HERB ALPERT

This is Herb Alpert's musical career. The biography features career highlights, official biographies from A&M Records...peak chart positions for every album and its singles, official biographies, press releases, and promotional photos. Plus original recording formats, tour information. Search every song written by Herb Alpert; compilation albumswith only Herb's music and compilations with his tracks; Alpert's guest appearances on other artists' recordings, and records he produced for other artists.

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HERB ALPERT BIOGRAPHY

In 1956, Herb Alpert began writing songs with Lou Adler. Herb Alpert and Lou Adler were signed to an exclusive production agreement with Madison Records and in 1960 qwew running the label's West Coast office. Adler and Alpert managed Jan and Dean, Dean Hawley, Dante and the Evergreens, the Untouchables.

In 1960, Alpert signed with RCA Records as vocalist Dore Alpert.

Carnival 701 was released on July 25, 1962. Also released in July 1962 was Carnival 702 "Love Is Back in Style"by Charlie Robinson. Both singles were produced by Alpert and Moss and printed at their expense. Upon learning the label name Carnival was being used by another company, Alpert and Moss renamed their label A&M Records.

The Tijuana Brass performed for the President's cabinet members and their families.

The first touring Tijuana Brass made its first concert appearance on February 27, 1965 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. The TJB was the opening act for the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

The first time the touring Tijuana Brass recorded together was July 6, 1965 on the "Zorba the Greek"session.

In the U.S., Herb Alpert had three double-sided hit singles--six hit songs on three singles.

In 1966, Herb Alpert sold over 13 million records and had five albums in Billboard's Top 20 on the album chart. On April 2, 1966, four of those albums were in the Top 10.

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass was NAMM's Best Selling Instrumentalist for 1966.

A&M Records filmed the Carnegie Hall concerts and the European tour.

On March 25 the Tijuana Brass performed at The White House at the Correspondents' Dinner. For the first time in the history of the dinner, the musical artists received a standing ovation.

A&M planned the first tour of Britain for March 1966.

The Tijuana Brass U.S. tour set some attendance records, including one at the University of Illinois for which Alpert received a commemorative plaque.

The Tijuana Brass was the pre-race entertainment at the Indianapolis 500.

The Tijuana Brass flew to Britain on March 11 and stayed for 70 hours to film their show for the BBC.

On May 16, the Tijuana Brass performed on the Grammy Awards. Whipped Cream & Other Delights won four Grammys, the most for a West Coast record label.

Senator Thomas Kuchel of California made a statement on the floor of the Senate praising the Tijuana Brass for its contribution to "international understanding and [promoting] cordial relations with peoples around the globe."

First extended European tour in September and October 1966. The tour increased album sales. Concert dates and television were also planned for Sweden in November.

For the Brass's European tour, a promotional recording with excerpts of the group's hit songs was released in Belgium.

In October, the Brass taped a show for French television called "Tilt Magazine."

On October 1, 1966, the U.S. Commander in Berlin, Germany recognized Herb Alpert as A Guardian of Berlin's Freedome.

In early November the Tijuana Brass taped "Rendevous am Rhein"on Lake Constance then toured U.S. military bases in Germany.

Herb Alpert won Billboard's Music Man of the Year Award for 1966 and was also its Top LP Artist of 1966.

Billboard ranked Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass #6 on its Top Singles Artists of 1966. Billboard reported "During the first 10 months of the year, the Brass sold more than twice the number of LP's as the Beatles and more than all the soundtracks combined."From October 1966 through February 1967, the Brass was Billboard's Best Selling Artist on college campuses that were surveyed.

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass won the Music Operators of America award as the most popular instrumental group on jukeboxes.

The Tijuana Brass performed for the President's cabinet members and their families.

John and Faith Hubley created animated short films featuring the Tijuana Brass songs.

Billboard's Top LP's for 1967 included What Now My Love at #11.

The Lonely Bull, Volume 2, South of the Border and What Now My Love were certified gold by the R.I.A.A.

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass was Billbord's top instrumental recording artist and ts best selling instrumental artist for 1967. By early 1967, the Brass had sold over 18 million albums in the U.S.

By March 1967, Tijuana Brass album sales were over 18 million.

In Australia, Herb Alpert received a logie award from Radio Station 3XY in Melbourne because the Tijuana Brass was the most programmed album artist of 1966. He was also awarded eight gold record album certifications for sales of over 300,000 copies. The president of Festival records thought this was the first time that eight gold records were presented simultaneously.

The Tijuana Brass toured Australia to sold out audiences at every venue in the spring of the year. The tour also included New Zealand. Billboard reported that the Brass' box office receipts eclipsed those of the Beatles.

The Tijuana Brass was the ranked as No. 8 for jukebox playmaker from February 1966 to February 1967.

The TJB toured the U.S.

The Tijuana Brass performed at the 1967 San Remo Festival.

The Brass was invited to perform at the Moscow Film Festival, however the Soviet Minister of Culture refused to allow them because it thought the performance "would tend to tip the scales in favor of the Americans."If the TJB had performed, they would have been the first U.S. pop group to give a concert in Moscow.

A&M International planned a Tijuana Brass tour of Italy.

Herb Alpert received the Chici Viola Award because "El Presidente"was the best selling disk of the year on a Brazilian television station.

The MIDEM International Trophy for North and South America was presented to Herb Alpert.

Ampex Stereo Tapes presented its Artistry in Sound Award to Herb Alpert for bringing a new dimension in sound to the music world, for his originality in concept and orchestration and for consistent quality in performance.

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass was NARM's Best Selling Instrumentalist for 1967.

At Chicago's first F.A.N. Awards Congress, the Tijuana Brass were names Star of the Year.

Billboard's Top Easy Listening Singles 1967 included these Tijuana Brass recordings: Casino Royale at 9 and A Banda at 16.

The first Tijuana Brass television special was originally aired in the U.S. in April 1967 and reached 57 percent of television viewers. The show ultimately aired in sixteen countries outside the U.S. in 1968 and 1969.

American Airlines had an A&M Records channel on its flights.

Between 1962 and 1968, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass were #1 on the Billboard Pop Singles charts for 32 weeks.

In January, Polydor, A&M's European distributor, released the first Tijuana Brass cassette. It had a retail price of $2.25.

A&M International planned a summer tour of Europe. The Tijuana Brass toured Great Britain and Europe in the fall of 1968.

Herb Alpert Presents Pete Jolly released in April 1968.

The Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass television special was nominated for four Emmy Awards for outstanding musical or variety special, achievement in electronic camera work, individual achievement in electronic production and directorial achievement.

The Tijuana Brass appeared at Record Gala in Berlin, Germany on March 15. Record Gala was produced by the German record industry and television companies.

The music book "Swinging Sounds of Herb Alpert & the Tijuaua Brass"was among the Best Selling All Organ Folios in December 1968.

Herb Alpert and Ollie Mitchell developed the trumpet book "Know Before You Blow"with Herb performing on a 7-inch flexidisc.

Herb Alpert joined ASCAP's songwriters roster and ASCAP gave Herb Alpert a cash award as one of its writers.

Festival Records, A&M's Australian distributor, won the 1968 MIDEM International Trophy and the 1968 MIDEM Australia trophy for greats number of recordings sold in Australia by an artist from July 1966 to July 1967 for the Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass recordings.

Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss were named men of the year by the Conference of Personal Managers, West.

At the Ninth Argentine Festival of International Music, the Tijuana Brass won the award for Best Recordings of International Music for Dancing.

In a rare cancellation of a concert, Alpert decided not to perform at Brigham Young University after university officials refused to have the Checkmates Ltd. as the opening act because the group was interracial.

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass was NARM's Best Selling Instrumentalist for 1968.

"This Guy's In Love With You"sold over 250,000 copies in England and was awarded a Silver Disc.

Herb Alpert was names one of the judges for "Take Time for Talent,"a television show to spotlight minority talent.

Chicago radio station WLS named the Tijuana Brass the best instrumental group in its Hit Parade Awards.

The Tijuana Brass began its final tour of the U.S. at Tarrant Coliseum in Ft. Worth, TX on October 4. The group toured Europe in November and the November 14 concert at Royal Festival Hall in London sold out within two hours.

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass won the NARM Award for Best Selling Instrumentalist and A&M Records the NARM Scholarship.

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass was NARM's Best Selling Instrumentalist for 1969.

Germany's Schallplatte music magazine named Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass the top international orchestra.

Herb was a presenter at the Fifth Annual Awards Presentation of the International Academy of Country & Western Music on April 13.

Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss were NARM's Presidential Award Winners for sustained contributions to the music industry.

November 19, 1974 was declared Herb Alpert Day by Metropolitan Dade County, Florida.

ASCAP gave Herb Alpert a special award as a writer/member.

In June, Herb Alpert received his star on the Hollywood Blvd. Walk of Fame.

Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss won a NARM Award.

On August 8, 1977, New Orleans, LA made Herb Alpert an Honorary Citizen.

The first running of the Herb Alpert 10-K raised $30,000 for the T. J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia Research.

New York City Public Schools presented Herb Alpert with a Certificate of Dedication for The Herb Alpert Sub School.

On Billboard's #1 Awards, Herb Alpert was a multiple winner in these categories:
#19 Album Artist for Rise and Beyond;
#26 Soul Single Artist with five singles from the Rise and Beyond albums;
#40 Disco artist;
#10 Jazz Artist;
#7 Male Artist
#23 Soul Artist
#21 Pop Album Artist
#65 Producer

NARM created a special award to honor A&M Records 20th Anniversary.

The United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies honored Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss to provide humanitarian aid for all citizens of Israel.

Herb Alpert participated in the group of of Latin artists who came together as Hermanos to record a song to aid the suffering in Africa and Latin countries. The recording session was held at A&M Records.

On April 21, 1985, Herb participated in USA for Africa as a Superstar Guest Live in Studio.

Herb recied the University of Southern California's General Alumni Association's Merit Award.

On November 18, 1987, Herb Alpert received the City of Los Angeles Commendation.

On December 9, 1988, the City of Los Angeles honored Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss for their contributions to the Los Angeles Free Clinic.

1991

The University of Southern California's School of Music presented Herb with its Dickens Award.

The Herb Alpert Foundation founded its Excellence In Action program that gave grants to young minority musicians for lessons, tuition or better instruments based on their auditions.

1992

Herb Alpert made his first foray into producing Broadway shows with Jelly's Last Jam. It ran from April 1992 until September 1993. The show was nominated for 11 Tony Awards and won in three categories. At the Drama Desk Awards it won in six of its 11 nominatons.

1993

As a broadway producer, Alpert's "Angels In America"won the Tony Award for best play.

The Herb Alpert Foundation funded programs to improve attendance, grades and self-esteem for students at Locke High School in Los Angeles.

1994

Part two of "Angels In America: Perestroika"won the Tony Award for best play.

The Herb Alpert Foundation and the California Institute of the Arts created the annual Alpert Awards in the Arts. Fellowships of $50,000 were awarded to five artists, one each in dance, theater, music, visual artis and film or video.

Herb Alpert recieved an award during the fourth annual "Celebrate the Soul of American Music"in Los Angeles.

1996

The University of Southern California gave its Asa V. Call Achievement Award to Herb Alpert. The award is granted to an alumnus whose achievement brought great honor to the university.

2000

Berklee School of Music grants an honorary docorate to Herb Alpert in 2000.

2001

Alpert established the Alpert Professorship at Berklee in 2001 to allow students to interact with masters of the music industry.

2005

Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2005.

HERB ALPERT OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY 2005

Herb Alpert's celebrated career in music began over four decades ago, with early--and extraordinary--successes including his 1958 co-write, with Lou Adler and Sam Cooke, of the evergreen hit "Wonderful World." Today, 75 million+ in record sales down the road, Alpert's versatile talent is legendary. His myriad credits encompass triumphs as a superstar trumpeter and bandleader, label founder, producer, composer, arranger and vocalist...the latter, most notably for his 1968 #1 single with the now-classic track "This Guy's In Love With You," which was also the first #1 hit for the songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

Among Alpert's many music awards garnered over the years are seven GRAMMY ®, including Record of the Year/Best Instrumental Performance (Non-Jazz) for the '65 Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass smash "A Taste Of Honey," as well as Best Pop Instrumental Performance wins for the 1966 TJB hit "What Now My Love" and Herb's 1979 solo masterpiece "Rise." Alpert has also been honored with the prized GRAMMY Trustees Award for Lifetime Achievement, which he and longtime music business partner Jerry Moss received jointly in 1997.

In 1962, Alpert and Moss co-founded A&M Records, long the world's leading--and largest--independently owned record label. The company was revered internationally for its artist-driven agenda, and acts that over several decades included The Police, Sting, Janet Jackson, Joe Jackson, The Brothers Johnson, Suzanne Vega, Bryan Adams, Soundgarden, Sergio Mendes, Cat Stevens, The Carpenters, Sheryl Crow, Barry White and Quincy Jones.

In many ways, though, in addition to being one of its founding fathers, Alpert was A&M's signature artist. Immediately after forming the label, he introduced the Tijuana Brass phenomenon, which propelled him, and the A&M name, to global fame. By putting the trumpet out front, Alpert revolutionized the instrument as a pop radio staple with a trademark sound fusing Mexican mariachi, various other Latin influences, jazz instincts, and unerring pop sensibilities.

TJB's--and A&M's--inaugural single, '62's "The Lonely Bull," went Top 10 and helped keep the LP of the same name charting for over three years. Next came Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Vol. 2 in 1963, followed in '64 by South Of The Border and its memorable single "The Mexican Shuffle." 1965 saw the release of Going Places --with its Top 40 singles "Tijuana Taxi" and "Spanish Flea"--and Whipped Cream & Other Delights, featuring the hits "A Taste Of Honey" and "Whipped Cream",...as well as the lusciously cream-clad model on the LP jacket, the best-known of the many sexy and celebratory album covers that were synonymous with TJB.

Both discs hit #1 in Billboard, remained on the charts for 3+ years, and were Herb's, and A&M's, first two gold albums. In 1966, the LP What Now My Love also shot to #1, S.R.O. climbed to #2, and the TJB craze was all but unstoppable. They held down the #1 spot on Billboard's pop album chart for 18 weeks, the most for any act that year (for 4 of the 18, they also grabbed the #2 spot)--the runners-up, The Beatles, topped out at 17 weeks. That same year, the Brass achieved the since-unmatched feats of simultaneously having four albums in the Billboard Top 10--and five in the Top 20. With six Top 30 singles under his belt, and three of his albums in their year-end Top 5, Billboard fittingly named Alpert "Record Man Of The Year"for 1966.

The remainder of the '60s delivered three more #1 albums--Sounds Like ('67), Christmas Album ('68) and Beat Of The Brass ('68)--as well as Herb Alpert's Ninth ('67), which hit #4, and the Top 40 Warm ('69). While never matching the pace of the peak Tijuana Brass years, Alpert's career going forward into the '70s and beyond produced many more stellar highpoints. 1971's Summertime launched Alpert and wife Lani Hall's striking duet of the classic title track, as well as the Alpert's intense and moving composition "Jerusalem." The acclaimed 1974 album You Smile, The Song Begins was a soulful collection of tracks that prefaced 1975's Coney Island, Herb's 19th album with TJB, and their last together until 1984.

Alpert followed up his 1976 solo debut Just You And Me with two jubilant 1978 albums in collaboration with the great South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela, Herb Alpert/Hugh Masekela and Main Event, the latter recorded live in Los Angeles. The following year ushered in one of Alpert's most definitive triumphs with his GRAMMY-winning single "Rise," from the platinum LP of the same name (a #6 Pop album that went to #1 on Billboard's Jazz and Black album charts). The dance-flavored smash was a Billboard #1 Pop/AC hit, as well as a #4 Black and Top 20 Club Play Single. Alpert's 1987 solo album Keep Your Eye On Me also reaped extraordinary success, led by the hit "Diamonds." Featuring Janet Jackson on vocals, the cut soared to #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and aced #1 on the Dance and R&B charts. The album's title track was also a hit, as was the Top 40 single "Making Love In The Rain."

Overall, Alpert recorded over thirty albums for A&M, with the Brass and solo, fourteen of them certified platinum, fifteen gold. He's amassed five #1 Billboard Pop singles, and three of his recordings number among the historic GRAMMY Awards Archive Collection: All Time Winners ("Whipped Cream,""What Now My Love,"and "Rise"). Alpert has produced albums for artists including Stan Getz, The Baja Marimba Band, Gato Barbieri, Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66, and his GRAMMY-winning wife, Lani Hall. He's still as passionate as ever about music, and Shout! Factory's 2005 launch of The Herb Alpert Signature Series, presenting deluxe remastered editions of his classic albums, is both a salute to the past and inspiration for the future.

Herb Alpert has also proved himself a true Renaissance man with endeavors in other realms. The same passion driving his musical genius equally informs Alpert's incarnation as a visual artist, which for 35 years has paralleled his life in the recording and performing arenas. His color-saturated, abstract expressionist paintings have been shown in museums and galleries around the world, and his bold, fluid sculptures, from the miniature to the monumental, are becoming equally acclaimed. On Broadway, Alpert has produced celebrated works including Jelly's Last Jam, Arthur Miller's Broken Glass, and Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning smash Angels In America. Alpert's ongoing philanthropy has garnered a host of awards, and for almost two decades, The Herb Alpert Foundation has underwritten funding in the areas of the arts, the environment, and education.

Earlier this year, the Foundation celebrated the 10th anniversary of the internationally renowned Alpert Award in the Arts, granted to emerging mid-career artists in five disciplines annually, many of whom have gone on to be Pulitzer Prize winners and MacArthur Fellows. Looking forward, the Foundation is providing major support for the New Vision Foundation's pioneering Herb Alpert Educational Village, breaking ground in Santa Monica in 2005.

Born in Los Angeles, Herb resides in Malibu, California with Lani Hall, his wife of more than thirty years. They have three children.

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HERB ALPERT OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY 2009

March 11, 2009

Herb Alpert Program Bio--Approved by Herb Alpert

Musician. Artist. Producer. Composer. Music executive.

To multitudes of music fans, Herb Alpert is the trumpet-playing icon whose name instantly brings to mind memorable songs that he recorded either as the leader of the legendary Tijuana Brass or as a solo artist yielding 5 #1 hits, 8 Grammy awards, 14 Platinum and 15 Gold albums--totaling 72 million albums sold worldwide.

To a global circle of musicians Alpert's distinct, relaxed instrumental sound makes him a favorite. Trumpet players are especially aware of his unique musical expression. "You hear 3 notes and you know it's Herb Alpert"said Miles Davis. "He gets right to the point of what he's playing,"remarked Wynton Marsalis, "very melodic and nothing extraneous."

To the entire music business A&M Records was the most successful independent record label in the world founded by Herb and his partner Jerry Moss. In 1990 they sold the company as a tide of corporate takeovers swept the industry.

A lover of jazz since childhood Alpert has added his unique style and sound to many of his solo jazz albums over the years. He has worked with such notable musicians as Hugh Masekela, Shorty Rogers and Pete Jolly and has played with the legendary Louis Armstrong. Alpert has also produced and played with Gato Barbieri and the great Stan Getz.

All of these high profile achievements only begin to define the generous extent of Alpert's creative spirit. The litany of Alpert's accomplishments also include:

Abstract expressionist artist of respect and critical renown: his canvases and sculptures are praised for defining a flowing, visual vocabulary of their own.

Broadway producer with a talent for choosing prize-winning theater: He has helped bring to Broadway Tony Kushner's "Angels in America,"Arthur Miller's "Broken Glass,"August Wilson's "Seven Guitars,"and Gregory Hines's "Jelly's Last Jam."

Philanthropist with a hands-on approach: The Herb Alpert Foundation funds arts and education programs and activities selected by Alpert and his wife Lani for their effectiveness and creative spirit.

Tracing Alpert's career a consistent creative imperative serves as the logic and link between a diverse and vast range. When recently asked about his musical inspiration he says, "My love for jazz is rooted in its spontaneity and its never ending search for personal truth and creative freedom. It is with that freedom that we're doing these tours, playing original arrangements of classic American standards with the color of Brasilian music scattered throughout, hopefully creating an exciting and unique musical blend without ever closing the space for spontaneity."

Alpert is a creative force with the spirit of imagination and curiosity that inspires and lifts us to feel the joy and depth of his incomparable musical signature.

Construction began on the Performance Arts and Leadership Center at the Herb Alpert Educational Village. The Village is dedicated to educational advancement and social justice.

