Recorded at Zinman Hall, Boca Raton, Florida
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004
Jamie Ousley - String Bass
Larry Marshall - Drums
Brian Murphy - Piano
Music by Juan Tizol and Duke Ellington, Words by Irving Mills
Although Juan Tizol wrote a number of songs during his years with Duke Ellington and Harry James, only two have had any real popular success. But "Caravan" alone puts just about all the other exotica standards to shame. Everybody covered "Caravan." Billy Eckstine had a million-seller with his 1949 cover of the tune, as did Ralph Marterie with his 1952 instrumental version. There are enough recordings of "Caravan" for KFJC, the legendary Los Altos Hills, California public radio
station, to play different versions of "Caravan" for 24 hours straight.