We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The Duke shows his versatility in an interpretation decidedly different from most of his versions of Caravan. While Mingus and Roach may have considered themselves "modern," they both acknowledged their debt to those who had gone before them, such as the Duke. And the Duke showed that while he was old school, he could keep up with the schoolboys.
The jagged rhythms in the version of Caravan remind me of Ellington's Koko .