The Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio was a true revolution in the classical world in the US when it was firs released on LP in 1976 . Firstly because Claude Bolling had the idea of mixing the greatest musical movement of the 20th century – jazz – with classical music. America’s appreciation of this cross-breeding raised the Suite to head the hit-parade for two years and to be ranked in the Billboard for 10 years (530 weeks). Through this work, Claude Bolling can be considered as the creator of ‘crossover music’. His musical partner, Jean-Pierre Rampal, is now esteemed as the great classical flautist of the 20th century.