Frank Capp

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Frank Capp
Birth name Francis Cappuccio
Born (1931-08-20) August 20, 1931 (age 85)
Worcester, Massachusetts
United States
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Associated acts
Notable instruments

Frank Capp (born August 20, 1931) is an American jazz drummer. Capp also played on numerous rock and roll sessions and is considered to be a member of The Wrecking Crew.


Capp was born August 20, 1931 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He began playing with Stan Kenton starting in 1951 and remained with Kenton for some time. Later he joined Neal Hefti's group. He often accompanied Peggy Lee on some of her road dates and subsequently came to Los Angeles where he joined Billy May and recorded with The Wrecking Crew. Together with Nat Pierce he founded the Capp/Pierce Juggernaut Band in 1975.[1]

Frank complained that rock drummers had ruined drum hardware. By playing harder than jazz drummers, cymbal stands were built heavier over the years. Frank said, "I used to be able to move my entire drum kit by myself on the NYC subway."

Selected discography[edit]

With Chet Baker

With Herbie Harper Quintet

  • Five Brothers (Tampa Records, 1955)

With Stan Kenton

With Michael Nesmith

With Jack Nitzsche

With Anita O'Day

With Joe Pass

With André Previn

With Shorty Rogers

With Bud Shank

With Sonny and Cher

With Ben Webster



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