The album Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66, produced by Herb and Jerry Moss, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Herb and Lani performed at the Cafe Carlyle in the Carlyle Hotel in New York, NY from February 28 trought March 10.

The Alpert Foundation became a sponsor of the Turnaround Initiative, a new program from The President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities to integrate arts education into some of the nation's worst-performing schools.

On June 13, Herb received the first UCLA Arts Award to recognize his accomplishments and his contributions to the arts and music that actively support the university.

Herb Alpert Harlem School Benefit

The Herb Alpert Center in Harlem, the Harlem School of the Arts was dedicated

On July 10, Herb Alpert received the National Medal of the Arts from President Obama.

Herb Alpert and President Obama
Herb Alpert Vibrato Grill

On January 16th the ACA Galleries, High Line, New York, presented a large selection, 14 total, of smaller bronze totems 3 — 4 feet tall, and bronze maquettes created by Herb Alpert. The ACA Galleries exhibit was titled “Totems and Deities” and was a joint exhibit with artist Anita Huffington. The exhibit closed on March lst, 2014.

The ACA Galleries opened its doors 80 years ago, establishing many giants of American art who were guided by social passion and modern spirit. Alpert’s totems are inspirational works of art, created by an artist who takes the same improvisational approach to his modern art pieces as he does to music.

Herb Alpert’s philosophy as an artist has generally been to create from a purely internal place; “the feel,” as he calls it. “For art to appear,” Alpert likes to say, “the artist must disappear.”

Herb Alpert Biography - Art 2013

Biography by C4 Global Communications

Herb Alpert has spent more than half his life as a respected abstract expressionist painter and sculptor, whose work has been exhibited from the U.S. to Europe. Since he began painting in 1969, Alpert has experimented with a number of different styles and materials, perhaps none more unusual than his current medium of choice: organic coffee, as seen in his inspired, Coffee Paintings. Alpert's sculptures, particularly his towering Black Totems series, continue to draw interest with their freedom of form and massive size, with some bronze pieces reaching 18 feet in height. The totems were inspired by indigenous sculptural forms from the Pacific Northwest.

Though Alpert's work as an abstract expressionist painter has been inspired by a number of different sources over the years, critics noted the obvious influences of American abstract expressionists, as well as the painters of the School of Paris in the 50's. Yet Alpert cites his single greatest influence as artist Rufino Tamayo, whose work first sparked his interest in painting in 1963.

Alpert's paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in museums and galleries in the U.S. and Europe including, the Tennessee State Museum, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Art Cologne, Art Fair Basel, Galerie Frank Haenel, Germany, Galerie Van der Planken, Belgium, MB Modern, New York City, Ace Gallery, Beverly Hills and the Robert Berman Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, Ca. His work is also in the permanent collections at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, and the Tennessee State Museum, Nashville.

Herb Alpert's philosophy as an artist has generally been to create from a purely internal place; "the feel,"as he calls it. "For art to appear,"Alpert likes to say, "the artist must disappear."Creativity is Alpert's staff of life. Whether its music, or painting, or sculpture, he launches in headfirst, a soloist, rolling to a rhythm he feels inside, searching for a feeling. "When I paint or sculpt,"he says, "I don't have anything in mind. I don't have a goal other than form. I'm looking for that form that touches me and when I find it... I stop."In 2013, Herb Alpert received the National Medal of Arts Award presented at the White House by President Barack Obama.

Chronology:

Solo exhibitions

2013     Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2010     Ace Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

2007     Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

2006     Pasadena Museum of California Art and the City of Pasadena, Pasadena, CA

2005     Bryant Park, New York, NY

2002     Contemporary Arts Center of Virginia,
              Virginia Beach, VA

2001     Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN

2000     MB Modern, New York, NY

1999     Molly Barnes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1998     Jerry Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1994     Caesara Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
              Wenger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
              Wenger Gallery 11, Beverly Hills, CA
              Galerie Van der Planken, Antwerp, Belgium

1993     Galerie Frank Haenel,Frankfurt, Germany
              Galerie Frank Haenel, Berlin, Germany
              Galerie Van der Planken, Antwerp, Belgium

1990     Wenger Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

group exhibitions

1999     Miami International Art Fair, Miami, Fl

1998     MD Modern, Houston, TX World Contemporary Art '98, Los Angeles, CA

1993     Haenel Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany
              Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
              Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany

1991     Chicago International Art Fair, Chicago, IL

1989     Art LA, Los Angeles, CA

Public art

Bergamot Art District, City of Santa Monica,
Santa Monica, CA

Herb Alpert Educational Village, Santa Monica, CA

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

West Hills Community Center, West Hills, CA

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

American Jewish University, Los Angeles, CA

Dean's Conference Room, UCLA, Broad Art Center
Los Angeles, CA

26th Street & Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA

New Roads Educational Village, Santa Monica, CA

Malibu Courthouse, Malibu, CA

Dante' Park, New York, NY
museums: permanent collection

Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Publications

2010     Herb Alpert, Black Totems

2001     MusicforYourEyes

1998     Tango Nuevo

1994     Herb Alpert, Rhythm Paintings

1992     Herb Alpert, Recent Paintings

From January 16 through March 1, Alpert had a shared exhibition of totems at the ACA Galleries, 529 West 20th Street, New York, NY.

From January 23 through April 15 three Spirit Totems went on display in New York City's Dante Park across from Lincoln Center at West 64th Street and Broadway.

January 26, Herb Alpert won the Grammy for Best Instrumental Pop Album for Steppin' Out."

On March 15, Alpert received the 2014 REDCAT Award for "individuals who exemplify the generosity and talent that define and lead the field of contemporary arts and culture."REDCAT is the acronym for Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater.

On September 17, Chicago's Field Museum opened an exhibit with eight of Herb Alpert's Spirit Totems. The sculptures would remain on display for one year.

Human Nature was nominated for the Best Contemporary Instrumental Grammy.

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall donated $10.1 million to the Los Angeles City College to provide all music majors a tuition-free education.

On June 16, Herb Alpert was presented UCLA's highest honor, the UCLA Medla.

HERB ALPERT ALBUMS

EARLY RECORDINGS & DORE ALPERT

In 1956, Herb Alpert began writing songs with Lou Adler. Herb Alpert and Lou Adler were signed to an exclusive production agreement with Madison Records and in 1960 qwew running the label's West Coast office. Adler and Alpert managed Jan and Dean, Dean Hawley, Dante and the Evergreens, the Untouchables.

Herb Alpert June 1959
Billboard June 22, 1959

In 1960, Alpert signed with RCA Records as vocalist Dore Alpert.

Carnival 701 was released on July 25, 1962. Also released in July 1962 was Carnival 702 "Love Is Back in Style"by Charlie Robinson. Both singles were produced by Alpert and Moss and printed at their expense. Upon learning the label name Carnival was being used by another company, Alpert and Moss renamed their label A&M Records.

"Dina"was recorded on June 20, 1963.

LABEL TITLE ARTISTYEAR
Keen As Long As Life Goes On/Beggar Boy Milton Grayson with Herbie Alpert & His Orch. 1957
Andex Hully Gully/Summer School Herbie Alpert Sextet 1959
Arch Trial (the)/Kiss Me Herb B. Lou & the Legal Eagles 1959
Carol Sweet Georgia Brown/Viper's Blues Herbie Alpert & His Quartet 1959
Madison Finders Keepers/This Game Called Love Herbie Alpert 1960
Dore Hooray For the Big Slow Train Diddly Oohs 1961
Dot Tell It to the Birds/Fallout Shelter Dore Alpert 1962
RCA Gonna Get a Girl/Dreamland Dore Alpert 1962
RCA Little Lost Lover/Won't You Be My Valentine Dore Alpert 1962
Carnival Tell It to the Birds/Fallout Shelter Dore Alpert 1962
A&M Dina/You're Doin' What You Did with Me with Him Dore Alpert 1963
A&M I'd Do It All Again/Special Kind of Love Dore Alpert 1964

SOURCES:
Madison Signs Adler, Alpert. Billboard, September 26, 1960, 20.
Top 40 Democracy: the Rival Mainstreams of American Music. Eric Weisbard. University of Chicago Press.
 
 

REVIEWS

Dina, Billboard July 27, 1963
 

Herb Alpert, Lou Adler, Jan and Dean
Jan & Dean with Lou Adler (second) and Herb Alpert (right)

THE LONELY BULL (1962)

THE LONELY BULL SESSIONOGRAPHY

 

THE LONELY BULL PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger
Jerry Moss--producer
Charles Underwood--engineer
Ami Hadani--mastering engineer
Peter Whorf--album design

THE LONELY BULL MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
The Lonely Bull US Billboard 200 Albums 10 1963
The Lonely Bull US Billboard Hot 100 6 1962
The Lonely Bull Australia (album) 8 1962
The Lonely Bull US Billboard AC Singles 6 1962
The Lonely Bull US Cash Box 16 1962
The Lonely Bull Australia (single) 1 1962
The Lonely Bull UK (single) 22 1962
Struttin' with Maria Australia (single) 42 1966

 

THE LONELY BULL REVIEWS

Herb Alpert Mini Bio, Billbooard, December 22, 1962
The Lonely Bull, Billboard, December 22, 1962
 

THE LONELY BULL HISTORY

Released in December 1962 on vinyl album, cassette, 8-track and open reel tape. First CD issued in 1988.

The monaural and vinyl copies of the album have a different mix on "Acapulco 1922"and a different arrangement of "Crawfish."

"The Lonely Bull"was #1 in Australia for six weeks in 1962.

In Britain, EMI acquired "The Lonely Bull"for release on Stateside Records.

On January 19, 1963, Billboard had "The Lonely Bull"on its Honor Roll of Hits at #26.

On March 16, 1963, Billboard reported "The Lonely Bull"was #6 in Israel.

By April 1964, The Lonely Bull sold 125,000 copies and the title track single sold over 60,000 copies.

Billboard's Top LP's for 1966 included The Lonely Bull at #14.

Billboard's Top LP's for 1967 included The Lonely Bull at #21.

In 1966, The Lonely Bull was certified gold by the R.I.A.A.

In 1977 the R.I.A.A. began issuing platinum album certifications. The Lonely Bull was certified.

In 2005, The Lonely Bull was remastered and released as part of the Herb Alpert Signature Series.

The Lonely Bull remastered digital album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label. On September 9, 2016, the CD was released.

SOURCE:
International News Reports. Billboard, December 8, 1962, 39.


 

HERB ALPERT'S THOUGHTS ON THE LONELY BULL

Alpert told Joe Smith, "In those days for a couple of hundred bucks, you could make a record, have it pressed, put a label on it, and put it out. If somebody bites, you either turn it over for distribution or you try to hold it for yourself and get paid for the distributors, which was pretty impossible...."The Lonely Bull"was one of those rarities. It took off....Basically, we were just trying to hang on.....distributors were crying out for us to put out The Lonely Bull album....However, before a distribuor received one album, Jerry made sure they were all paid up on the single. That gave us operating cash, and essentially that was the beginning of A&M Records."

[The Lonely Bull] was one of those melodies that get hold of you. If you'd heard it once, you'd wake up singing it. To me, it lent itself perfectly to trumpets playing in thirds--the Mariachi sound.1

I think instrumental music has to paint pictures. 'The Lonely Bull' took you to that bullring whether you lived in San Diego or Fargo, North Dakota.2

SOURCES:
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Tour Book 1966.
A&M Records press release for Rise album, 1979.


 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF LONELY BULL SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
The Lonely Bull A&M Records Presents Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
The Brass Are Comin'
1966
1969
Never on Sunday Second Tijuana Brass television special (Kraft)
The Brass Are Comin' television special
1967
1969
A Quiet Tear The Beat of the Brass television special 1968
Struttin' with Maria The Beat of the Brass television special 1968

HERB ALPERT'S TIJUANA BRASS VOLUME 2 (1963)

VOLUME 2 SESSIONOGRAPHY

 


 

VOLUME 2 PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger
Jerry Moss--producer
Ben Jordan--engineer
Peter Whorf--album design


 

MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
Volume 2 US Billboard 200 Albums 17 1966
America Australia 25 1963
Mexican Drummer Man US Billboard Hot 100 77 1964
Mexican Drummer Man US Billboard AC Singles 19 1964
Marching Thru Madrid US Billboard Hot 100 96 1964
Marching Thru Madrid US Cash Box 90 1964

 

HERB ALPERT'S TIJUANA BRASS VOLUME 2 PHOTOS

HERB ALPERT'S TIJUANA BRASS VOLUME 2 HISTORY

"Struttin' with Maria"became a Billboard Regional Breakout single on March 23, 1963.

The first Tijuana Brass concert took place at the Cow Palace in San Franciso, CA. The group participated in Chubby Checker's Limbo Party.

Billboard's Top LP's for 1966 included Volume 2 at #34.

In 1966, Volume 2 was certified gold by the R.I.A.A.

In 1977 the R.I.A.A. began issuing platinum album certifications. Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass Volume 2 was certified.

Volume 2 was the first A&M album to have two different back covers.

Volume 2 remastered digital album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label. On September 9, 2016, the CD was released.

SOURCES:
1. Page One Singles. Billboard, March 23, 1963, 1.


 

HERB ALPERT'S TIJUANA BRASS VOLUME 2 REVIEWS

Volume 2, Billboard, October 5, 1963
Marching Thru Madrid, Billboard, March 9, 1963
Mexican Drummer Man/Great Manolete, Cash Box, March 14, 19644
 

HERB ALPERT'S THOUGHTS ON VOLUME 2

One time I recorded a tune called "Mexican Drummer Man"and I had the kitchen sink in it. I had two drummers, two bass players, two guitars and I thought I would just load it up with sound and groove and pulse and it was very contrived. It didn't happen at all.1

That sound didn't quite work. I was using a studio I wasn't quite happy with; I thought the sound was a little metallic; and it didn't sound like the other albums.2

SOURCES:
Larry King Show, June 7, 1982.
Herb Alpert Albums Remastered and Reissued, Rarities Revisited and Released. Gillian G. Garr. Discoveries, January 2006.


 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES FROM VOLUME 2

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
A-me-ri-ca First Tijuana Brass television special (Singer)1967
Winds of Barcelona Second Tijuana Brass television special (Kraft) 1967

SOUTH OF THE BORDER (1964)

SOUTH OF THE BORDER SESSIONOGRAPHY

 

SOUTH OF THE BORDER PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger
Jerry Moss--producer
Larry Levine--engineer
Apple Graphics--album design


 

SOUTH OF THE BORDER MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
South of the Border US Billboard 200 Albums 6 1966
Mexican Shuffle US Billboard Hot 100 85 1964
Mexican Shuffle US Billboard AC Singles 19 1964
Mexican Shuffle US Cashbox 98 1964
Mexican Shuffle Australia 36 1964

 

SOUTH OF THE BORDER PHOTOS

SOUTH OF THE BORDER HISTORY

Released in February 1964 on vinyl album, 4-track, 8-track and open reel tape.

The maintenance people at Gold Star Studios sang on "Hello Dolly."

Bob Edmondson was the first member of the touring Tijuana Brass to play on a recording session led by Herb Alpert. The session was for a Baja Marimba Band session that included the songs "Maria's First Rose"and "Pedro's Porch, Part 2."

The second Tijuana Brass concert took place in San Francisco on February 17, 1964.

Billboard's Top LP's for 1966 included South of the Border at #11.

In 1966, South of the Border was certified gold by the R.I.A.A.

In 1977 the R.I.A.A. began issuing platinum album certifications. South of the Border was certified.

Billboard's Top LP's for 1967 included South of the Border at #34.

The "Mexican Drummer Man"single was #19 on Billboard's Middle-Road Singles on April 18, 1964 and on the Hot 100 chart for four weeks.

At the end of 1964, Herb Alpert created a new arrangement and recording of "Mexican Shuffle"for the Clark Gum Company. The song was used in Clark Teaberry Gum television ads with actors dancing the Teaberry Shuffle.

South Of The Borderl remastered digital album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label. On September 9, 2016, the CD was released.


 

SOUTH OF THE BORDER REVIEWS

South of the Border, Billboard, November 21, 1964
El Presidente/All My Loving, Cash Box, September 19, 1964
 

ALPERT'S THOUGHTS ON SOUTH OF THE BORDER

[The Clark Gum Company's use of the "Mexican Shuffle"for its Teaberry Gum] really helped a lot. I don't know if that was the catalyst, but it certainly didn't hurt. After 'The Lonely Bull' there was somewhat of a lull-the records didn't catch on the same way 'The Lonely Bull' did. I did an album called 'South of the Border' and on it was the 'Mexican Shuffle' tune. I got a call from the ad agency handling the account and they wanted to use it as the centerpiece for a commercial. So I agreed to arrange it for them and with that exposure people started to hear that sound and more got accustomed to the Tijuana Brass sound.1

South of the Border, while I was mixing the album, I had one of those feelings. I had people knocking on the windows and coming in the doors. 'What's that record?' 'That's the Tijuana Brass. Remember us?' So I had a feeling something might be up with that record.

We did rather well with South of the Border and then it started to grow.2

SOURCES:
Man with a Golden Horn. Richard Harrington. Washington Post, September 1, 1984.
Star Track Profile 87-24, June 8, 1982.


 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF SOUTH OF THE BORDER SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face First Tijuana Brass television special (Singer)1967
Mexican Shuffle First Tijuana Brass television special (Singer)
Second Tijuana Brass television special (Kraft)
1967
1967

WHIPPED CREAM & OTHER DELIGHTS (1965)

WHIPPED CREAM & OTHER DELIGHTS SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

WHIPPED CREAM & OTHER DELIGHTS PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger
Jerry Moss--producer
Larry Levine--engineer
Peter Whorf--album design


 

WHIPPED CREAM & OTHER DELIGHTS MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
Whipped Cream (album) US Billboard 200 Albums 1 1965
Whipped Cream (album) Mexico 4 1965
Re-Whipped US Billboard Cont. Jazz Albums 2 2006
A Taste of Honey US Billboard Hot 100 7 1965
A Taste of Honey US Billboard AC 1 1965
A Taste of Honey Argentina 5 1965
A Taste of Honey Australia 79 1966
A Taste of Honey Belgium 7 1966
A Taste of Honey Japan 8 1966
A Taste of Honey Netherlands 33 1966
Peanuts Australia 81 1964
Whipped Cream US Billboard Hot 100 68 1965
Whipped Cream US Billboard AC Singles 13 1965
Whipped Cream US Cash Box 85 1965
Whipped Cream Argentina 9 1965
Whipped Cream Australia single 99 1965
Whipped Cream Brazil 1 1966
Whipped Cream Mexico 2 1965

 

WHIPPED CREAM & OTHER DELIGHTS PHOTOS


 

WHIPPED CREAM HISTORY

Released in April 1965 on vinyl album, cassette, 8-track and open reel tape. First CD issued in 1988.

Whipped Cream and Other Delights was the first A&M Records album to be released in Brazil.

Whipped Cream and Other Delights was on the Billboard Pop Album chart for more than three years. In that time it was #1 for eight straight weeks; in the Top 10 for 61 weeks and in the Top 40 for 141 weeks.

Whipped Cream and Other Delights was NARM's Best Selling Album for 1965 and the Tijuana Brass the Best Selling Instrumentalist.

"A Taste of Honey"not only charted on Billboard's Top 100, it was #1 for five weeks beginning October 30, 1965 and on the Hot 100 Discotheque Records chart in November 1965.

Billboard's Top Sellers in Top Markets reported "A Taste of Honey"peaking in these U.S. cities:

CITY PEAK DATE
Atlanta
Baltimore
Boston
Chicago
Cleveland
Detroit
Los Angeles
Miami
New Orleans
New York
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
San Francisco
St. Louis
Washington, DC
34
33
  4
  5
  9
30
  6
  5
  7
  1
28
  7
  4
  5
10
September 25, 1965
November 27, 1965
November 6, 1965
November 27, 1965
November 6, 1965
September 18, 1965
November 20, 1965
November 27, 1965
December 18, 1965
November 27, 1965
November 6, 1965
December 18, 1965
October 30, 1965
November 20, 1965
November 13, 1965

Internationally, "A Taste of Honey"was ranked #31 on Foreign Hits of Japan. Billboard reported it as the #5 best seller in Argentina on December 18, 1965.

On July 3, 1965 "Whipped Cream"was the #2 best seller in Mexico according to Billboard.

In addition to "Whipped Cream's"appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, it peaked at #13 on the Middle-Road Singles chart on May 1, 1965.

Billboard's Top LP's for 1966 ranked Whipped Cream and Other Delights at #1.

