Wednesday, December 30, 2020

RIP Claude Bolling


RIP Claude Bolling. The jazz pianist, conductor and composer Claude Bolling, who wrote numerous scores for films like that of "Borsalino" and arranged "La Madrague", a famous song by Brigitte Bardot, has died at the age of 90, his entourage announced to AFP on December 29, 2020. Mr. Bolling, who suffered from various pathologies, died on Tuesday at Saint-Cloud, France hospital, west of Paris. Born Claude Jean Harry Bolling in Cannes on April 10, 1930, he left Paris for Nice during the Occupation and followed the teaching of Marie-Louise "Bob" Colin, pianist, trumpeter and drummer in one of the many popular female orchestras in between. two wars. She encouraged him to return to Paris where he created his first orchestra at 16 and recorded his first record at 18. In France, he is considered a benchmark in the world of jazz. Among those who passed in his "big band" were renowned musicians such as his alto saxophonist Claude Tissendier. Bolling scored five “Lucky Luke” films and TV series and the French Euro-western “Louisiana” (1983) starring Margot Kidder.

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