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Frankie Capp


Capp was an active drummer in the late days of the big band era and switched to working in the studio system in the early 1950s. He worked with Andre Previn during Previn's jazz piano trio period, and also performed live with George Shearing and the Dave Pell Octet. Among his many studio appearances are recordings with Neal Hefti, Billy May, Stan Getz, Annie Ross, and Shorty Rogers. In 1960-1, he was featured on a dozen albums of "Stereo in Motion" and "Sounds You See and Hear" on the Kimberly label. These albums were overdubs of an earlier series by Dave Pell and Jerry Gray (with the exception of the Prado and Mancini albums), with Capp providing percussion effects over the top, to cash in on the rage for percussion records. He has continued to work in Hollywood and since the late 1970s, has led a rare successful big band, the Capp-Pierce Juggernaut, with pianist Nat Pierce, with recordings on the Concord Jazz label.


Recordings

  • Percussion in a Tribute to Harry James, Kimberly 11002
  • Percussion in a Tribute to Artie Shaw, Kimberly 11003
  • Percussion in a Tribute to Benny Goodman, Kimberly 11004
  • Percussion in a Tribute to Lawrence Welk, Kimberly 11005
  • Percussion in a Tribute to Duke Ellington, Kimberly 11007
  • Percussion in a Tribute to Glenn Miller, Kimberly 11008
  • Percussion in a Tribute to Perez Prado, Kimberly 11009
  • Percussion in a Tribute to the Dorsey Brothers, Kimberly 11010
  • Percussion in a Tribute to the Big Bands, Kimberly 11011
  • Percussion in a Tribute to Henry Mancini, Kimberly 11012
  • Percussion in a Tribute to Les Brown, Kimberly 11013
  • Percussion in a Tribute to Count Basie, Kimberly 11014


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