Gene Krupa

Check out these great DVD's:

Swing, Swing, Swing!

Gene in fourteen complete, rarely seen performances spanning over 60 years, along with Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Ventura, Anita O'Day and an interview with the legend himself, Gene Krupa!

Special DVD Features:
Includes three rare film clips of Gene:
an incredible solo from 1947, a 1958 appearance on "I've Got A Secret" with Sal Mineo, and one of the rarest pieces of Krupa film to ever surface, a performance with the Benny Goodman Quartet circa 1967.

If you are a Krupa fan then look no further.
If you not, and play drums, you have to check this out.

Gene Krupa is one of the most important drummers in the history of drumming and this dvd shows why. Great job.

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Classic Drum Solos
and Drum Battles

Fifteen legends of jazz drumming in extended solos and in never-before-seen drum duels of the last four decades. Features Sonny Payne, Rufus Jones, Buddy Rich and Louie Bellson, and small group giants Art Blakey and Joe Morello. Rare drum battles include meetings with Gene Krupa - Cozy Cole - Lionel Hampton - Ed Shaughnessy - Sam Woodyard - Joe Morello and Chico Hamilton - Elvin Jones - Sunny Murray.

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Classic Jazz Drummers
- Swing and Beyond

Features the legendary Sid Catlett with Louis Armstrong, Ray Bauduc, Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Gus Johnson, Joe Harris, Panama Francis, Lionel Hampton; never-before-seen solo footage of Philly Joe Jones, Stan Levey and the groundbreaking bop of Kenny Clarke; plus the only existing film of that influential New Orleans pioneer, Warren "Baby" Dodds. Four bonus clips featuring Sonny Payne, Shelly Manne, Lionel Hampton, and Philly Joe Jones.

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Classic Drum Solos and
Drum Battles Vol. 2

Fifteen thunderous drum solos from legends like Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, "Papa" Jo Jones, Art Blakey, Shelly Manne, Sonny Payne, Sam Woodyard, Rufus "Speedy" Jones and others, spanning the years 1947 to 1989, many never before released. Bonus clips include a great segment featuring the Gene Krupa Jazz Trio impersonating Russian musicians from 1946!

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The essence of Gene Krupa is in his performances, and this program presents over a dozen complete performances of Gene in action, along with Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson, Charlie Ventura and many more. This video has been acclaimed worldwide, and some writers have even maintained that this video actually marked the beginning of the burgeoning swing craze. After all, Gene Krupa was not only a jazz legend, but remains the original "King of Swing."

Gene Krupa made the drums a solo instrument, and he remains one of the most famous drummers in history. Rare footage from the 1940's. Featured is an interview with Krupa, commentary from Louis Bellson and narrated by Steve Allen. Bonus DVD Features include: Six never-before-seen performances, Eight additional audio tracks featuring Gene's brilliant performances, Printable drum charts, Internet connectivity.

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