Caravan (Art Blakey album)

Caravan is a jazz album released by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in February 1963.[1] It was Blakey's first album for Riverside Records after he signed with them in October 1962.[2] The songs were recorded at the Plaza Sound Studio in New York City, on October 23-24, 1962[3] The producer was Orrin Keepnews who also supervised the album's remastered re-release on CD.

Caravan
Studio album by
ReleasedEarly February 1963
RecordedOctober 23-24, 1962
Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
GenreJazz, hard bop
Length52:17
LabelRiverside
RLP 438
ProducerOrrin Keepnews
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers chronology
Three Blind Mice
(1962)
Caravan
(1963)
Ugetsu
(1963)

In 2007, the BBC described it as "a slick, fluid, professional set of hard bop at its finest".[4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Down Beat
(Original Lp release)
[5]
Allmusic[6]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[7]

Track listing

  1. "Caravan" (Juan Tizol) - 9:47
  2. "Sweet 'n' Sour" (Shorter) - 5:31
  3. "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" (Mann, Hilliard) - 4:06
  4. "This Is for Albert" (Shorter) - 8:21
  5. "Skylark" (Carmichael, Mercer) - 4:51
  6. "Thermo" (Hubbard) - 6:48
  • The remastered CD re-issue features two alternate takes, each preceding its master take.
  1. "Thermo (Take 2)" (Hubbard) - 7:26
  2. "Sweet 'n' Sour (Take 4)" (Shorter) - 5:27

Personnel

References

  1. Billboard, Feb. 9, 1963, p. 28.
  2. Billboard, Nov. 3, 1962, p. 24.
  3. Art Blakey Discography on Jazzdisco.org
  4. Reynolds, Nick. (August 24, 2007) "Art Blakey Jazz Messengers Caravan Review" BBC. Accessed September 7, 2011.
  5. Down Beat: April 25, 1963 Vol. 30, No. 10
  6. Allmusic review
  7. Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 26. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
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