Thursday, January 28, 2010

Claude Bolling: Sentimentale from Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano

That's Jean-Pierre Rampal on flute, Marcel Sabiani on drums, and (who else?) Max Hediguer on bass. The liner notes are a model of restrained professional approval:

One floor in the CBS building (on 6th Avenue in New York City) houses Columbia Records' A&R divisions - pop, jazz and classical. A feeling of camaraderie generally exists among the workers but the sound of a tape or disc reference denoting a new release can, and often does, lead to patient shrugs or tempered verbal exchanges between people of widely differing musical persuasions. A happy exception to this attitude of reluctant laissez-faire occurred recently when pianist Claude Bolling's Suite for Flute and Jazz piano was played in a producer's office. The universal appeal of this record became immediately apparent when other producers and secretaries from all divisions converged spontaneously in an expression of enthusiastic interest.

So kudos to Bobby Finn, the author of the most corporate, lifeless liner notes I've ever read.

I feel like I've seen this music somewhere, though. You know?


emmett said...

allow me to express my enthusiastic interest in this

Big Ed Dunkel said...

Didn't Aguilera shamelessly use this?

Joan Anne said...

Classical music are good to hear.

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