Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help

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.

Read more

Albums

In a Hefti Bag
In a Hefti Bag

1995
buy
[no cover]
Juggernaut
Original Jazz Classics
1977
buy

Videos

Similar Artists

Hank Jones Hank Jones
piano
Cedar Walton Cedar Walton
piano
Count Basie Count Basie
piano
Johnny Hodges Johnny Hodges
sax, alto
Buddy Rich Buddy Rich
drums
Zoot Sims Zoot Sims
sax, tenor
Woody Herman Woody Herman
band/orchestra
Ken Peplowski Ken Peplowski
clarinet

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.