The Jazz Giants Play Duke Ellington: Caravan

The Jazz Giants Play Duke Ellington: Caravan


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Duke Ellington is one of the true irreducibles in jazz. Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker were more brilliant as soloists, but neither could touch him as a bandleader, composer, or musical visionary. This entry in Prestige's Jazz Giants series finds some of the greatest names in jazz applying their prestigious chops to some of Duke Ellington's finest music. Ellington himself appears on four of the tracks and bandmembers like the sainted Johnny Hodges ("Mr. Silvertone") and others pop up in different configurations of the Ellington Orchestra. Along the way, we find the sounds of John Coltrane, Clark Terry, Joe Pass, Miles Davis, Red Garland, Philly Joe Jones, Donald Byrd, Hank Jones, Wes Montgomery, Ron Carter, Ben Webster, Sonny Rollins, Ray Brown, Louie Bellson, Kenny Clarke, Milt Jackson, Art Tatum, Benny Carter, and Oscar Peterson amidst the various lineups onboard -- all jazz giants indeed. Each of them brings something unique to the tunes at hand, with the live versions of "Prelude to a Kiss" and "Satin Doll" from a 1967 concert with Duke and the band being the true highlights of this delightful collection. Sir Duke's memory is served well with this disc.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/02/1999
Label: Prestige
UPC: 0025218522724
catalogNumber: 24227
Rank: 126979

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Barretto   Conga
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Louie Bellson   Snare Drums
Bill Berry   Trumpet
Ron Carter   Bass
Miles Davis   Trumpet
Richard Davis   Bass
Red Garland   Piano
Paul Gonsalves   Tenor Saxophone
Louis Hayes   Drums,Snare Drums
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Milt Jackson   Vibes
Hank Jones   Piano
Philly Joe Jones   Drums,Snare Drums
Sam Jones   Bass
Richie Kamuca   Tenor Saxophone
John Lewis   Piano
Wes Montgomery   Guitar
Ray Nance   Trumpet
Joe Pass   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Oscar Peterson   Piano
Jerome Richardson   Soprano Saxophone
Sonny Rollins   Tenor Saxophone
Art Tatum   Piano
Art Taylor   Bass
Ross Tompkins   Piano
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Jack Wilson   Piano
Aaron Bell   Bass
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone
Russell Procope   Alto Saxophone
Percy Heath   Bass
Joe Zawinul   Piano
Colin Bailey   Snare Drums
Benny Carter   Alto Saxophone
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet
Ray Brown   Bass
Monty Budwig   Bass
Donald Byrd   Trumpet
Roy Burrowes   Trumpet
Harry Carney   Baritone Saxophone
Paul Chambers   Bass
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Kenny Clarke   Drums
John Coltrane   Tenor Saxophone
Duke Ellington   Piano
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet,Saxophone
Bill Hood   Baritone Saxophone
Lex Humphries   Snare Drums
George Joyner   Snare Drums
John Pisano   Guitar
Frank Rosolino   Trombone
Frank Severino   Snare Drums
Zoot Sims   Tenor Saxophone
Sam Woodyard   Snare Drums
Snooky Young   Trumpet
Leon Cox   Trombone
Chuck Conner   Trombone
Nick Creoli   Snare Drums
Jim Hugart   Bass

Technical Credits

Mercer Ellington   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer
Deuter   Composer
Joe Goldberg   Liner Notes
Orrin Keepnews   Producer
Ted Persons   Composer

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