3/4. Stewart Copeland profiles massively influential drummer
Gene Krupa (1909-73), whose early recordings were the first to feature a full drum kit of tom toms, bass drum, snare and assorted cymbals. The series looks at his seismic creative contributions, his work against discrimination, his successes on disc, radio and stage and in the movies and his continued appeal well after the swing era's decline.
Martin Yates conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, live from the Chichester Festival Theatre with singers Jacqui Scott and Simon Bowman in a special musicals event with tunes by Cole Porter , Jerome Kern and Stephen Sondheim.
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