Billboard's Top LP's for 1967 ranked Whipped Cream and Other Delights at #8.

The albums Whipped Cream & Other Delights and Going Places were given gold album certificates from the R.I.A.A.

On December 20, 1965, "The Dating Game"television show premiered. It featured "Whipped Cream"during the bachelorette introductions, "Spanish Flea"for the bachelor introductions and "Lollipops and Roses as the winner's theme.

By January 1967, Whipped Cream and Other Delights sold 4.5 million copies.

In 1977 the R.I.A.A. began issuing platinum album certifications. Whipped Cream & Other Delights was certified:

In 2005, the album was remastered and released as part of the Herb Alpert Signature Series.

A limited edition picture disc was released on January 20, 2009.

On November 20, 2015, Whipped Cream and Other Delights was released on vinyl and CD on the Herb Alpert Presents label.

Whipped Cream & Other Delights remastered digital album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label. On September 9, 2016, the CD was released.


 

HERB ALPERT'S THOUGHTS ON THE WHIPPED CREAM ALBUM

While I was working on [the Whipped Cream and Other Delights] album, the one song that stuck out, for me, was Taste of Honey. It just kept haunting me. I liked the melody. There was something about it. It was like a nice cross between jazz and pop and whatever. When it came time to release a single from the album, when we took a survey, nobody liked Taste of Honey. It was one of those records that, you know, if you analyze it, everyone usually came up with it's too long, you can't really dance to it, it stops and starts in the middle, it's not right. It's not right for radio. I said I don't know if it's not right for radio but I like it, I like the feeling of it. So we released it as Taste of Honey on the back side of the single of Third Man Theme. Well, Taste of Honey became Record of the Year, became a huge record, and that was the catalyst. From that point on, I organized the Tijuana Brass and we started traveling as a group.1

Taste of Honey was the record that I chose to release as a single 'cause I felt when you work on a product for two, three, four, five months, this was the song I kept singing while taking a shower in the morning and at odd times it would just pop into my head. And most of the feedback that I got from playing this record to friends in the business, they felt it was not a hit record because it stopped in the middle and you couldn't dance to it and it didn't adhere to some of the rules they were looking for but yet I felt emotionally that it was a good record. Well, we put it out, and it became a huge record. In fact it won the Record of the Year ®.2

Right after [the Clark Teaberry Gum commercial] came a song called Whipped Cream which was a moderate hit. It was a tune that was written for Al Hirt. Al Hirt turned it down and the publisher called me; played it over the phone for me from New Orleans. I liked it very much. He sent it the next afternoon. I recorded it and my partner got the idea of taking a collection of food titles and putting them in one album.2

New Playtapes in June 1968: Whipped Cream and Other Delights (Vols. 1 and 2).

Whipped Cream & Other Delights was NAMM's Best Selling Album for 1966.

On May 16, 1966 Whipped Cream & Other Delights won four Grammys, the most for a West Coast record label.

SOURCES:
Star Track Profile 87-24, June 8, 1982.
Larry King Show, June 7, 1982.


 

WHIPPED CREAM & OTHER DELIGHTS REVIEWS

Whhipped Cream & Other Delights, Record World, May 1, 1965
 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF WHIPPED CREAM SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
Lollipops and Roses First Tijuana Brass teleivision special (Singer) 1967
Love Potion #9 Second Tijuana Brass television special (Kraft) 1967
Tangerine First Tijuana Brass television special (Singer)1967
Taste of Honey (a) A&M Records Presents Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
First Tijuana Brass teleivision special (Singer)
The Sentry Collection
1966
1967
1974
Whipped Cream First Tijuana Brass teleivision special (Singer) 1967

 


 

HERB ALPERT SIGNATURE SERIES WHIPPED CREAM & OTHER DELIGHTS

The original 2005 press release from Shout! Factory.

Whipped Cream and Other Delights, Herb Alpert Signature Series

THE ALBUM COVER THAT UNLEASHED THE IMAGINATIONS AND
APPETITES OF A WHOLE GENERATION
IS STILL FRESH AND INTOXICATING 40 YEARS LATER


 

WHIPPED CREAM & OTHER DELIGHTS

On April 19th Shout! Factory Reissues Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass' Sexy and Whimsical Chart-Topping creation

LOS ANGELES--A feast for the eyes and the ears, Herb ALpert and the Tijuana Brass' Whipped Cream & Other Delights (originally released in April 1965) was a sumptuous buffet of Brazilian jazz, mariachi and Dixieland that music lovers just couldn't get enough of. Topped off with their runaway hit "A Taste of Honey," the album spent eight weeks at #1. And then there was the album cover - that daring, sensual photo of a voluptuous model draped only in whipped cream from head to toe.

On April 19th, Shout! Factory will reissue the classic Whipped Cream & Other Delights as part of The Herb Alpert Signature Series, a long-term campaign to release deluxe re-mastered editions of Alpert's albums recorded with the Tijuana Brass. The newly remastered edition of this all-time classic album now also features two previously unreleased bonus tracks, "Rosemary"and "Blueberry Park,"both, of course, in keeping with the delectable flavor-per-song phenomenon of the original LP's twelve selections.

40 years after its initial release, pundits still debate about the secret behind Whipped Cream, a concept album built entirely around savory subjects that marked Alpert and the Tijuana Brass' breakthrough to the mainstream. Perhaps it was the way they bridged the gap between the generations by writing vibrant pop songs rooted in traditional music. Or their sexy Brazilian saunter through "Green Peppers"and "Bittersweet Samba."Could it be the playful "Whipped Cream,"which rode into pop culture infamy when "The Dating Game"started using it as a theme song? Or maybe that cover had something to do with it after all. Whatever the reasoning, the album aerated to #1 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart, and its Top 10 single "Taste Of Honey"took home four GRAMMY® Awards including "Record Of The Year"for 1965--very sweet indeed!

Within a year of releasing Whipped Cream, Alpert and the Tijuana Brass set a record that has yet to be challenged; four of their albums sat in the Top 10 throughout 1966. Alpert went on to sell over 75 million albums, win six Grammy® Awards, and built the legendary A&M Records (home to Sheryl Crow, Sting, Janet Jackson and The Carpenters). In total, Alpert has released over 30 albums, fourteen certified platinum, fifteen gold, and five #1 hit singles.

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HERB ALPERT & THE TIJUANA BRASS: WHIPPED CREAM & OTHER DELIGHTS

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GOING PLACES (1965)

GOING PLACES SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

GOING PLACES PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger
Jerry Moss--producer
Larry Levine--engineer


 

Herb Alpert 5 top 20 albums


 

GOING PLACES MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
Going Places US Billboard 200 Albums 1 1966
Going Places Australia 1 1966
Going Places UK 4 1966
Mae US Billboard AC Singles 26 1966
Spanish Flea US Billboard Hot 100 27 1966
Spanish Flea US Billboard AC 4 1966
Spanish Flea Argentina 9 1966
Spanish Flea Australia 28 1966
Spanish Flea Switzerland 9 1966
Spanish Flea UK 3 1966
Third Man Theme US Billboard Hot 100 47 1965
Third Man Theme US Billboard AC Singles 8 1965
Third Man Theme US Cash Box 7 1965
Third Man Theme Australia 90 1965
Tijuana Taxi US Billboard Hot 100 38 1966
Tijuana Taxi Australia 32 1966
Zorba the Greek US Billboard Hot 100 11 1966
Zorba the Greek US Billboard AC 2 1966
Zorba the Greek US Cash Box 8 1966

 

GOING PLACES PHOTOS

GOING PLACES HISTORY

Released in 1965 on vinyl album, cassette, 8-track and open reel tape. First CD issued in 1988. The album uses cold song endings rather than fadeouts.

The first time the touring Tijuana Brass recorded together was July 6, 1965 on the "Zorba the Greek"session. The track "Mae"was the first time a Tijuana Brass song used strings.

Released in September 1965 on vinyl album, cassette, 8-track and open reel tape.

Going Places had advance orders for 1.2 million copies. The pilot of the biplane on the cover was Jerry Moss.

Billboard named Going Places its #3 top album for 1966. On its Top Easy Listening list "Zorba the Greek"was ranked 14th, "Spanish Flea"was #55, and "Tijuana Taxi"was #78.

Billboard named Going Places its #9 top album for 1967.

The Tijuana Brass had caught on in Mexico, Canada, Australia and Britain. Because the group had not yet caught on in Europe, Going Places was initially released only in Britain.

Going Places produced singles that were on the Billboard Top 40 Easy Listening Chart. "Zorba the Greek"peaked at #5 on January 30, 1966; "Tijuana Taxi"at #9 on the same date; "Third Man Theme"at #7 on October 2, 1965 and "Mae"at #26 on July 10, 1965.

"Third Man Theme" was the only single to chart on Billboard's Top Sellers in Top Markets chart. It peaked at #30 in Cleveland, #17 in Detroit, #35 in Seattle and #34 in St. Louis.

Imported copies of the "Third Man Theme"saturated Australian radio airplay. In response, Festival Records rush-released the single.

The November 7, 1965 appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show started the Billboard chart climb of all five albums. On the show the Brass played "A Taste of Honey"and "Zorba the Greek."

The Brass ended 1965 with a total of 4 million albums sold in the U.S.

Animated film makers John and Faith Hubley created a 6-minute movie titled "Tijuana Brass Double Feature"that used "Spanish Flea"and "Tijuana Taxi"by the Tijuana Brass. In 1966, it won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.

New Playtapes in June 1968: Going Places (Vols. 1 and 2).

In 1977 the R.I.A.A. began issuing platinum album certifications. Going Places was certified.

In 2014, the Australian Recording Industry Association ranked Going Places as its #12 album to stay in the Top 20. It stayed there for 17 weeks.

A limited edition picture disc was released on January 20, 2009.

On November 20, 2015, Whipped Cream and Other Delights was released on vinyl and CD on the Herb Alpert Presents label.

Whipped Cream & Other Delights remastered digital album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label. On September 9, 2016, the CD was released.


 

Herb Alpert top records 1966


 

GOING PLACES REVIEWS

Going Places, Record World, October 2, 1965
Zorba the Greek/Tijuana Taxi, Billboard, December 18, 1965
Mae/El Garbanzo, Record World, May 15, 1965
 

HERB ALPERT'S THOUGHTS ON GOING PLACES

I noticed the taxi drivers were outrageous. I mean they would bypass streets and go across fields and take shortcuts and be honking their horns and yelling out the window and it was a lot of scary fun, you know. So I got an idea to pay tribute to them.1

The Going Places album was almost complete, and Jerry called to say we had advance orders for a million and a half records. Instead of being excited, I felt a little letdown. When I translated it later, it felt like, 'Hey maybe I'm making buttons here. Maybe people are just crazed into this and are not really appreciating it for what it is.' I felt a little cheated in some odd way.

SOURCE:
Midnight Special Salute to Herb Alpert television show, 1978.


 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF GOING PLACES SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You First Tijuana Brass television special (Singer)1967
Mae Second Tijuana Brass television special (Kraft)
The Brass Are Comin' television special
1967
1969
Spanish Flea First Tijuana Brass television special (Singer)
The Brass Are Comin' television special
The Sentry Collection
1967
1969
1974
Tijuana Taxi A&M Records Presents Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
First Tijuana Brass television special (Singer)
The Sentry Collection
1966
1967
1974

 

HERB ALPERT SIGNATURE SERIES GOING PLACES

Excerpt from the original 2005 press release from Shout! Factory.

Going Places, Herb Alpert Signature Series

SHOUT! FACTORY CONTINUES THE
HERB ALPERT SIGNATURE SERIES
WITH THREE '60s CHART-TOPPING ALBUMS

GOING PLACES -- WHAT NOW MY LOVE? -- S.R.O.

IN STORES JUNE 7TH

LOS ANGELES, CA --- In 1966, four albums - that's right, four different albums - from Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass hit the Top 10, setting an astounding record that still stands to this very day. On the heels of their iconic Whipped Cream & Other Delights (originally released in 1965) followed a trio of hits in rapid succession, pushing Alpert's album sales ahead of every other artist that decade, including The Beatles. On June 7th, these three albums, Going Places, What Now My Love and SRO, will be reissued via Shout! Factory's Herb Alpert Signature Series.

Going Places had the daunting task of following the success of Alpert's notorious Whipped Cream & Other Delights (reissued on April 19th) in 1965. But apprehension was short-lived and the album validated its own title by sticking out six weeks at #1. Going Places revisited the Tijuana Brass' love of mariachi and all things Mexican with songs like "Tijuana Taxi,""Felicia"and "Cinco de Mayo,"but also had a little fun incorporating sounds from other corners of the world including their exuberant "Zorba the Greek."The album's "Spanish Flea"became the highly recognizable bachelor's theme on television's "The Dating Game."

WHAT NOW MY LOVE (1966)

WHAT NOW MY LOVE SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

WHAT NOW MY LOVE PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger
Jerry Moss--producer
Larry Levine--engineer
Peter Whorf--album design


 

WHAT NOW MY LOVE MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
What Now My Love US Billboard 200 Albums 1 1966
What Now My Love Australia album 1 1966
What Now My Love UK album 18/19 1966
What Now My Love US Billboard Hot 100 24 1966
What Now My Love US Billboard AC 2 1966
What Now My Love US Cash Box 27 1966

 

WHAT NOW MY LOVE PHOTOS


 

WHAT NOW MY LOVE HISTORY

Released in April 1966 on vinyl album, cassette, 8-track and open reel tape.

Billboard named What Now My Love its #5 top album in 1966 after it had been #1 on the Top LP chart for nine weeks. On its Top Easy Listening Singles of 1966 the single "What Now My Love"was ranked #36.

Billboard's Top LP's for 1967 included What Now My Love at #11.

In 1966, The Lonely Bull, Volume 2, South of the Border and What Now My Love were certified gold by the R.I.A.A.

New Playtapes in June 1968: What Now My Love (Vols. 1 and 2).

In 1977 the R.I.A.A. began issuing platinum album certifications. What Now My Love was certified.

In 2005, the album was remasterd and released as part of the Herb Alpert Signature Series.

What Now My Love remastered digital album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label. The CD was released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label.

SOURCES:
Hits of the World. Billboard, June 18, 1966, 36.
A&M Putting Cameras on Alpert with Eye on TVer.
ITCC Supplement. Billboard, June 25, 1966, ITCC-12.
ARD Putting Alpert Film on Television. Billboard, 40.
Hits of the World, Billboard, January 29, 1966, 32.
Hits of the World. Billboard, July 9, 1966, 46.
Music Capitals of the World. Billboard, October 29, 1966,, 36.
Tape Cartridge Tips. Larry Finley. Billboard, December 24, 1966, 12.
Top Records of 1966. Billboard, December 24, 1966, 34.
Baja Marimba to Play 'LBJ Room.' Billboard, December 24, 1966.
Grammy TV'er Backing Urged. Billboard, May 14, 1966, 4.
Double-Sided Hits Turn Into Winning 1-2 Punch. Billboard, May 14, 1966, 10.
Alpert & Tijuana Brass Going Places in England. Billboard, January 22, 1966, 6.
From the Music Capitals of the World. Billboard, October 15, 1966, 41.
From the Music Capitals of the World. Billboard, June 11, 1966, 36.
From the Music Capitals of the World. Billboard, December 31, 1966, 35.
Attendance record (photo). Billboard, December 17, 1966, 22.
Billboard Top Albums Ad. Billboard, December 15, 1984.
Top 10 Albums 1956-1983. Billboard, December 15, 1984.
Mamas and Papas in Raceway Show. Billboard, June 3, 1967, 24.
Hits of the World. Billboard, March 5, 1966, 34.
From the Music Capitals of the World. Billboard, February 5, 1966, 36.
1967 International Talent Directory. Billboard, 13.


 

WHAT NOW MY LOVE REVIEWS

What Now My Love, Billboard, May 7, 1966
What Now My Love, Record World, April 30, 1966
What Now My Love, Hi Fidelity, August 1966
Mame, Billboard, November 12, 1966
Mame, Record World, November 12, 1966
 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF WHAT NOW MY LOVE SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
If I Were a Rich Man Second Tijuana Brass television special (Kraft)
The Beat of the Brass television special
The Brass Are Comin' television special
1967
1968
1969
Magic Trumpet First Tijuana Brass television special (Singer)1967
What Now My Love First Tijuana Brass television special (Singer)
Second Tijuana Brass television special (Kraft)
1967
1967

 

HERB ALPERT SIGNATURE SERIES WHAT NOW MY LOVE

Excerpt from the original 2005 press release from Shout! Factory.

What Now My Love, Herb Alpert Signature Series

SHOUT! FACTORY CONTINUES THE
HERB ALPERT SIGNATURE SERIES
WITH THREE '60s CHART-TOPPING ALBUMS

GOING PLACES -- WHAT NOW MY LOVE? -- S.R.O.

IN STORES JUNE 7TH

LOS ANGELES, CA --- In 1966, four albums - that's right, four different albums - from Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass hit the Top 10, setting an astounding record that still stands to this very day. On the heels of their iconic Whipped Cream & Other Delights (originally released in 1965) followed a trio of hits in rapid succession, pushing Alpert's album sales ahead of every other artist that decade, including The Beatles. On June 7th, these three albums, Going Places, What Now My Love and SRO, will be reissued via Shout! Factory's Herb Alpert Signature Series.

In 1966, What Now My Love held the #1 spot for nine weeks, longer than any of Alpert's other albums. The band expanded their repertoire to include Broadway show tunes and songs from recent films including "If I Was A Rich Man"(from Fiddler On The Roof) and "The Shadow Of Your Smile"(the love theme from the film The Sandpiper).

S.R.O. (1967)

S.R.O. SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

S.R.O. PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger
Jerry Moss--producer
Larry Levine--engineer
Peter Whorf--album design
George Jerman--photography


 

S.R.O. MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
S.R.O. US Billboard 200 Albums 2 1967
S.R.O. Australia 3 1964
S.R.O. UK 5 1964
Flamingo US Billboard Hot 100 28 1967
Flamingo US Billboard Easy Listening 5 1966
Flamingo US Billboard AC Singles 5 1967
Flamingo US Cash Box 24 1967
Flamingo Australia 30 1967
Mame US Billboard Hot 100 19 1967
Mame US Billboard AC 2 1967
Mame US Billboard Easy Listening 35 1966
Mame US Cash Box 17 1967
Mame Australia 51 1967
Mame Singapore 7 1967
The Work Song US Billboard Hot 100 18 1967
The Work Song US Billboard AC 2 1967
The Work Song US Cash Box 20 1967
The Work Song Australia 25 1969

S.R.O. PHOTOS


 

S.R.O. HISTORY

Released December 8, 1966 on vinyl album, cassette.

"The Work song was recorded in a single take.

On Billboard's Top Easy Listening Singles of 1966, "The Work Song"was #31 and "Flamingo"was #62.

S.R.O. was released in December 1966. It spent 38 weeks in Billboard's Top 40 and received an RIAA gold certification one month after its release.

In December, ITCC announced that S.R.O. was its best selling tape cartridge.

Billboard ranked its Top LP's for 1967 with S.R.O. at #7 and the Alpert-produced Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 was #14.

S.R.O., Sounds Like... and Herb Alpert's Ninth received gold album certifications from the R.I.A.A.

In 1977 the R.I.A.A. began issuing platinum album certifications. S.R.O. was certified.

S.R.O. remastered digital album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label. On September 9, 2016, the CD was released.


 

S.R.O. REVIEWS

S.R.O., Billboard, December 3, 1966
S.R.O., Record World, November 26, 1966
Flamingo, Billboard, August 27, 1966
Mame, Billboard, November 12, 1966
The Work Song, Billboard, June 25, 1966
 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF S.R.O. SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
Flamingo First Tijuana Brass television special 1967
Freight Train Joe The Beat of the Brass television special 1968
Mame First Tijuana Brass television special (Singer)
Second Tijuana Brass television special (Kraft)
The Brass Are Comin' television special
1967
1967
1969
The Wall Street Rag The Beat of the Brass television special 1968
The Work Song The Beat of the Brass television special
The Sentry Collection
1968
1974

 

HERB ALPERT SIGNATURE SERIES S.R.O.

Excerpt from the original 2005 press release from Shout! Factory.

S.R.O., Herb Alpert Signature Series

                          SHOUT! FACTORY CONTINUES THE
                            HERB ALPERT SIGNATURE SERIES
                  WITH THREE '60s CHART-TOPPING ALBUMS

GOING PLACES -- WHAT NOW MY LOVE? -- S.R.O.

