Caravan: With the Duke Ellington All-Stars and the Billy Strayhorn All-Stars

Caravan: With the Duke Ellington All-Stars and the Billy Strayhorn All-Stars

by The Johnny Hodges All-StarsThe Johnny Hodges All-Stars




This single CD, which reissues all of the music from a double-LP, has a variety of formerly rare sessions from 1947-51. Although the great altoist Johnny Hodges gets top billing, and he leads three sessions from 1947 (featuring such top Ellington stars as trombonist Lawrence Brown, tenorman Al Sears, baritonist Harry Carney and either Taft Jordan or Harold Baker on trumpet), he is actually absent on the second half of the release. With Billy Strayhorn and/or Duke Ellington as leader and Willie Smith on alto, these enthusiastic swing performances range in personnel from a three-trombone septet to a version of "Caravan" with Ellington on piano and Strayhorn making a rare appearance on organ. Although the music falls just short of classic, Ellington collectors will love these rarities.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/1991
Label: Prestige
UPC: 0025218510325
catalogNumber: 24103


  1. Frisky
  2. Longhorn Blues
  3. A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing
  4. Far Away Blues
  5. How Could It Happen to a Dream?
  6. Who Struck John?
  7. June's Jumpin'
  8. Lotus Blossom
  9. Violet Blue
  10. Searsy's Blues
  11. A Little Taste
  12. Let The Zoomers Drool
  13. Night Walk
  14. Caravan
  15. Hoppin' John
  16. She
  17. The Happening
  18. Sultry Serenade (How Could You Do A Thing Like That To Me)
  19. Alternate
  20. Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
  21. Moonlight Fiesta
  22. Britt And Butter Blues
  23. Indian Summer
  24. Swamp Drum

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Hodges All-Stars   Primary Artist
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Louie Bellson   Drums
Paul Gonsalves   Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Sears   Tenor Saxophone
Willie Smith   Alto Saxophone
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Taft Jordan   Trumpet
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Britt Woodman   Trombone
Sonny Greer   Drums
Harold Baker   Trumpet
Harry Carney   Baritone Saxophone
Duke Ellington   Piano,Track Performer
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Billy Strayhorn   Piano,Track Performer
Juan Tizol   Trombone
Wilbur De Paris   Trombone

Technical Credits

Victor Herbert   Composer
Leonard Feather   Liner Notes
Johnny Hodges   Contributor
Lester Young   Composer
Dubin   Composer
Duke Ellington   Contributor
Danny Kopelson   Engineer
Ed Michel   Reissue Producer
Billy Strayhorn   Contributor

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