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Gene Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was a famous and influential American and drummer, known for his highly energetic and flamboyant style.

Many consider Krupa to be one of the most influential drummers of the 20th century, particularly regarding the development of the drum kit. Many jazz historians believe he made history in 1927 as the first kit drummer ever to record using a bass drum pedal. His drum method was published in 1938 and… read more

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  • Avatar for klippshaw
    http://www.last.fm/music/Gene+Krupa/+images/87904547
  • Avatar for jazzthieve
    Spotify playlist [url=http://open.spotify.com/user/1124842745/playlist/7pQZRLziG9YA9x7T0z8ZzM]Jazz: Bebop, Cool, Swing, Vocal, Fusion, Modal, Stride, Dixieland, Third Stream, Big Band, Hard Bop[/url]
  • Avatar for ehsmeng
    Learned about the man from the movie "The Glenn Miller Story". There's a fantastic scene with Glenn-actor, Louis Armstrong and Gene Krupa in that movie.
  • Avatar for Lachgast
    Got to know him thanks to the Take The 'A' Train station. It includes only interpretations of the Jazz standard 'Take the A-train' (about 210 of them available on Last.fm): Check out this link: [tag]a-train fm[/tag]!
  • Avatar for pelebonham
    drum legend
  • Avatar for DJB-Jam
    yeah,he got busted for using Green back in the day
  • Avatar for vladimir34
    One of the few.
  • Avatar for duomosik
    If you like jazz clarinet, you should probably check out our new album [url=http://www.last.fm/music/DUO+MOSÏK/JOHANN]JOHANN[/url]! Full length previews and a free download! Bon swing!
  • Avatar for Shinmeiryuougi
    Incidently, he was one of the first major muscians to be busted for marijuana related charges.
  • Avatar for Shinmeiryuougi
    Gene really knew how to have fun, didn't he?

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