Bruce Klauber, who has written books about his favorite drummers and compiled videos featuring Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, and other vintage players, on this set is heard at the drums himself. Joined by tenor saxophonist Larry McKenna, pianist Paul Arslanian, and bassist Bruce Kaminsky, Klauber pays tribute to nine drummers: Krupa, Rich, Max Roach, Joe Morello, Jo Jones, Ray Bauduc, Sonny Payne, Art Blakey, and Cozy Cole. None of these versions of standards will make one forget the originals, but the quartet swings well and Klauber proves to be an effective swing-oriented drummer.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow