Live at the New School

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
During the last years of his life, Gene Krupa suffered from more than his share of health problems, including leukemia, emphysema, heart disease, and severe back pain. But despite all he went through, the drummer was still able to provide some inspired performances here and there. One of them came on April 17, 1973, when he was joined by tenor saxman Eddie Shu, pianist John Bunch, and bassist Nabil Total at the New School in New York. That performance, recorded only six months before Krupa's death, went unreleased for 26 years but finally saw the light of day when Chiaroscuro put out Live at the New School in 1999. This CD finds Krupa in good form, and the drummer's many...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
During the last years of his life, Gene Krupa suffered from more than his share of health problems, including leukemia, emphysema, heart disease, and severe back pain. But despite all he went through, the drummer was still able to provide some inspired performances here and there. One of them came on April 17, 1973, when he was joined by tenor saxman Eddie Shu, pianist John Bunch, and bassist Nabil Total at the New School in New York. That performance, recorded only six months before Krupa's death, went unreleased for 26 years but finally saw the light of day when Chiaroscuro put out Live at the New School in 1999. This CD finds Krupa in good form, and the drummer's many health problems don't prevent him from playing with a lot of enthusiasm on swing era classics like "Sing, Sing, Sing," "Don't Be That Way," "Take the A Train," and "Undecided." Unfortunately, the sound quality isn't great -- listenable, certainly, although not very sharp and not great by 1973 standards. But while Live at the New School falls short of essential, it's a valuable and historically important recording just the same -- and it's one that completists and Krupa's diehard fans will be glad to have.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/30/1999
  • Label: Chiaroscuro Records
  • UPC: 091454020720
  • Catalog Number: 207
  • Sales rank: 108,325

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Opening Remarks (2:22)
  2. 2 Don't Be That Way (11:16)
  3. 3 Undecided (6:49)
  4. 4 Take The "A" train (8:34)
  5. 5 Drum Boogie (10:10)
  6. 6 As Long As I Live (7:22)
  7. 7 Body And Soul (4:55)
  8. 8 Caravan (11:04)
  9. 9 Sing, Sing, Sing (13:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gene Krupa Primary Artist, Drums
John Bunch Piano
Eddie Shu Harmonica, Tenor Saxophone
Nabil Totah Bass
Technical Credits
Roy Eldridge Composer
Benny Goodman Composer
Gene Krupa Composer
Charlie Shavers Composer
Edgar Sampson Composer
George Wettling Portrait Photography
Fred Miller Engineer
Jon Bates Digital Editing, Remixing
Johnny Mercer Composer
Hank O'Neal Producer
Mitchell Parish Composer
John McDonough Liner Notes
Richard A. Whiting Composer
Sydney Robin Composer
Paul Davis Cover Design, Liner Design
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