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Gene Krupa: Five Classic Albums Plus (The Gene Krupa Sextet #1 / #2 / #3 / Hey Here’s Gene Krupa / The Gene Krupa Trio Collates) (2CD)
 
AVID Jazz here presents five classic Gene Krupa albums plus a scarce Japanese E.P. including original LP/EP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD.
“Gene Krupa Sextet Volumes #1, #2 & ‘3”; “The Gene Krupa Trio Collates”; “Hey…Here’s Gene Krupa”” & “Drum Boogie EP”
One of the hottest drummers in jazz history features in our latest classic album release! This time we have five classic albums plus a scarce Japanese EP- “Drum Boogie”. We include all three volumes of “The Gene Krupa Sextet” series, two of which were arranged by band member Charlie Shavers. Joining Gene across these three albums are Ben Webster, Bill Harris, Teddy Wilson, Ray Brown and Eddie Davis. For “The Gene Krupa Trio Collates”, Gene is joined by Charlie Ventura on tenor and Teddy Napoleon on piano. For “Hey…Here’s Gene Krupa”, Gene is accompanied by Eddie Shu on tenor, clarinet and trumpet, Dave McKenna on piano and Wendell Marshall on bass. To quote from Leonard Feathers original liner notes from “Hey…”; “To sum up this album briefly one might point out that it combines tasteful choice of material, and inventive interpretation, with a quality all too rare in albums under the direction of drummers …..and not too common in jazz as a whole….complete discretion and consistent, good taste…..”. We think this would apply to all our Gene Krupa selections!
All five albums plus the E.P. have been digitally re-mastered

CD1
1-6: ‘The Gene Krupa Sextet #1’
1. Payin’ Them Dues Blues
2. Swedish Schnapps
3. I’m Coming Virginia
4. Showcase
5. Midget
6. Jungle Drums
7-12: ‘The Gene Krupa Sextet #2’
7. Don’t Take Your Love From Me
8. Imagination
9. Coronation Hop
10. Capital Idea
11. Paradise
12. Overtime
13-18: ‘The Gene Krupa Sextet #3’
13. Medley: Dancing In The Dark / The Nearness Of You / You Are Too Beautiful / Tenderly / Autumn In New York
14. Who’s Rhythm
15. Second Helping Blues
16. Bloozy Woozy
17. Meddle My Minor
18. Windy

CD2
1-11: ‘Hey... Here’s Gene Krupa’
1. Day By Day
2. Little Girl Blue
3. As Long As I Live
4. Love Is Here To Stay
5. Jumpin’ At The Woodside
6. Memories Of You
7. Gene’s Solo Flight
8. Home
9. Chelsea Bridge
10. Out Of Nowhere
11. China Boy
12-17: ‘The Gene Krupa Trio Collates’
12. St. Louis Blues
13. Fine’s Idea
14. Drum Boogie
15. Perdido
16. Star Dust
17. Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone
18. Drum Boogie from Drum Boogie
19. The Moon Over The Ruined Castle from Drum Boogie
20. How High The Moon from Drum Boogie

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