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Adrian Rollini: The Life and Music of a Jazz Rambler

Ate van Delden


Adrian Rollini (1904-1956)was as a child prodigy, playing piano when he was four. This book describes how job opportunities came to him easily at first and that his versatility helped him when they became rare.At the age of 16 he became a professional musician and, in New York, recorded piano rolls. In 1922, at the start of the jazz age, he joined the California Ramblers. He moved to the bass saxophone and gave it its definite place in early jazz. He had no serious competition and was highly appreciated by his colleagues. His style became the instrument's standard and his new sound was one rea ... More

Keywords: Rollini, bass saxophone, California Ramblers, Beiderbecke, Trio

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781496825155
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2020 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496825155.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ate van Delden, author

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