Who still plays Caravan?

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  1. moodman

    moodman Lone Wolf

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    Before Wipeout, Caravan was the drum solo song of choice.
    Has it disappeared entirely ?
    I'm guessing some jazz player might still play it.
    I haven't played it for decades.
     
  2. RickP

    RickP Guest

    I used to play it with a Jazz Quintet I led a couple years back . It was a very popular song for us . It was fun to play as well .
     
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    squidart Very well Known Member

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    I played it just a few weeks ago with some young players who are just becoming familiar with it. They’re also just getting comfy with Girl From Ipanema, Wave, etc. So I predict a MASSIVE resurgance. Or not. Lol.
     
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    mtarrani DFO Master

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    I still play it - and in a duo setting. Ya can't go wrong with an Ellington song (with credit to Juan Tizol.)
     
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    Rockin' Billy DFO Veteran

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    Still playing that one also.
     
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    Played it last night with my big band. We do the arrangement from the Chicago big band album of several years ago. No extended solos, and I trade the short breaks with our percussionist. It's fun.

    15 years ago I played in a jazz trio with a pianist who now plays with the likes of Dave Weckl. He was bored with it, and insisted we do it in 7. Not my greatest performance, but I learned.
     
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    kb Very well Known Member

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    Sure, I still play Caravan.

    And I still play Sing Sing Sing and Cute, both well known drum features.

    It's been a few years since I've played Wipe Out....
     
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    moodman Lone Wolf

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