Saturday, December 11, 2010

Dartman's Advent Calendar 2010: Day 11

Going back to the golden days of swing, we find a great Gene Krupa number when we open up day 11 on our calendar. Here is Gene with his trio made up of himself on drums, Charlie Ventura on tenor sax and Teddy Napoleon on piano, doing their rendition of the popular carol, Jingle Bells. This recording is from an AFRS broadcast of a show Gene was doing at the Clovis Army Air Field in New Mexico on Christmas Day, 1944 . This puppy swings and is one of my favorite versions of the tune. I hope you feel the same. Enjoy!

Gene Krupa Trio - Jingle Bells

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