Art Pepper records ‘Art Pepper + Eleven – Modern Jazz Classics’ with a big band conducted by Marty Paich (1959)
‘Art Pepper + Eleven – Modern Jazz Classics’ is an album recorded on March 12, 24 & May 12, 1959 with a jazz big band conducted and arranged by Marty Paich and released the same year by Contemporary.
Track Listing : 1.Move (Denzil Best) – 03:26 . 2.Groovin’ High (Dizzy Gillespie) – 03:22 . 3.Opus De Funk (Horace Silver) – 03:13 . 4.’Round Midnight (Bernie Hanighen, Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams) – 03:32 . 5.Four Brothers (Jimmy Giuffre) – 02:57 . 6.Shaw ‘Nuff (Ray Brown, Gil Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie) – 02:58 . 7.Burnie’S Tune (Jerry Leiber, Bernard Miller, Mike Stoller) – 02:44 . 8.Walkin’ Shoes (Gerry Mulligan) – 03:31 . 9.Anthropology (Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker) – 03:19 . 10.Airegin (Sonny Rollins) – 03:01 . 11.Walkin’ (Richard Carpenter) – 05:15 . 12.Walkin’ [Alternate Take] (Richard Carpenter) – 04:54 . 13.Walkin’ [Alternate Take] (Richard Carpenter) – 04:58 . 14.Donna Lee (Charlie Parker) – 03:23 . 15.Donna Lee [Alternate Take] (Charlie Parker) – 03:22
Musicians : Art Pepper – Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet . Pete Candoli – Trumpet . Al Porcino – Trumpet . Jack Sheldon – Trumpet . Dick Nash – Trombone . Bob Enevoldsen – Valve Trombone, Tenor Saxophone . Vince Derosa – French Horn . Herb Geller – Alto Saxophone . Bud Shank – Alto Saxophone . Charlie Kennedy – Alto Saxophone . Bill Perkins – Tenor Saxophone . Richie Kamuca – Tenor Saxophone . Med Flory – Baritone Saxophone . Russ Freeman – Piano . Joe Mondragon – Bass . Mel Lewis – Drums . Marty Paich – Conductor
Production : Produced By Lester Koenig . Marty Paich . Roy Dunann – Engineer
Arrangements : Marty Paich
Package : Nat Hentoff – Liner Notes . Roger Marshutz – Cover Photo
Recorded On March 12, 24 & May 12, 1959.
Released In 1959 By Contemporary.
(Source ‘Art Pepper + Eleven – Modern Jazz Classics’ | Art Pepper: Tastes from the Widow’s kitchen)
All About Jazz
A second source of excellence in this recording is the presence of the late Marty Paich as the arranger. It was a monumental task that Mr. Paich undertook to mold these often craggy bebop tunes into the engaging big band vehicles they became under his pen. […]
This is a true classic. Altoist Art Pepper is joined by an 11-piece band playing Marty Paich arrangements of a dozen jazz standards from the bop and cool jazz era. Trumpeter Jack Sheldon has a few solos, but the focus is very much on the altoist who is in peak form for this period. […]
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