Gene Krupa

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  • Leave Us Leap

    Leave Us Leap is a full-blooded up-tempo swing chart in which dynamics are everything. The first chorus is taken by the Saxes, with punchy brass backing. Solos for trumpet, trombone, tenor & piano follow, with a cameo alto solo introducing a big shout chorus at the end. The drummer is then left to his own devices for a solo spot, which could last from a few seconds to several minutes. Some bands leave the stage at this point & let him get on with it!  The shout chorus is repeated to end things off. Learn More
  • Let Me Off Uptown

    Let Me Off Uptown was a huge hit for the Krupa band, featuring Anita O'Day & Roy Eldridge. The chart is a medium tempo swing duet between the two & has some lovely spoken interplay between them. We realise that not many bands have Trumpet players who also sing, so we have written both vocal lines on one part, & cross-cued the male vocal onto the 2nd Trumpet part. This chart is also a Trumpet feature, with the 2nd Trumpet taking a screaming solo when the vocals are over. Eldridge's original version goes up to a super G, though we have provided chords should your player wish to improvise. There are no sax doubles. Learn More
  • Symphony In Riffs

    This piece became one of the defining swing charts of the era. There are solo spots for Tenors 1&2, Trumpet 2, Trombone 1 & Drums, and all of the solos are written out in full, except the Drum solo where we have written out the first 4 (of 16) measures in Krupa style. This chart skips in a relaxed right-on-the-beat swing style, & is great for the dancers. There are no sax doubles. Learn More
  • Tuxedo Junction (Krupa)

    This chart features some lovely Guitar & Alto solo cameos & a solo spot for Clarinet (1st Tenor), plus some flowing brass choruses. Whilst the Miller-style Trombone plunger figures are nowhere to be found, the brass sections do have the chance to wave their rubber near the end of the chart, & the Trombones round the piece off with pedal note doo-wops. The Saxes are scored for 3 Altos & 2 Tenors, & 1st Tenor doubles Clarinet. The Guitar solos are cued onto the Piano part should you lack a Guitarist. More Bluesy than the Glenn Miller version. Learn More

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