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Krupa And Rich

Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa & His Orchestra Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (10 Aug 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Import Music Services
  • ASIN: B0000046SZ
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 121,022 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Buddy's BluesGene Krupa10:30Album Only
Listen  2. Bernie's TuneGene Krupa13:57Album Only
Listen  3. Gene's BluesGene Krupa 7:47Album Only
Listen  4. Sweethearts On ParadeGene Krupa 8:50Album Only
Listen  5. I Never KnewGene Krupa 8:54Album Only
Listen  6. SundayBuddy Rich Ensemble10:51Album Only
Listen  7. The MonsterBuddy Rich Ensemble10:56Album Only

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Masters. 30 Sep 2008
Format:Audio CD
Drum battles between Krupa and Rich were always exciting,but this has something more.It is not a battle,more a collaboration. Although both swing-based their styles are very different.Rich was an unleashed monster whose subtler touches were often overlooked,whilst Krupa was the most musical of drummers who also had a magic that made the simplest beat something special.The two drummers loved each other,and it shows on this album.Their individual tracks are great but Bernie's Tune is the killer.Free-flowing,inventive and exciting drumming leading in to great solos from the guys in the ensemble. When the other musicians kick in Krupa remains to back them and then Rich takes over for the final choruses.This section shows most markedly their two styles....Krupa driving along with bass drum accents that are a joy,and then Buddy taking over and using more "top". And listen to how the ensemle reacts.Great solos from swingers like Roy Eldridge,modernists like Oscar Peterson,and be-boppers like Dizzy Gillespie showing that good jazz is good jazz regardless of style. These are masters at work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beat generation..... 18 July 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a great jazz album, full stop.

What would have been a good drums orientated record, has been made into a fantastic CD of a couple of swinging sessions with the addition of the two extra trax (Sunday and Monster). These balance out the album beautifully, making it a fine listen for fans of trumpet, sax, piano and drums.

I read Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" to this set, playing it again and again, and it was the perfect musical partner.

Krupa and Rich: driving and exuberant. As relentless as Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty's American road-trips. The band blowing exhilarating, breathless improvisational jazz that was every way the musical equivalent of Kerouac's stream of consciousness......
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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Drummer Men 28 July 2003
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is without a doubt the finest collaboration between the two most famous drummers ever. There is no sense of competition on this album, just wonderful, swinging interplay between these two giants. When one looks at Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa, one can make an analogy to Art Tatum and Count Basie on the piano. Rich, like Tatum, was simply the greatest technician on his respective instrument that ever lived. No one has even come close to duplicating what he did on the drums. Krupa, on the other hand, was a master of pure swing just like his counterpart on the piano, William Basie. Krupa could make the drums sing like any other instrument as his sticks literally danced on the drums. Krupa could play a simple beat and turn it into a mesmerizing mantra, whether it be on his snare or on the floor tom. What makes this album so special is that each drummer sticks to what he does best, and the result is an extremely even matchup. Krupa responds to Rich's thunderous technique with playful, entertaining, and always hard-swinging magic. And add the fact that the band on this session consists of trumpet giants Dizzy Gillespie and Roy Eldridge, tenor saxophonists Illinois Jacquet and Flip Phillips, and a rhythm section of Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and Herb Ellis, this album cannot help but swing like mad.
32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Krupa & Rich 16 Feb 2000
By Adam Brown - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is an awesome CD filled with solos from the two most famous names in jazz drumming. Both drummers bring their bands to record a drum battle. Many talented musicians are also on this CD such as Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Elridge, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and many others. With over 71 minutes of an awesome studio session, it is well worth the money.
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST of the best... 11 Sep 2004
By rpb - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
With the exception of the goof-ball who doesn't know how to use the Amazon artist search process, others who have commented have nailed this CD as one of the all-time best jazz albums. Like my colleague in Portland, I first heard this album on vinyl WAY back in the 1960s, and then acquired it in about 1965 (still have it, too--now, it's in a frame on the wall in my studio). As a 40+ year drummer with distinct affinity for swing and jazz, I consider this to be a technical study in performance. Krupa and Rich trading 4s and 8s is a wonderful primer on how seamlessly two performers can do what they do best.

If you have only one drumming CD in your collection, this is the one it should be. There is none better and you will bless the jazz-gods that you got your hands on it. My own son, aged 29 (also a drummer) even went and got his own copy---who would have ever thought that a 60 year old performance would still maintain its currency for modern drummers?
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Searched for many years! 29 April 2001
By Keith Wener - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I first heard this album as a freshman in high school(In Chicago, 1962). I've been playing drums for 42 years and an extreme BR fan since hearing it. I've searched for many years in quite a few states and came up empty. To not only find it, but find it on C.D. has my ears drooling. These two legends were in their physical and popular prime in 1955; Buddy was 38, Gene 46. Plus... this is after the Jazz at the Philharmonic series, in which they worked together in "drum battle" mode many times. I think it is some of the best recorded work by both, (especially Buddy) and THE BEST together. I own, or have heard, almost everything else recorded by Buddy Rich. This is the one that displays the center of the fire that made him the "Greatest". If you've never heard him on calf heads, or the phenomenon of his right foot on a bass drum pedal that might be considered unsuitable for a beginner today. If you're into Buddy, or Gene, check this out. I can't wait to get into it again for the first time.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Jazz Highlight 21 July 2001
By Nichomachus - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is one of my favorite albums of all time. The showcase of Krupa and Rich is incredible, and the accompanying musicians throw out some of the smoothest jazz. With the likes of Dizzy and the Oscar Peterson trio, the musicianship is superb. This album is far more than drummers showing off, it is some of the most eloquent playing.
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