IN STORES JUNE 7TH

Later that year, Alpert released SRO, his fourth album to sit in the Top 10 in 1966. SRO found the band experimenting more with classic pop, from the Burt Bacharach/Hal David-penned "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"to "Our Day Will Come."And for the first time, Alpert's jazz flair took center stage on songs like "The Work Song"and "Flamingo."

Alpert went on to sell over 75 million albums, win six Grammy® Awards, and built the legendary A&M Records (home to Sheryl Crow, Sting, Janet Jackson and The Carpenters). In total, Alpert has released over 30 albums, fourteen certified platinum, fifteen gold, and five #1 hit singles. Earlier this year, he partnered with Shout! Factory to create The Herb Alpert Signature Series, dedicated to remastering and reissuing the iconic recordings he made with the Tijuana Brass. Thus far, the series has released The Lonely Bull, South Of The Border, Whipped Cream & Other Delights and Lost Treasures, a compilation of rare and previously unreleased songs.

SOUNDS LIKE...(1967)

SOUNDS LIKE...SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

SOUNDS LIKE... PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger
Jerry Moss--producer
Larry Levine--engineer
Burt Bacharach--orchestration


 

SOUNDS LIKE... MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
Sounds Like... US Billboard 200 Albums 1 1967
Sounds Like... Australia 2 1967
Sounds Like... UK 21 1967
Casino Royale US Billboard Hot 100 27 1967
Casino Royale US Billboard AC Singles 1 1967
Casino Royale US Cash Box 22 1967
Casino Royale Australia 19 1967
Casino Royale UK 27 1967
Wade in the Water US Billboard Hot 100 37 1967
Wade in the Water US Billboard AC Singles 5 1967
Wade in the Water US Cash Box 60 1967

 

SOUNDS LIKE... PHOTOS

SOUNDS LIKE... HISTORY

Sounds Like... was released on May 8, 1967 on vinyl album, cassette, 8-track and open reel tape.

In 2005, the album was remastered and released as part of the Herb Alpert Signature Series.

Sounds Like... remastered digital album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label. On September 9, 2016, the CD was released.


 

SOUNDS LIKE... REVIEWS

Sounds Like..., Billboard, May 20, 1967
Sounds Like..., Record World, May 13, 1967
Casino Royale, Record World, April 1, 1967
 

HERB ALPERT ON SOUNDS LIKE...

Bacharach called and said he wasn't happy with the way things were going while he was in London working on Casino Royale. And so he asked me if I'd put a horn on it. He sent me the tape, and it was a rush deal. I had to finish everything within three days, which I did, and rushed it back to him. And that was the theme song of Casino Royale.

In 1977 the R.I.A.A. began issuing platinum album certifications. Sounds Like... was certified.


 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF SOUNDS LIKE... SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
Casino Royale The Beat of the Brass television special
The Brass Are Comin' television special
1968
1969
Gotta Lotta Livin' to Do Second Tijuana Brass television special (Kraft) 1967
The Treasure of San Miguel The Brass Are Comin' television special 1969
Wade in the Water First Tijuana Brass television special 1967

 

HERB ALPERT SIGNATURE SERIES SOUNDS LIKE...

        HERB ALPERT AND SHOUT! FACTORY REVISIT 1967
WITH A TRIO OF REISSUES

SOUNDS LIKE... -- HERB ALPERT'S NINTH --
BEAT OF THE BRASS

      Third Set Of CDs From The Herb Alpert Signature Series In Stores August 16th

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LOS ANGELES, CA Shout! Factory rides the next wave of reissues from the Herb Alpert Signature Series with a set of three hit albums from the late 1960s, all due in stores August 16th. Alpert's distinctive Ameriachi compositions shaped Sounds Like..., Herb Alpert's Ninth, and The Beat of the Brass which each attained Gold status by the end of the decade. This trio of albums is the latest to be released via the Herb Alpert Signature Series, launched earlier this year to re-release a line of the most popular albums by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.

Sounds Like, Herb Alpert Signature Series

In May of 1967, Alpert released the first of his two albums that would dominate the pop charts that year. Finally breaking the Monkees' 31-week stint at #1, Sounds Like... spent one week at the top of the Billboard album charts before Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band took over the world. Sounds Like... became a testament of Alpert's enduring popularity; his mariachi compositions held their own alongside the biggest pop and rock phenomena of the decade.

SOUNDS LIKE...
Catalog Number: DK 32995
Price: $13.98 SRP
Release Date: August 16, 2005

HERB ALPERT'S NINTH (1967)

HERB ALPERT'S NINTH SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

HERB ALPERT'S NINTH PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger
Jerry Moss--producer
Larry Levine--engineer
Peter Matz--arranger
Tom Wilkes--art director
Guy Webster--photography
Jim McCrary--photography
John Urie--photography


 

HERB ALPERT'S NINTH MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
Herb Alpert's Ninth US Billboard 200 Albums 4 1968
Herb Alpert's Ninth Australia 10 1968
Herb Alpert's Ninth UK 26 1968
A Banda US Billboard Hot 100 35 1967
A Banda US Billboard AC 1 1967
A Banda US Cash Box 32 1967
A Banda Australia 30 1967
Carmen US Billboard Hot 100 51 1967
Carmen US Billboard AC Singles 3 1967
Carmen US Cash Box 51 1967
Carmen Australia 40 1967
The Happening US Billboard Hot 100 32 1967
The Happening US Billboard AC Singles 4 1967
The Happening US Cash Box 36 1967
The Happening Australia 51 1967

 

HERB ALPERT'S NINTH PHOTOS


 

HERB ALPERT'S NINTH HISTORY

Herb Alpert's Ninth was released in December 1967 on vinyl album, cassette.

The album spent 18 weeks in Billboard's top 40 albums.

"Carmen"was recorded in New York City and mixed by Phil Ramone.

A&M's Christmas promotion for Herb Alpert's Ninth included a standup display with a Christmas message by Herb for retail stores.

Herb Alpert's Ninth sold more than 10,000 copies in the four days before Christmas in Australia. The sales qualified the album for a gold record, Alpert's tenth gold record in Australia. The preceding eight records had all gone gold and Alpert received a special cold record for being the first artist to sell over 250,000 albums in Australia.

In 1977 the R.I.A.A. began issuing platinum album certifications. Herb Alpert's Ninth was certified.

In 2005, the album was remastered and released as part of the Herb Alpert Signature Series.

Herb Alpert's Ninth remastered digital album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label. On September 9, 2016, the CD was released.


 

HERB ALPERT'S NINTH REVIEWS

Herb Alpert's Ninth, UK Tape, February 1969
Herb Alpert's Ninth, Record World, December 23, 1967
Herb Alpert's Ninth, Billboard, December 16, 1967
Carmen, Billboard, January 6, 1968
The Happening, Record World, July 1, 1967
The Happening, Billboard, July 1, 1967
A Banda, Record World, September 2, 1967
 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF HERB ALPERT'S NINTH SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
A Banda The Beat of the Brass 1968
Carmen Second Tijuana Brass television special (Kraft) 1967
The Happening Second Tijuana Brass television special (Kraft) 1967

 

HERB ALPERT SIGNATURE SERIES HERB ALPERT'S NINTH

HERB ALPERT AND SHOUT! FACTORY REVISIT 1967
WITH A TRIO OF REISSUES

SOUNDS LIKE... -- HERB ALPERT'S NINTH --
BEAT OF THE BRASS

      Third Set Of CDs From The Herb Alpert Signature Series In Stores August 16th

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sstudebaker@shoutfactory.com

Herb Alpert's Ninth, Herb Alpert Signature Series

At the close of 1967, Alpert issued Herb Alpert's Ninth, revealing his sense of humor as well as artistic depth by incorporating new musical elements into the Tijuana Brass' trademark sound. With dramatic string sections and his reworking of "Carmen,"the album playfully moves back and forth between creative brilliance and outright fun. His cover of The Beatles' "With A Little Help From My Friends"and the Dozier-Holland penned "The Happening"are lively and exuberant romps.
 

HERB ALPERT'S NINTH
Catalog Number: DK 33466
Price: $13.98 SRP
Release Date: August 16, 2005

THE BEAT OF THE BRASS (1968)

THE BEAT OF THE BRASS SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

Herb Alpert Mardi Gras coin 1968       Herb Alpert Mardi Gras coin


 

THE BEAT OF THE BRASS PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger
Jerry Moss--producer
Larry Levine--engineer
Tom Wilkes--art director
Guy Webster--photography
Jim McCrary--photography
Burt Bacharach--orchestration


 

This Guy's in Love With You '#1 single


 

THE BEAT OF THE BRASS MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
The Beat of the Brass US Billboard 200 Albums 1 1968
The Beat of the Brass Australia 8 1968
The Beat of the Brass UK 4 1968
Cabaret US Billboard Hot 100 72 1968
Cabaret US Billboard AC Singles 13 1968
Cabaret US Cash Box 96 1968
This Guy's in Love with You US Billboard Hot 100 1 1968
This Guy's in Love with You US Billboard AC 1 1968
This Guy's in Love with You US Cash Box 1 1968
This Guy's in Love with You Australia 1 1968
This Guy's in Love with You Ireland 8 1968

 

THE BEAT OF THE BRASS PHOTOS


 

THE BEAT OF THE BRASS HISTORY

Released in April 1968 on vinyl album, casssette, 8-track and open reel tape. First CD issued in 1988.

A&M launched its first big campaign for Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass. To support the release of The Beat of the Brass and the second television special, A&M created a special record rack, mobile and floor displays, Tijuana Brass posters, a Herb Alpert poster, "The Beat of the Brass" buttons and sweatshirts for retail. There were also two Herb Alpert posters from Ampex, assorted Tijuana Brass photos, easel back album covers, slick books and special order forms.

"The Beat of the Brass"television show was shown again in Britain on March 19, 1969 by BBC 1. The show was number one in the Nielsen all-time multi-network area rating between April 22 and May 5, 1968.

The album was remastered and released as part of the Herb Alpert Signature Series in 2005.

The Beat Of The Brass remastered digital album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label.


 

THE BEAT OF THE BRASS REVIEWS

The Beat of the Brass, Billboard May 4, 1968
The Beat of the Brass, Record World, April 27, 1968
Cabaret/Slick, Billboard April 6, 1968
Cabaret, Record World, April 6, 1968
This Guy's In Love with You, Record World, May 11, 1968
 

HERB ALPERT ON THE BEAT OF THE BRASS

The director [of my television special] Jack Haley, Jr., asked me to sing a song on the show. So I called Burt Bacharach and I asked him-this is a question I typically ask to a lot of great composers-is there a song you've written in the past that either has been recorded that didn't have the right record or a tune that's tucked away in your drawer someplace that you have a special feeling for. He thought about it, called me back the next day and handed me This Guy's in Love with You. It didn't quite fit the mood of the show. The lyric content didn't so I called Hal David and we made some changes and it was on the show and it got enormous response.

It has a magical lyric. It says, 'Who looks at you the way I do?' I mean, that covers a lot of territory and you can't say that through a trumpet.1

An opinion of my own voice? Well, I guess I sing like I play-kinda natural. I've never analysed even when I play trumpet. It's just natural. It's just what comes out.2

By the usual standards, I don't have a great instrument as a vocalist. But maybe there is a basic truth that comes across. If you choose good material and are honest about the arrangement and recording, you can get closer to what people are understanding today than if you just sing in a beautiful voice.3

SOURCES:
April Alpert Month; New LP, Tver Due. Record World, April 16, 1968.
Brass' Real Special. Record World, June 1, 1968.
Larry King Show, June 7, 1982.
My "Guy"called for No Great Vocal Pipes. Alan Smith. New Musical Express, August 3, 1968.
Alpert Awaiting Vocal Followup. Mary Campbell. Associated Press, 1968.


 

Herb ALpert billboard in Los Angeles


 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF BEAT OF THE BRASS SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
Cabaret The Beat of the Brass television special 1968
Caliornia Girls The Beat of the Brass television special 1968
Slick The Beat of the Brass television special 1968
Talk to the Animals The Beat of the Brass television special 1968
This Guy's in Love with You The Beat of the Brass television special
The Sentry Collection
1968
1974

 

HERB ALPERT SIGNATURE SERIES THE BEAT OF THE BRASS

HERB ALPERT AND SHOUT! FACTORY REVISIT 1967
WITH A TRIO OF REISSUES

SOUNDS LIKE... -- HERB ALPERT'S NINTH -- BEAT OF THE BRASS

Third Set Of CDs From The Herb Alpert Signature Series In Stores August 16th

The Beat of the Brass, Herb Alpert Signature Series

The Beat of the Brass followed just four months later. The lavishly packaged counterpart to Herb's recent television special (of the same name) was marked by the #1 single, "This Guy's In Love With You,"written by Burt Bacharach and surprisingly sung by Herb himself. The remainder of the album is filled with Alpert's take on time-honored favorites including "Thanks For The Memory"and "Talk To The Animals,"which helped propel it to the top of the charts.

THE BEAT OF THE BRASS
Catalog Number: DK 33723
Price: $13.98 SRP
Release Date: August 16, 2005

CHRISTMAS ALBUM (1968)

CHRISTMAS ALBUM SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

CHRISTMAS ALBUM PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger
Jerry Moss--producer
Larry Levine--engineer
Tom Wilkes--art director
Guy Webster--photography
Shorty Rogers--vocal and string arrangements


 

MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
Christmas Album US Billboard 200 Albums 1 1968
The Christmas Song US Billboard Hot 100 1 1968
The Christmas Song US Billboard AC Singles 7 1968
My Favorite Things US Billboard Hot 100 45 1969
My Favorite Things US Billboard Adult Cont. 7 1969

 

CHRISTMAS ALBUM PHOTOS


 

CHRISTMAS ALBUM HISTORY

Recording for The Christmas Album began in June 1968.

Released in November 1968 on vinyl album, cassette, 8-track.

The Christmas Album was Billboard's No. 1 on its Best Bets for Christmas and was in Billboard's top 10 albums.

The Brass made a seven-minute film performing two songs from The Christmas Album which was shown on American Airlines flights. The films was originally shot to be aired on The Ed Sullivan Show on December 1.

In 2005 the album was remastered and released as part of the Herb Alpert Signature Series.

Christmas Album remastered for CD was released October 23, 2015 and the digital was album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label.


 

CHRISTMAS ALBUM REVIEWS

Christmas Album, Billboard, November 30, 1968
Christmas Album, Record World, December 7, 1968
The Bell That Couldn't Jingle, Cash Box, December 19, 1970
The Christmas Song, Billboard, November 30, 1968
The Christmas Song/My Favorite Things, Record World, December 7, 1968
My Favorite Things, Cash Box, November 30, 1968
My Favorite Things, Cash Box, December 27, 1969
 

HERB ALPERT ON THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM

We've got a 16-piece chorus, the first time we've used professional voices. There are pop tunes, with only one religious, "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"and an original by Burt Bacharach that should transcend the two weeks that radio stations play Christmas carols.

I mixed it several times. I go through that with every album. I mix it once and let it sit a couple of days and listen again. I make some adjustments. After I finally put it out, I listen and say, "Oh, why did I do that?"1

SOURCE:
1. Alpert Awaiting Vocal Followup. Mary Campbell. Associated Press, 1968.


 

HERB ALPERT SIGNATURE SERIES CHRISTMAS ALBUM

Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Christmas Album

MAKING A LIST?...
BETTER CHECK IT TWICE

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass'
CHRISTMAS ALBUM

The Holiday Favorite Arrives In-Stores Via Shout! Factory October 18th

LOS ANGELES, CA - Just in the Saint Nick of time, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass' long out-of-print Christmas Album makes a holly-jolly comeback with a deluxe reissue from Shout! Factory as part of the acclaimed Herb Alpert Signature Series. First released in 1968, this spirited holiday LP originally shot straight to #1 on Billboard's pop album chart and delivered the #1 single, "The Christmas Song,"TJB's inimitable version of the hearth-warming classic. Brimming with good cheer and timeless charm -- and now wrapped in shiny new Signature Series packaging -- TJB's collection of Yuletide favorites is primed to be one of the year's favorite stocking stuffers. In the spirit of the season, it's priced to fit everyone's twice-checked lists and gift-buying budgets at a very merry $13.98 SRP, in stores October 18th.

On the Christmas Album, the Tijuana Brass' signature sound is embellished with resonant vocals and striking voice and string arrangements from jazz great Shorty Rogers, known for his work with Maynard Ferguson. In addition to TJB's hit version of "The Christmas Song,"the album features sparkling renditions of holiday gems including "Winter Wonderland"and "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"as well as festive takes on "Las Mananitas"and "My Favorite Things."Boasting a jovial album cover with Alpert as a horn-tooting Santa, Christmas Album remains a holiday party perennial with longtime fans and retro-swingers alike.

In his extraordinary career, Alpert has sold over 75 million albums, won eight GRAMMY® Awards, and built the legendary label A&M Records (home to Sheryl Crow, Sting, Janet Jackson, The Carpenters, and many more stars). In total, as an artist Alpert has released over 30 albums, fourteen certified platinum, fifteen gold, and five #1 hit singles. Earlier this year, he partnered with Shout! Factory to create The Herb Alpert Signature Series, dedicated to remastering and reissuing the iconic recordings he made with the Tijuana Brass. Thus far, the series has released The Lonely Bull, South of the Border, Whipped Cream & Other Delights and Lost Treasures, a compilation of rare and previously unreleased songs. Going Places, SRO and What Now My Love were reissued on June 7th, with Beat of the Brass, Sounds Like and Herb Alpert's Ninth following on August 16th.

About Shout! Factory:
Shout! Factory is a broad-based audio and home video entertainment company whose cofounders - Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos - share a passion for pop culture of the 20th century and beyond. Video and DVD projects include television programming spanning 75 years, live music concerts, animation and sports collections and special interest documentaries. Audio products from Shout! Factory consist of GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, anthologies and "best of"collections, as well as new music, soundtrack releases, deluxe album reissues and quirky compilations. Shout! Factory's catalog features vintage and legendary performances from some of the greatest - and most eccentric - artists of our time. Shout! Factory products are distributed by Sony BMG Music Entertainment Inc. www.shoutfactory.com

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HERB ALPERT & THE TIJUANA BRASS: CHRISTMAS ALBUM
Catalog Number:   DK 34411
Price:                     $13.98 SRP
Release Date:         October 18, 2005
Territories:             U.S./Canada (Cadiz Music Limited/Europe & King Record Co./Japan)

Printed with permission of Shout! Factory.

WARM (1969)

WARM SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

WARM PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger
Jerry Moss--producer
Larry Levine--engineer
Tom Wilkes--design
Barry Feinstein--photography
Shorty Rogers--orchestrations


 

WARM MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
Warm US Billboard 200 Albums 28 1969
Warm UK 30 1969
Warm Canada 16 1969
To Wait for Love US Billboard Hot 100 51 1969
To Wait for Love US Billboard AC 2 1969
To Wait for Love Australia 40 1969
Without Her US Billboard Hot 100 63 1969
Without Her US Billboard AC 5 1969
Without Her US Cash Box 38 1969
Without Her Australia 75 1969
Without Her UK 36 1969
Zazueira US Billboard Hot 100 78 1969
Zazueira US Billboard AC Singles 9 1969
Zazueira US Cash Box 74 1969
Zazuiera Australia 79 1974

 

WARM PHOTOS


 

WARM HISTORY

Released in June 1969 on vinyl album and cassette.

Australia was the first country to release "Zazueira"in March.

The Tijuana Brass began its final tour of the U.S. at Tarrant Coliseum in Ft. Worth, TX on October 4. The group toured Europe in November and the November 14 concert at Royal Festival Hall in London sold out within two hours.

Warm was ranked #92 on Billboard's Top LPs of 1969.

In 1977 the R.I.A.A. began issuing platinum album certifications. Warm was certified.

Warm remastered digital album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label. On September 9, 2016, the CD was released.


