Dizzy Gillespie – Salt Peanuts (1945)

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“Salt Peanuts” is a bebop tune reportedly composed by Dizzy Gillespie in 1942, credited “with the collaboration of” bebop drummer Kenny Clarke.

“Salt Peanuts” was most famously recorded by Dizzy Gillespie and His All-Stars on May 11, 1945 in New York City for Guild Records. The lineup was

  • Dizzy Gillespie – trumpet
  • Charlie Parker – alto sax
  • Al Haig  – piano
  • Curley Russell – bass
  • Sid Catlett – drums