Dear Balboa dancer, here is another song for you: Savage Serenade, in a version recorded in 1933 by Adrian Rollini and his Orchestra.
Adrian Francis Rollini (28.06.1903-15.05.1956) was a talented multi-instrumentalist, he played piano and xylophone as a youth. Later he played bass saxophone (some say he was the greatest bass saxophonist of all time), he was one of the first jazz vibraphonists and he introduced the “goofus” in jazz.
Rollini was an important member of the California Ramblers, one of the most recorded bands in the 1920s. He formed two sub-groups: The Little Ramblers (from 1924) and the Goofus Five (1926-1927). During this time he developed his distinctive style of bass saxophone playing.
He also recorded with Red Nichols, Frankie Trumbauer, Bix Beiderbecke and Joe Venuti. From 1933-1940 he worked in the studios, leading many recording sessions under different names.
While he also had the talent to assemble great musicians like for example Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden and Bunny Berigan, who became afterwards the hottest names in jazz, the result of most of these recordings is quite unoriginal, compared to older recordings.
One exception is for sure Savage Serenade!
Title: Savage Serenade
Artist: Adrian Rollini & His Orchestra
Recorded: October 16, 1933
Album: The Key Sessions 1931-1937 CD C
Tempo: 196 bpm
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