Big Noise from Winnetka
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||Big Noise from Winnetka (Live)||Gene Krupa||4:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Take the "a" Train (Live)||Gene Krupa||5:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Some of These Days (Live)||Gene Krupa||5:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sweet Georgia Brown (Live)||Gene Krupa||5:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Petite Fleur (Live)||Gene Krupa||3:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lonesome Road (Live)||Gene Krupa||4:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Don't Be That Way (Live)||Gene Krupa||8:33||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Drum Boogie (Live)||Gene Krupa||11:25||Album Only||View in iTunes|
Classic small group Krupa!
If you are one of the many who believes that Gene Krupa was just a big band drummer from the 1930's, think again.
Krupa's work for Norman Granz from the late 40's to early 1960's is an often overlooked period of fabulous drumming and wonderful small group jazz. Krupa's playing is very muscial and tasteful, and yet GK still delivers thrilling drums solos and continues to swing as few ever have.
This particular album showcases Gene and his quartet from Chicago's London House in 1959.
The album features a tight, swinging band, playing some well thought out arrangements. All the songs are winners, a few personal favorites of mine include: Sweet Georgia Brown, Drum Boogie, Don't Be That Way, and of course the title track.
amazing how this guy plays. if you look at kieth moon, the drumer from the who and mr. krupa, then you see this strange simularity in thier playing and how they act when they play. this guy is awsome.
Born: January 15, 1909 in Chicago, IL
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s