CLAUDE BOLLING (b 1930 )
Claude Bolling holds a leading position in the world of jazz in France—a performer, arranger, conductor and exponent of cross-over. Based in Paris, he has appeared and recorded with prominent American jazzmen, having drawn early inspiration from Fats Waller and benefited from the guidance of Duke Ellington. He has also contributed scores for a number of films.
Bolling’s compositions include a Suite for violin and jazz piano and a Concerto for guitar and jazz piano. His Suite for flute and jazz piano trio was written for the flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal, who recorded the work with the composer.