Caravan (Art Blakey album)

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Caravan
Studio album by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Released Feb 1963
Recorded 23-24 Oct 1962
Genre Jazz, hard bop
Length 51:37
Label Riverside
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers chronology
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(1962)
Caravan
(1962)
Ugetsu
(1963)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Caravan is a jazz album released by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in February 1963.[2] It was Blakey's first album for Riverside Records after he signed with them in October 1962.[3]

The songs were recorded at the Plaza Sound Studio in New York City on October 23-24, 1962[4] The producer was Orrin Keepnews who also supervised the album's remastered re-release on CD.

In 2007, the BBC described it as "a slick, fluid, professional set of hard bop at its finest"[5].

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Caravan" (Juan Tizol) - 9:46
  2. "Sweet 'n' Sour" (Shorter) - 5:30
  3. "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" (Mann, Hilliard) - 4:05
  4. "This Is for Albert" (Shorter) - 8:20
  5. "Skylark" (Carmichael, Mercer) - 4:50
  6. "Thermo" (Hubbard) - 6:45
  • The remastered CD re-issue features two alternate takes, each preceding its master take.
2. "Sweet 'n' Sour (Take 4)" (Shorter) - 5:27
7. "Thermo (Take 2)" (Hubbard) - 7:26

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Billboard, Feb. 9, 1963, p. 28.
  3. ^ Billboard, Nov. 3, 1962, p. 24.
  4. ^ Art Blakey Discography on Jazzdisco.org
  5. ^ Reynolds, Nick. (August 24, 2007) "Art Blakey Jazz Messengers Caravan Review" BBC. Accessed September 7, 2011.