Gene Krupa The Instrumental Mr. Krupa
- Released: April 14, 2000
- Label: Jasmine Music
- 1.Up an Atom
- 3.By the River Saint Marie
- 4.Bugle Call Rag
- 5.I'll Never Be the Same
- 6.Blue Lou
- 7.Stompin' at the Savoy
- 8.Body and Soul
- 9.Limehouse Blues
- 10.Dear Old Southland
- 11.King Porter Stomp
- 12.Leave Us Leap
- 13.What Is This Thing Called Love
- 14.Sweet Lorraine
- 16.Wire Brush Stomp
- 17.Love's in My Heart
- 19.Calling Dr. Gillespie
- 20.These Foolish Things
- 21.Hodge Podge
Personnel: Gene Krupa (drums); Harry Terrill, Charlie Kennedy (alto saxophone); Charlie Ventura, Buddy Wise, Joe Megro (tenor saxophone); Joe Koch, Jack Schwartz (baritone saxophone); Red Rodney, Joe Triscari, Vince Hughes, Jimmy Millazzio, Ray Triscari, Tony Anelli, Al Porcino (trumpet); Bob Ascher, Dick Taylor, Nick Gaglio, Tasso Harris, Ziggy Elmer, Warren Covington, Ben Seaman, Randy Bellerjean, Moe Schneider (trombone); Teddy Napoleon, Buddy Neal (piano); Mike Triscari, Hy White, Stan Dougherty (guitar); Irv Lang, Bob Munoz, Bob Strahl (bass).
Compilation producers: Geoff Milne, Paul Pelletier.
Recorded in New York, New York between January and September 1946.
Recording information: New York, NY (01/1946-09/1946).
As the title implies, The Instrumental Mr. Krupa features Krupa and his band -- including tenor saxophonist Charlie Ventura -- tearing it up on an instrumental set. "Limehouse Blues," "Stompin' at the Savoy," "King Porter Stomp," "Up an Atom," and "Idaho" are some of the highlights from this energetic, entertaining album. ~ Heather Phares
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