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Salt Peanuts (ver. 2) by Dizzy Gillespie - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
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"Salt Peanuts" is a bebop tune composed by Dizzy Gillespie in 1942, credited "with the collaboration of" bebop drummer Kenny Clarke. It is unique in that it has a small sung part in which the singer sings "Salt peanuts, salt peanuts." Most bebop songs have no singing (aside from Scat singing.) Many consider the song a bop jazz standard. Perhaps one of the most famous recordings of this tune is on the Live at the Massey Hall, Toronto, 1953 album, where Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker played with one of their most successful line-ups, which included Max Roach on drums, Bud Powell on piano and Charles Mingus on bass. The "Salt Peanuts" motif predates Gillespie/Clarke by at least several months, as it appears as a six-note instrumental phrase played on piano by Count Basie on his July 2, 1941 recording of "Basie Boogie" for the Columbia/OKeh label. Basie also played it in a recorded live.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, singer, and composer. He was born in Cheraw, South Carolina, the youngest of nine children. Dizzy's father, James, was a local bandleader, so instruments were made available to Dizzy. He started to play the piano at the age of 4. Together with Charlie Parker, he was a major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz. In addition to featuring in these epochal moments in bebop, he was instrumental in founding Afro-Cuban jazz, the modern jazz version of what early-jazz pioneer Jelly Roll Morton referred to as the "Spanish Tinge". Gillespie was a trumpet virtuoso and gifted improviser, building on the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge but adding layers of harmonic complexity previously unknown in jazz. In addition to his instrumental skills, Dizzy's beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, his scat singing, his bent horn, pouched cheeks and his light-hearted personality were essential in popularizing bebop. He had an enormous impact on subsequent trumpeters, both by the example of his playing and as a mentor to younger musicians. "Salt.
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