Krupa And Rich
Buddy Rich & Gene Krupa
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||Buddy's Blues||Buddy Rich & Gene Krupa||10:30||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Bernie's Tune||Buddy Rich & Gene Krupa||13:57||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Gene's Blues||Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich||7:47||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Sweethearts On Parade||Buddy Rich & Gene Krupa||8:50||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||I Never Knew||Buddy Rich & Gene Krupa||8:54||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Sunday||Buddy Rich Ensemble||10:51||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||The Monster||Buddy Rich Ensemble||11:06||Album Only||View in iTunes|
Although drummers Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich are pictured together on this CD's cover, they actually only play together on one selection, a lengthy "Bernie's Tune." The first five performances (with two songs apiece for Rich and Krupa) also feature short solos from trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Roy Eldridge, tenors Flip Phillips and Illinois Jacquet and pianist Oscar Peterson; Rich is reasonably restrained on his numbers but has his explosive moments. "Bernie's Tune" is far superior to the in-concert Rich/Krupa drum battles that were recorded at other times. The final two performances find Rich leading a different all-star group with consistently excellent solos from trumpeters Thad Jones and Joe Newman and tenors Ben Webster and Frank Wess. This swinging set (which contains formerly rare recordings) is easily recommended to fans of straightahead and bop-oriented jazz.
Born: 30 September 1917 in Brooklyn, NY
Years Active: '10s, '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s