“Puccio Roelens, aka Hamlet Armando Roelens (Genoa, September 15, 1919 – Rome, 30 July 1985), was a pianist, arranger, conductor, composer and record producer Italian. After graduating from the Conservatory, she manages to get noticed by Francesco Ferrari, at the time the orchestra arranger Cetra Pippo Barzizza, and moved to Turin to get into this orchestra as an accordionist.
In 1944, always called by Ferrari, the orchestra enters Eiar of Florence; after the war he started playing as a pianist in some jazz orchestras, participating in some recordings of guitarists Franco Cerri and Cosimo Di Ceglie, trumpeter Nino Impallomeni and conductors Gorni Kramer and Enzo Ceragioli. In 1948 form his own orchestra, with Pino Moschini on trumpet, clarinet Marcello Woods, Tullio Tilli on keyboards, Otello “Warbler” Hemp on guitar, bass Baldo Rossi and Mario Vinciguerra (musician) on drums, with which he made some 78s for the Odeon (some of these incisions were recently published in CD); with Rossi and Canapino form a trio, specializing in instrumental covers of songs of Nat King Cole. At the same time he composed several film scores; He collaborates with RAI, and in 1953 he made together with the Quartetto Cetra, Riz Ortolani and the master Francesco Ferrari program Saxophones and trumpets old. The impossible jazz history. Continue the work of pianist (accompanying among others Arigliano) and realized in collaboration with Maestro Luigi Zito some soundtracks for the Italian RCA. Just in those years that his acquaintance with Armando Sciascia: when Sciascia founded Vedette called Roelens (who has since created his own orchestra using the stage name Puccio Roelens) as a collaborator to follow some arrangements and production label, working often with Francesco Anselmo, Al Korvin, Pino Presti and Tullio De Piscopo. In 1977 he realized the lp Satellite Rock, published by RCA-Original Cast in the series “SP” (lp usually designed to soundtracks for RAI and places not officially on sale to the public). Fine example of jazz / funk whose realization attended, among others, Enzo Restuccia, Al Korvin, Enrico Pieranunzi, Renato Serio, Antonello Vannucchi, Dino Piana, Oscar Valdambrini and Silvano Chimenti. Roelens affect also some albums with his own compositions and instrumental versions of international hits; also he works for RAI, making television themes (the best known is the one for Small slam, Touch me, sung by Stefania Rotolo). In the eighties the exploration activity, up to the disappearance.”