Thelonious Monk Lyrics

Night and stars above that shine so bright
The myst'ry of their fading light
That shines upon our caravan

Sleep upon my shoulder as we creep
Across the sand so I may keep
The mem'ry of our caravan

This is so exciting
You are so inviting
Resting in my arms
As I thrill to the magic charms
Of you beside me here beneath the blue
My dream of love is coming true
Within our desert caravan

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The bass has an almost rockabilly type quality. Fabuloso !

Gustavo Leite Jacovelli

Monk's reexploring the main phrase at 2:35 and his groovy comping during the bass solo are so smooth. His responses to the bass (as in 3:55) are also cool


Juan Tizol's composition not Ellington. He also wrote 'Perdido'
'Zanzibar' and many others like, "Moonlight Fiesta", "Jubilesta",
"Conga Brava" for the Ellington orchestra. He was from Puerto Rico, also
played with Harry James on the west coast and came back to Ellington.
He was so important in the orchestra that Ellington trusted him, since
he knew how to write music, with all the transciptions in sheets of the
musical arrangements for all the instruments and brass sections of the
band. Juan Tizol - composer of Carvan.


Juan Tizol has written the main theme and Duke Ellington has written the bridge ;)


​@Eddie Perez He did not. It was Juan Tizol Puerto Rican from Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, born "el 22 de enero" de 1900 who composed it. He played valve trombon with the Ellington orchestra. Composers are always important. To me the best version ( first recording in 1936 ) is with Barney Bigard and His Jazzopators. I also love Theloniuos Monk version Live in Germany, Berlin I think 1969. Also the one sang by Nat King Cole n his TV show with Tizol on the trmbone, Jack Constanzo on bongo and Cole singing. Spectacular.

Eddie Perez

I thought Ellington wrote this, doesnt matter it's one of my favorite versions


interesting, this song is usually credited to both Ellington and Tizol..

Najponk Jazz

Monster recording!!!! Duke meets Sphere!!!! Absolutely great!!!!

Jim Kennedy

Monk was great but Kenny Clarke and Oscar Pettiford made this one of my all time favorite tunes.

Indra Sokol-Snyder

I have to do this for my tap dance and I think it is AMAZING

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