Jumping Monkey

  • Jumping Monkey
  • Jumping Monkey
  • Jumping Monkey


5 saxophones (AATTB)
5 trumpets
5 trombones
piano, bass, drums, guitar, bongos

Brass ranges

trumpet 1 = F#6
trombone 1 = B4


8 minutes


JUMPING MONKEY begins with the rhythm section, and features them throughout. The riff based melody is presented by the saxes, before giving way to a series of solos. The saxes try to reclaim the riff, but it eludes them despite their searching and prodding from the brass. Finally a drum solo sets the riff back on track for the shouting conclusion.

Fun swinging chart with lots of solos (trumpet, alto, bari, trombone, bongos, tenor and drums).

As recorded by the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra on the CD “Progressive Jazz 2009.”


Score and parts


Score only


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