Solo Piano




The jazz nobility has its own Duke, Count, Earl and even a king –all pianists- but only one knight. Sir Roland Hanna, also a keyboard master. Hanna received his title in 1969: it was conferred on him by the late President William Tubman of Liberia. Sir Roland Hanna is one of the most flexible pianists of any generation. He has played with Benny Goodman, Charlie Mingus, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Al Hibbler, Coleman Hawkins and Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra. He was born 1932 in Detroit and was one of the many pianists that came from Detroit Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones and Barry Harris. He was inspired by Tommy Flanagan, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and Art Tatum. He was a two-handed pianists which you can hear on these two solo piano CD’s. 

Sir Roland Hanna – piano

I Hear You Knockin’ But You Can’t Come In
Some Kind Of Folk Song
A Little Sweetenin’ For Sweden
Free Spirit – Free Style
Everything But You
Swing Me No Waltzes
Lullaby For Cedric
Roses Not Mums
Love For Sale
Blue Lou
Miles Ahead
Autumn Leaves
I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good
Stompin’ At The Savoy
Prelude To A Kiss
Don’t Blame Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
Willow Weep For Me
Isn’t It A Pity
All The Things You Are

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