Adrian Rollini in Sep 1926.

Adrian Rollini in Sep 1926.

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

March 11th, 2017, 11:04 pm #1

Adrian Rollini left the California Ramblers in Sep 1927 and organized the New Yorkers a band made up with several of the Goldkette men including Bix.

I want to bring up Rollini's recordings in Sep 1926. All the data from Rust.

Sep 24, 1926 - Goofus Five - Heebie Jeebies/Tuck in Kentucky and Smile

Sep 18, 1926 - California Ramblers - Gone Again Gal/She Knows Her Onions

Sep 24, 1926 - The Goofus Five - Crazy Quilt/Sadie Green

Sep 24, 1926 - Varsity Eight - She Knows Her Onions/Lay Me Down to Sleep in Carolina/Precious

However on Sep 22, 1926 the University Six with Spencer Clark, not Adrian Rollini, recorded That's A Good Girl/Give Me a Ukelele/Wait'll You See.

Clearly, Adrian was able to record on Sep 18 and 24 but not on the 22? Spencer Clark replaced Rollini with the California Ramblers and the satellite bands in Sep 1927. But also in one session in Sep 1926? Is it possible that Rust made an error and that Sep 22, 1926 session of the Varsity Eight has Rollini and not Clark?

Here are some music files: (no bass sax solos; bass sax only part of the rhythm section).

That's A Good Girl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpCNdYdgR2c
Give Me A Ukelele https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bYozQTiJzo
Wait'll You See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6slDHy9PZg

No solo by Rollini in Gone Again Gal:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7umhvyXcIHc

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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

March 12th, 2017, 3:25 pm #2

.... in 1922 before he made a lady of the bass sax. With an interpolation of Rubinstein's Melody in F.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScrP78tO3a8

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Nick Dellow
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March 12th, 2017, 4:42 pm #3

Adrian Rollini left the California Ramblers in Sep 1927 and organized the New Yorkers a band made up with several of the Goldkette men including Bix.

I want to bring up Rollini's recordings in Sep 1926. All the data from Rust.

Sep 24, 1926 - Goofus Five - Heebie Jeebies/Tuck in Kentucky and Smile

Sep 18, 1926 - California Ramblers - Gone Again Gal/She Knows Her Onions

Sep 24, 1926 - The Goofus Five - Crazy Quilt/Sadie Green

Sep 24, 1926 - Varsity Eight - She Knows Her Onions/Lay Me Down to Sleep in Carolina/Precious

However on Sep 22, 1926 the University Six with Spencer Clark, not Adrian Rollini, recorded That's A Good Girl/Give Me a Ukelele/Wait'll You See.

Clearly, Adrian was able to record on Sep 18 and 24 but not on the 22? Spencer Clark replaced Rollini with the California Ramblers and the satellite bands in Sep 1927. But also in one session in Sep 1926? Is it possible that Rust made an error and that Sep 22, 1926 session of the Varsity Eight has Rollini and not Clark?

Here are some music files: (no bass sax solos; bass sax only part of the rhythm section).

That's A Good Girl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpCNdYdgR2c
Give Me A Ukelele https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bYozQTiJzo
Wait'll You See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6slDHy9PZg

No solo by Rollini in Gone Again Gal:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7umhvyXcIHc

Albert
In addition to the University Six session you allude to, Brian Rust also lists Spencer Clark as the bass sax player on the California Ramblers session of August 31, 1926 - which produced "Wouldja" and "You Need Someone To Love". This was the session immediately before the one that produced "Gone Again Gal" and "She Knows Her Onions".

Spencer Clark later stated "I substituted for Adrian Rollini off and on from late 1925", so he may very well be on these sessions.

Another possibility is Jimmy Johnson, though he was a more staccato bass sax player and rather "old-fashioned" sounding by 1926, so I personally don't think it's him. Yet another name to throw into the ring is Jimmy Puglese, who Rust lists as being the bass sax player for the California Ramblers session of August 12th, 1926, which produced "How Many Times?" and "Adorable". Here is "How Many Times":-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYtx0Uu56i8


To my ears, the bass sax on "Wouldja" sounds very like the bass sax on "How Many Times?"

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Paul Lindemeyer
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September 3rd, 2017, 5:13 pm #4

.... in 1922 before he made a lady of the bass sax. With an interpolation of Rubinstein's Melody in F.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScrP78tO3a8

Albert

...Adrian was 18yo and (IIRC) learned the basics of the bass sax in one month to become the California Ramblers' bassist. He first turns up on record that April, playing it very safe indeed - in fact almost inaudible.

"My Honey's Lovin' Arms," April 6, 1922:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZKBciyLI24

It was to be a long apprenticeship in jazz terms. It would be November before he attempted, or was allowed, as much as a short series of breaks. He had not yet "made a lady" of the horn - his sound is the standard of the day, slap-tongued and borborygmic.

"Bees' Knees," November 29, 1922:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScrP78tO3a8
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