Recorded by Ella Fitzgerald with Duke Ellington
Arranged by Billy Strayhorn, Transcribed by Alan Glasscock
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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement with Vocal

Description: Latin/Swing - Medium

Publisher: Lush Life Music

This is Ella Fitzgerald's somewhat sultry and brooding version of "Caravan" from her 1957 "Duke Ellington Songbook" album. Tonally quite advanced for its time, the chart moves from a quasi-samba feel to a double-time swing and back to half-time samba for the close. There is solo space for clarinet (scored on the alto 1 part) too. This chart needs a good singer who can pitch and maintain what is quite a tricky line, as much of the double time section is scored for singer and rhythm section only. The cameo trumpet and clarinet solos are written out as-played and, aside from alto 1 on clarinet, there are no sax doubles.

Full Score
2 Alto Saxophones (Alto 1 doubles on clarinet)
2 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
4 Trombones
Vocal key: G minor
Vocal: F#3-D5 (12 steps as sung)
Trumpets 1-4: Bb5, F5, D5, B4
Trombones 1-4: F#4, F#, C4, A3