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Claude Bolling
Claude Bolling

Claude Bolling (born April 10, 1930), is a renowned French jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and occasional actor. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cover from album by Bud Powell. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ...

He was born in Cannes, studied at the Nice Conservatory, then in Paris. A child prodigy, by age 14 he was playing jazz piano professionally, with Lionel Hampton, Roy Eldridge, and Kenny Clarke. Bolling's books on jazz technique show that he did not delve far beyond bebop into much avant garde jazz. He was a major part of the traditional jazz revival in the late 1960's, and he became friends with Oscar Peterson. Cannes - receding storm Cannes, as seen from a ferry speeding towards lÎle Saint-Honorat Cannes (pronounced ) (Provençal Occitan: Canas in classical norm or Cano in Mistralian norm) is a city and commune in southern France, located on the Riviera, in the Alpes-Maritimes département and the r... The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Lionel Hampton with George W. Bush Lionel Leo Hampton (April 20, 1908, Louisville, Kentucky – August 31, 2002 New York City), was a jazz bandleader and percussionist. ... Roy David Eldridge (January 30, 1911 – February 6, 1989) was a jazz trumpet player in the Swing era. ... Kenny Clarke (born January 9, 1914 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania-died January 26, 1985 in Paris, France) was a jazz drummer and an early innovator of the bebop style of drumming. ...

He has written music for over one hundred films, mostly French, starting with the score for a 1957 documentary about the Cannes Film Festival, and including the films Borsalino (1970), and California Suite (1979). This article is about motion pictures. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1939, is one of the worlds oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals. ... California Suite is a play by Neil Simon about five couples, all set in one hotel suite in California. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...

Bolling is also noted for a series of "crossover" collaborations with classical musicians. His Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio with Jean-Pierre Rampal, a clever and charming mix of Baroque elegance with modern swing, has been a top seller for many years, and was followed up by other works in the same vein. It was particularly popular in the United States, and it was at the top of the hit parade for two years after its release. Jean-Pierre Louis Rampal (7 January 1922 – 20 May 2000) was a celebrated French flautist, seen by many as the most influential of the 20th century. ...

Following his work with Rampal, Bolling went on to work with many other musicians, from different genres, including Alexandre Lagoya, Pinchas Zukerman, Maurice André, and Yo-Yo Ma. He has also worked with, and performed tributes to many others, including Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, Stéphane Grappelli, Django Reinhardt, Oscar Peterson. Alexandre Lagoya - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Image:Zukerman. ... Maurice André (born May 21, 1933) is a French trumpeter, active in the classical music field. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Ma Yo-Yo Ma (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (b. ... Lionel Hampton with George W. Bush Lionel Leo Hampton (April 20, 1908, Louisville, Kentucky – August 31, 2002 New York City), was a jazz bandleader and percussionist. ... This article is about the American Jazz composer and performer. ... Stéphane Grappelli (January 26, 1908 – December 1, 1997) was a French pioneer jazz violinist who founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France with guitarist Django Reinhardt. ... Jean Django Reinhardt (January 23, 1910 – May 16, 1953) was a Belgian Sinto Gypsy jazz guitarist. ... Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, CC, CQ, O.Ont. ...


  • Claude Bolling Plays Duke Ellington (1959)
  • Cat Anderson, Claude Bolling And Co. (1965)
  • Original Ragtime (1966)
  • Original Boogie Woogie (1968)
  • Original Piano Blues (1969)
  • Original Jazz Classics (1970)
  • Original Piano Greats (1972)
  • Swing Session (1973)
  • Jazz Party (1975)
  • Suite for Violin and Jazz Piano (1975)
  • With the Help of My Friends (1975)
  • Keep Swingin' Volume 4 (1975)
  • Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano (1975)
  • Hot Sounds (1976)
  • Concerto for Guitar and Jazz Piano Trio (1975)
  • Concerto for Violin and Jazz Piano Trio (1977)
  • Jazz Gala 79 (1979)
  • Just For Fun (1980)
  • Picnic Suite (1980)
  • Toot Suite (1981)
  • Claude Bolling (1981)
  • Suite for Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Piano Trio (1983)
  • Suite for Cello and Jazz Piano Trio (1984)
  • Jazz a la Francaise (1984)
  • Live at the Meridien (1985)
  • Suite No. 2 for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio (1987)
  • Nuances (1988)
  • Sonatas for Two Pianos (1989)
  • Cross Over U.S.A. (1993)
  • Enchanting Versailles - Strictly Classical (1994)
  • A Drum is a Woman (1997)
  • Tribute To The Piano Greats (2003)

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Claude Bolling, a pianist, a composer, an arranger and a conductor of jazz, entertainment and film music, is certainly one of the world's most famous French musician of his generation.
Claude Bolling has quite an acrobatic schedule to follow in order to succeed in all his pursuits : jazz (concerts and recordings as piano soloist, with his small and/or his big band), all-music composing (from songs to neo-classic) as well as sound tracks for television and films.
Concurrently, Claude Bolling has been a fervent ecologist ever since the 50's and has helped various organizations for environment and animal protection ; he is an active member of the "Fondation du Commandant Jacques-Yves Cousteau" from its founding day, with which he works for the diffusion of the Charter for the Defence of Future Generations.
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