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Gene Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was a famous and influential American jazz and big band 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…

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  • http://www.last.fm/music/Gene+Krupa/+images/87904547
  • 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]
  • 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.
  • 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]!
  • drum legend
  • yeah,he got busted for using Green back in the day
  • One of the few.
  • 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!
  • Incidently, he was one of the first major muscians to be busted for marijuana related charges.
  • Gene really knew how to have fun, didn't he?

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