Gene Krupa’s Caravan

Being obliged to play some gigs that involve the original  term of “rock n’ roll” pushes you to learn some history about it. Gene Krupa’s innovating attitude is the prologue I think.

He swung, he rocked, he had style and complete self awareness. Given the fact that he had to shine among the legends of drumming during that time, Gene Krupa never cared about intricacy and “chops”, he just performed and entertained. Aren’t we all supposed to do that?

Everybody should give some time and watch the “Gene Krupa – Jazz Legend” documentary (link). In there I found this awesome version of Caravan. I really dig the interpretation on the “A” part of the song. Enjoy.


 

 

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