El Manisero (Peanut Vendor)


Adapted from the 1956 recording, El Manisero (the Peanut Vendor) remains one of Stan Kenton's most enduring hits, and is a feature chart for lead Trombone (who solos for the first minute of the chart), the Trumpet section with their screaming dissonances and for the Pianist. This arrangement is essentially the same as Kenton's Peanut Vendor, but transposed down a major 3rd and with a shortened Piano solo. To add more interest and to build the rhythm backing to the chart, we have written rhythm indications on all the brass parts (except Trombone 1) from the opening of the chart, so bring some wood blocks, claves, cabasas and cuicas along. The Trumpet lines are not hard, but they are fairly high, with 1&2 reaching high C and 3 reaching A. If you want to play the genuine Kenton version with the complete Piano solo and have Trumpets who can reach high D and E please order the 'Peanut Vendor - LLM1205' chart on this section of the website. There are no sax doubles, and the 4th Trombone is Bass.

Part Number
Transcribed by
Myles Collins
Stan Kenton
3 mins 20 secs
Trumpets 1-4
C6, C6, A5 (Bb5 opt),
G5 (Bb5 opt)
Trombones 1-4
G4, Bb3, Eb3, F2 (Bass)
Easy / Medium

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