|Birth name||Francis Cappuccio|
August 20, 1931 |
Frank Capp (born August 20, 1931) is an American jazz drummer.
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 Big Band in 1975.
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."
With Chet Baker
- Albert's House (Beverley Hills, 1969)
With Stan Kenton
- City of Glass (Capitol, 1951)
With Herbie Harper Quintet
- Five Brothers (Tampa Records, 1955)
With Joe Pass
- A Sign of the Times (World Pacific, 1965)
With André Previn
- King Size! (Contemporary, 1959)
- Dinah Sings, Previn Plays (Capitol, 1959) - with Dinah Shore
- Like Previn! (Contemporary, 1960)
- Andre Previn and J.J. Johnson Play 'Mack The Knife' And Other Kurt Weill Songs (Columbia, 1961)
- Duet (Columbia, 1962) - with Doris Day
With Ben Webster
- The Warm Moods (Reprise, 1961)
With Michael Nesmith
- The Wichita Train Whistle Sings (Dot, 1968)
With Anita O'Day
- In a Mellow Tone (Kayo, 1989)
With Sonny and Cher
- "The Beat Goes On" (Atlantic/Atco, 1967)
- Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2004). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD (7th ed.). Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0141014166.