1939

1939

by Gene Krupa & His OrchestraGene Krupa & His Orchestra

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Overview

The European label's third Gene Krupa set reissues all of the recordings made by the drummer's big band during a five-month period in 1939. Although working steadily, Krupa's Orchestra had not broken through yet (it was still two years away from its prime period). With Irene Daye contributing ten pleasing vocals among the 22 selections and such soloists as trumpeter Nate Kazebier, trombonist Floyd O'Brien, tenor-saxophonist Sam Donahue and pianist Milt Raskin (along with the drummer/leader), the group was starting to show some strong potential, particularly on the instrumentals such as "The Madam Swings It" and "Hodge Podge." Well-played if not overly distinctive swing music.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/1996
Label: Melodie Jazz Classic
UPC: 3307517079923
catalogNumber: 799

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gene Krupa & His Orchestra   Primary Artist
Gene Krupa   Drums
Sam Donahue   Tenor Saxophone
Charles Frankhauser   Trumpet
Nate Kazebier   Trumpet
Sam Musiker   Tenor Saxophone
Floyd O'Brien   Trombone
Milt Raskin   Piano
Bob Snyder   Alto Saxophone
Bruce Squires   Trombone
Tobee Tyler   Trombone
Corky Cornelius   Trumpet
Clint Neagley   Alto Saxophone
Mascagni Ruffo   Alto Saxophone
Ray Biondi   Guitar
Torg Halten   Trumpet
Irene Daye   Vocals
Buddy Bastien   Bass
Tom Gonsoulin   Trumpet
Sherman   Trombone
Horace Rollins   Bass
Ray Cameron   Trumpet
Jack Muntz   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Gene Krupa   Composer,Director
Sam Donahue   Arranger
Jimmy Mundy   Arranger
Remo Biondi   Composer
B. Russell   Composer
Chappie Willett   Arranger
Anatol Schenker   Liner Notes
Donahue   Composer

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