Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio

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Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio
Studio album by
LabelCBS Masterworks (1975)
Columbia Masterworks (1975)
Sony (1990)
Milan (1993)
Fremeaux (2010)
ProducerClaude Bolling
CD cover / alternative title

Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano (aka Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio) is a "crossover" composition by the jazz pianist and composer Claude Bolling.[1] The composition, originally written in 1973, is a suite of seven movements, written for a classical flute, and a jazz piano trio (piano, string bass, and drums).


The suite was recorded in 1975 by Bolling, classical flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal,[1] bassist Max Hédiguer, and drummer Marcel Sabiani, and originally released as an LP album by CBS Masterworks Records and Columbia Masterworks.


In the U.S., the album was nominated in 1975 for a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.[2] A video recording of Bolling and Rampal playing the Suite was recorded in 1976 at the Palace of Versailles in France, and was released on LaserVision video disc and on videotape. Eventually, under the title, Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio, digital CD and DVD versions of the respective audio and video recordings were also released. In 1986, Bolling and Rampal released Bolling's later composition, Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio No. 2.[3]

Other recordings[edit]

Track listing[edit]

LP side A:

  1. "Baroque and Blue" – 5:18
  2. "Sentimentale" – 7:45
  3. "Javanaise" – 5:15

LP side B:

  1. "Fugace" – 3:50
  2. "Irlandaise" – 2:59
  3. "Versatile" – 5:07
  4. "Véloce" – 3:40

all compositions by Bolling


Further reading[edit]

  • Columbia Masterworks M 33233
  • Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio at


  1. ^ a b Genzlinger, Neil (January 9, 2021). "Claude Bolling, Jazzman With Crossover Appeal, Dies at 90; "Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano," his 1975 collaboration with the flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal, spent a decade on the classical album chart". The New York Times. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
  2. ^ "Claude Bolling". 19 November 2019.
  3. ^ Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio No. 2 at
  4. ^ Bolling: Suites for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio - 8.554848|Naxos
  5. ^ Bolling: Suites for Flute & Jazz Piano Trio - Cantilena Records: 660252|Presto Music
  6. ^ Jasmine Choi — Featured Artist — Flute Magazine
  7. ^