” (1927).
名門バンドCalifornia Ramblersではベース・サクソフォンのパイオニアとしてジャズ史に名前を残すことになりました。Bix Beiderbeckeともレコーディングを行なっています。