Art Pepper + Eleven – Modern Jazz Classics

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Art Pepper + Eleven - Modern Jazz Classics
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary/February 1960
Recorded12 March, 24 March, 12 May 1959
ProducerLester Koenig
Art Pepper chronology
Mucho Calor
Art Pepper + Eleven - Modern Jazz Classics
Gettin' Together
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[2]

Art Pepper + Eleven – Modern Jazz Classics is a 1960 jazz big band album by saxophonist Art Pepper performing under the direction and arrangements of Marty Paich. The recording is one of several dates Pepper made with Paich and his big band in 1959 and is the only one with Pepper as leader. The recording focuses on Paich's big band arrangements of modern jazz classics, including Denzil Best's "Move," Thelonious Monk's "'Round Midnight," Gerry Mulligan's "Walkin' Shoes". 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"Charlie Parker3:23
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] (Charlie Parker) –3:23
  15. "Donna Lee" [Alternate Take] (Charlie Parker) –3:22
(Recorded on 12 March, 24 March, 12 May 1959.)



  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. Art Pepper + Eleven – Modern Jazz Classics at AllMusic
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 160. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.