Eugene Bertram “Gene” Krupa was one of the most influential drummers in history known for transforming the drums from merely time-keeping to a prominent role as a solo instrument.
“If you’re going to start with melody you’ll need some tympani, I think.” – Gene Krupa
“When I speak of natural drummers I’m talking about guys that are playing with the talent God gave ’em.” – Gene Krupa
“Yes, I’ve had some pretty good luck finding wonderful talent.” – Gene Krupa
“Well I guess I like variety pretty much, but I do enjoy this work very much. Particularly with Buddy on the gig, we get a chance to knock each other out It’just wonderful.” – Gene Krupa