Pianist Teddy Napoleon played steadily with Gene Krupa's Orchestra from 1944 until the late '40s, continuing with the drummer's bands intermittently throughout the '50s. Teddy was the older brother of Marty Napoleon.
The snapshot above comes from Betty's fabulous collection of photos, sent along by her friend Chris. Betty has donated all of her prints, including this one, to Rutgers University's Institute of Jazz Studies. But since she and Chris also are big JazzWax readers, they wanted you to see them, too.
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Here's Gene Krupa in George White's Scandals (1945). Napoleon is seen briefly on piano in Ed Finckel's arrangement of Leave Us Leap, one of the great drum film scenes of all time...