[JPL] carney-rollini

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Mon Sep 4 09:56:32 EDT 2006

Adrian Rollini was a child prodigy on piano; at age four he played a recital
at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel (34th street and 5th Avenue) in New York. He
led his own band at age 14 and began playing with the California Ramblers in
the early 1920s. The California Ramblers were one of the most recorded bands
of the 1920s. The band also featured Red Nichols, Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey.
The California Ramblers played popular tunes of the day with a Jazz
influence. While in that band Rollini developed his distinctive style of
bass saxophone playing. He played in Red Nichols' Five Pennies and appeared
on many of Red's recording sessions.  He also worked with Frankie Trumbauer
and his Orchestra and recorded with Cliff Edwards and Bix Beiderbecke and
his Gang. In 1934 he put together some recording sessions that featured Jack
Teagarden, Bunny Berigan and Benny Goodman.


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