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Caravan (Juan Tizol/Duke Ellington)


This is one of the first latinjazz composition ever recorded. The first performance was in 1936. The melody was written by Duke Ellington's trombone-player Juan Tizol and Ellington worked out the rest. It has been played since by hundreds of musicians, is recently performed in the film Whiplash, but I think guitarist Wes Montgomery won the contest.  

This arrangement features the guitar, I did a sort of transcription of Montgomey's version and added a bit of myself. Here is the Wes Montgomery version.

Level: intermediate/advanced
















Caravan