タグ別アーカイブ: Adrian Rollini

Isham Jones’ compositions(4) “You’ve Got Me Crying Again”

October 06,2017

Photo above of Isham Jones by courtesy of Wikipedia

“You’ve Got Me Crying Again”   was written by Isham Jones, with lyrics by Charles Newman, and was published in 1933.

Elsie Carlisle had sang this song from early period.

She was a popular English female singer both before and during the British dance band era of the 1920s and 1930s.

Fortunately I found the video that she sang to “You’ve Got Me Crying Again”.

For more information,Go here

「You’ve Got Me Crying Again」は1933年に発表されました。(作詞 Charles Newman)

1920年代から1930年代に英国人気ダンスバンドの女性ボーカルであったElsie Carlisleは早い時期からこの曲を歌っていました。

彼女が「You’ve Got Me Crying Again」をバンドと歌っている映像をYouTubeで見つけました。


Photo by courtesy of YouTube

Adrian Rollini さんもこの曲を録音しています。

Here is Miss Elsie Carlisle sings “You’ve Got Me Crying Again” (1933).

Here is Isham Jones & His Orchestra play “You’ve Got Me Crying Again”.

Here is Bing Crosby sings “You’ve got me crying again”.(1933)

Here is Coleman Hawkins Quatet play “You’ve Got Me Crying Again”.
Coleman Hawkins (ts) Billy Taylor (p) John Collins (g) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (ds) New York, August 25, 1950

Here is Lee Wiley sings “You’ve Got Me Crying Again”.
Bunny Berigan(tp),Tommy Dorsey(tb), Jimmy Dorsey(cl)Joe Venuti(violin),Fulton McGrath(p),Dick McDonough(g),Artie Bernstein(b),Stan King(ds).NewYork, March 7, 1933

Here is Brenda Lee sings “You’ve Got Me Crying Again” (1962).

Here is Dean Martin sings “You’ve Got Me Crying Again”.

Here is Ray Charles sings “You’ve Got Me Crying Again” .

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December 25. 2016


Photo above of Adrian Rollini and Allen Haulon(by William P. Gottlieb from Wikimedia Commons)

Adrian Rollini died May 15, 1956, at the age of 52.

His death for a long time was somewhat of a mystery.

There are two rumors about his death.

He was sent to the hospital following a severe trauma to his ankle in the parking for a traffic accident.

He died after an 18-day stay in the hospital.
(1)The cause of his death is in a traffic accident.

(2) He truly died of mercury poisoning.
Because he had been inserted a glass tube for feeding in his stomach.

The tube was weighted with mercury.So he seemed to come mercury poisoning.

Here is Adrian Rollini Trio play “Jazz Me Blues”.

Here is Adrian Rollini Trio play “Moonglow”.

Here is Adrian Rollini and His Orchestra play “Sweet Madness “(1934).

Here is Adrian Rollini and his Orchestra play “You’ve Got Me Crying Again” (1933).

Adrian Rollini(4)

December 24. 2016


Photo above of Adrian Rollini from Okmusic

Red Norvo が始めた4本マレット奏法はGary Burtonが確立しました。
Adrian Rollini が4本マレットで演奏している映像を紹介します。

Red Norvo was already playing vibraphone in the late ’20s.

He was one of jazz’s early vibraphonists, known as “Mr. Swing”.

For the first time in jazz history Red used four mallets on vibraphone.


Photo above of Red Norvo and Tal Farlow and Charles Mingus

However Adrian Rollini wasn’t recording on vibraphone until 1938.

I found a rare clip that Adrian Rollini had playing four mallets on vibraphone.

Here is Adrian Rollini Trio play “Dark Eyes”.

The late ’30s, he played in the Hotel President in New York City as leader of his trio and his Tap Room Gang.

He played popular tune for radio program time from Times Square spot.

Also he managed the club inside of the hotel for a short while as well as leading his orchestra.


Photo above of Hotel President 238 West 48th Street New York City :NY postcard 1910s

In 1950s he settled in Florida, occasionally led groups.

Then he turned his attention fully to the hotel business.

Please refer to his recordings.Go here

Here is Adrian Rollini Trio play “Girl With Light Blue Hair”.

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December 23. 2016


Photo above of Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra:Coleman Hawkins was to sit next to bass saxophone


Today I will post about a difficulty of bass saxophone.

Many other reed players tried the bass saxophone, but mostly with little success.

The great Coleman Hawkins used it briefly with the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra.

His timbre was curious honks and squeaks and Henderson colleagues laughed hysterically.

So he decided to concentrate on tenor saxophone.

Fortunately we can hear his bass sax performance with Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra.

I think that it is interesting to compare the bass saxophone of Coleman Hawkins and Adrian Rollini.


Photo above of Harry Carney

Although there were never many bass saxophonist, the baritone sax was to become the cornerstone of jazz band by Harry Caney’s effort.

Harry Carney said “I actually tried to get a sound as big as Adrian Rollini, who was playing bass sax at that time . . . so I suppose whatever sound I get goes back to that.”

Rollini gave up the bass saxophone for the last time in 1938.

Then he continued to be active with vibraphone and chimes.

Here is Coleman Hawkins & Fletcher Henderson play “Carolina Stomp” (1925).

We can actually hear Coleman Hawkins on a bass saxophone.

Here is Frankie Trumbauer & Bix Beiderbecke & Adrian Rollini play “Crying All Day”(1927).

Here is California Ramblers with Adrian Rollini play “I Must Have Company”(1924).

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December 21. 2016


Photo above of Adrian Rollini

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.


Photo above of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel

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.


Photo above of Bix Beiderbecke

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。

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December 21. 2016


上の写真は、最近購入したレコードです。40年以上前に 「Aspect in Jazz(油井正一解説)」でAdrian Rollini の名前を初めて聞きました。その日のテーマは「第17回スイング以前の白人コンボ」でした。最近、彼の名前を聞きません。

Recently I purchased an interesting record.

“Adrian Rollini his Quintet,his Trio featuring Bobby Hackett”(TAX m-8036)

I had heard first his name by radio program(FM大阪) over 40 years ago.


Photo above of Shonichi Yui

Every week I was listening “Aspect in Jazz(アスペクトインジャズ)” by commentary of Shouichi Yui(油井正一) who was a best critic in Japan.

THE theme was “History of jazz”, and that day he commented “The 17th,Swing era previous White men combo”.

After that, Mr.Yui broadcasted a few recordings by Adrian Rollini.


As you know,he was a passionate fan of Bix Beiderbecke and probably I guess Mr.Yui was favorite with Adrian Rollini.

In recent years, we will not hear the name of Adrian.

So I would like to post about his achievement in several times.

Here is Adrian Rollini Trio play “Loch Lomond”.

Here is Shouichi Yui talks “Aspect in Jazz”.