04 June, 2010

Art Pepper - Art Pepper + Eleven: Modern Jazz Classics (XRCD2) (eac-flac-cover)

Art Pepper - Art Pepper+Eleven: Modern Jazz Classics (1959) (XRCD2)
jazz | 1cd | eac-flac-cue-log-cover | 370MB
JVC | RAR +5% recovery
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. The CD reissue adds two additional versions of "Walkin'" and one of "Donna Lee" to the original program. Throughout, Pepper sounds quite inspired by Paich's charts which feature the band as an active part of the music rather than just in the background. Highlights of this highly enjoyable set include "Move," "Four Brothers," "Shaw Nuff," "Anthropology," and "Donna Lee," but there is not a single throwaway track to be heard. Essential music for all serious jazz collections. [The Japanese release takes the three bonus tracks (alternate versions of "Walkin'" and "Donne Lee") and moves them to the end of the disc]

01. "Move" (Denzil Best) –3:26
02. "Groovin' High" (Dizzy Gillespie) –3:24
03. "Opus de Funk" (Horace Silver) –3:11
04. "'Round Midnight" (Hanighen, Thelonious Monk, Williams) –3:33
05. "Four Brothers" (Jimmy Giuffre) –2:58
06. "Shaw 'Nuff" (Brown, Fuller, Gillespie) –2:58
07. "Bernie's Tune" (Leiber, Miller, Stoller) –2:44
08. "Walkin' Shoes" (Gerry Mulligan) –3:30
09. "Anthropology" (Gillespie, Charlie Parker) –3:18
10. "Airegin" (Sonny Rollins) –2:59
11. "Walkin'" [Original Take] (Carpenter) –5:16
12. "Donna Lee" [Original Take] (Charlie Parker) –3:21
13. "Walkin'" [Alternate Take] (Carpenter) –4:57
14. "Walkin'" [Alternate Take] (Carpenter) –5:01
15. "Donna Lee" [Alternate Take] (Charlie Parker) –3:25

* 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 — arranger, conductor


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