Butch Miles

Butch Miles Salutes Gene Krupa

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Butch Miles pays tribute to the influential swing drummer Gene Krupa by performing five songs associated with his big band, including "After You've Gone" and "Drum Boogie," plus his own "Samba Rioja (From Butch to Gene)." Tenor saxophonist Jorge Anders provided the arrangements and participates in the sextet along with the drummer/leader, trumpeter Glenn Zottola, trombonist George Masso, pianist John Bunch and bassist Phil Flanigan. Miles puts spirit into his vocal on "Boogie Blues"; Zottola recalls Roy Eldridge on "After You've Gone"; and Anders is fine on his ballad feature "More Than You Know." An excellent mainstream set that unfortunately has not yet been reissued on CD.