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Bolling's Greatest Hits


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Cbs Masterworks Catalog #: 44608   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Claude Bolling
Performer:  Max HédiguerClaude BollingMarcel SabianiPinchas Zukerman,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Claude Bolling Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1. Suite for Violin and Jazz Piano Trio: Ragtime by Claude Bolling
Performer:  Max Hédiguer (Double Bass), Claude Bolling (Piano), Marcel Sabiani (Drums),
Pinchas Zukerman (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Claude Bolling Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
2. Suite for Cello and Jazz Piano Trio: Baroque in Rhythm by Claude Bolling
Performer:  Claude Bolling (Piano), Jean-Luc Dayan (Drums), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello),
Marc Michel (Double Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Claude Bolling Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
3. Concerto for Classic Guitar and Jazz Piano Trio: 6th movement, Africaine by Claude Bolling
Performer:  Alexandre Lagoya (Guitar), Claude Bolling (Piano), Marcel Sabiani (Drums),
Michel Gaudry (Double Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Claude Bolling Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1979 
4. Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio no 2: Jazzy by Claude Bolling
Performer:  Claude Bolling (Piano), Pierre-Yves Sorin (Double Bass), Vincent Cordelette (Percussion),
Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Claude Bolling Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
5. Toot Suite: Mystique by Claude Bolling
Performer:  Claude Bolling (Piano), Guy Pedersen (Double Bass), Daniel Humair (Drums),
Maurice André (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Claude Bolling Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
6. Picnic Suite for Flute, Guitar and Jazz Piano Trio: Canon by Claude Bolling
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute), Claude Bolling (Piano), Guy Pedersen (Double Bass),
Daniel Humair (Drums), Alexandre Lagoya (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Claude Bolling Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
7. Picnic Suite for Flute, Guitar and Jazz Piano Trio: Tendre by Claude Bolling
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute), Claude Bolling (Piano), Guy Pedersen (Double Bass),
Daniel Humair (Drums), Alexandre Lagoya (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Claude Bolling Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
8. Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio no 2: Amoureuse by Claude Bolling
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute), Pierre-Yves Sorin (Double Bass), Vincent Cordelette (Percussion),
Claude Bolling (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Claude Bolling Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
9. Toot Suite: Rag-Polka by Claude Bolling
Performer:  Daniel Humair (Drums), Guy Pedersen (Double Bass), Claude Bolling (Piano),
Maurice André (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Claude Bolling Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
10. California Suite: Black folks by Claude Bolling
Performer:  Chuck Domanico (Double Bass), Bud Shank (Flute), Shelly Manne (Drums),
Hubert Laws (Flute), Claude Bolling (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Claude Bolling Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
11. Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio no 1: 1st movement, Baroque and Blue by Claude Bolling
Performer:  Claude Bolling (Piano), Max Hédiguer (Double Bass), Marcel Sabiani (Drums),
Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
12. Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio no 1: 2nd movement, Sentimentale by Claude Bolling
Performer:  Max Hédiguer (Double Bass), Marcel Sabiani (Drums), Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute),
Claude Bolling (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Claude Bolling Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A wonderful introduction to Bolling November 21, 2011 By J. Taylor (Harleysville, PA) See All My Reviews "Many years ago, my wife introduced me to Claude Bolling's work through this album. I've always enjoyed jazz, and this was the perfect blend jazz/classical crossover for me. It has the same sort of feel that one gets with Vince Guaraldi's "Charlie Brown Christmas", and perhaps that nostalgia is what first drew me in.

Being a guitarist, I was intrigued by the banter between Bolling and Lagoya, but I more enjoyed the upbeat and playful "Mistique" with Maurice Andre and "Jazzy" with Jean-Pierre Rampal. At the time (some 25 years ago), I had only a passing interest in these classical artists, but this introduction opened a new world to me... One that I have continued to explore ever since.

This is a "Greatest Hits" collection and, like many, there are some tracks that fall flat for me. Still, I think the collection more than adequately captures the essence of Bolling. In terms of albums, I prefer "Picnic Suite" and "Toot Suite", but if you are looking for an introduction to Claude Bolling's music, you can't go wrong starting here."
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