“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.

Legal name: Roland Pembroke Hanna



1959Roland Hanna Plays Harold Rome's "Destry Rides Again"Roland Hanna3
1960Easy to LoveThe Piano of Roland Hanna3
1973Sir ElfRoland Hanna1
1973Walkin'“Sir” Roland Hanna1
19741 X 1Roland Hanna, George Mraz1
1974Informal SoloRoland Hanna1
1975Stephane Grappelli Meets the Rhythm SectionStephane Grappelli, Roland Hanna · Jiri Mraz · Mel Lewis4
197624 Preludes - Book 1Roland Hanna1
1976Porgy & BessGeorge Mraz in Duet With Roland Hanna1
197724 Preludes - Book 2Roland Hanna1
1977Glove“Sir” Roland Hanna2
1978Bird WatchingRoland Hanna1
1978RolandscapeRoland Hanna1
1978Sir Elf Plus 1Roland Hanna With George Mraz1
1979A Gift From the MagiSir Roland Hanna1
1979By MyselfMiriam Klein With Roland Hanna & George Mraz1
1979ImpressionsRoland Hanna2
1979Och Jungfrun Gick Åt Killan...Sir Roland Hanna1
1979TrinityHans Koller, Attila Zoller, Roland Hanna1
1980Piano SoliloquySir Roland Hanna1
1980Roland Hanna Plays the Music of Alec WilderRoland Hanna1
1980Swing Me No WaltzesSir Roland Hanna1
1982Gershwin Carmichael Cats“Sir” Roland Hanna2
1982RomanesqueRoland Hanna & George Mraz2
1983This Must Be LoveSir Roland Hanna2
1983The New York Jazz Quartet in ChicagoRoland Hanna, Frank Wess, George Mraz, Ben Riley1
1987Persia My DearRichard Davis, Sir Roland Hanna, Frederick Waits1
1987Round MidnightSir Roland Hanna1
1988A New LevelGroup Sax With Sir Roland Hanna1
1989Bird Tracks - Remembering Charlie ParkerRoland Hanna1
1991Duke Ellington Piano Solos“Sir” Roland Hanna1
1991Double ExposureMcCoy Tyner / Sir Roland Hanna1
19963 for AllJon Burr, “Sir” Roland Hanna, Bucky Pizzarelli1
1997Hush a ByeRoland Hanna, Eiji Nakayama with Seiji Komatsu1
2002Everything I LoveRoland Hanna1
2003Tributaries - Reflections on Tommy FlanaganSir Roland Hanna1
2003Apres Un Reve“Sir” Roland Hanna With Ron Carter, Grady Tate1
2004Talk of the TownBob Stewart Featuring Hank Jones, Roland Hanna & Tedd Firth1
2005Solo Piano“Sir” Roland Hanna1
2005One More: Music of Thad JonesBob Brookmeyer, Richard Davis, Benny Golson, “Sir” Roland Hanna, Hank Jones, James Moody, Mickey Roker, Frank Wess1
2011Colors From a Giant's KitSir Roland Hanna1
Royal Essence - An Evening of EllingtonSir Roland Hanna & Davey Yarborough1
Sunrise, SunsetSuper Duo Sir Roland Hanna and George Mraz1

Album + Compilation

1979Woody Herman presented by Lionel HamptonWoody Herman With Roland Hanna, George Mraz, Al Caiola, Richie Pratt, Candido, Lionel Hampton3

Album + Live

1975Perugia: Live at Montreux 74Roland Hanna2
1988This Time It's Real - Live at Slukefter-Tivoli GardensSir Roland Hanna / Jesper Thilo-Quartet1
1994Maybeck Recital Hall Series, Volume Thirty-Two“Sir” Roland Hanna2

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