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Episode 4

Gene Krupa: Drumming Man! Episode 4 of 5

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.

27 minutes

Last on

Sun 30 Sep 2012 20:00
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