Adrian Rollini

Tap Room Swing

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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 02:53 Amazon
2 02:56 Amazon
3 03:09 Amazon
4 02:42 Amazon
5 03:03 Amazon
6
02:49 Amazon
7
feat: Miff Mole
03:31 Amazon
8 02:54 Amazon
9 03:06 Amazon
10 03:15 Amazon
11 02:42 Amazon
12 03:00 Amazon
13 03:08 Amazon
14
feat: Joe Venuti
03:08 Amazon
15
feat: Joe Venuti
02:49 Amazon
16 03:01 Amazon
17 03:11 Amazon
18 02:59 Amazon
19 03:15 Amazon
20 02:47 Amazon
21 02:50 Amazon
22 03:14 Amazon
23 02:59 Amazon
24 02:37 Amazon
25 02:49 Amazon
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