Opus In Turquoise – Gene Roland
Melodic phrases with counter melodies notated in the C lead sheet.
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- Recording: Stan Kenton - Contemporary Concepts
- Recorded on: February 8, 1956
- Label: Capitol (Cap 3243)
- Concert Key: D-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Alto Sax - Lennie Niehaus
- Tenor Sax - Bill Perkins, Spencer Sinatra
- Baritone Sax - Jack Nimitz
- Trumpet - Ed Leddy, Sam Noto
- Trumpet - Lee Katzman, Vinnie Tano, Phil Gilbert
- Trombone - Bob Fitzpatrick, Carl Fontana,
- Trombone - Kent Larsen
- Bass Trombone - Don Kelly
- French Horn - Irving Rosenthal, Fred Fox
- Tuba - Jay McAllister
- Piano - Stan Kenton
- Guitar - Ralph Blaze
- Bass - Curtis Counce
- Drums - Mel Lewis
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September 15, 1921 – August 11, 1982
The only composer with the distinction of working for Stan Kenton for all four decades of Kenton’s band’s existence, Gene Roland was born in Dallas, Texas, and began studying the piano at age eleven. Over the course of his career, he mastered many instruments, from trombone to trumpet to mellophonium to drums, but his real success came through his talent as an arranger and composer. Read more...