Label: Claude Bolling and Editions Milan Music
Compilation. Recording Date: 1975 - 1985
Recorded at Davout, Paris, France. Includes liner notes by Martine Chrone (translated by Joelle Mnouchkine).
From "Suite For Flute and Jazz Piano Trio" - Tracks 1, 2, 3.
From "Concerto For Guitar and Jazz Piano Trio" - Tracks 4, 5, 6.
From "Suite For Violin and Jazz Piano Trio" - Tracks 7, 8, 9.
From "Cross Over U. S. A." - Tracks 10, 11.
One could say that this album is is another facet of Claude Bolling. Here, the composer, universally well-known for the Suites for "Flute, Guitare, Violon, Trompette", the Camera Orchestras and also for Cello, reveals his talent like jazz pianist and bring it to great scale. According to the some critics opinion, he is the heir of the American legendary masters as Duke Ellington, Fop Wallers and Earl Hineses, like examples of some with whom Claude shares more than simple affinity.
Composing and playing beside great instrumentalists (as Jean-Pierre Rampal, Alexander Lagoya, you Puncture Zukerman, Maurice Andre and Yo-Yo Ma), it has been as Bolling demonstrated his pianistic capacities to their public while it remained in second plan.
In this case, his work is in the first plan and it is an approach to the famous "Suites..." mentioned. Before these nonpareil pieces gave to him international fame, his musical game was already familiar and appreciated by the great stars of the jazz scene like Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington and Sidney Bechet, among other.
With the success of this album in trio, the multitude of Bolling?s admirers had from now on the opportunity to enjoy and be charmed by his refined playing, his almost ferocious swing and his homage to the roots and traditions of the modern american music. This is Bolling?s characteristic: he give us back this authentic jazz and in a certain sense different.
All Music Guide
All songs written by Claude Bolling except "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans" (H. Creamer/T. Layton), "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans" (L. Alter/E. Delange) and "Back Home Again In Indiana" (J. Hanley/B. MacDonald).
Vintage Bolling compiles a selection of Claude Bolling's most popular recordings, culled from performances with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Pinchas Zukerman, and Alexandre Lagoya. It's a fair, if incomplete, introduction to the pianist and is primarily of interest to neophytes or casual fans. Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Tracks 1-9 are AAD. Tracks 10-11 are DDD.