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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 76-77 of 77 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 63177 10-in. 1/18/1938 True confession Adrian Rollini Quintet instrumentalist, xylophone, vibraphone  
Decca 63178 10-in. 1/18/1938 I've hitched my wagon to a star Adrian Rollini Quintet instrumentalist, xylophone, vibraphone  
(Results 76-77 of 77 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rollini, Adrian," accessed April 20, 2021,

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