Gene Krupa made history with his first record. For a session in 1927 with the McKenzie Condon Chicagoans, he became the first musician to use a full drum set on records. He was part of the Chicago jazz scene of the 1920s before moving to New York. There he worked in the studios during the early years of the Depression. In December 1934 Krupa joined Benny Goodman's new orchestra and for the next three years he was an important part of Goodman's big band. Krupa whose use of the bass drum was never too subtle, starred with Goodman's Trio and Quartet, and his lengthy drum feature, Sing Sing Sing, in 1937 was historic.