Caravan (rehearsal)

April 19, 2007 3:04 PM

The Smoke Alarm Sessions, cont'd. I've been learning Caravan. I love the way Ellington did it a lot. Nowadays so many people play it very straight ahead, & I think that gets boring. So we experimented. At first Barry tried to put a funk beat behind it, but I'm not sure about it. On the second chorus I was thinking that since I've been to Egypt I should use that as inspiration to experiment with different melodies. I think in the future I'll probably take that a lot further, I kind of liked the feel. So, we'll see.

posted by miss lynnster (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

*claps* One of my top-five favorite standards, delightfully MeFi'd! Thank you.
posted by allaboutgeorge at 5:22 PM on April 19, 2007

Yeah, nicely done!
posted by benign at 11:31 AM on April 20, 2007

Also clapping-that was sweet.
posted by snsranch at 4:43 PM on April 20, 2007

Mmmm... yes.

This would be great with some brushed jazz kit playing.
posted by phrontist at 11:22 PM on April 20, 2007


very nice version. dig the guitar playing which is both light and very supportive, dig your voice which has some splendid qualities. Great interplay. Thanks.
posted by nicolin at 4:10 AM on May 1, 2007

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