Irving Mills, Duke Ellington, and Juan Tizol | Arr. Jeff Moore
9 - 10 Players
Instrumentation: Bells, Xylophone, Marimba 1, Marimba 2, Vibraphone, Bass Guitar, Drumset, Tambourine, Brake Drums, Bongos, Timbales (with two mounted cowbells)
Duke Ellington's masterpiece, Caravan, has long been a favorite of musicians and audiences. Jeff Moore has arranged Ellington's classic song for nine percussionists and optional bass guitar. This arrangement sets the familiar Caravan melody in different styles, including rock, soca, and bebop. All of the keyboard percussionists are featured, as well as breaks to showcase the drumset and auxiliary percussion performers. This piece combines classic jazz and world music grooves that are sure to please everyone at your next concert.