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Caravan [Keepnews Collection]

June 5, 2007 | Format: MP3

$7.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 5, 2007
  • Release Date: June 5, 2007
  • Label: Riverside
  • Copyright: (C) 2007 Concord Music Group, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 52:15
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  • ASIN: B000UBQN6O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,920 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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No need to steer clear of this date by Blakey's highly regarded Shorter-anchored sextet simply because it's a Riverside session. The approach to recording the group differs significantly from Van Gelder's, resulting in a new perspective on the group's ensemble and solo sound. Blakey's press rolls, ride cymbal, and hi hat aren't nearly as loud, occasionally blending into the mix to allow the soloists to be heard without boosts or enhancement. The piano's sonorities are natural, reflecting the overtones of the cabinetry and acoustic space that are part of the instrument's true sound. Blakey's "vocalizing" during his solos has never been more fully captured and is a revelation, allowing us to feel the living presence of the man himself as he distributes cymbal sounds that come equally from all speakers. Rather than bring the sound to the listener, the approach is the opposite--more transparent, passive and natural--a documentation rather than a construction of the sound. It's not necessarily better, but it's a fascinating, even edifying, change of perspective.

As for the musicianship and program, rate both a high five. By now Hubbard is beginning to make listeners forget about Lee Morgan and even starting to take the spotlight away from Shorter. On both his and Shorter's originals, the band plays sforzando phrases that positively swell from ppp to ffff, unlike the limited dynamic range on most of the group's recordings. Hubbard's ballad feature, "Skylark," is nearly equaled by Curtis Fuller's solo feature on "Wee Small Hours." The two out-takes are played well, but most listeners will find their money well spent without them. All in all, another essential recording by the early '60s Messengers.
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This album currently holds the "House Is On Fire And I Can Only Save One CD" award for me. Though not the first Jazz Messengers CD that I bought (that being "Free For All," another great album), it has definitely kept me coming back. The compositions are captivating, particularly as they are orchestrated on these tracks; I go all day with Thermo or Sweet 'n' Sour stuck in my head until I have to listen to the album again. But beyond this, the way the soloists flesh out the themes sends shivers down my spine. Shorter, Hubbard, and Walton are all fantastic, but I have to wonder how Curtis Fuller can riff as fast as he does on an instrument so seemingly cumbersome, at least to an outside observer, as the trombone. And then we come to Art Blakey. I must admit that in the past I have felt that there was something indulgent about drum solos. I would politely put up with them until the real music resumed. Blakey has put an end to that for me. His expansive polyrhythmic solos (yes, more than one) on the title track viscerally captivate me. And even when he's not soloing, he is clearly the accelerant for everything else happening on the album. My only criticism is that Reggie Workman never really gets the spotlight. He adds more than a mere walking-bass line, but you kind of think that a percussionist band leader would have showcased all members of the rhythm section. All in all, though, this album is positively incendiary; keep a potholder handy to rescue it from your house fire, but be careful: it might be the thing that started the blaze in the first place!
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This has Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Cedar Walton and of course Blakey. Features great arrangements as well as originals like "This is for Albert" by Shorter. I won't tire of hearing this album.
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Great collection of Blakey and the Jazz Messengers at or near their peak.
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As the first of three successful albums that Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers
have recorded for the Riverside label between late 1962 and 1964, this album found
his assertive and stimulating band at a new affiliation by performing at their top level
form and with the same hard-driving ‘play it loud’ excellence that made them such a
universal phenomenon. Recorded in October of 1962 and then released at the start
of 1963, Caravan delivered up another skillfully vibrant and versatile musical collage
consisting of a scantly set of classic jazz or pop standards and several compositions
that swing with high voltage vitality, well-structured melody, true expert timing, band
camaraderie and memorable music which Blakey and his Jazz Messengers handles
quite well. Starting with a raucous take on Duke Ellington’s Caravan (the title track),
the exhilarating track set proceed well on with the Wayne Shorter-penned jazz waltz
Sweet ‘N’ Sour, the classic Frank Sinatra ballad hit In The Wee Small Hours Of The
Morning, the Wayne Shorter-written This Is For Albert, Skylark and even the preppy
Freddie Hubbard-written Thermo. As usual, you will get a couple stellar bonus track
takes on Thermo and Sweet ‘N’ Sour, while the rising young session bassist Reggie
Workman sits in the band (he would make occasional appearances in Blakey’s Jazz
Messengers) as he brings his significant bass solos. Caravan is ranks as one of his
finest masterworks and Miles Davis had even stated around the time, particularly on
Caravan, at this point: “Art’s got so much talent”. And that is another example whom
everybody could agree with.
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