Classic Drum Solos and Drum Battles

This DVD presents fifteen of the true legends of jazz drumming in astounding extended solos and in rare, never-before-seen drum duels filmed over the last five decades.

Among the highlights are uncut solos from big band legends Sonny Payne, Rufus Jones, Buddy Rich, Sam Woodyard and Louie Bellson; and small group giants Art Blakey and Joe Morello.

Rare drum battles include meetings between Gene Krupa and Cozy Cole, Buddy Rich and Ed Shaughnessy, Chico Hamilton, Gene Krupa and Lionel Hampton; Elvin Jones, Sunny Murray and Art Blakey; and a once-in-a-lifetime battle between Buddy Rich and Jerry Lewis!

Bonus track is the original theatrical trailer for The Gene Krupa Story, never seen outside movie theaters, where it was shown in 1958.