Drums. Drummer greatest knownn for his use Crimson Norvo in the ’40s, plus periods with Woody Herman and Tommy Dorsey in ’50s. Chapin start playing piano and clarinet as a kid, then left university at 18 to begin with playing skillfully on drums. He began with Norvo in 1943, carrying out a string of careers with various rings. Chapin’s group was a normal Monday night appeal at Birdland from ’54 to ’56. He afterwards used Marshall Offer in Florida from ’58 – ’60, and in addition became known for composing instructional reserve and doing partner record.