Thread: Gene Krupa
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Old 07-24-2005, 07:48 AM
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Default Re: Genie Krupa

Originally Posted by Drummer_Boy
Yeah..he definately made the drums a solo instrument.
I believe he was also "instrumental"(pun intended ;P) in the development of the tunable tom-toms, the hi-hat and is believed to be the first to actually record with a bass drum in the studio. And he did make the drums a solo instrument and was responsible for making the drummer a highly respected and high paid musician. As Buddy once said about Gene: "Gene was a great, great genius of the drums.....Can you imagine jazz without Gene?" Here's to Mr. Showmanship himself, Gene Krupa!!!
"Are you kidding me? All drummers are animals!"--Buddy Rich
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