Sessionography

The session information presented here attempts to reference the complete studio recording sessions of drummer Gene Krupa with his various orchestras, bands and combos. It was completely re-created from the ground-up using the acclaimed record discography database software BRIAN developed by Steve Albin — without of which this would not of have been as feasibly possible. This Sessionography contains what we believe to be one of the most complete and accurate Krupa web discography resources to date. It references over 700 different performances of over 500 songs in over 140 session dates and encompasses over 600 official and non-official U.S. releases. (Nevertheless, due to the enormity of material displayed within the confines of this website, we’ve been required to truncate some of this information by omitting the foreign releases and some additional session notes from our complete discography.)

In addition, please note that other than some minor and obvious exceptions; particularly the Chicago London House recordings, the Rosenkrantz recordings at New York’s Town Hall, some JATP performances and a few others which should naturally be included, this session information also does not yet include any live remote performance recordings either. Nor does it attempt to reference his recordings or performances as a sideman with other bands (e.g. Red Nichols, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey.) These projects are still ongoing (with the possible exception of his performances with Goodman as this information is currently readily available elsewhere) so expect this additional information to be included here at some point in the future.

Do also note that in the rare instances when presented with conflicting or uncorroborated session data, some unidentified assumptions have been made in this Sessionography. Although these educated decisions are based upon our extensive research from the vast discographies, album liner notes, articles and other such resources available to us, they are still to be considered assumptions nonetheless. Also, a scope this size is sure to still contain some errors or exclusions, so any assistance with respect to additions or corrections of this section is greatly welcomed and encouraged!

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 produced under his name after 1964.