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Kind of Krupa Box set

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  • Audio CD (17 May 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 10
  • Format: Box set
  • ASIN: B003GE69NO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 183,442 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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CD1 The V-Disc Sessions - CD2 Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich - CD3 Skin Vs Skin - CD4 Works Of History - Vol 1 - CD5 Works Of History - Vol 2 - CD6 Works Of History - Vol 3 - CD7 Works Of History - Vol 4 - CD8 The Benny Goodman Years - CD9 At 6' & 7'S - CD10 Play Gerry Mulligan

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Alan Start on 21 July 2010
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01. Intro Gene Krupa (Not Applicable)
02. Stompin' at the Savoy (Sampson; Goodman; Webb)
03. Boogie Blues (Krupa; Biondi)
04. Opus 3 (Unknown)
05. Hodge Podge (Hodges; Ellington)
06. Liza (Gershwin)
07. Fish Market (Eldridge; Krupa)
08. Drummer's Band (Eldridge; Krupa)
09. Drumboogie(Eldridge; Krupa)
10. Intro Gene Kurpa #2 (Not Applicable)
11. Dark Eyes (Public Domain)
12. Wire Brush Stomp (Krupa; Biondi)
13. Wire Brush Stomp (Krupa; Biondi)
14. Just a Little Fond Affection (Box; Cox; Ilda)
15. Let Me Off Uptown (Evans; Bostic)

Mid 1940's - 1945 (probably) New York, USA


01. Gene's Blues (Krupa)
02. Buddy's Blues (Rich)
03. I Never Knew (Fiorito; Kahn)
04. Sweethearts On Parade (Lombardo; Newman)
05. Bernie's Tune (Miller; Stoller; Leiber)

1955, New York, USA

Gene Krupa Buddy Rich (batterie); Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Thad Jones, Joe Newman (trompette); Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, Ben Webster, Frank Weiss (saxo ténor); Oscar Peterson (piano); Herb Ellis, Freddie Green (guitare); Ray Brown (basse)


01. Drum Boogie (Eldridge; Krupa)
02. Flying Home (Goodman; Hampton)
03. Perdido (Tizol; Drake; Lenk)
04. The Drum Battle (Rich; Krupa)
05. Idaho (Stone)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Highlights from a great drummer's career in big and small bands 30 Oct 2012
By Mike Tarrani - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
As a drummer Gene Krupa exerted a significant influence over drummers from my generation (I was born in 1948.) However, he was a household name to everyone, drummer or not.

This collection of discs is comprised of tracks spanning the period 1935 through 1959. The discs do not reflect a strict chronology - for example disc 2 contains tracks from 1955 while disc 8 covers the years 1935-38. Some of the discs are entire albums that were previously released (and some are still in print.) Finally, this collection spans Gene's work in big bands (notably Benny Goodman's and his own orchestras), as well as small ensembles.

A word about sound quality: to my ears it is as good or better than most MP3 albums, which means that it's adequate for most listeners. Yes, a carefully remastered album is going to sound better than these, and audiophiles will probably complain.

The following will detail the contents of each disc in this set. In each case I will provide a link to the original album(s) from which the tracks were derived. In many cases the product pages for those albums will have reviews that go into detail about the album or sound samples, or both. In addition, I have posted a complete track list for each disc in a comment to this review so you will know exactly what you are getting.

DISC ONE is titled V-Disc Sessions and is essentially this album: V-Disc. V discs were made for the US armed forces during World War II. The tracks in this collection were primarily recorded in 1944.

DISC TWO, titled Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich is the original album titled Krupa And Rich. While the original was released with five tracks, two bonus tracks on a reissue - Sunday and Monster - are missing from this disc. The tracks were recorded in New York in 1955 and feature Gene and Buddy on drums backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio (Oscar on piano, Ray Brown on bass and Herb Ellis on guitar), plus Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, and Illinois Jacquet and Flip Phillips on tenor saxophone (Phillips also plays clarinet.

DISC THREE, Skin vs. Skin, is another Krupa versus Rich album titled Drum Battle. Recorded live at one of Norman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic concerts in Carnegie Hall in New York on September 13, 1952. Musicians include Willie Smith (alto sax) and Hank Jones on piano, and features Ella Fitzgerald on Perdido.

DISCs FOUR through SEVEN are titled Works of History - Volume 1 through 4. The tracks span 1936 through 1949 (and include some excellent Anita O'Day performances). Most of the tracks were taken from an album titled Swings with Strings or from various other albums and broadcasts during the period that have been compiled into a set called Gene Krupa Story [Box Set]. Most of the tracks are Gene's big band ensembles, with a few from smaller ensembles.

DISC EIGHT, The Benny Goodman Years, contains highlights from his 1935-38 performances with Goodman's big bands, as well as trio and quartet ensembles that featured Gene and Benny with Teddy Wilson on piano in the trio, with Lionel Hampton on vibraphone in the quartet. There are also tracks from the great 1938 Carnegie Hall concert. Most of the tracks can be found on Very Best of Benny Goodman and King of Swing.

DISC NINE is titled AT 6' & 7's, and is the complete album titled Complete Sextet Studio Sessions (featuring Ben Webster & Charlie Shavers). The original album was recorded in New York in 1953. Gene on drums is backed by Ben Webster and Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis on tenor saxophone, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Bill Harris on trombone, Teddy Wilson on piano and Ray Brown on bass.

DISC TEN, Plays Gerry Mulligan, is the entire 1958 album titled Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements. Gerry was an alumni of Gene's big band and served as arranger and conductor for the New York recording session. The big band was comprised of: Al DeRisi, Marky Markowitz, Ernie Royal, Doc Severinsen and Al Stewart on trumpet; Eddie Bert, Billy Byers, Jimmy Cleveland Trombone, Willie Dennis, Urbie Green and Kai Winding on trombone; Sam Marowitz and Phil Woods on alto saxophone; Frank Socolow and Eddie Wasserman on tenor saxophone and Danny Bank on baritone saxophone. The rhythm section was comprised of Gene on drums, Hank Jones on piano, Barry Galbraith on guitar and Jimmy Gannon on bass.

Individual tracks are in the comment below. If you are a Gene Krupa fan this is an excellent box set at a bargain price (especially if you compare the cost of the individual source albums.) If you want to explore the life of this great man I highly recommend augmenting this box set with this video: Gene Krupa Swing, Swing, Swing DVD.
The Krupa 22 Oct 2013
By Flora m bauer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
this is real music of GENE KRUPA.
It will put in a good move or place each time you listen to a great sound
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