Claude Bolling: Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio
Rebecca Gilbert, flute
Jeff Campbell, double bass
Chiao-Wen Cheng, piano
Dave Mancini, drums
It was a stroke of genius: jazz pianist Claude Bolling wrote a seven movement Bach-infused suite for jazz piano trio and flute, enlisted the talents of classical flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal to play with his band, and released an album with a sassy and sexy cover. It was an instant best seller, and was nominated for a Grammy award that year.