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Claude Bolling


Claude Bolling is one the most famous French musicians in the world. Although his passion is jazz, he is also an accomplished composer of pop music and has written numerous film scores. He is quite an accomplished player of classic ragtime and stride piano as well. While born in Cannes on April 10, 1930, Claude Bolling has always lived in Paris. During the German occupation of France he received musical training from Marie-Louise “Bob” Hake, pianist, trumpet player and drummer in one of the many female orchestras à la mode in the inter-war period. Claude Bolling was introduced to the magic world of jazz by a schoolmate friend and became enamored with the music of Thomas Fats Waller


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Big April Birthdays & More

Read "Big April Birthdays & More" reviewed by Marc Cohn

April birthdays this week on G&M with the Carmen McRae centennial, along with the 90th birthdays of Herbie Mann, pianist Frank Strazzeri (who toured in the 1970's with Elvis!), Claude Bolling and Richard Davis (the latter 2 still with us); as well as the 80th birthdays of George Adams and the very much alive Herbie Hancock! ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Lee Morgan, Mike Downes & Nick Sanders

Read "Lee Morgan, Mike Downes & Nick Sanders" reviewed by Joe Dimino

With a legendary voice out of jny: Cleveland, Ohio on an ablum paying full respects to Tadd Dameron, we start the 599th episode of Neon Jazz with the tune “Kitchenette Across the Hall." From there, we listen to Sarah Vaughan and hear the great Tadd Dameron with his Sextet with the tune “The Squirrel." As the ...


Article: Under the Radar

Culture Clubs: Part IV: When Jazz Met Europe

Read "Culture Clubs: Part IV: When Jazz Met Europe" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The Geography of Jazz--When Jazz Met Europe In 2004 Maureen Anderson, a researcher at Illinois State University contributed a dissertation to the journal, African American Review, titled The White Reception of Jazz in America. Ostensibly, her article deals with stories published in high profile periodicals and journals from 1917 and into the 1930s, written by white ...


Article: Album Review

Bob Wagner: Toot Suite

Read "Toot Suite" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

There have been many composers on both sides of the classical-jazz continuum who have attempted to blend those genres. Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein, Darius Milhaud, Duke Ellington, Lalo Schifrin, Jorge Calandrelli, and others have explored the parallels and differences. In 1980, French jazz pianist/composer, Claude Bolling composed “Toot Suite" for the great French ...


News: Performance / Tour

LazJaz Trio Features French Jazz Composers on Nov. 11 Recital at Acoustix Jazz Lounge

LazJaz Trio, featuring Charles Laz, piano instructor at the Nice Conservatory, will give a jazz recital in Atlanta featuring the works of French composers on Nov. 11 at Acoustix Jazz Lounge & Restaurant, 840 Marietta St. (corner of Northside Drive, 404-879-0111) near GA Tech Campus, from 7:30 to 11:30 pm. The recital will feature the jazz ...



Just One Of Those Things

Featuring the music of Claude Bolling
Duration: 6:46

French jazz master Claude Bolling plays a Cole Porter tune. He is also famous, of course, for his big band.

Article: Live Review

Penang Island Jazz Festival: Malaysia, December 2-5, 2010

Read "Penang Island Jazz Festival: Malaysia, December 2-5, 2010" reviewed by Ian Patterson

7th Penang Island Jazz FestivalPenang, MalaysiaDecember 2-5, 2010 There was talk of bringing in a bomoh, or witchdoctor, to chase away the ominous-looking black clouds that hovered over the beachside gardens of the Bayview Hotel, home to the Penang Island Jazz Festival. The south-west monsoon that feeds the lush tropical growth of ...


News: Performance / Tour

AAJ Readers Get Discount on Tickets to Tiempo Libre in NYC December 10

AAJ Readers Get Discount on Tickets to Tiempo Libre in NYC December 10

AAJ readers can get special discount pricing for tickets to see Tiempo Libre when the band returns to New York City to perform in concert on December 10th. Hot off its third Grammy nomination for “Best Tropical Latin Album" for Bach in Havana, the sizzling, dance-inducing Cuban music group Tiempo Libre will perform and generally throw ...


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