 

WARM REVIEWS

Warm, Cash Box, June 21, 1969
To Wait for Love, Record World, August 24, 1968
Without Her, Billboard, May 17, 1969
Without Her, Cash Box, May 17, 1969
Without Her, Cash Box, June 10, 1969
Zazueira, Billboard, March 15, 1969
Zazueira, Cash Box, March 15, 1969
 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF WARM SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
The Sea Is My Soil The Brass Are Comin' television special 1969

THE BRASS ARE COMIN' (1969)

THE BRASS ARE COMIN' SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

THE BRASS ARE COMIN' PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger
Jerry Moss--producer
Larry Levine--engineer
Tom Wilkes--art director
Barry Feinstein--photography
Jim McCrary--photography
John Engstead--photography
Shorty Rogers--orchestrations
Dave Grusin--orchestrations


 

THE BRASS ARE COMIN' MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
The Brass Are Comin' US Billboard 200 Albums 30 1970
The Brass Are Comin' UK 40 1970
The Maltese Melody US Billboard AC Singles 14 1970
You Are My Life US Billboard AC 34 1970
You Are My Life US Cash Box 88 1970

 

THE BRASS ARE COMIN' PHOTOS


 

THE BRASS ARE COMIN' HISTORY

"The Maltese Melody"was rated number 6 in Japan's Foreign Hits of 1970. The single sold over 200,000 copies.

"The Maltese Melody"was #5 on the Japan singles chart on May 23, 1970.

The Brass Are Comin' remastered digital album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label. On September 9, 2016, the CD was released.


 

THE BRASS ARE COMIN' REVIEWS

The Brass Are Comin', Cash Box, November 8, 1969
The Brass Are Comin', U.K. Tape, December 1970
The Maltese Melody, Cash Box, December 13, 1969
You Are My Life, Cash Box, November 15, 1969
 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF THE BRASS ARE COMIN'

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
The Brass Are Comin' The Brass Are Comin' television special 1969
Good Morning Mr. Sunshine The Brass Are Comin' television special 1969
I'm an Old Cowhand The Brass Are Comin' television special 1969
Moon River The Brass Are Comin' television special 1969
Robbers and Cops The Brass Are Comin' television special 1969
Sunny The Brass Are Comin' television special 1969
You Are My Life The Brass Are Comin' television special 1969

SUMMERTIME (1971)

SUMMERTIME SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

SUMMERTIME PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger
Jerry Moss--producer
Larry Levine--engineer
Bernie Grundman--mastering engineer
Roland Young--art director
Chuck Beeson--design
Jim McCrary--photography


 

SUMMERTIME MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
Summertime US Billboard 200 Albums 111 1971
Jerusalem US Billboard Hot 100 74 1971
Jerusalem US Billboard AC Singles 6 1971
Jerusalem US Cash Box 74 1971
Jerusalem UK 57 1971
Summertime US Billboard AC Singles 28 1971

 

SUMMERTIME PHOTOS


 

SUMMERTIME HISTORY

Released in June 1971 on vinyl album, cassette, 8-track and open reel tape. It sold 59,000 cassettes, 184,000 8-tracks and 250,000 vinyl albums.

The "Jerusalem"single was released around October 1, 1970 in the U.S.

"Jerusalem"was #47 in Britain on December 19, 1970.

Summertime remastered digital album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label. On September 9, 2016, the CD was released.

 

SUMMERTIME REVIEWS

Summertime, Billboard, July 31, 1971
Darlin', Record World, August 14, 1971
Jerusalem, Cash Box, October 3, 1970
Jerusalem, Record World, October 10, 1970
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Cash Box, August 2, 1969
Summertime, Cash Box, June 5, 1971

YOU SMILE--THE SONG BEGINS (1974)

YOU SMILE--THE SONG BEGINS SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

YOU SMILE--THE SONG BEGINS PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger, re-mix
Larry Levine--engineer
Bernie Grundman--mastering engineer
Roland Young--art direction, cover illustration
Hagiwara/McGowan--design
Edward L. Simpson--photography


 

YOU SMILE--THE SONG BEGINS MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
You Smile--the Song Begins US Billboard 200 Albums 66 1974
You Smile--the Song Begins Australia 99 1974
Fox Hunt US Billboard Hot 100 84 1974
Fox Hunt US Billboard AC Singles 14 1974
Fox Hunt US Cash Box 70 1974
Last Tango in Paris US Billboard Hot 100 77 1974
Last Tango in Paris US Billboard AC Singles 22 1974
Last Tango in Paris US Cash Box 70 1974
Save the Sunlight US Billboard AC Singles 13 1974

 

YOU SMILE--THE SONG BEGINS PHOTOS


 

YOU SMILE--THE SONG BEGINS HISTORY

Released: May 1974 on vinyl album and cassette.

Toured in support of the You Smile--the Song Begins album in both the U.S. and Great Britain and Europe. The European tour began in September.

In England, the album was supported by ads on four television stations, radio ads, plus two front panels on 100 London transport buses and buses in 16 towns and cities. There were retail displays in 500 record shops.

You Smile--the Song Begins remastered digital album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label. On September 9, 2016, the CD was released.


 

YOU SMILE--THE SONG BEGINS REVIEWS

You Smile--the Song Begins, Cash Box, May 18, 1974
You Smile--the Song Begins, Billboard May 18, 1974
You Smile--the Song Begins, Record World, May 18, 1974
Fox Hunt, Record World, April 20, 1974
The Last Tango in Paris, Record World, February 17, 1973
Save the Sunlight, Record World, July 13, 1974
 

HERB ALPERT ON YOU SMILE--THE SONG BEGINS

It was a lonely album, put together piece by piece in my imagination, done over a long period of time during which I was playing the trumpet with one arm tied behind my back. I forced myself to play; I forced myself to do that album. It was kind of a painful experience, but there was no other way to get to where I am now.1

SOURCE:
A&M Records press release for Coney Island album, 1975.


 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF YOU SMILE--THE SONG BEGINS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
Fox Hunt The Sentry television special 1974
Legend of the One-Eyed Sailor The Sentry television special 1974
Save the Sunlight The Sentry television special 1974

 

THE YOU SMILE--THE SONG BEGINS TOURING BAND

Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Bob Edmondson--trombone, percussion, timpani, temple block
Bob Findley--trumpet
Vince Charles--percussion, steel drums
Julius Wechter--marimba
Dave Frishberg--piano
John Pisano--guitar
Ernie McDaniels--bass
Lani Hall--vocals

CONEY ISLAND (1975)

CONEY ISLAND SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

CONEY ISLAND PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger, re-mix
Stan Ross--engineer, re-mix
Larry Levine--engineer
Bernie Grundman--mastering engineer
Roland Young--art direction, cover illustration
Junie Osaki--design
Andy Kent--photography


 

CONEY ISLAND MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
Coney Island US Billboard 200 Albums 88 1975
Coney Island US Billboard AC Singles 19 1975
El Bimbo US Billboard AC Singles 28 1975

 

CONEY ISLAND PHOTOS


 

CONEY ISLAND HISTORY

Released: April 1975 on vinyl album, cassette
Singles: Whistle Song (Whistlestar)/Carmine--Whistle Song was only released as a 7-inch single

We were playing this nameless tune in concert last Summer. We were playing at Springfield, Illinois at the fair outside. While we were playing the tune there was a carnival going on and somebody in the group said, 'It sounds like Coney Island here.' That gave birth to the title of the song and we even considered putting the sound effects of the carnival over it but decided against it.1

We were recording and the drummer started playing a rhythm. The bass player chimed in and 'Sweet Georgia Brown' just came to mind. We had never played it before as a group and since, by the way. I went over to the piano player. Isaid, 'Do you know 'Sweet Georgia Brown'?' He started plunking out some chords. He wasn't quite sure where he was going. The bass player chimed in and I just picked up the horn and started playing. We recorded this whole album live in the studio. 'Sweet Georgia Brown' came out the first time.1

When I was producing good albums with the Brass, each was a potpourri of things. This album has that same dimension, but with the additional difference of being done several years later. This dimension has different colors to it, colors I've never been in before.

It has guts. It's very spontaneous. It's not "assembled"from my producing experience; it was recorded live in three days. It's real, it has real things that actually happened, it's much much much freer.

It's not a compromise. It's purely how I'm feeling today. Good or bad, that's the way it is. I feel like I'm finally getting in there, doing what I can do. When I listen to it, it sounds like a step to me, but I know I have a lot more to say musically before I finish.2

Coney Island remastered digital album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label. On September 9, 2016, the CD was released.


 

CONEY ISLAND REVIEWS

Coney Island, Cash Box, April 5, 1975
Coney Island, Record World, April 5, 1975
I Belong, Cash Box, October 19, 1974
 

HERB ALPERT'S THOUGHTS ON CONEY ISLAND

SOURCE:
Wm. B and Company/U.S. Army Reserve Show #215, June 8, 1975.
A&M Records press release for Coney Island album, 1975.


 

CONEY ISLAND OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
Coney Island The Sentry television special 1974
Vento Bravo The Sentry television special 1974

 

THE CONEY ISLAND TOURING BAND

Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Steve Schaeffer--drums
Bob Edmondson--trombone, percussion, timpani, temple block
Bob Findley--trumpet, flugelhorn, flugelbone
Vince Charles--percussion, steel drums
Ken Kaplan--trumpet, flugelhorn, synthesizer
Dave Frishberg--piano
Peter Woodford--guitar
Papito Hernandez--percussion
Lani Hall--vocals

1975 tour band

TIJUANA BRASS RARITIES

ALTERNATE VERSIONS

The Lonely Bull--monaural single
Acapulco 1922--monaural single without wood block
Mexico--monaural single has a different trumpet part
The Great Manolete--single with guitar solo and trumpets playing octaves
Mexican Corn--single has a piano
Crawfish--monaural single with different trumpet solo
All My Loving--without the flute end
Whipped Cream--single
Zorba the Greek--single version with crowd noise
Tijuana Taxi--single has more taxi horns
Plucky--two versions one with strip tease rhythm
Wade in the Water--monaural single
Love So Fine--single
Las Mananitas--single
Yo Soy Ese Amor--single
To Wait for Love--single

SINGLES ONLY

Mexican Drummer Man--B side of The Great Manolete
Fire and Rain--B side of Last Tango in Paris single with muted trumpet and different percussion. Lost Treasures contains an alternate version with unmuted trumpet.
El Bimbo--B side of Last Tango in Paris
Whistle Song b/w Carmine
African Summer b/w The You in Me
The You In Me--B side of African Summer
The Lady In My Life--B side of I Need You single. It was re-recorded for the Colors album.


 

RARITIES PHOTOS


 

REVIEWS

Mexican Drummer Man, Billboard, March 7, 1964
Mexican Drummer Man/Great Manolete, Cash Box, March 14, 1964
Whistle Star, Record World, December 6, 1975
 

TELEVISION OR CONCERT ONLY

Never Never Land--title theme to show
Desert Dance--Midnight Special (recorded August 6, 1975)
Somewhere--Dinah Shore Show
Music to Watch Girls By--The Brass Are Comin' TV special 1969
Tijuana Brass Medleys (Sentry Special 1974 and Midnight Special 1975)
Panama
Fox Hunt--Sentry Collection TV special (alternate version)

JUST YOU AND ME (1976)

JUST YOU AND ME SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

JUST YOU AND ME PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger
Lani Hall--associate producer, photography
Steve Mitchell--engineer
Roland Young--art director
Chuck Beeson--design
Johnny Lee--letterforms
Jimmy Haskell--sting and voice orchestrations


 

ADDITIONAL MUSICIAN CREDITS

Lani Hall--vocals
Jim Hughart--bass
Geoffrey Hales--percussion
Ed Lustgarten--cello
Lou McCreary--trombone
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Bill Green--flute
Terry Harrington--flute


 

JUST YOU AND ME REVIEWS

Just You and Me, Record World, June 19, 1976
 

JUST YOU AND ME PHOTOS

HERB ALPERT & HUGH MASEKELA (1978)

HERB ALPERT & HUGH MASEKELA SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

ALPERT & MASEKELA PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger
Hugh Masekela--associate producer, arranger
Stewart Levine--producer, arranger
Caiphus Semenya--producer, arranger
Donald Cooke--orchestrations
Jimmy Jones--string arrangements
Don Hahn--engineer
John Beverly Jones--assistant engineer
Derek DuNann--assistant engineer
Bernie Grundman--mastering engineer
Roland Young--art direction, photography
Chuck Beeson--design
Bonnie Schiffman--photography


 

HERB ALPERT & HUGH MASEKELA MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
Herb Alpert & Hugh Masekela US Billboard 200 Albums 65 1978
Herb Alpert & Hugh Masekela US Billboard Jazz Albums 7 1978
Skokiaan US Billboard R&B Singles 87 1978

 

ALPERT & MASEKELA HISTORY

Released: January 1978 on vinyl album, cassette, 8-track tape. Reissued on CD in 1988

The album was remastered and released as a CD and digital on February 24, 2017.


 

HERB ALPERT & HUGH MASEKELA PHOTOS


 

HERB ALPERT & HUGH MASEKELA REVIEWS

Herb Alpert/Hugh Masekela, Billboard, January 21, 1978
Herb Alpert/Hugh Masekela, Record World, January 21, 1978
Skokiaan, Record World, March 18, 1978
Lobo, Record World, June 17, 1978
 

HERB ALPERT ON ALPERT & MASEKELA ALBUM

We were both somewhat turned on by the idea [of playing together], but at the same time we didn't know if it would work out.

[The intent was to] create a dialogue between two musicians. We didn't want it to be a contest, but two people wanting to express themselves and spinning off each other.

I felt there was a meeting ground somewhere. We're both very spontaneous players, which always leads to the unknown. I guess I've always been a frustrated jazz musician and I just reached a point where I really wanted to explore that side of my talent, and meeting Hugh opened a new door for me.

I like the album a lot and I see it as a huge stepping stone. I think if it is valid for people musically, it's just the start of something. We were really just experimenting and exploring, so there are a number of directions we can pursue in the future.

I really feel that I'm onto something, or better yet, let's say I got a lot of satisfaction out of working with Hugh. I really feel good about it and I can have egg all over my face and fall on my ass but I'll get up and do something else and keep at it!1

I know a lot of people are asking, 'What the hell are these two guys doing together?' but all I know is that it feels right.

We started rehearsing. It was fun. No formal plan, just fun. We found the musicians we felt were right to work with us and finally went into the studio to do the album. We recorded it in three successive nights. For the most part we did it live right in the studio. It's not one of those battle of the horns things. Hugh and I found that we were really sympathetic to each other's feelings.2

SOURCES:
A&M Records press release for Herb Alpert & Hugh Masekela album, 1978.
Alpert Is Back with New Sound and a Partner. Jack Lloyd. Inquirer Entertainment News, 1978.
Herb Alpert & Hugh Masekela Report
Herb Alpert & Hugh Masekela Gallery

MAIN EVENT LIVE (1978)

MAIN EVENT LIVE SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

MAIN EVENT LIVE PRODUCTION CREDITS

ROLE PERSON(S)
Producer
Associate Producer
Engineer
Mastering Engineer
Art Direction
Design
Photography
Herb Alpert, Hugh Masekela, Mosa Jonas Gwangwa
Don Hahn
Don Hahn, Derek DuNann
Bernie Grundman
Roland Young
Grafis
Bonnie Schiffman, Jim McCrary (inner sleeve)

 

MAIN EVENT LIVE MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
Main Event Live US Billboard Jazz Albums 7 1978

 

MAIN EVENT LIVE PHOTOS


 

MAIN EVENT LIVE HISTORY

Released in 1978 on vinyl album, cassette and 8-track tape.

Single: Foreign Natives/Mama Way (edited version)

Main Event Live remastered digital album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label. On September 9, 2016, the CD was released.


 

MAIN EVENT LIVE REVIEWS

Main Event Live, Cash Box, October 14, 1978
Main Event Live, Cash Box, October 28, 1978
Main Event Live, Record World, September 30, 1978
Foreign Natives, Record World, November 25, 1978
 

ALPERT'S THOUGHTS ON MAIN EVENT LIVE

Hugh and I wanted to continue the spontaneity we experienced on our first album. And because of the concerts and audience response, we didn't feel we could create that same atmosphere in the studio. It seemed natural that we should record a live album.1

SOURCE:
A&M Records press release for Main Event Live! album, 1978.

RISE (1979)

RISE SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

RISE PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer
Randy Badazz--producer
Andy Armer--producer
Don Hahn--engineer, remix
Don Koldon--engineer
Mark Smith--engineer
Richard Cottrell--assistant engineer
Steve Katz--assistant engineer
Bernie Grundman--mastering engineer


 

RISE MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
Rise US Billboard 200 Albums 6 1979
Rise US Billboard Jazz Albums 1 1979
Rise US Billboard R&B Albums 6 1979
Rise Australia 43 1979
Rise UK 37 1979
Rise Canada 31 1979
Rise US Billboard Hot 100 1 1979
Rise US Billboard R&B Singles 4/87 1979
Rise US Billboard AC Singles 1 1979
Rise US Cash Box 1 1979
Rise Australia 19 1979
Rise UK 13 1979
Rise Canada 5 1979
Rotation US Billboard R&B Singles 20 1979
Rotation US Billboard AC Singles 23 1979
Rotation US Billboard Dance Music/Club Play 45 1979
Rotation US Billboard R&B Albums 6 1979
Rotation US Cash Box 47 1979
Rotation UK 46 1979
Street Life US Billboard R&B Singles 65 1979
Street Life US Billboard AC Singles 41 1979

 

RISE PHOTOS


 

RISE HISTORY

Released: September 25, 1979
Original Formats: vinyl album, cassette
Reissue Formats: vinyl album, cassette, 8-track tape and compact disc

"Rise"was #19 on the Australia singles chart on December 8, 1979.

"Rise", both album and single, were certified as gold records by the R.I.A.A.

The Rise album was certified platinum by the R.I.A.A.

In 2007, the album was remastered and released as part of the Herb Alpert Signature Series.

Rise remastered digital album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label. On September 9, 2016, the CD was released.


 

RISE REVIEWS

Rise, Cash Box, September 29, 1979
Rise, Record World, October 6, 1979
Rise, Billboard, October 6, 1979
Rise, Cash Box, June 2, 1979
Rise, Cash Box, November 10, 1979
Rotation, Record World, November 10, 1979
Street Life, Record World, February 23, 1980
 

HERB ALPERT'S THOUGHTS ON RISE

I asked [my nephew] Randy if he had any of his songwriting material around and he showed me 'Rise,' a dance tune he'd worked up with his friend Andy Amer. Most of those dance records were 120 to 130 beats per minute, but I decided this should be much slower than that. I had this vision of people getting tired of dancing that same groove all night, and moving to something slower like 'Rise' at the end of the evening.1

The moment I heard it, I had a special feeling for it. It was a very romantic melody. I was looking for a tune that could compete with disco records. I was looking to make a dance record.2

If I got a hit record first, I could go into the studio with a lot more confidence. If 'Rise' didn't happen, there wouldn't have been an album. If things don't go right, you get a little gun-shy.

'Rise' gave me the opportunity to go into the studio and make Herb Alpert music.3

Rotation was written by Randy and Andy [Alpert and Armer]. I thought it was a very unique song. In fact, I was surprised that Rotation wasn't a big record. It might have been a little bit too outside. It didn't have a bass on it.4

[The success of Rise] gives me some confidence I'd lost. The competition is tough in the music business. Last year, 4200 albums were released in America. What's happened with 'Rise' gives me the freedom to explore again.

[The album is] a potpourri. I didn't set out to record eight more 'Rises.'

[Aranjuez] was the B-Side of the 'Rise' single. I didn't have anything ready except this. It was cut as an A-Side but I knew that 'Rise' was the track so to prevent dj's from flipping it over I cheated a little on the single mix of 'Aranjuez.' I didn't want it to stand out too much. I've remixed it for the album the way it was originally intended.1

SOURCES:
A&M Records press release for Rise album, 1979.
20/20 television interview, 1979.
Rise Raises Herb Alpert's Recording Posture. Ed Harrison. Billboard, 1979.
Portrait of a Legend television show, 1982.


 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF RISE SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
Rise A&M Video 1979
Rotation A&M Video 1979

 

RISE: HERB ALPERT SIGNATURE SERIES: 1/18/2007

LOS ANGELES, CA - Shout! Factory, in partnership with music legend Herb Alpert, expands the label's historic Herb Alpert Signature Series reissue program with the fully restored and remastered release of Alpert's disco-infused 1979 masterpiece, RISE.

Alpert's second artistic journey started with the release of "Rise,"a down-tempo dance single departing from Alpert's signature Tijuana Brass sound. It climbed to number one on the Billboard charts and became the biggest hit of his career. Alpert also has the distinction of being the only recording artist to have a number one record as a vocalist and a number one record as an instrumentalist. Alpert and his talented nephew Randy (Badazz) Alpert who also co-wrote Rise, and co-produced and created an entire album around the new laid back sound, and RISE - the album - was born, topping the charts and adding to Alpert's already decades-long career.

