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Art Pepper + Eleven – Modern Jazz Classics

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Art Pepper + Eleven - Modern Jazz Classics
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ReleasedJanuary/February 1960
RecordedMarch 14, March 28, & May 12, 1959
ProducerLester Koenig
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Encyclopedia of Popular Music[4]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[3]

Art Pepper + Eleven – Modern Jazz Classics is a 1960 jazz album by saxophonist Art Pepper and a small big band performing arrangements by Marty Paich, who also directed the ensemble.[5]


The recording is one of several dates Pepper made with Paich in 1959 and is the only one with Pepper as leader. The recording focuses on Paich's large group arrangements of modern jazz classics, including Denzil Best's "Move," Thelonious Monk's "'Round Midnight," Gerry Mulligan's "Walkin' Shoes". Other highlights of the recording are Pepper's clarinet performances on "Anthropology" and the alternate takes of "Walkin'."

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."Move"Denzil Best3:26
2."Groovin' High"Dizzy Gillespie3:22
3."Opus De Funk"Horace Silver3:13
4."'Round Midnight"Hanighen, Monk, Williams3:32
5."Four Brothers"Jimmy Giuffre2:57
6."Shawnuff"Brown, Fuller, Gillespie2:58
Side two
1."Bernie's Tune"Leiber, Miller, Stoller2:41
2."Walkin' Shoes"Gerry Mulligan3:31
3."Anthropology"Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker3:19
4."Airegin"Sonny Rollins3:01
5."Walkin'"Richard Carpenter5:15
6."Donna Lee"Miles Davis3:23
Total length:40:15

An expanded compact disc featuring many unreleased "alternate" takes was released on December 1, 1988.

CD expanded release

  1. "Move" (Denzil Best) –3:26
  2. "Groovin' High" (Dizzy Gillespie) –3:22
  3. "Opus de Funk" (Horace Silver) –3:13
  4. "'Round Midnight" (Hanighen, Thelonious Monk, Williams) –3:32
  5. "Four Brothers" (Jimmy Giuffre) –2:57
  6. "Shaw 'Nuff" (Brown, Fuller, Gillespie) –2:58
  7. "Bernie's Tune" (Leiber, Miller, Stoller) –2:44
  8. "Walkin' Shoes" (Gerry Mulligan) –3:31
  9. "Anthropology" (Gillespie, Charlie Parker) –3:19
  10. "Airegin" (Sonny Rollins) –3:01
  11. "Walkin'" [Original Take] (Richard Carpenter) –5:15
  12. "Walkin'" [Alternate Take] (Carpenter) –4:54
  13. "Walkin'" [Alternate Take] (Carpenter) –4:58
  14. "Donna Lee" [Original Take] (Miles Davis) –3:23
  15. "Donna Lee" [Alternate Take] (Miles Davis) –3:22
Recorded on March 14 (#3, 4, 8, 10), March 28 (#2, 6, 9, 14, 15) and May 12, 1959 (#1, 5, 7, 11–13).



  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. Art Pepper + Eleven – Modern Jazz Classics at AllMusic
  2. ^ Gleason, Ralph J. (18 February 1960). "Art Pepper: Art Pepper Plus Eleven". DownBeat. Vol. 27, no. 4. pp. 34–36.
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 160. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.
  5. ^ Bogdanov, Vladimir; Woodstra, Chris; Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2001). All Music Guide: The Definitive Guide to Popular Music. Backbeat Books/All Media Guide. ISBN 978-0-87930-627-4.