Claude Bolling, Jazzman with Crossover Appeal, dies at 90


Mr. Rampal died in 2000.

Ms. Sklar described the appeal of playing the famous sequel.

“The seven movement flute part of the ‘Suite’ has been expertly written and enjoyable to play with the piano, and especially with bass and drums,” she says. “This is one of the reasons why many classical flautists want to play it; it’s very jazzy and improvisation is optional. I loved that it also includes bass flute and alto flute.

Critic Allan Kozinn, writing in The New York Times in 1982, describes the formula Mr. Bolling created and which worked so well in the sequel and in his subsequent works.

“In his crossed pieces,” he wrote, “Mr. Bolling’s compositional strategy is to give his classical soloist a fully composed part, written in a style filled with baroque and classical gestures and allusions to the repertoire and idiomatic uses of the featured instrument, while his own trio piano, bass and percussion interact with a light jazz counterpoint. . “

Mr. Bolling has made numerous recordings and has performed extensively in France, the United States and elsewhere.

“One of the most endearing things about her was her love of music and her endearing, magnetic personality on stage,” Ms. Sklar said. “He loved talking to his audience and thanking them with reminders, which they appreciated. Sometimes the recalls lasted a long time. Looking from behind the scenes, we would wonder if they would ever stop!

The Associated Press said Mr Bolling’s 48-year-old wife, Irène Dervize-Sadyker, died in 2017 and the couple had two sons, David and Alexandre.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here