Every album in the Herb Alpert Signature Series has been meticulously remastered under Alpert's personal supervision, and the expanded CD booklets include new liner notes with reflections from Alpert himself. The 11 previous releases in the series include Whipped Cream & Other Delights, The Lonely Bull, Going Places, rarities collection Lost Treasures and many more, RISE joins the Herb Alpert Signature Series on CD May 29, 2007 with two previously unreased tracks, for the suggest list price of $13.98.

Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, co-founders of A&M Records, will be honored with the President's Merit Award by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Scoences for their contributions to popular music. The ceremony will take place at a post-Grammy reception on February 11, 2006 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

ABOUT HERB ALPERT

Herb Alpert's celebrated career in music began over four decades ago, with early--and extraordinary--success including his 1958 co-write with Lou Adler and Sam Cooke of the evergreen hit "Wonderful World."Today, 75 million+ in record sales down the road, Alpert's versatile talent is legendary. His myriad credits encompass triumphs as a superstar trumpeter and bandleader, label founder, producer, composer, arranger and vocalist...the latter, most notably for his 1968 #1 single with the now-classic track "This Guy's In Love With You,"which was also the first #1 hit for the songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Among Alpert's many music awards garnered over the years are seven GRAMMYs, including Record of the Year/Best Instrumental Performance (Non-Jazz) for the '65 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass smash "A Taste of Honey,"as well as Best Pop Instrumental Performance wins for the 1966 TJB hit "What Now My Love"and Herb's 1979 solo masterpiece "Rise."Alpert has also been honored with the prized GRAMMY Trustees Award for Lifetime Achievement, which he and longtime music business partner Jerry Moss received jointly in 1997.

In 1962, Alpert and Moss co-founded A&M Records, long the world's leading--and largest--independently owned record label. The company was revered internationally for its artist-driven agenda, and acts that over seceral decades included The Police, Sting, Janet Jackson, Joe Jackson, The Brothers Johnson, Joe Cocker, Bryan Adams, Soundgarden, Supertramp, Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66, Cat Stevens, The Carpenter, Sheryl Crow, Barry Whilte and Quincy Jones.

In many ways, though, in addition to being one of its founding fathers, Alpert was A&M's signature artist. Immediately after forming the label, he introduced the Tijuana Brass phenomenon, which propelled him, and the A&M name, to global fame. By putting the trumpet out front, Alpert revolutionized the instrumental as a pop radio staple with a trademark sound fusing Latin influences, jazz instincts, and unerring pop sensibilities.

Overall, Alpert recorded over thirty albums for A&M, with the Brass and solo, fourteen of them certified platinum, fifteen gold. He's amassed five #1 Billboard Pop singles, and three of his recordings number among the historic GRAMMY Awards Archive Collegion: All Time Winners ("Whipped Cream,""What Now My Love," and "Rise"). Alpert has produced albums for artists including Stan Getz, The Baja Marimba Band, Gato Barbieri, Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66, and his GRAMMY-winning wife, Lani Hall. He's still as passionate as ever about his music, and Shout! Factory's 2005 launch of The Herb Alpert Signature Series, presenting deluxe remastered editions of his classic albums, is both a salute to the past and inspiration for the future.

Herb Alpert has also proved himself as a true Renaissance man with endeavors in other realms. The same passion driving his musical genius equally informs Alpert's incarnation as a visual artist, which for 35 years has paralleled his life in the recording and performing arenas. His color-saturated, abstract expressionist paintings have been shown in museums and galleries around the world, and his bold, fluid sculptures, from the minniature to the monumental, are becoming equally acclaimed. On Broadway, Alpert has produced celebrated works including Jelly's Last Jam, Arthur Miller's Broken Glass, and Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning Angles In America. Alpert's ongoing philanthropy has garnered a host of awards, and for almost two decades, The Herb Alpert Foundation has underwritten funding in the areas of the arts, and education.

Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss have donated a number of business papres, photos, promotinoal items, and recordings from the A&M years to UCLA, along with funds to catalog them, preserve them, and make them avalable to researches as The A&M Archives.

© 2007 by Shout! Factory. Reproduced with permission of Shout! Factory.

BEYOND (1980)

BEYOND SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

BEYOND PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger
Randy Badazz--producer
Andy Armer--producer
Don Hahn--engineer, remix
Don Koldon--engineer
Steve Mitchell--engineer
Steve Katz--engineer
Dan Haverty--assistant engineer
Paul McKenna--assistant engineer
Jim Cassell--assistant engineer
Bernie Grundman--mastering engineer
Roland Young--art direction, cover illustration
Junie Osaki--design
Andy Kent--photography


 

BEYOND MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
Beyond US Billboard 200 Albums 28 1980
Beyond US Billboard Jazz Albums 6 1980
Beyond US Billboard R&B Albums 26 1980
Beyond US Billboard Hot 100 50 1980
Beyond US Billboard AC Singles 39 1980
Beyond US Billboard R&B Singles 44 1980
Beyond US Billboard Dance Music/Club Play 53 1980
Beyond US Cash Box 58 1980
Kamali US Billboard R&B Singles 64 1980

 

BEYOND PHOTOS


 

BEYOND REVIEWS

Beyond, Record World, June 14, 1980
Beyond, July 18, 1980
Beyond, Record World, July 26, 1980
Kamali, Record World, September 6, 1980
 

BEYOND ALBUM HISTORY

Released: June 25, 1980 as a vinyl album, cassette and 8-track tape.

On Billboard's #1 Awards, Herb Alpert was a multiple winner in these categories:
"Rise"was #21 on the Soul Singles list and the #9 Adult Contemporary single;
Herb Alpert the #19 Album Artist for Rise and Beyond;
Herb Alpert was the #26 Soul Single Artist with five singles from the Rise and Beyond albums;
Herb Alpert was ranked as the #40 Disco artist;
Rise was #6 on the Jazz Album list and #23 on the Pop Albums list;
Herb Alpert was the #10 Jazz Artist; the #7 Male Artist; the #23 Soul Artist; the #21 Pop Album Artist
Herb Alpert was the #65 Producer

Beyond remastered digital album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label. On September 9, 2016, the CD was released.


 

HERB ALPERT'S THOUGHTS ON BEYOND

'Beyond' is an outward expression of my musical adventure.1

SOURCE:
A&M Records press release for Beyond album, June 1980.

Herb Alpert Beyond pin

MAGIC MAN (1981)

MAGIC MAN SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

ADDITIONAL MUSICIAN CREDITS

Michael Stokes--piano, clavinet, vocals, ARP, Rhodes
David Foster--keyboards, sythesizer
Paulinho Da Costa--percussion
Steve Forman--percussion
Eddie Brown--bongos, congas
Gayle Levant--harp
James Gadson--drums


 

MAGIC MAN PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger
Michael Stokes--producer
John Beverly Jones--engineer
Steve Mitchell--engineer
Don Hahn--engineer, remix engineer
Tim Garrity--assistant engineer
Jim Cassell--assistant engineer
Bernie Grundman--mastering engineer


 

MAGIC MAN MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
Magic Man US Billboard 200 Albums 61 1981
Magic Man US Billboard Jazz Albums 10 1981
Magic Man US Billboard R&B Albums 39 1981
Magic Man US Billboard Hot 100 79 1981
Magic Man US Billboard AC Singles 22 1981
Magic Man US Billboard R&B Singles 37 1981
Manhattan Melody US Billboard R&B Singles 74 1981

 

MAGIC MAN PHOTOS


 

MAGIC MAN HISTORY

Released in August 1981 on vinyl album, cassette and 8-track tape. The first CD was rleased in 1988.


 

MAGIC MAN REVIEWS

Magic Man, Billboard, August 15, 1981
Magic Man, Cash Box, August 15, 1981
Manhattan Melody, Record World, October 17, 1981
 

HERB ALPERT'S THOUGHTS ON MAGIC MAN

I've been able to put two art forms together: the making of a record from the producer's standpoint, and the making of a record from the standpoint of the artist.

I'm always trying to hit the ball over the center field wall. That and trying to stretch myself as a musician. That's why I'm enthusiastic about what I'm doing right now. It feels real good again, real comfortable.1

The album was remastered and released as digital download on December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label. On September 9, 2016, the CD was released.

SOURCE:
A&M Records press release for Magic Man album, July 1981.


 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF MAGIC MAN SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
Magic Man A&M Video 1981

FANDANGO (1982)

FANDANGO SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

FANDANGO PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger
Jose Quintana--producer, arranger
Juan Carlos Calderon--arranger
Bill Cuomo--arranger
Eduardo Magallanes--arranger
Rafael Perez-Botija--arranger
Michel Colombier--arranger
Howard Lee Wolen--engineer
Bryan Stott--engineer, remix engineer
Bernie Grundman--mastering engineer
Benny Faccone--assistant engineer
Don Hahn--engineer
John Beverly Jones--engineer
Steve Katz--engineer
Lisa Marie--production assistant
Richard Avedon--photography


 

FANDANGO MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
Fandango US Billboard 200 Albums 100 1982
Fandango US Billboard Jazz Albums 20 1982
Fandango US Billboard R&B Albums 52 1982
Fandango Australia 38 1982
Fandango US Billboard AC Singles 26 1982
Route 101USBillboard Hot 100371982
Route 101USBillboard AC Singles41982
Route 101USCash Box 30 1982

 

FANDANGO PHOTOS


 

FANDANGO HISTORY

The recording of Fandango led to the establishment of AyM Discos, A&M Records' Latin division. It was the first Latin division of any major record label.

Released in May 1982 on vinyl albu, and cassette. The first CD was issued in 1988.

On February 19, 2013, the remastered Herb Alpert Signature Series version of Fandango was reissued by Shout Factory.

Remastered and released on CD in 2013.

Fandango remastered digital album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label. On September 9, 2016, the CD was released.


 

FANDANGO REVIEWS

Fandango, Billboard, September 11, 1982
 

HERB ALPERT'S THOUGHTS ON FANDANGO

I put myself in the hands of marketing consultants...they did a study on the entire [Fandango] album and their consensus was that Route 101 would be the logical first single.1

It [was] 20 years since the Lonely Bull. And I wanted to go down to Mexico City and just say thank you for turning me on 20 years ago to this feeling that I have.

I innocently went down to Mexico just to record four sides for Latin America as a thank you. I was at CBS Studios in Mexico City. I was listening to playback of one of these songs and it struck me while listening, I said, 'I think this is the type of music that some of these people [35-50 year-olds who are not buying records and who think I have retired] have been asking me to do. You know, why haven't you made that Tijuana Brass sound?'

I was just very much revved up by this whole idea that maybe I'm on to something. I realized that I had to get out there and try to sell this album like people hustle their books.1

I had a great time doing Fandango with [Jose Quintana]. He doesn't have all the 'American techniques'; he's coming from a Latin point of view. He's very musical, and I can work with anyone who's musical. I can't work with people who think too much, or try and analyzed every last detail.2

SOURCES:
Larry King Show, June 7, 1982.
A&M Records press release for Blow Your Own Horn, August 1983.


 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF FANDANGO SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
Route 101 A&M Video 1982

 

HERB ALPERT SIGNATURE SERIES FANDANGO

Fandango, Herb Alpert Signature Series


 

Release date: February 19, 2013
Format: Compact disc

BLOW YOUR OWN HORN (1983)

BLOW YOUR OWN HORN SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

BLOW YOUR OWN HORN PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger, song adaptation
Randy Badazz--producer, arranger
Andy Armer--producer, arranger
Brian Holland--producer
Lamont Dozier---prodcuer
Edward Holland--producer
Jose Quintana--producer
John Barnes--arranger
Bill Cuomo--arranger
Rafael Perez-Botija--arranger
Lee Ritenour--arranger
Greg Mathieson--song adaptaion
Don Hahn--engineer
Benny Faccone--engineer
Paul McKenna--engineer
Gabe Veltri--engineer
Jim Cassell--engineer
Clyde Kaplan--engineer
Ryan Ulyate--engineer
Matt Forger--assistant engineer
Bruce Swedien--remix engineer
Dennis Jones--assistant engineer
Magic Moreno--assistant engineer
Bernie Grundman--mastering engineer
Roland Young--art direction, cover illustration
Junie Osaki--design
Andy Kent--photography


 

BLOW YOUR OWN HORN MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
Blow Your Own Horn US Billboard 200 Albums 120/180 1983
Blow Your Own Horn US Billboard Jazz Albums 13 1983
Blow Your Own Horn US Billboard R&B Albums 49/67 1983
Garden PartyUSBillboard Hot 100811983
Garden PartyUSBillboard AC Singles141983
Garden PartyUSBillboard R&B Singles771983
Red HotUSBillboard Hot 10077/961983

 

BLOW YOUR OWN HORN PHOTOS


 

BLOW YOUR OWN HORN REVIEWS

Blow Your Own Horn, Billboard, September 3, 1983
 

BLOW YOUR OWN HORN HISTORY

Released: August 23, 1983 as vinyl album and cassett. The first compact disc was released in 1988.

The album was remastered and released as a CD and digital on February 24, 2017. It was on the Herb Alpert Presents label.

HERB ALPERT ON BLOW YOUR OWN HORN

Blow Your Own Horn has a broader meaning to me than for this album alone. It has a connection to that 'Rise' concept, which is simply that if you want something, go get it. Nobody knows what you can do unless you hang it out there-so blow your own horn.1


 

SOURCE:
A&M Records press release for Blow Your Own Horn, August 1983.

BULLISH (1984)

BULLISH SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

BULLISH PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger
John Barnes--producer, arranger
Randy Badazz--producer, arranger
Andy Armer--arranger
Derek Nakamoto--associate producer
Paul McKenna--engineer, mix
Robert de la Garza--engineer
Bill Bottrell--mix
Brian Malouf--mix
Bernie Grundman--mastering engineer
Richard Frankel--art direction
Norman Moore--art direction, design
Larry Williams--photography


 

Herb Alpert on Westwood One Radio

BULLISH MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
Bullish US Billboard 200 Albums 81 1984
BullishUSBillboard Hot 100901984
BullishUSBillboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop521984
BullishUSBillboard AC Singles 221984

 

BULLISH PHOTOS


 

BULLISH REVIEWS

Bullish, Billboard, August 11, 1984
 

BULLISH HISTORY

Released: August 1984 on vinyl album and cassette. The first compact disc was issued in 1988.

The album was remastered and released on CD and as digital download on February 24, 2017 on the Herb Alpert Presents label.


 

HERB ALPERT'S THOUGHTS ON BULLISH

I don't think of this album as a backward-looking record. It's very contemporary.1

SOURCE:
Alpert Back at Bandstand--for a Bit. Jon Pareles. New Yrk Times, 1984.


 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF BULLISH SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
Red Hot A&M Video 1984

 

THE BULLISH TOURING BAND

Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Bob Edmondson--trombone, percussion, timpani, temple block
Bob Findley--trumpet, flugelhorn, flugelbone
Jimmy Imperial--guitar
Ken Kaplan--trumpet, flugelhorn, snthesizer
Sal Macaluso--piano
John Patitucci--guitar
John Pisano--guitar
Julius Wechter--marimba, synthesizer, percussion

Lani Hall sang a medley of Brasil '66 hits and selections from her solo albums
Aria Alpert choreopgrahed and danced to "Bullish"

WILD ROMANCE (1985)

WILD ROMANCE SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

WILD ROMANCE PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger
Romeo J. Williams--producer, arranger
Paul McKenna--engineer, remix
Robert de la Garza--engineer
Bill Bottrell--engineer
Arnie Acosta--mastering engineer
Norman Moore--art direction, design
Richard Frankel--art direction
Raul Vega--photography


 

WILD ROMANCE MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
Wild Romance US Billboard 200 Albums 151 1985
8 Ball USBillboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop731985

 

WILD ROMANCE PHOTOS


 

WILD ROMANCE HISTORY

Released on July 16, 1985 on vinyl album, CD and cassette.

The New York Brass Conference held a "Salute to Herb Alpert"to raise funds for scholarships for struggling brass students.

On May 30, 1986, the State of California honored Herb Alpert for his musica talents, business acumen and community contributions.

On June 13, 1986, Los Angeles County commended Herb Alpert for his dedication to community service.

On June 13, 1986. Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss were the guests of honor at a tribute dinner benefiting the City of Hope National Pilot Medical Center in Los Angeles.


 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF WILD ROMANCE SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
8 Ball A&M Video 1985

 

WILD ROMANCE REVIEWS

You Are the One, Billboard September 28, 1975

KEEP YOUR EYE ON ME (1987)

KEEP YOUR EYE ON ME SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

KEEP YOUR EYE ON ME PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger
Jimmy Jam--producer, arranger, assistant engineer
Terry Lewis--producer, arranger, assistant engineer
Roy Bittan--producer, arranger
John McClain--executive producer
Les Pierce, associate producer, arranger
John Barners--arranger
Albert Hammond--arranger
Lisa Keith--vocal arranger
Michael Landau--arranger
Bill Bottrell--engineer
Don Hahn--engineer
Robert de la Garza--engineer
Rob Jacobs--assistant engineer
Michael Bowman--assistant engineer
Steve Hodge--engineer
John Pace--engineer, remix
Paul McKenna--remix
Shelly Yakus--remix
Mark McKenna--assistant
Bernie Grundman--mastering engineer
Brian Gardner--mastering engineer
James "Popeye"Greer--assistant studio manager
Susan Owens--production coordinator
Chuck Beeson--art direction,
Melanie Nissen--art director, design
Chris Callis--photography


 

KEEP YOUR EYE ON ME MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
Keep Your Eye on Me US Billboard 200 Albums 18 1987
Keep Your Eye on Me US Billboard R&B Albums 5 1987
Keep Your Eye on Me US Billboard Cont. Jazz Albums 16 1987
Keep Your Eye on Me UK 79 1987
DiamondsUSBillboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop11987
DiamondsUSBillboard Dance Music/Club Play11987
DiamondsUSBillboard Hot Dance/Maxi-Singles11987
DiamondsUSCash Box81987
DiamondsAustralia 471987
DiamondsBrazil 271987
DiamondsCanada 101987
Keep Your Eye on MeUSBillboard Hot 100461987
Keep Your Eye on MeUSBillboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop31987
Keep Your Eye on MeUSBillboard Dance Music/Club Play31987
Keep Your Eye on MeUSBillboard Hot Dance/Maxi-Singles11987
Keep Your Eye on MeUSCash Box561987
Keep Your Eye on MeUK 191987
Making Love in the RainUSBillboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop71987
Making Love in the RainUSBillboard Adult Contemporary211987
Making Love in the RainUSBillboard Hot 100351987
Making Love in the RainUSCash Box401987

 

KEEP YOUR EYE ON ME PHOTOS


 

KEEP YOUR EYE ON ME HISTORY

Released: February 23, 1987 on vinyl album, cassette, compact disc.

The Keep Your Eye on Me album was certified gold by the R.I.A.A.

Keep Your Eye On Me remastered digital album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label. On September 9, 2016, the CD was released.


 

HERB ALPERT ON KEEP YOUR EYE ON ME

I usually produce or co-produce my own records, so it was a different experience for me. Jimmy and Terry [Jam and Lewis] also get turned on by experiencing new things. I asked them if they'd ever produced an instrumental record. They said no, but they thought it would be an exciting challenge. That sparked it.

They generally start with a rhythm or a bass line. They'll groove on that then gradually develop the chords and melodic structure. It all comes out of the gut.

As it turned out the trumpet and Janet's [Jackson] beautiful voice textures are wonderful together.

In the past, I've usually looked at the voice mainly as another instrumental color; I've salted and peppered my music with vocals. But 'Pillow,' 'Diamonds' and 'Making Love in the Rain' are full-fledged vocal tunes with trumpet as part of the environment. That's what Jimmy and Terry felt that the album needed in order to connect with more people.

I try and let the effect be me. I know I have an identifiable sound with the horn, and my challenge has been to surround it with the elements of today while keeping the trumpet acoustic and honest.1

SOURCE:
A&M Records press release for Keep Your Eye on Me, 1987.


