Miles Davis - Salt Peanuts
From Steamin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet (recorded 1956, released 1961 on Prestige PRLP 7200)
I bet you all checked out this tune. Salt Peanuts is known as humorous classic today and it is one of the very first drum focused compositions in jazz, written by Dizzy Gillespie and Kenny Clarke.
This version was made on May 11 1956 at Rudy Van Gelder’s Hackensack studio. Together with the record date of October 26 1956 this two hurried and uncut first-take sessions make the very famous Miles Davis Quintet recordings (chronologically regarding to release: Cookin’, Realxin’, Steamin’, Workin’) that are seen as the best i.a. in Hard Bop. Coltrane proofs that he totally could blow the Bop and we hear Philly Joe Jones in an overlong incredible drum solo leading to a sudden end.
Every jazz-enthusiast should know the personnel of a few groups, this is one of them. No doubt you know… So finally the Miles Davis Quintet is:
- Miles Davis, tr
- John Coltrane, ts
- Red Garland, p
- Paul Chambers, b
- Philly Joe Jones, dr