Friday, January 22, 2010

Gene KRUPA And Buddy RICH - Gene Krupa Meets Buddy Rich 1955

Gene KRUPA And Buddy RICH - Gene Krupa Meets Buddy Rich 1955
1961 Issue 817 109-1


On this 1955 album, instead of performing a drum battle as they'd previously done on Jazz At The Philharmonic tours, the two virtuosos complement each other's playing, combining their efforts in a very musical album featuring trumpet greats Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie, tenor giants Flip Phillips and Illinois Jacquet, and a rhythm section consisting of Ray Brown and Herb Ellis. Rich shows off his facile abilities on "Buddy's Blues," and Krupa displays his fine stick work on "Gene's Blues."

Overall, KRUPA & RICH is a truly enjoyable listen, whose interest extends beyond the purely percussive. Rich's obituaries claim that this album was one of his three favorite records, and Krupa extols it as well, in Leonard Feather's ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JAZZ.
From CD Universe.
Ray Brown- Bass
Buddy Rich , Gene Krupa- Drums
Herb Ellis- Guitar
Oscar Peterson- Piano
Flip Phillips , Illinois Jacquet- Tenor Sax
Dizzy Gillespie , Roy Eldridge- Trumpet
A1. Buddy's Blues 10:26
       Written-By - Rich
A2. Bernie's Tune 13:53
       Written-By - Bernie Miller , Leiber & Stoller
B1. Gene's Blues 7:43
       Written-By - Krupa
B2. Sweethearts On Parad 8:46
       Written-By - Lombardo , Newman
B3. I Never Knew 8:48
       Written-By - Carroll

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