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Isn't 'Salt Peanuts' Dizzy's ode to weed?
Regardless, here's the latest (and one of the greatest!) versions. I'd say that one of the most neccesary tools for Jazz appreciation is an open mind. Listen 1st, than judge! As to the 'why' it's so heavily covered, obviously showing love and respect for Dizzy's the 1st reason. Add to that it's almost instant recognizability and catchy hook plus the fact that it's fun to play! ba dadda bup baddup ba dop baddup!!;)
Salt Peanuts is the type of tune to be played by someone who can get around the horn.This is not necessarily the strength of Miles.Perhaps your taste is more to atmosphere and groove.A casual listen to Complete Dial Sessions by Bird and it soon becomes apparent that the excessive number of takes is often due to the fact that Miles was unable to stay in the ensembles at faster tempos.Listen to whatever you like,but be advised a lot of jazz cats are going to keep on playing "whatever in the hell they want to play".Most importantly as Raul always says enjoy the music.