Other Free Encyclopedias » Online Encyclopedia » Encyclopedia - Featured Articles » Contributed Topics from A-E

Boiling, Claude

jazz piano “suite classical

Boiling, Claude, pop-jazz pianist, composer, leader; b. Cannes, France, April 10, 1930. He began formal piano training at age 12, receiving thorough grounding in the classical repertoire while mastering the jazz idiom; later he studied harmony and composition with Maurice Durufle in Paris, where he immersed himself in the jazz scene. Boiling became a prominent figure in the crossover movement when he composed his “Sonata for Two Pianists” (1970) for Jean-Bernard Pommier. His “Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio,” written in 1975 for Jean-Pierre Rampai, became an internationally successful recording, attaining gold-record status in 1981. He also wrote “California Suite” (1976), “Suite for Violin and Jazz Piano Trio” (1978), “Suite for Chamber Orch. and Jazz Piano Trio” (1983), and “Suite for Cello and Jazz Piano Trio” (1984). A light classical player and swing-oriented jazz musician, he has had great success with a pieces that blend jazz and classical material and helped to spur a trend for classical artist to get more involved with jazz.

Bois-Reymond, Emil du [next] [back] Boieldieu, François-Adrien

User Comments

Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can't read it easily.
Hide my email completely instead?

Cancel or

Vote down Vote up

about 1 month ago

Dear François-Adrien,

thanks a lot for your contribution of
Claude Bolling's biography on JRank.

Please note that the name of the artist
is spelled wrong in your article: it's Bolling (double l), not Boiling (although
Claude's music certainly was hot ;)