Saturday, April 10, 2010

Happy 80th Birthday Claude Bolling

Claude Bolling was born April 10, 1930 in Cannes, France. A child prodigy, he was playing jazz piano professionally at the age of 14 with such legends as Lionel Hampton, Roy Eldridge and Kenny Clarke. He studied at the Nice Conservatory and then moved to Paris. He was part of the traditional jazz revival of the 1960s. A cross-over artist he also plays classical piano. Bolling also became a film composer in 1958 composing the score for “Cette nuit-là”. He's composed the scores for almost 100 films and television shows since. Among the scores he has composed were five for the animated adventures of “Lucky Luke”. Today we celebrate the 80th birthday of composer Claude Bolling.

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