iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Episode 2

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Episode 2

Episode 2 of 5

Duration:
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.

Broadcasts

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss