French twentieth century composer, arranger, pianist, and band leader Claude Bolling (1930-) was a child prodigy pianist. He grew up playing jazz and joined with many of that genre's greatest artists, including Hampton. Some consider him the best interpreter of Ellington. He also wrote for the movies and composed a large ragtime repertoire. His classical offerings include compositions which he played with flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal (Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano) and trumpeter Maurice André (Toot Suite).
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Bolling, Claude (1930 - Living), France
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and link to biographical essay from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
Filmography including composing and acting credits at the Internet Movie Database.
Biographical and musicological sketch noting his overall work in jazz and special mention of his affinity for Ellington from Naxos.
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