Gene Roland

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Roland, Gene," accessed May 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103942.

Roland, Gene. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103942.

"Roland, Gene." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 May 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103942

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