Opus In Turquoise – Gene Roland

Melodic phrases with counter melodies notated in the C lead sheet.

Gene Roland

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...

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