In Jazz music, for one player to interrupt the beginning of another players improvised solo by commencing their own improvised solo. variations include the "standing craunch" where in a big band, the saxophone player stands up to take a solo, and is left looking foolish as one of the brass section standing behind him has commenced a solo. also, the "flying craunch" where a solo that has begun tastefully, with only a few sparse notes is interrupted by another play who plays high and/or loud and/or fast.
I got craunched three times tonight, and all of those where by the trumpet player.
by Eamon McNelis January 22, 2006

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