Gene Krupa Reference Page

Knowledge based website that references the life and career of that "Ace Drummin' Man", Gene Krupa!

Sessionography

This session information is newly updated for 2017 and attempts to reference the complete studio recording sessions of Gene Krupa and his various orchestras, bands and combos. It was completely re-created from the ground-up using the record discography database software BRIAN. This Sessionography contains what we believe to be one of the most complete Krupa web discography resources to date, referencing over 700 performances in over 140 session records and 550 U.S. releases. Nevertheless, due to the enormity of the material presented in the confines of this website, we’ve been forced to truncate a small amount of release titles along with omitting session notes and foreign releases from our complete discography.

Note, that with a few exceptions, such as the London House recordings and some JATP performances, this session information also does not yet include Gene’s live remote performance recordings, nor his recordings or performances as a sideman with other bands (such as Red Nichols, Benny Goodman or Tommy Dorsey.) Those projects are still ongoing so look for their information to be available here in the future.

As always, a scope this size is sure to contain errors or exclusions, so any assistance to the addition or correction of this section is highly welcomed and encouraged. Also, do note that in the small instances when presented with conflicting data, some unidentified assumptions have been made in this Sessionography. Although these decisions were based upon our extensive research from the numerous discographies, news articles, liner notes, and other such resources available at our disposal, they are still to be considered assumptions nonetheless.

1935-38 1939 1940 1941
1942-1944 1945 1946 1947-1949
1950-1952 1953-1954 1955-1956 1957-1959
1960-1964 Although Gene continued to perform right up until his death in 1973,
no official studio recording were made under his name after 1964.
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