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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 in jazz music. As 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 28th, 1903 (New York City), Died May 15th, 1956 (Homestead)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1938

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

Recordings (Results 51-75 of 77 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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. 10/22/1934 Riverboad 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, vibraphone, bass saxophone  
Decca 39438 10-in. 3/20/1935 Vibraphonia No.2 Joe Venuti's Blue Four instrumentalist, vibraphone, bass saxophone  
Decca 39439 10-in. 3/20/1935 Nothing but notes Joe Venuti's Blue Four instrumentalist, vibraphone, bass saxophone  
Decca 39440 10-in. 3/20/1935 Tap room blues Joe Venuti's Blue Four instrumentalist, vibraphone, bass saxophone  
Decca 60906 10-in. 3/17/1936 Tap room swing Artists vary instrumentalist, vibraphone, bass saxophone  
Decca 60907 10-in. 3/17/1936 Swing low Artists vary instrumentalist, vibraphone, bass saxophone  
Decca 60908 10-in. 3/17/1936 Stuff, etc. Artists vary instrumentalist, vibraphone, bass saxophone  
Decca 60909 10-in. 3/17/1936 Lessons in love Artists vary instrumentalist, vibraphone, bass saxophone  
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  
Decca 63138 10-in. 1/7/1938 Bill Artists vary instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
Decca 63139 10-in. 1/7/1938 Singin' the blues Artists vary instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
Decca 63140 10-in. 1/7/1938 The sweetest story ever told Artists vary instrumentalist, bass saxophone  
Decca 63174 10-in. 1/18/1938 Bei mir bist du schoen Adrian Rollini Quintet instrumentalist, xylophone, vibraphone  
Decca 63175 10-in. 1/18/1938 Josephine Adrian Rollini Quintet instrumentalist, xylophone, vibraphone  
Decca 63176 10-in. 1/18/1938 You' re a sweetheart Adrian Rollini Quintet instrumentalist, xylophone, vibraphone  
(Results 51-75 of 77 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rollini, Adrian," accessed April 15, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107170.

Rollini, Adrian. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 15, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107170.

"Rollini, Adrian." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 15 April 2021.

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

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