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Born: August 20, 1931    Primary Instrument: Drums

Frank Capp

Frank Capp, a flexible and consistently swinging drummer, loves to drive a big band. As leader of the Juggernaut (a group he co-led with Nat Pierce starting in 1975, until the pianist's death in 1992), he got to push and inspire some of Los Angeles' best.

Capp found his initial fame playing with Stan Kenton's Orchestra (1951). Two years later, he settled in Los Angeles; became a busy studio musician; and played with everyone from Ella Fitzgerald, Harry James, and Charlie Barnet to Stan Getz, Art Pepper, and Dave Pell.

He recorded often with Andre Previn's Trio (1957-1964), and also made records with Benny Goodman (1958), Terry Gibbs, and Turk Murphy. Capp worked steadily on television shows and in the film studios in the 1960s, and (starting in the 1970s) recorded extensively in a variety of settings for Concord....
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Juggernaut
Concord 1976

The Live at the Century Plaza
Concord 1978

Juggernaut Strikes Again
Concord Jazz 1981

Live at the Alley Cat
Concord Jazz 1987

The Presents Rickey Woodard
Concord Jazz 1991

In a Hefti Bag
Concord 1995

Quality Time
Concord 1995

Play It Again Sam
Concord Jazz 1996

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