Title:Disc Jockey Jump (Gene Krupa)
Grade:Medium / Advanced
Trumpets 1-4:A5, G5, A5, G5
Trombones 1-4:Ab4, F4, F4, F4
Transcribed by:Bob Martin
Description:This chart is very clever in its concept, as it is both big band and an 8-piece bebop all rolled into one. The front line is a quartet of Alto, Tenor, Trumpet and Trombone taking the unison melody line, with the rest of the blowers providing the backing support. All of the quartet have solos. This chart in a way reflects its time in history, with the shift from the big band format of the 1940’s to much smaller outfits in the 1950’s. Disc Jockey Jump needs a bit of working on, though is not a demanding piece to play, and also sounds well at reduced tempo.