Art Pepper - Art Pepper + 11: Modern Jazz Classics on Vinyl LP
Art Pepper Art Pepper + 11: Modern Jazz Classics on Vinyl LP
This album and the earlier Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section are surely the two most important sessions in Pepper's entire recording career. Even though Art had recorded in many big bands, this was the first time he did so as a leader, and every musician in town wanted to be involved. Marty Paich, chosen as arranger, was someone he'd already collaborated with and felt comfortable with.
Reflecting later on the date, which went like a dream, Art remarked that he had both chafed at and embraced the constraints a tightly-arranged big band placed on him as a soloist. Featuring Pete Candoli, Jack Sheldon, Dick Nash, Bob Enevoldsen, Vince de Rosa, Herb Geller, Bill Perkins, Med Flory, Russ Freeman, Joe Mondragon, Mel Lewis, Al Porcino, Bud Shank, Charlie Kennedy and Richie Kamuca.
Art Pepper Art Pepper + 11: Modern Jazz Classics Track Listing:
2. Groovin' High
3. Opus De Funk
4. Round Midnight
5. Four Brothers
6. Shaw 'Nuff
7. Bernie's Tune
8. Walkin' Shoes
12. Donna Lee
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