Peanut Vendor, The


Transcribed from the 1956 recording, 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. We have written out the Kenton solo in full and the solo itself is a work of art, showing us what can be done when improvising over just a couple of chords. 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 high, with 1&2 reaching high E and 3&4 reaching high D. If your players don't have this range, please order the 'El Manisero - LLM1229' chart on this section of the website. It is essentially the same chart transposed down a major 3rd with a shortened Piano solo, so the Trumpet ranges are limited to high C. There are no sax doubles, the 4th Trombone is Bass and we have included optional 5th Trumpet & Trombone parts too.

Part Number
Transcribed by
Myles Collins
Stan Kenton
4 mins 30 secs
Trumpets 1-4
E6, E6, D6, D6
Trombones 1-4
D5, D4, A3, A2 (Bass)

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