 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF KEEP YOUR EYE ON ME SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
Diamonds A&M Video 1987
Keep Your Eye on Me A&M Video 1987
Our Song A&M Video 1987

UNDER A SPANISH MOON (1988)

UNDER A SPANISH MOON SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

UNDER A SPANISH MOON PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger, orchestrations
Eduardo del Barrio--associate producer, arranger, orchestrations
Jorge del Barrio--associate producer
Laytham Armor--programming
Bill Bottrell--remix engineer
Mark McKenna--engineer
Robert de la Garza--engineer
Marc de Sisto--engineer
Rob Jacobs--engineer
Eddie de Lesa--engineer
Greg Goldman--assistant engineer
Bob Vogt--assistant engineer
Claude Achille--assistant engineer
Brian Scheuble--assistant engineer
Chuck Beeson--art direction
Donald Krieger--design
Anton Corbun--photography


 

UNDER A SPANISH MOON PHOTOS


 

UNDER A SPANISH MOON HISTORY

Released on August 2, 1988 on vinyl album, CD and cassette tape.


 

UNDER A SPANISH MOON

Under a Spanish Moon, Billboard, August 13, 1988
 

HERB ALPERT ON UNDER A SPANISH MOON

Sting was mixing his album at A&M and I have a lot of respect for him as a musician and an artist and I asked him if he could write a song for me if he had a chance to think about instrumental music or was there a song that he'd written in the past that for whatever reason he couldn't attach a lyric to. About two weeks later he came back with this song 'Fragile.' I didn't realize it was part of his album as well. He said, 'I have this song and I think trumpets would be nice on it with the melody.' I had a real good feeling for the song, the melody, so I tried doing it several different ways and took some liberties with the chords structure in the bridge. When I came across the arrangement we were using I called him. I told him I was going to rearrange the chord structure on the bridge just a little bit. Does he have a problem with it? And he says, 'No, man. You're Herb Alpert. You can do whatever you like,' 'No man, it's your song. I don't want to do it unless it feels right for you.' But he was real accommodating and I think it's a real sensual song.1

Last Summer I played a series of concerts with major symohony orchestras across the country and the composition Under a Spanish Moon was the centerpiece of those concerts. I just thought it would appropriate to put it into an album.

When I hear that first movement, its called Rumba Flamenca...you know hearing it in the studio over and over and then mixing it and hearing it over and over--it's strange like when you hear a piece of music that much like when you do on radio when it becomes a hit, all of a sudden it feels right. To me, I know it's far out upon the first listen, but it sounds a hit record.1

SOURCE:
Herb Alpert Today. M. G. Kelly. Westwood One/Mutual Broadcasting System, September 12, 1988.

MY ABSTRACT HEART (1989)

MY ABSTRACT HEART SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

MY ABSTRACT HEART PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger
Eddie del Barrio--associate producer, arranger
Nick Bolas--co-producer, engineer, mix
Shorty Rogers--co-producer, arranger
Tom Canning--arranger
Bob Vogt--assistant engineer
Nick Jerrard--assistant engineer
Ed Goodreau--assistant engineer
Arnie Acosta--mastering engineer
Doug Sax--mastering engineer
Chuck Beeson--art direction
F. Ron Miller--photography
Michael Miller--photography


 

MY ABSTRACT HEART PHOTOS


 

MY ABSTRACT HEART HISTORY

Released in August 1989 on vinyl album, compact disc and cassette.


 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF MY ABSTRACT HEART SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
3 O'clock Jump A&M Video 1989
Jump Street A&M Video 1989
My Abstract Heart A&M Video special 1989

NORTH ON SOUTH ST. (1991)

NORTH ON SOUTH ST. SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

NORTH ON SOUTH ST. PRODUCTION CREDITS

Chris Boyd--executive producer
Steve Smith--engineer, remix
Mike Baumgartner--assistant engineer
Mike Morengell--remix engineer
Tom Hardesty--assistant engineer
Beth Stempel--production coordination
Derek Alpert--project assistance
Brian Gardner--mastering engineer
Chuck Beeson--art direction
Caroline Greystock--photography


 

NORTH ON SOUTH ST. MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
North on South St. US Billboard R&B Albums 51 1991
3 O'Clock JumpUSBillboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop591991
North on South St. USBillboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop401991

 

NORTH ON SOUTH ST. PHOTOS


 

NORTH ON SOUTH ST. HISTORY

Released February 12, 1991 on CD and cassette.

The album was remastered and issued as a CD on September 9, 2016. The digital download was released on January 6, 2017.

HERB ALPERT ON NORTH ON SOUTH ST.

I was interested in seeing if I could blend in with some of those sounds I was hearing--rap artists, hit-hop. I thought that jazz would mix nicely with that kind of music, where you'd get this incessant groove going on and then this free-ish feeling on top. For the most part, that's what we did; combine those two elements.

I'm really excited about it. Every now and then, I listen to my own things for pleasure, and I'm listening to this a lot.

I think that doing something different than what you've done before is the pursuit of any artist. You're not going to reinvent the C-scale--that's already been done. So you try to scramble it up in different ways. I've always been conscious of trying to keep the acoustic properties of the trumpet intact. I'm playing a brass horn-I just try to change what's happening behind me. Rather than pretending to be something I'm not, I just try to respond to what I hear. If what I play touches me, I accept it. If it doesn't touch me, I try something else.1

SOURCE:
A&M Records press release for North on South St. album, March 1991.


 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF NORTH ON SOUTH ST. SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
North on South St. A&M Video1991

MIDNIGHT SUN (1992)

MIDNIGHT SUN SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

MIDNIGHT SUN MUSIC MUSICIAN AND PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--trumpet, vocals, producer
Monty Budwig--bass
Larry Carlton--guitar
Frank Collett--piano
Eduardo Del Barrio--piano
Stan Getz--tenor sax
Bill Hughes--string arrangements
Jeff Hamilton--drums
Harvey Mason--drums
John Pisano--guitar
Barry Zweig--guitar
John Aguto--assistant engineer
Greg Goldman--assistant engineer
Ed Goodreau--assistant engineer
Jurgen Reisch--photography
Thom Russo--assistant engineer
Steve Smith--engineer
Roland Young--art direction


 

MIDNIGHT SUN MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
Midnight Sun US Billboard Cont. Jazz Albums 14 1992

 

MIDNIGHT SUN PHOTOS


 

MIDNIGHT SUN HISTORY

Released on April 23, 1996 on compact disc.

By mid-October, Midnight Sun had sold nearly 100,000 copies and had been on the Billboard's Top Contemporary Jazz Album Chart for nearly three months.

Midnight Sun remastered digital album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label. The CD was released on September 9, 2016.


 

MIDNIGHT SUN REVIEWS

Midnight Sun, Down Beat
 

HERB ALPERT'S THOUGHTS ON MIDNIGHT SUN

It started with my need to hear songs that have broader melodies. I'm a radio scanner, and it's hard to find songs that have full melodies these days. I was thinking of the songs that stuck to me through the years, the melodies that kept surfacing for whatever reason. Those are the songs we recorded.1

SOURCE:
A&M Records press release for Midnight Sun album, June 1992.


 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF MIDNIGHT SUN SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
Midnight Sun A&M electronic press kit 1987

 

Herb Alpert on The Tonight Show 1992

SECOND WIND (1996)

SECOND WIND SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

SOURCE:
Herb Alpert on the Silence Between the Notes. Ben Fong-Torres. Gavin, 1996.

SECOND WIND PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger
Jeff Lorber--producer, arranger
Alan Meyerson--associate producer, engineer, mix
David Pelman--assistant engineer
Brian Gardner--mastering engineer
Andrew Levine--technical assistance
Sheryl Lorence--musician coordinator, personal assistant for Herb Alpert
Gail Otsuji--assistant to Herb Alpert
Larry Vigon--art direction
Raul Vega--photography
William Claxton--photography


 

SECOND WIND MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
Second Wind US Billboard Cont. Jazz Albums 5 1996

 

SECOND WIND PHOTOS


 

SECOND WIND HISTORY

Second Wind released on April 23, 1996.

Alpert toured Britain to support the album. It was his first concert appearance there in 22 years.

Billboard ranked Second Wind 23 on its list of Top Contemporary Jazz Albums.


 

HERB ALPERT'S THOUGHTS ON SECOND WIND

Between A&M and my next project, I wanted some space. I was with the same label for so many years, and I was pigeonholed, which was a problem...I had these ideas of things I didn't want to do. I didn't want to repeat the past or to be corny. I didn't want to feel like some guy who's coming off the canvas and trying to make a hit record. The album is called Second Wind. I just liked the sound of it. I feel like I've kicked into a new gear.

PASSION DANCE (1997)

PASSION DANCE SESSIONOGRAPHY


 

PASSION DANCE PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger
Oskar Cartaya--producer, arranger
Alan Meyerson--engineer, mix
Ronnie Torres--engineer
Brian Gardner--mastering engineer
Andrew Levine--technical assistance
John Protzko--technical assistance
Sheryl Lorence--musician coordinator, personal assistant for Herb Alpert
Gail Otsuji--executive assistant to Herb Alpert
Bill Merryfield--art direction
Albert Sanchez--photography


 

PASSION DANCE MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
Passion Dance US Billboard Cont. Jazz Albums 7 1997

 

PASSION DANCE PHOTOS


 

PASSION DANCE HISTORY

Released on April 29, 1997 on compact disc.

Passion Dance was released in Great Britain in April 1997. Alpert toured Britain and Europe to support the album.

Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss won the Grammys' Trustee Award.

Herb Alpert won the Billboard El Premio Award for his contribution to the expansion of Latino music around the world. He also performed a Tijuana Brass medley at Billboard's fourth annual Latin Music Awards on April 30.

The song "Rise"was sampled by Notorious B.I.G. which went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Singles Chart.


 

PASSION DANCE REVIEWS

Passion Dance, Billboard, April 19, 1997
 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF PASSION DANCE SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
Beba ALMO Sounds Video 1997

HERB ALPERT & COLOURS (1999)

HERB ALPERT & COLOURS SESSIOGRAPHY


 

HERB ALPERT & COLOURS PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger, mix, cover art
Will Calhoun--producer, arranger, mix
Doug Wimbish--producer, arranger, mix
Greg Smith--producer, arranger
George DelBarrio--arranger
Alan Meyerson--engineer, mix
David Pelman--assistant engineer
Mick Stern--additional engineering
Bernie Grundman--mastering engineer
Bill Merryfield--art direction
Gerry Wersh--photography


 

HERB ALPERT & COLOURS PHOTOS


 

HERB ALPERT & COLOURS HISTORY

Released: June 15, 1999 on compact disc.

Herb Alpert's version of "The Look of Love"was nominated for the Best Pop Instrumental Perforamnce Grammy Award.


 

HERB ALPERT & COLOURS REVIEWS

Herb Alpert & Colours, Billboard, July 3, 1999

REWHIPPED (2006)

REWHIPPED MUSICIAN CREDITS

SONGS MUSICIANS
Whipped CreamHerb Alpert--trumpet
Ozomatli--guitars, vocals
Anthony Marinelli--bass, keyboards
David Alfonso--acoustic guitar
Justin Poree--percussion
A Taste of Honey Brad Breeck--drum programming, B4, Moog Modular
John Spiker--shaker, piano, clavinet, Wurlitzer, bells,
synth, lap steel, ukelele, bass
Green PeppersHerb Alpert--trumpet
Anthony Marinelli--electric piano, bass
Ladyfingers Camara Kambon--all instruments, drum programming
Kina Cosper--vocals, drum programming
Kenny Neal, Jr.--bass, drum programming
Love Potion #9 Herb Alpert--trumpet
Asdru Sierra--vocals
Clint Bennett--acoustic guitar
Raul Pacheco--electric guitar
Wildog Abers--bass
Justin Poree--percussion
Jiro Yamaguchi--percussion
Ulises Bella--sax, bass clarinet
Anthony Marinelli--keyboards
Peanuts Herb Alpert--trumpet
Anthony Marinelli--electric piano, bass
Tangerine Stefan Redenbaher--bass
Foosh--guitars
El Garbanzo Herb Alpert--trumpet
John Medeski--Wurlitzer, mellowtron, organ, piano
Billy Martin--drums, xylophone, breakbeat
Chris Wood--bass
Lemon Tree
Lollipops and Roses Herb Alpert--trumpet
Curt Bisquera--drums
Anthony Marinelli--bass, clavinet, synth
Bittersweet Samba Mocean Worker
Butterball Herb Alpert--trumpet
Anthony Marinelli--piano, bass, synth

 

REWHIPPED PRODUCTION CREDITS

SONGS PRODUCTION CREDITS
Whipped CreamAnthony Marinelli--producer, remix
Clint Bennett--engineer, mix, producer
 
A Taste of Honey John King--producer, remix
Brad Breck--co-producer, engineer
 
Green PeppersAnthony Marinelli--producer, remix
Clint Bennett--engineer, mix, producer
 
Ladyfingers Camara Kambon--producer, remix
Rick Aoyana--engineer
 
Love Potion #9 Anthony Marinelli--producer
Clint Bennett--engineer, mix, producer
 
Peanuts Anthony Marinelli--producer, remix
Clint Bennett--engineer, mix, producer
 
Tangerine DJ Foosh--producer, remix
Thomas Foyer--producer, remix
 
El Garbanzo John Medeski--remix
Chris Wood--remix
Billy Martin--remix
 
Lemon Tree Thievery Corporation--remix
 
Lollipops and Roses Anthony Marinelli--producer, remix
Clint Bennett--engineer, mix, producer
 
Bittersweet Samba Mocean Worker--remix
Butterball Anthony Marinelli--producer, remix
Clint Bennett--engineer, mix, producer
 

 

REWHIPPED MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
Rewhipped US Billboard Top Contemp. Jazz 2 2006

 

REWHIPPED HISTORY

On March 7, 2006 Rewhipped was released. "Some of [the tracks] worked even better than they did on the original album. I just feel that there is a good, insteresting album here."

Rewhipped remastered digital album released June 3, 2014 on the Shout! Factory label.


 

Rewhipped CD cover

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HERB ALPERT JOINS CREAM OF REMIXER CROP FOR REWHIPPED; COOL REMIX DISC REVISITS BEST-SELLING 1965 CLASSIC

      On March 7th Shout! Factory Releases Reinvention of Whipped Cream & Other Delights,
                    Featuring Ozomatli, Thievery Corporation, Medeski Martin & Wood,
                                                  and New Trumpet Solos from Alpert.

LOS ANGELES, CA - Legendary trumpeter, arranger, recording artist and music-industry trailblazer Herb Alpert has connected with a stellar crew of visionary remixers on Rewhipped, due March 7th on Shout! Factory. The 12-song collection serves up groovalicious takes on every track from Whipped Cream & Other Delights, the landmark, 4X GRAMMY-winning 1965 LP by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass that spent eight weeks at #1 when it was originally released.

Not content to merely hand off his originals for contemporary reinvention, however, Alpert has recorded tasty new trumpet solos for every track, personally revisiting each one with the passionate, signature sound for which he is renowned. The release of Rewhipped corresponds with Herb Alpert's March 13 induction into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, when he'll receive a Lifetime Achievement Award along with his fellow A&M Records co-founder, Jerry Moss.

Rewhipped is the first project to remix an album in its entirety. The list of producer-mixers adding 21st-century flavor to these classic recordings includes John King of famed production team the Dust Brothers ("A Taste of Honey"), L.A.'s fiercely eclectic collective Ozomatli ("Whipped Cream,""Love Potion #9"), jazz-funk masters Medeski Martin & Wood ("El Garbanzo"), avatars of electronica Thievery Corporation ("Lemon Tree"), sample-juggling genius Mocean Worker ("Bittersweet Samba"), feted film composers Anthony Marinelli ("Whipped Cream,""Love Potion #9,""Green Peppers,""Butterball,""Peanuts,""Lollipops and Roses") and Camara Kambon ("Ladyfingers"), and Teutonic turntablist DJ Foosh ("Tangerine").

Whipped Cream's sexy blend of jazz, pop, salsa, bossa nova and Dixieland set a new standard for stylish instrumental music and the all-time classic album continues to influence artists 40 years post-release. Rewhipped not only underscores Alpert's impact on the development of electronic music and remixing--his inventive use of overdubbed trumpet parts has been widely copied--it also stretches the original's global sensibilities, adding slinky breakbeats and unexpected arrangements, among other sonic innovations. GRAMMY winners Ozomatli took the remix idea to the extreme by providing a spicy vocal track to the previously instrumental "Love Potion #9."

Boasting contributions from drummer Hal Blaine and pianist Leon Russell and loosely based on a theme of delectable edibles, Whipped Cream & Other Delights (reissued by Shout! Factory in 2005 as part of the Herb Alpert Signature Series) spent eight weeks at #1 and more than a year in the Top 10, eventually logging nearly three years in the Top 40. "A Taste of Honey"was a Top 10 single and snagged "Record Of The Year,"one of the album's four GRAMMY Awards. For his part, Alpert has sold more than 75 million records worldwide.

Whipped Cream's provocative cover, meanwhile -- depicting a voluptuous model named Dolores Erickson wearing nothing but whipped cream -- became an essential tableau of the era. The artwork for Rewhipped salutes this trailblazing iconography with a beguiling shot of cream-clad Guess girl Bree Condon.

In 1965, Whipped Cream & Other Delights was as cool as it got. Four decades later, Rewhipped cruises the cultural cutting edge courtesy of today's hippest remixers. Take it for a spin and get swanky.

About Shout! Factory:
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory's DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company's audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY?-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable "best of"compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, Calif. Its fine products are distributed by Sony BMG Music Entertainment Inc. For more on Shout! Factory, visit www.shoutfactory.com.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS: WHIPPED CREAM & OTHER DELIGHTS REWHIPPED
Catalog Number: DK 97641
Suggested Retail Price: $18.98
Release Date: March 7, 2006

© 2006 by Shout! Factory. Reproduced with permission of Shout! Factory.
 

REWHIPPED PHOTOS

ANYTHING GOES (2009)

ANYTHING GOES SESSIONOGRAPHY

DATE CITYMUSICIANS
April 3-4, 2008
May 7-10, 2008
May 12-13, 2008
May 15, 2008
May 20-21, 2008
May 23, 2008
May 24-25, 2008
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Washington, DC
Boston, MA
Seattle, WA
Napa, CA
San Francisco, CA
Herb Alpert--trumpet, vocals
Lani Hall--vocals, percussion
Bill Cantos--piano, vocals
Hussain Jiffry--bass, vocals
Michael Shapiro--drums, percussion, vocals

 

ANYTHING GOES HISTORY

Released August 25, 2009.

The album was remastered and released on CD September 9, 2016 from the Herb Alpert Presents label.


 

ANYTHING GOES MUSIC CHART POSITIONS

TITLE COUNTRYCHART PEAK YEAR
Anything Goes US Billboard Jazz Albums 7 2009

 

HERB ALPERT & LANI HALL ON ANYTHING GOES

[Alpert asked his engineer to record the 2009 concert tour.] When I heard it back, I thought, 'Hmm, this might make a good CD. That was the concept.... I wanted to have some fun playing and doing some small venues with my wife, and that was it. When we got this tremendous feedback that we were getting from the audience, we decided to put out 'Anything Goes.'

We heard that Irving Berlin wrote “Let’s Face The Music And Dance” as a reflection of the ‘30s. And the Depression. So when you look at it with that in mind, it’s different. There’s an irony about the lyrics that you didn’t see before. Or at least I didn’t. We wanted that sense of drama and irony in the whole mood of the piece, and it came out very much like a cabaret song. It’s very powerful - I could see the questioning on people’s faces in the audience when we started. It’s really powerful. It’s a powerful arrangement.

SOURCES:
Herb Alpert Savoring the . Christina Fuoco-Karasinski. SoundSpike, February 10, 2011. br>


  An Interview with Herb Alpert & Lani Hall. Tony Sachs. Huffington Post, March 18, 2010.

