Gene M. Roland (September 15, 1921 in Dallas – August 11, 1982 in New York City) was an American jazz composer and musician. He played many instruments during his career, but was most significant as an arranger/composer and for his association with Stan Kenton. Roland was the only arranger to write for Kenton, in all four decades of the band's existence.
Birth and Death Data: Born September 15th, 1921 (Dallas), Died August 11th, 1982 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1950 - 1963
Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger, leader
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||75642||1/3/1950||I get a kick out of you-2||Artie Shaw Orchestra||arranger|
|Decca||113530||5/23/1963||Soft winds||Gene Roland ; Clark Terry||leader, arranger|
|Decca||113531||5/23/1963||'Round midnight (MC 3183 MCA2-4063)||Gene Roland ; Clark Terry||leader, arranger|
|Decca||113532||5/23/1963||Bottoms up||Gene Roland ; Gene Roland||leader, arranger|
|Decca||113533||5/23/1963||A stranger in town||Gene Roland||leader, arranger|
|Decca||113534||5/23/1963||The gold dust twins||Gene Roland ; Clark Terry||arranger, leader|
|Decca||113535||5/24/1963||Suzie's theme||Gene Roland ; Clark Terry||leader, arranger|
|Decca||113536||5/24/1963||Foofnik||Gene Roland ; Clark Terry||leader, arranger|
|Decca||113537||5/24/1963||A smooth one||Gene Roland ; Clark Terry||leader, arranger|
|Decca||113538||5/24/1963||The wrong blues||Gene Roland ; Clark Terry||leader, arranger|
|Decca||113539||5/24/1963||The great lie||Gene Roland ; Clark Terry||leader, arranger|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Roland, Gene," accessed May 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103942.
Roland, Gene. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103942.
"Roland, Gene." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 May 2021.
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