Frank Capp, a flexible and consistently swinging drummer who loved nothing more than driving a big band, has passed. 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.
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