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Roland Hanna

Roland Hanna discusses written music and improvisation

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Roland Hanna discusses the influence of classical music on improvisation

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Roland Hanna discusses his early musical influences

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Q: “Was your family a musical family?”

A: “I guess you can say that. My father dabbled with saxophone. I still own his saxophone. He didn't play professionally. As a matter of fact, he was not a professional musician. He was a minister in a church and he worked like other people in factories, you know, to make money.”