Adrian Rollini

Tap Room Swing

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AllMusic Review by John Bush

After grabbing one of his multitude of instruments (ranging from the bass saxophone to the "hot fountain pen"), swing multi-instrumentalist Adrian Rollini invariably laid down some of the catchiest, breeziest, most bubbling playing ever recorded during the Jazz Age. Unfortunately for music fans, though, little of it appeared under his name, leaving only the most astute collectors to know which platters included Rollini from amongst the immense work of Red Nichols & His Five Pennies; Rollini's own group, the California Ramblers; Joe Venuti's Blue Four; the Dorsey Brothers; Miff Mole & His Molers; and Bix Beiderbecke & His Gang, among many others. Tap Room Swing, a collection from ASV/Living Era, does much of the work for listeners, ranging from 1927-1938 and grabbing Rollini highlights like "Cornfed" (as part of Nichols' group) and "Mug of Ale" (for Venuti). Tap Room Swing ends with ten of his sides as a leader, including the title track and "Small Fry."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Adrian Rollini feat: Red Nichols & His Five Pennies 02:53 Amazon
2 Adrian Rollini feat: Red Nichols & His Five Pennies 02:56 Amazon
3 Adrian Rollini feat: California Ramblers 03:09 Amazon
4 Adrian Rollini feat: Joe Venuti's Blue Four 02:42 Amazon
5 Adrian Rollini feat: Joe Venuti's Blue Four 03:03 Amazon
6
Adrian Rollini feat: Miff Mole's Molers 02:49 Amazon
7
Adrian Rollini feat: Miff Mole 03:31 Amazon
8 Adrian Rollini feat: Bix Beiderbecke 02:54 Amazon
9 Adrian Rollini feat: Bix Beiderbecke 03:06 Amazon
10 Adrian Rollini feat: Fred Elizalde & His Anglo American Band 03:15 Amazon
11 Adrian Rollini feat: Fred Elizalde & His Anglo American Band 02:42 Amazon
12 Adrian Rollini feat: Fred Elizalde & His Anglo American Band 03:00 Amazon
13 Adrian Rollini feat: Dorsey Brothers Orchestra 03:08 Amazon
14 Adrian Rollini feat: Joe Venuti 03:08 Amazon
15 Adrian Rollini feat: Joe Venuti 02:49 Amazon
16 Adrian Rollini feat: Adrian Rollini & His Orchestra 03:01 Amazon
17 Adrian Rollini feat: Adrian Rollini & His Orchestra 03:11 Amazon
18 Adrian Rollini feat: Adrian Rollini & His Orchestra 02:59 Amazon
19 Adrian Rollini feat: Adrian Rollini & His Orchestra 03:15 Amazon
20 Adrian Rollini 02:47 Amazon
21 Adrian Rollini feat: Adrian Rollini & His Orchestra 02:50 Amazon
22 Adrian Rollini feat: Adrian Rollini & His Orchestra 03:14 Amazon
23 Adrian Rollini feat: Adrian Rollini & His Orchestra 02:59 Amazon
24 Adrian Rollini 02:37 Amazon
25 Adrian Rollini 02:49 Amazon
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