“Sir” Roland Hanna (jazz pianist)

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One of the post-war talented and versatile pianist, Roland Hanna is also cruelly ignored by the average John Doe jazz fan.
"Sir" not only featured with Mingus and many others, he also recorded a good 30 albums under his own name and/or formations, although never for major labels (hence he's now somewhat forgotten).

Casual jazz listeners as well as ignoramus hardbop fans may try the excellent Freedom release Perugia for a starter.

Annotation last modified on 2006-06-12 14:42 UTC.



Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1959 Roland Hanna Plays Harold Rome's "Destry Rides Again" Roland Hanna 1
1960 Easy to Love The Piano Of Roland Hanna 2
1971 Child of Gemini The Roland Hanna Trio 1
1973 Sir Elf Roland Hanna 1
1974 1 X 1 Roland Hanna, George Mraz 1
1974 Informal Solo Roland Hanna 1
1975 Stephane Grappelli Meets the Rhythm Section Stephane Grappelli, Roland Hanna · Jiri Mraz · Mel Lewis 1
1976 Porgy & Bess George Mraz in Duet With Roland Hanna 1
1978 Rolandscape Roland Hanna 1
1978 Sir Elf Plus 1 Roland Hanna With George Mraz 1
1979 A Gift From the Magi Sir Roland Hanna 1
1979 By Myself Miriam Klein With Roland Hanna & George Mraz 1
1979 Impressions Roland Hanna 2
1979 Och Jungfrun Gick Åt Killan... Sir Roland Hanna 1
1979 Trinity Hans Koller, Attila Zoller, Roland Hanna 1
1980 Piano Soliloquy Sir Roland Hanna 1
1980 Roland Hanna Plays the Music of Alec Wilder Roland Hanna 1
1980 Swing Me No Waltzes Sir Roland Hanna 1
1982 Gershwin Carmichael Cats “Sir” Roland Hanna 2
1983 The New York Jazz Quartet in Chicago Roland Hanna, Frank Wess, George Mraz, Ben Riley 1
1983 This Must Be Love Sir Roland Hanna 1
1987 Persia My Dear Richard Davis, Sir Roland Hanna, Frederick Waits 1
1987 Romanesque Roland Hanna & George Mraz 1
1987 Round Midnight Sir Roland Hanna 1
1988 Glove “Sir” Roland Hanna 1
1988 This Time It's Real - Live at Slukefter-Tivoli Gardens Sir Roland Hanna / Jesper Thilo-Quartet 1
1991 Duke Ellington Piano Solos “Sir” Roland Hanna 1
1991 Double Exposure McCoy Tyner / Sir Roland Hanna 1
1996 3 for All Jon Burr, “Sir” Roland Hanna, Bucky Pizzarelli 1
2002 Everything I Love Roland Hanna 1
2003 Apres Un Reve “Sir” Roland Hanna With Ron Carter, Grady Tate 1
2005 Solo Piano “Sir” Roland Hanna 1
Royal Essence - An Evening of Ellington Sir Roland Hanna & Davey Yarborough 1
Sunrise, Sunset Super Duo Sir Roland Hanna and George Mraz 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1975 Perugia: Live at Montreux 74 Roland Hanna 1
1994 Maybeck Recital Hall Series, Volume Thirty-Two “Sir” Roland Hanna 1

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