Stairway To The Blues – Gene Roland

A riff blues from the repertoire of the Woody Herman big band. The title describes exactly what the melody does!

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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