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Gene Krupa: The Pictorial Life of a Jazz Legend is a photographic presentation of the life, times and music of that ace drummer man. With over 200 photos that span six decades of jazz history, this most visual of performers, the man who made the drums a solo instrument, comes alive like never before. Contributing their own singular and often heartfelt insights about Gene are the finest percussionists in music today, including Phil Collins, Tommy Aldridge, John Blackwell, Peter Erskine, Ed Shaughnessy, Peter Criss, Kenny Aroff, Alphonse Mouzon, Carl Palmer, Dave Garibaldi, Carmine Appice, Alex AcuAa, Neil Peart, and Steve Smith. The companion CD includes previously unreleased tracks covering five decades of Krupa's unmistakable drumming. A must-read for fans of Gene Krupa, the swing era, jazz, drums, and drumming! Krupa cultists will definitely drool. --Modern Drummer Magazine, December 2006