Caravan (Art Blakey album)
Caravan is a jazz album released by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in February 1963. It was Blakey's first album for Riverside Records after he signed with them in October 1962. The songs were recorded at the Plaza Sound Studio in New York City, on October 23-24, 1962 The producer was Orrin Keepnews who also supervised the album's remastered re-release on CD.
|Studio album by|
|Released||Early February 1963|
|Recorded||October 23-24, 1962|
Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
|Genre||Jazz, hard bop|
|Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers chronology|
In 2007, the BBC described it as "a slick, fluid, professional set of hard bop at its finest".
(Original Lp release)
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|
- "Caravan" (Juan Tizol) - 9:47
- "Sweet 'n' Sour" (Shorter) - 5:31
- "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" (Mann, Hilliard) - 4:06
- "This Is for Albert" (Shorter) - 8:21
- "Skylark" (Carmichael, Mercer) - 4:51
- "Thermo" (Hubbard) - 6:48
- The remastered CD re-issue features two alternate takes, each preceding its master take.
- "Thermo (Take 2)" (Hubbard) - 7:26
- "Sweet 'n' Sour (Take 4)" (Shorter) - 5:27
- Billboard, Feb. 9, 1963, p. 28.
- Billboard, Nov. 3, 1962, p. 24.
- Art Blakey Discography on Jazzdisco.org
- Reynolds, Nick. (August 24, 2007) "Art Blakey Jazz Messengers Caravan Review" BBC. Accessed September 7, 2011.
- Down Beat: April 25, 1963 Vol. 30, No. 10
- Allmusic review
- Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 26. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.