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Roland Hanna

Roland Hanna was one of the most dazzlingly talented of pianists until his death in 2002. Just weeks before he fell ill, he met Alyn Shipton for what was to be his final interview.

Roland Hanna was one of the most dazzlingly talented of pianists until his untimely death from a viral infection in 2002. Just weeks before he fell ill, he met Alyn Shipton for what turned out to be his final interview, looking back on his long and distinguished recording career, including his brilliant contribution to Mingus Dynasty.

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Sat 18 Jul 2009 16:00

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  • Charles Mingus - Mood Indigo

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Don Ellis (trumpet), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), John Handy (alto saxophone), Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone), Roland Hanna (piano), Charles Mingus (bass). 13 Nov 1959

  • Roland Hanna Trio

    Django

    Composer: Lewis Performers: Roland Hanna (piano), George Mraz (bass), Lewis Nash (drums). 1 April 2002

    • Milano, Paris, New York, Finding John Lewis.
    • Venus.
    • 35303, Tr 1.
  • Roland Hanna/George Mraz

    Clair de lune

    Composer: Debussy Performers: Roland Hanna (piano), George Mraz (bass), 1982

    • Romanesque.
    • Absord, Japan.
    • 407, Tr 7.
  • Roland Hanna

    Round Midnight

    Composer: Monk Performers: Roland Hanna (piano)

    • Round Midnight.
    • Town Crier.
    • TCD 513, Tr 2.
  • "Sir" Roland Hanna

    Caravan

    Composer: Ellington, Tizol Performers: Roland Hanna (piano). Rec 1991

    • Duke Ellington.
    • Limelight.
    • 8208402, Tr 11.
  • "Sir" Roland Hanna

    Yesterdays

    Composer: Kern Performers: Roland Hanna (piano), Ben Tucker (bass), Roy Barnes (drums). Rec 1963

    • Easy To Love.
    • Warner Music Japan.
    • 13438, Tr 5.
  • Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra

    Fingers

    Composer: Jones Performers: Thad Jones (flugelhorn), Mel Lewis (drums), Jerome Richardson (soprano and alto saxophones, flute), Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone, flute, clarinet), Eddie Daniels (tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet), Billy Harper (tenor saxophone, flute), Richie Kamuca (baritone saxophone, clarinet), Danny Moore, Snooky Young, Al Porcino, Marvin Stamm (trumpet), Eddie Bert, Benny Powell, Jimmy Knepper (trombone), Cliff Heather (bass trombone), Roland Hanna (piano), David Spinoza (guitar), Richard Davis (bass). Rec. 1970

    • Consummatiion.
    • Blue Note.
    • 38226, Tr 8.
  • Roland Hanna/Jesper Thilo

    Cherokee

    Composer: Noble Performers: Roland Hanna (piano), Jesper Thilo (tenor saxophone), Mats Vinding (bass), Aage Tangaard (drums). June 1987.

    • Live at Slukefter.
    • Storyville.
    • 4145, Tr 6.

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