Some of the coolest, grooviest soundtrack work we've ever heard from Claude Bolling – quite different than some of his more famous experiments with classical music, or his boogie woogie sides! La Mandarine is really wonderful – almost funky at points, and a set that has Claude Bolling working in the same groovy French soundtrack territory as Francis Lai or Francois De Roubaix – with the playfulness of the latter, and some of the best warmer keyboard touches of the forme
r! Titles include "Severine", "Bowling Pop", "Severine Et Baba", "La Mandarine", and "Meme Boul Pop". La Revanche is pretty wonderful, too – and really shows Claude Bolling's strong use of flute in some of his best music – woodwinds worked in a way that has multiple instruments turning and banking together, to create this warmly fluid groove that's mighty nice! Titles include "Le
Cambriolage", "Londres Rio", "Anne", "Sortie De Prison", and "Jouvert Et Jeanne".
(Out of print.)