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Adrian Rollini

Adrian Francis Rollini (June 28, 1903 – May 15, 1956) was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist who played the bass saxophone, piano, vibraphone, and many other instruments. Rollini is also known for introducing the goofus, a free-reed instrument resembling a saxophone, in jazz music. As a leader, his major recordings included "You've Got Everything" (1933), "Savage Serenade" (1933) and "Got The Jitters" (1934) on Banner, Perfect, Melotone, Romeo, Oriole, "A Thousand Good Nights" (1934) on Vocalion, "Davenport Blues" (1934) on Decca, "Nothing But Notes", "Tap Room Swing", "Jitters", "Riverboat Shuffle" (1934) on Decca, and "Small Fry" (1938) on Columbia.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 28, 1903 (New York City), Died May 15, 1956 (Homestead)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone saxophone, bass saxophone, vibraphone, leader, goofus, saxophone, xylophone, celeste, hot fountain pen (miniature clarinet), kazoo, drums, composer

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Recordings (Results 51-75 of 83 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick 470 10-in. January 1928 Dixie Bobby Davis ; Fred Elizalde Hot Music ; Chelsea Quealey ; Adrian Rollini Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
Brunswick 471 10-in. Jan. 1928 Tiger rag Bobby Davis ; Fred Elizalde Hot Music ; Chelsea Quealey ; Adrian Rollini Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
Gennett 8711 10-in. 1/21/1924 Cover me with the sunshine of Virginia The Vagabonds [Gennett Records] Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Gennett 8712 10-in. 1/21/1924 Tripping along (With you and me) The Vagabonds [Gennett Records] Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Gennett 8713 10-in. 1/21/1924 California, here we come The Vagabonds [Gennett Records] Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 38874 10-in. 10/23/1934 It had to be you Adrian Rollini Orchestra instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
Decca 38875 10-in. 10/23/1934 Sugar Adrian Rollini Orchestra instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
Decca 38876 10-in. 10/23/1934 Davenport blues Adrian Rollini Orchestra instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
Decca 38877 10-in. 10/22/1934 Somebody loves me Adrian Rollini Orchestra instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
Decca 38878 10-in. 10/23/1934 Riverboat shuffle Adrian Rollini Orchestra instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
Decca 39435 10-in. 3/20/1935 Mello as a 'cello Joe Venuti's Blue Four instrumentalist, bass saxophone, vibraphone  
Decca 39436 10-in. 3/20/1935 Mystery Joe Venuti's Blue Four instrumentalist, bass saxophone, vibraphone  
Decca 39437 10-in. 3/20/1935 Send me Joe Venuti's Blue Four instrumentalist, bass saxophone, vibraphone  
Decca 39438 10-in. 3/20/1935 Vibraphonia No.2 Joe Venuti's Blue Four instrumentalist, bass saxophone, vibraphone  
Decca 39439 10-in. 3/20/1935 Nothing but notes Joe Venuti's Blue Four instrumentalist, bass saxophone, vibraphone  
Decca 39440 10-in. 3/20/1935 Tap room blues Joe Venuti's Blue Four instrumentalist, bass saxophone, vibraphone  
Decca 60906 10-in. 3/17/1936 Tap room swing Adrian Rollini Orchestra instrumentalist, bass saxophone, vibraphone  
Decca 60907 10-in. 3/17/1936 Swing low Adrian Rollini Orchestra instrumentalist, bass saxophone, vibraphone  
Decca 60908 10-in. 3/17/1936 Stuff, etc. Adrian Rollini Orchestra instrumentalist, bass saxophone, vibraphone  
Decca 60909 10-in. 3/17/1936 Lessons in love Adrian Rollini Orchestra instrumentalist, bass saxophone, vibraphone  
Decca 61455 10-in. 12/4/1936 Vibrollini Adrian Rollini Trio instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca 61456 10-in. 12/4/1936 Driftin' Adrian Rollini Trio instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca 61460 10-in. 12/7/1936 My mother's last goodbye Adrian Rollini Trio instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca 61507 10-in. 1/11/1937 Rebound Adrian Rollini Trio instrumentalist, vibraphone  
Decca 61508 10-in. 1/11/1937 Jitters Adrian Rollini Trio instrumentalist, vibraphone  
(Results 51-75 of 83 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rollini, Adrian," accessed May 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107170.

Rollini, Adrian. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107170.

"Rollini, Adrian." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 May 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107170

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