Week 1 - Jazz at the Philharmonic
First up is 'The Drum Battle' featuring Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich.
This was one of the first records that started me on my journey into the world of Jazz music, although I can't say that it's one of my favourite Jazz records it's definitely worth checking out for the drumming, especially the solo sections and the battle!
Track list on my version is:
2. Flyin' Home
3. Drum Boogie
4. The Drum Battle
It's taken me quite some time to find a copy of this on vinyl and as luck would have it my favourite track isn't on there, I've since learned that there are a few versions floating about.
Stand out tracks:
- Drum Boogie
- The Drum Battle (Title track)
Here is a link to a version on Spotify that I used to own on CD, which is the version I started out with and includes my favourite track, Idaho:
3. Sophisticated Lady
4. Flyin' Home
5. Drum Boogie
6. The Drum Battle