World of Gene Krupa: That Legendary Drummin' Man
Describes the career, music and life of the man who made the drums a solo instrument, the man who symbolised the swing era and the man who is still internationally recognised by millions as 'the world's greatest drummer'. In this unique work, Gene Krupa tells of the beginnings of his style, of the scandalous 1943 drug bust, of the feuds and battles with the likes of Benny Goodman and Buddy Rich, his thoughts on his own works and the works of those in jazz and classical music, and much more. Commentary by Leonard Feather, George Simon and others add another dimension.
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Foreword Mel Tonne
Legend of Gene Krupa
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