Classic Drum Solos and Drum Battles - DVD
This DVD presents 15 of the true "legends of jazz drumming" in astounding extended solos and in rare, never-before-seen drum duels filmed over the last five decades. Among the highlights are uncut solos from big band legends Sonny Payne, Rufus Jones, Buddy Rich, Sam Woodyard and Louie Bellson, and small group giants Art Blakey 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 Blakey; and a once-in-a-lifetime battle between Buddy Rich and Jerry Lewis! The DVD also includes as a bonus full-length commentary by drumming great Peter Erskine that can be accessed at the viewer's discretion, and the original theatrical trailer for the 1958 film The Gene Krupa Story, never seen outside movie theatres! DVD.