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Krupa and Rich

  • 1. Buddy's Blues
    2. Bernie's Tune
    3. Gene's Blues
    4. Sweethearts on Parade
    5. I Never Knew
    6. Sunday
    7. Monster, The
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 521643

  • Credits
    ProducerNorman Granz

    Personnel: Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich (drums); Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Thad Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet); Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, Ben Webster, Frank Wess (tenor saxophone); Oscar Peterson (piano); Freddie Green, Herb Ellis (guitar); Ray Brown (bass).
    Recorded in New York on May 16 and November 1, 1955. Includes liner notes by Sid Gribetz.
    This is part of Verve's Jazz At The Philharmonic series.
    Includes 2 bonus tracks that did not appear on the original album.
    Personnel: Gene Krupa (drums); Buddy Rich (drums); Freddie Green, Herb Ellis (guitar); Flip Phillips, Frank Wess, Illinois Jacquet, Ben Webster (tenor saxophone); Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Newman , Roy Eldridge, Thad Jones (trumpet); Oscar Peterson (piano).
    Liner Note Author: Sid Gribetz.
    Recording information: New York, NY (05/16/1955-11/01/1955).
    Photographer: Herman Leonard.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Dizzy Gillespie; Flip Phillips; Frank Wess; Wendi Traub-Cohen; Illinois Jacquet; Joe Newman ; Roy Eldridge; Ben Webster; Thad Jones.
    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.

  • Critic Reviews
    Down Beat (3/95, p.46) - 4 Stars - Very Good - "...Rich plays brilliantly behind an all-star JATP combo in a lopsided 1955 battle with fellow-trappist Gene Krupa..."
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