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Claude BOLLING

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Pianist, composer, arranger and conductor Claude Bolling is now probably one of the most renowned French musicians in the world, in fields ranging from jazz to variety and film music. From the first piano lessons, he finds in the musical passion of his life, the ideal world where his artistic sensibility can give free rein to his creativity. Although born in Cannes April 10, 1930, Claude Bolling has always lived in Paris, Nice, despite an interlude during the Occupation, during which he received the valuable lesson of Marie-Louise "Bob" Colin, pianist, trumpeter and drummer in one of many female bands popular in the inter-war. Having, by one of his schoolmates, discovered the magical world of jazz, he was quick to take an interest in Thomas "Fats" Waller, whose festive music does not fail to attract the. It is still in short trousers when in 1945 he won the tournament for amateurs, organized by Jazz Hot and Hot Club de France in Paris. His field of interest is rapidly expanding to other masters of the piano: Willie "The Lion" Smith, Earl Hines and Garner Eroll which he is the disciple. He was sixteen when he had his first training with some talented young musicians, recording his first album in eighteen years. But life makes him feel the need to acquire an authentic musical background. Germaine Mounier (classical piano), Leo Chauliac (jazz piano), Maurice Duruflé (harmony), Andre Hodeir (counterpoint, orchestration, jazz writing) will be its master trainers. After military service in the past "Music" First Train Crew, where he plays trombone and percussion, this is the Claude Bolling Jazz that enters the profession. He made the beautiful evenings of all establishments fashionable Club Saint-Germain, Vieux Colombier, Caveau de la Huchette many emblematic places of intense activity jazz. The great American soloists visiting France do not fail to call him. He participated in recording sessions and concerts Rex Stewart, Buck Clayton, Lionel Hampton, Albert Nicholas, Roy Eldridge became one of the most prominent personalities in the world of jazz in Paris. Claude Bolling jazz must have met Boris Vian, for which he wrote arrangements of "Songs and Impossible Possible". The success of this record he sets foot in the stirrup in the world of entertainment. Several famous artists from the fifties and sixties then entrusted the musical direction of their achievements: Sacha Distel, Jacqueline Francois, Juliette Greco, Henri Salvador, Brigitte Bardot call on him for their albums. And it is one of them, Dario Moreno, star of a film, he must write his first film score. He is also the creator of the group of "Parisian". Rene Clement then engaged to write the score for "The Day and the Time". He began a real career as a composer of film music. It has, to date, written over a hundred, some of which were huge successes (Borsalino, Louisiana, Flic Story, The Beautiful, The Awakening, California Suite. ). Animating in the sixties the major television variety of Albert Raisner, Maritie and Gilbert Carpentier, Jean-Christophe Averty, he wrote for many television music, some of which remain in our memories (The Tiger Brigades, The Hipster, The Clan). The professional experience and success give Claude Bolling undisputed authority among his fellow musicians, enabling him to work with the biggest names in the profession, all music together. He thus invented a new form of expression, a kind of musical patchwork, the "Crossover Music", which, without denaturing them, live in parts very organized, the syntax of jazz and classical. His Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio, written for Jean-Pierre Rampal and recorded with it, a huge success in the U.S.. It will remain 530 weeks in the hit parade and get the gold records and platinum. The experiment was repeated later with Alexander Lagoya, Pinchas Zukerman, Maurice Andre, Yo Yo Ma, the English Chamber Orchestra, and Patrice Renaud Fontanarosa, Marielle Normdann, Touvron Guy, Eric FranceriesThe talent of Claude Bolling has been expressed in all forms of musical expression. However, man remains in its depths, a jazz musician who continues to vibrate for a solo ragtime, boogie for air, to an orchestration of Sy Oliver. The pianist sometimes disappears and becomes finally chief ellingtonnien his dream of a big band, he organized and directed from the seventies. This big band, made up of very talented musicians working with him for many years, not long to recognize his outstanding. It celebrated its fortieth anniversary in 1996 and has been around the world invited to the United States, Asia, South America, Mexico is all a huge success with a wide audience, captivated by the character popular jazz. Claude Bolling is then servant of the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Jimmie Luncefor, Glenn Miller His albums reflect this directory immortal, but also the opportunity to present his own compositions written in respect of a great tradition. It can also accueuillir the greatest personalities of jazz singers like Joe Williams, Carmen McRae, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and instumentistes Willima "Cat" Anderson (tp), Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Jon Faddis (tp), Sam Woodyard (dm), Rhoda Scott (organ). Claude Bolling has even been able to play all his big band and that of the Duke and Illinois Jacquet / Mercer Ellington Orchestra. His meeting with Stephane Grappelli in 1991 in the album First Class (Django d'Or Award HCF 1993) is one of the great successes of recent years phonographic. The range of talent of Claude "Bollington" was affectionately known as Boris Vian, was expanded in 1996 to the music scene with his participation in creating the world premiere of the Theatre National de Chaillot, A Drum is a Woman, the composition of Duke Ellington, his friend and mentor, directed by Jerome Savary. Today Claude Bolling occupies, by his personal influence, the role of Ambassador of France in the world. He conducted at the recognition of jazz and a school, as did the two great French masters, Django Reinhardt and StéphaneGrappelli.
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cover Brigades du Tigre Martin Musique
Brigades du Tigre
Claude BOLLING
Arr : Thierry MULLER
Publisher : Martin Musique
Genre : Orchestra
Group : Wind band
Style & options : Film and television music
Set Wind Band (MULL03009-BA) : 116,62
Full score (MULL03009-CO) : 39,14

cover Borsalino Martin Musique
Borsalino
Claude BOLLING
Arr : Jérome NAULAIS
Publisher : Martin Musique
Genre : Orchestra
Group : Wind band
Style & options : Film and television music
Set Wind Band (BOLL03018-BA) : 116,62
Full score (BOLL03018-CO) : 39,14

cover God bless rugby Martin Musique
God bless rugby
Claude BOLLING
Arr : Laurent DELBECQ
Publisher : Martin Musique
Genre : Orchestra
Group : Wind band
Style & options : Film and television music
Set Wind Band (BOLL00946-BA) : 67,64
Full score (BOLL00946-CO) : 22,37

cover companion, when the roses bloom Martin Musique
companion, when the roses bloom
Claude BOLLING
Arr : Robert MARTIN
Publisher : Martin Musique
Genre : Orchestra
Group : Wind band
Style & options : Film and television music
Set Wind Band (BOLL00907-BA) : 67,64
Full score (BOLL00907-CO) : 22,37

cover LES BRIGADES DU TIGRE Marc Reift
LES BRIGADES DU TIGRE
Claude BOLLING
Arr : WOREK MICHAL
Publisher : Marc Reift
Genre : Orchestra
Group : Wind band
Style & options : Film and television music
Set Wind Band (EMR42218-BA) : 136,10

cover Borsalino Marc Reift
Borsalino
Claude BOLLING
Arr : TED PARSON
Publisher : Marc Reift
Genre : Orchestra
Group : Wind band
Set Wind Band (EMR11497-BA) : 125,55

cover Borsalino Besson
Borsalino
Claude BOLLING
Arr : GRAYSSON
Publisher : Besson
Genre : Orchestra
Group : Wind band
Set Wind Band (BS238-BA) : 239,27
Full score (BS238-CO) : 30,38