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Episode 2

Episode 2 of 5

27 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 16 January 2009

The Police's Stewart Copeland profiles the American drummer Gene Krupa.

Right from the very beginning, Gene was a trailblazer and his early recordings were the first to feature a full drum kit of tom toms, bass drum, snare and assorted cymbals.

He became one of the most popular percussionists of the swing era, who put drums to the fore, and inspired other drummers.


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