This incredible 2-DVD set is filled with more than 2 hours of the greatest drum solos and battles from the best drummers around!
Classic Drum Solos And Drum Battles, Volume 1 presents 15 of the true 'legends of jazz drumming' in extended solos and in rare, never-seen-before drum duels filmed over the last five decades.
Among the highlights are uncut solos by big band legends Sonny Payne, Rufus Jones, Buddy Rich, Sam Woodyard and Louie Bellson, and small group giants Art Blakely and Joe Morello. Rare drum battles include meetings between Gene Krupa and Cozy Cole, Buddy Rich and Ed Shaughnessy, Chico Hamilton, Gene Krupa and Lionel Hampton; Elvin Jones, Sunny Murray and Art Blakely; and a once-in-a-lifetime battle between Buddy Rich and Jerry Lewis!
A bonus track is the original theatrical trailer for The Gene Krupa Story, never seen outside movie theatres, where it was shown in 1958. A full-length commentary by drumming great Peter Erskine is a special DVD feature. Running time: 60:00 minutes
Classic Drum Solos And Drum Battles, Volume 2 features fifteen thunderous drum solos from legends like Buddy Rich, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, Papa Jo Jones, Art Blakely, Shelly Manne, Sam Woodyard, Rufus Jones, and others, spanning the years 1947-1989, many never before seen on home video or DVD.
Bonus clips include Bobby Troupe’s 'history of the jazz drum set' from 1958, and a great segment featuring The Gene Krupa Jazz Trio impersonating Russian musicians from 1946! An extensive photo gallery is a special DVD feature. Running time: 73:00