ANYTHING GOES PHOTOS


 

SET LISTS FROM THE TOUR

SET LIST 1 (2008)SET LIST 2
Bermimbau
Night and Day/What Now My Love
Pararaio
Besame Mucho
That Old Black Magic
Let's Face the Music and Dance
Morning Coffee
I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face/
This Guy's In Love with You
A Taste of Honey
Dinorah/Morning
I've Got You Under My Skin
Laura
Paper Moon
You Go to My Head/Like a Lover
Antonio Carlos Jobim Medley
Fascinating Rhythm
Pararaio
Besame Mucho
Blackbird
Let's Face the Music and Dance
Berimbau
Paper Moon
That Old Black Magic
Morning Coffee
I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Dinorah
Anything Goes
'Til There Was You
Who Are You?
O Pato
I've Got You Under My Skin
Laura
Antonio Carlos Jobim Medley

 
SET LIST 3SET LIST 4
Bermimbau
Night and Day/What Now My Love
Pararaio
Besame Mucho
That Old Black Magic
Let's Face the Music and Dance
Morning Coffee
I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face/
This Guy's In Love with You
A Taste of Honey
Dinorah/Morning
I've Got You Under My Skin
Laura
Paper Moon
You Go to My Head/Like a Lover
Antonio Carlos Jobim Medley
Bermimbau
Pararaio
That Old Black Magic
Morning Coffee
I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Dinorah/Morning
Just Like a Star/
A Taste of Honey
I've Got You Under My Skin/Rise
Paper Moon
Jobim Medley You Go to My Head/Like a Lover
Laura

I FEEL YOU (2011)

I FEEL YOU MUSICIAN AND PRODUCTION CREDITS

Herb Alpert--producer, arranger, mix, trumpet, vocals
Lani Hall--producer, arranger, vocals
Bill Cantos--producer, arranger, piano, keyboards, synthesizer, vocals
Hussain Jiffry--producer, arranger, engineer, mix, bass, percussion, vocals
Michael Shapiro--producer, arranger,
      drums, percussion, vocals
Mike Harrison--engineer, mix
Doug Sax--mix engineer
Robert Hadley--mix engineer
Andreas Neumann--art direction, photography
Benjamin McAlister--art


 

I FEEL YOU HISTORY

Released February 8, 2011 Recorded at Sandbox Studio 2

The album was remastered and released on CD September 9, 2016 from the Herb Alpert Presents label.


 

I FEEL YOU PHOTOS


 

HERB ALPERT & LANI HALL ON I FEEL YOU

One of our goals is to take recognizable songs and do them in our unique way. We always try to put a different spon on songs and make them our own.

...we try to stay very conscious of the original melody. Basically, what happens is, Lani establishes the song and then everything that's happening behind her, even when we're recording, is pretty much improv. We have the chord structure, the harmonic structure and the general form of the song, but everything that happens within that is up for grabs. It works when you're honest. If you're trying to affect it, trying to be hip or corny or whatever, it's lost. But if you're just trying to be authentic, it works."

This album is filled with a lot of young energy. We recorded it exactly the way we wanted to. We wanted to present songs in a way they haven't been heard before. You can't trample on the Beatles [on 'Blackbird'], for example, because their renditions are the ones to listen to. But you can add a little something here or there and make it just a little different that it becomes something new.

I told the drummer Michael [Shapiro], and he stared at me in disbelief, ‘don’t play any backbeats. I don’t want any backbeats.’ The only place we did use [them] was on one part of “Moondance.”

Our drummer Michael Shapiro came up with this groove, and Lani had an idea how to play it, and all of a sudden [it]"What Now My Love"] felt right. It didn’t sound anything like the TJB recording, which I certainly didn’t want to recreate, so it just kinda fell into place.

Lani Hall: "Sometimes when we’re rehearsing, Michael Shapiro our drummer or Bill Cantos our pianist will start playing an abstract rhythm or a random chord, and suddenly a song will pop into our heads. That’s what happened with “Blackbird.” Bill was playing these unrelated chords, and I suddenly started singing “Blackbird.” As for “Here Comes the Sun,” we had this rhythm we were using on another song, and decided we didn’t like the song but wanted to save the rhythm. Then Michael started playing it one day and we just started doing “Here Comes the Sun.” And, as you can hear on the album, the rhythm never lets up. It’s like a train going through, and just keeps building and building. It’s almost relentless. I thought it was so fitting for that song."

There’s something about June Christy’s version [of "Something Cool"] I always loved, and I adore the melody. We kind of played around with the gender so it would work. Lani produced it. We recorded it three different ways, and the last version we [got in one take].

SOURCES:
A Man of Many Talents Herb Alpert Follows His Many Artisitic Passions. Aaron Leibel. Washington Jewish Week, February 9, 2011.
'Creativity is what we need more of, if we're going to survive in this world.' Paul Freeman. San Jose Mercury News, August 17, 2011.
Alpert Thrives AFter 50 Years of Hit-Making. Miriam Di Nunzio. Chicago Sun-Times, June 9, 2011.


  Herb Alpert & Lani Hall: Together Again for the First Time. Christopher Loudon. JazzTimes.com, February 14, 2011.

SET LISTS FROM THE 2011 TOUR

SET LIST 1SET LIST 2
Besame Mucho
Pararaio
Moondance
Fever
Viola Fora De Moda
Medley: Rise/The Lonely Bull/
      Tijuana Taxi/A Taste Of Honey
Let's Face The Music and Dance
Morning Coffee
I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
Blackbird
'Til There Was You
That Old Black Magic/Anything Goes
I've Got You Under My Skin
Laura
Antonio Carlos Jobim Medley:
      Agua De Beber/Corcovado/
      One Note Samba/Spanish Flea
What Now My Love
Night And Day
Besame Mucho
Pararaio
Moondance
Fever
Viola
Let's Face the Music and Dance
TJB Medley
Anything Goes
O Pato
Morning Coffee
Paper Moon
Blackbird/Berimbau
Cast Your Fate to the Wind
I've Got You Under My Skin
Laura
Night and Day/What Now My Love
Antonio Carlos Jobim Medley

 

During the 2012 performances at the Cafe Carlyle were:

This Guy's in Love with You
The Lonely Bull
A Taste of Honey
Besame Mucho
Let's Face the Music and Dance
Laura (sometimes with If I Were a Rich Man)
La Vie En Rose
Anything Goes
Violo Fora de Moda
Para Raio
O Pato
The Look of Love
Whipped Cream
Tijuana Taxi
Moondance
I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
The Trolley Song
I've Got You Under My Skin
Fever
Night and Day (sometimes with If I Were a Rich Man)
Rise
Agua de Beber
Til There Was You

  • Push and Pull

  • STEPPIN' OUT (2013)

    Steppin' Out CD cover

    STEPPIN' OUT MUSICIAN AND PRODUCTION CREDITS

    Herb Alpert--trumpet, vocals, producer
    Lani Hall--vocals, producer
    Randy Badazz Alpert--electronics, arranger, producer
    Eduardo del Barrio--arranger, orchestrations, keyboards
    Jeff Lorber--keyboards, guitar, producer
    Bill Cantos--arranger, orchestrations, keyboards
    Michael Shapiro--drums, percussion
    Hussain Jiffry--bass, engineer
    Coco Triusonno--bandoneon
    Ramon Stagnaro--guitar
    Paul Jackson, Jr.--guitar
    Nick Glennie-Smith--conductor
    Iggy Elizabesky--engineer
    Mari Falcone--arranger, orchestrations
    Alan Myerson--sound and mix engineer
    Mick Guzauski--mix engineer
    Bernie Grundman--mastering engineer


     

    STEPPIN' OUT HISTORY

    On June 25, 2013the single "Puttin' On the Ritz"was released. It was supported by a video and was imemediately used as the opening number of "So You Think You Can Dance"as performed by the televion show's cast.

    The album Steppin' Out was released on November 19, 2013. Alpert told the New York Times the album "[is] primarily me. My wife is featured on a couple of songs. They are songs I've always wanted to play, and I used an orchestra."

    "Puttin' on the Ritz"peaked at #26 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Songs chart.

    Steppin' Out remastered digital album and CD were released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label.

    SOURCE:
    New York Times Engages the Renaissance Man Herb Alpert, About Life, Music and His Cafe Carlyle Gig. James C. McKinley, Jr. New York Times (web site), March 4, 2013.
     

    Steppin' Out Grammy Ad

    PRESS RELEASE:
    Grammy Winner HERB ALPERT to Release New Jazz Album STEPPIN' OUT, 11/19

    Grammy-winning jazz great Herb Alpert is Steppin' Out on November 19 with a new album on Shout! Factory. Combining pop instrumentals and timeless jazz along with Latin-influenced rhythms reminiscent of the Tijuana Brass, Steppin' Out explores standards from the American Songbook as well as Alpert's own catalog, and features his wife, the Grammy-winning vocalist Lani Hall, on several tracks. The album will also be made available on digital platforms on September 24.

    Steppin' Out includes 16 songs, including a contemporary version of Irving Berlin's "Puttin' on the Ritz,"a video for which has just been released. The music has an undeniable charm coupled with an energetic and intricate dance routine choreographed by the Emmy award-winning team from So You Think You Can Dance, Napoleon & Tabitha D'umo, creating a magical pied piper-like scene. The video features musicians Lani Hall, Bill Cantos, Hussain Jiffry, Michael Shapiro and dancer Vincent Noiseux alongside corps dancers like Kherington Payne and others from So You Think You Can Dance USA, America's Best Dance Crew, Dancing with the Stars, This is It, and Step Up. The video follows the lead dancer in one single seamless camera shot, without any edits, on a musical journey, motivating everyone he passes to join the promenade. The video can be seen here: "Puttin on the Ritz".

    Also featured on Steppin' Out is Alpert and Jeff Lorber's "Jacky's Place,"with lyrics by Bill Cantos, featuring vocals by Lani Hall, Art Pepper's ballad "Our Song,"the chill Alpert/Lorber/Cantos composition "Green Lemonade,"Harry Warren and Al Dubin's "I Only Have Eyes For You,"featuring vocals by Hall, Ruben Fuentes Gasson's "Good Morning Mr. Sunshine,"from the Tijuana Brass' 1969 album The Brass Are Coming, the commanding ballad "Oblivion,"written by Astor Piazzolla, Irving Berlin's "What'll I Do,"featuring vocals by Hall, the Alpert/Lorber/Cantos composition "Cote d'Azur,"a fresh version of Edith Piaf's perennial favorite "La Vie En Rose,"Carl Sigman and Charles Dawes' "It's All In The Game"featuring Hall, Carlos Santana and Thomas J. Coster's "Europa,"Ziggy Elman and Johnny Mercer's "And The Angels Sing,"which originally appeared on Alpert's Going Places, Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael's "Skylark,"and Alpert and Jeff Lorber's "Migration,"with lyrics written by Bill Cantos and vocals by Hall. Closing out the album is the 50th Anniversary version of "The Lonely Bull,"composed by Sol Lake and first released on Alpert's debut album on A&M Records.

    HOLLYWOOD BOWL SET LIST

    Hollywood Bowl Flyer

    Moondance
    Para-raio
    Besame Mucho
    Fever
    Fly Me To The Moon
    Let's Face the Music and Dance
    Tijuana Brass Medley: This Guy's In Love With You/
          Rise/Whipped Cream/Lonely Bull/
          Mexican Shuffle/Tijuana Taxi/A Taste of Honey
    Viola/It Might As Well Be Spring
    La Vie En Rose/In the Game
    Puttin' On The Ritz
    I've Got You Under My Skin
    Jobim Medley: Agua de Beber/Corcorvado/
          Waters of March/One Note Samba


     

    NEW SONGS IN THE 2013 TOUR

    Puttin' on the Ritz
    Fly Me to the Moon (Lani Hall vocal)
    It's All in the Game (Lani Hall vocal)
    And the Angels Sing
    It Might As Well Be Spring

    MUSIC LEGEND HERB ALPERT RECEIVES
    GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR NEW ALBUM AND
    ANNOUNCES NEW YORK ART EXHIBITS

    For Immediate Release:                                                 Caroline Graham, C4 Global Communications
    December 10, 2013

    Steppin Out cover     Alpert, Hall Steppin Out video

    Los Angeles, CA December 10, 2013 -- Eight-time Grammy winning music icon Herb Alpert was just honored with a fresh Grammy nomination, "Best Pop Instrumental Album,"for his latest album Steppin' Out which explores standards from the American Songbook and features his wife, the Grammy-winning vocalist Lani Hall. The album introduces a contemporary version of Irving Berlin's Puttin' on the Ritz for which a popular dance video was released choreographed by the Emmy award-winning team from So You Think You Can Dance, Napoleon & Tabitha D'umo. The video also features dancers from So You Think You Can Dance, America's Best Dance Crew, Dancing with the Stars, This is It, and Step Up. Viewers are invited on a musical journey in which dancers encourage everyone who passes to join the promenade. Since Herb Alpert first introduced the Tijuana Brass with its signature sound, it has grown into a global phenomenon. He has sold over 75 million records. He is the only artist in history to have a #1 record as a singer and as an instrumentalist.

    Watch video of "Puttin' On The Ritz." Alpert is also honored by the Grammys this year as a talented songwriter for his the classic "Wonderful World,"which has been named to the GRAMMY Hall of Fame. "Wonderful World,"written in 1959 by Alpert, Sam Cooke and Lou Adler and often referred to as its opening line "Don't Know Much About History"was a hit for Sam Cooke (1960), Herman's Hermits, Otis Redding, Art Garfunkel and in 2004 picked by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the 500 Greatest songs of all times.

    Herb Alpert Totem     Gratitude spirit totem

    Herb Alpert will add to his numerous artistic achievements early next year when he opens two exhibits in New York City, January 2013. Celebrating the New Year, three of Alpert’s tall black bronze totems, “Spirit Totems,” will be on exhibit in Dante Park mid–January 2014. “I spent time looking all over New York City for the ideal place for the ‘Spirit Totems.’ I fell in love with Dante Park because it is an open thoroughfare where the sculptures are visible with a connection to jazz at Lincoln Center,” says Herb Alpert. The large totems being transported by truck to Manhattan from Malibu, California, for the exhibition in Dante Park are: Grace 2006 — 15 feet 8 inches, Freedom 2011 — 16 feet 9 inches, and Gratitude 2009 — 17 feet 2 inches.

    “The black totem sculptures” says Alpert “are pieces made of bronze with a black patina coating, that began life as 12 inch hand–sculpted clay forms. Gigantic–sized incarnations were then shaped by hand as well, before being molded and cast in bronze. Each piece takes as long as 3 months to complete.” Alpert began work on the series back in 2000, originally inspired by the totem poles of the indigenous tribes of the Pacific Northwest. The totems aesthetic has been described as “frozen smoke,” with Alpert himself comparing the freedom of spontaneity of their design to his improvisational work as a jazz musician.

    Freedom spirit totem     Grace spirit totem

    IN THE MOOD (2014)

    IN THE MOOD MUSICIAN AND PRODUCTION CREDITS

    Herb Alpert--trumpet, vocals, producer, engineer
    Lani Hall--vocals, percussion, producer
    Randy Badazz Alpert--electronics, arranger, programmer, engineer
    Eduardo del Barrio--arranger, orchestrations, piano, engineer
    Jeff Lorber--keyboards, guitar, engineer
    Bill Cantos--arranger, orchestrations, keyboards, producer, engineer
    Michael Shapiro--drums, percussion, arranger, producer
    Hussain Jiffry--bass, engineer, producer, mix engineer
    Paul Jackson, Jr.--guitar
    Jamieson Trotter--arranger, engineer
    Oliver Schnee--composer
    Brad Dutz--percussion
    Ricardo Hambra--percussion
    Scott Mayo--horns, heyboards
    Iggy Clizovesky--engineer
    Bernie Grundman--mastering
    Roland Young--art director
    Meryl Pollen--design


     

    The 14-track CD is Shout Factory stock number 82663 15522 and the 16-track CD is 82663 15533.


     

    IN THE MOOD HISTORY

    On July 31, 2014 "Chatanooga Choo Choo"debuted.

    On September 30, 2014In the Mood was released.

    The album was remastered and reissued on CD and digital download on December 4, 2015 from the Herb Alpert Presents label.


     

    SONGS FROM THE 2014 TOUR

    Moondance
    Chattanooga Choo-Choo
    Let's Face the Music and Dance
    Paper Moon/Blue Moon
    Don't Cry
    Fly Me to the Moon
    Tijuana Brass Medley (Rise, Tijuana Taxi, Mexican Shuffle, Whipped Cream, The Work Song, The Lonely Bull, A Taste of Honey)
    Up on the Roof/The Look of Love/Fool on the Hill/Never Say Never Again/Mas Que Nada
    Besame Mucho
    Viola (Viola Fora de Moda)
    La Vie en Rose
    Begin the Beguine
    This Guy's In Love With You
    I've Got You Under My Skin
    Puttin' On the Ritz
    Night and Day
    What Now My Love
    Jobim Medley (Agua de Beber, Quiet Night of Quiet Stars)


     

    2015 SET LISTS

    MARCHJUNE
    Moondance
    Chattanooga Choo-Choo
    O Pato
    Besame Mucho
    Don't Cry
    Fly Me to the Moon
    Tijuana Brass Medley (Rise, Whipped Cream, The Work Song, The Lonely Bull, Mexican Shuffle, Tijuana Taxi, A Taste of Honey)
    This Guy's In Love With You
    Up on the Roof/The Look of Love/Fool on the Hill/Like a Lover/Mas Que Nada
    La Vie en Rose
    Viola (Viola Fora de Moda)
    Begin the Beguine
    I've Got You Under My Skin
    Puttin' On the Ritz
    Jobim Medley (Agua de Beber, Quiet Night of Quiet Stars, Waters of March, One Note Samba-Spanish Flea)
    Night and Day
    What Now My Love/Bittersweet Samba
    Moondance
    Chattanooga Choo-Choo
    O Pato
    Besame Mucho
    Don't Cry
    Fly Me to the Moon
    Tijuana Brass Medley (Rise, Whipped Cream, The Lonely Bull, Mexican Shuffle, Tijuana Taxi, A Taste of Honey)
    This Guy's In Love With You
    Up on the Roof/The Look of Love/Fool on the Hill/Scarborough Fair/Like a Lover/Mas Que Nada
    Bittersweet Samba
    La Vie en Rose
    Viola (Viola Fora de Moda)
    Begin the Beguine
    I've Got You Under My Skin
    Puttin' On the Ritz
    Jobim Medley (Agua de Beber/Quiet Night of Quiet Stars/Waters of March/One Note Samba-Spanish Flea)
    Night and Day
    If I Were a Rich Man/What Now My Love

    COME FLY WITH ME (2015)

    COME FLY WITH ME MUSICIAN AND PRODUCTION CREDITS

    Herb Alpert--trumpets, arranger, producer, additional engineering, mix
    Randy Badazz Alpert--producer, programmer, additional engineering
    Marcel Camargo--guitars, cavaquinho
    Bill Cantos--keyboards, arranger, producer, additional engineering
    Eduardo Del Barrio--strings, keyboards, programming, arranger, orchestrator, producer, additional engineering
    Robert Greenidge--steel drum
    Bernie Grundman--mastering
    Hussain Jiffry--bass, guitar, arranger, producer, recording engineer
    Jeff Lorber--keyboards, guitar, programming, additional engineering
    Scott Mayo--sax, flute, vocals
    Judd Miller--EVI
    Louis Oberlander--photography
    Brian Porizek--art direction/design, cover illustration
    Dorrel "Fish"Salmon--Hammond 83 on reggae songs
    Michael Shapiro--drums, percussion, voice, arranger, producer
    Doug Trantow--mix
    Jamieson Trotter--keyboards, arranger, additional engineering


     
     

    COME FLY WITH ME HISTORY

    CD released on September 25, 2015. Vinyl album released November 20, 2015.

    The first album released on the Herb Alpert Presents label.


     

    COME FLY WITH ME OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

    HERB ALPERT'S 'COME FLY WITH ME': MIX OF BRAND NEW MUSIC AND BELOVED
    CLASSICS OUT SEPTEMBER 25

    Herb Alpert's legendary career includes five decades of unprecedented breakthroughs as an artist, record executive and philanthropist. In the past two years alone, he won his ninth GRAMMY for 2013's Steppin' Out and received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama. As impressive as those accolades are, they may soon be overshadowed. Come Fly With Me, his latest studio album (to be released on September 25 via his own label, Herb Alpert Presents) is some of the best work of Herb Alpert's career, rivaling his classic Tijuana Brass output. In the past year, Alpert composed seven original songs for the album, drawn from a diversity of musical influences, with inventive arrangements and lush orchestrations. His stirring new material is wonderfully complemented by fresh interpretations of some of the most indelible melodies of the 20th century.

    The exciting original compositions on Come Fly With Me were inspired by everything from a Tito Puente rhythm Alpert fell in love with (the propulsive "Night Ride") to jamming with his world class band in between shows on tour (the fun, reggae-infused "Cheeky"was born of these sessions). On "Walkin' Tall", another track with a punchy reggae beat, Alpert's trumpet melody slinks and slides. Herb's take on one of Frank Sinatra's most famous recordings, "Come Fly With Me,"is set to a groovy bossa nova beat with the surprising addition of a steel drum. His sparse take on George Harrison's "Something"includes the use of an electronic instrument known as an EVI, to play the signature guitar lick from the original recording.

    Alpert was always fond of the infectious melody in "Something", and of George Harrison as a person, who recorded on Alpert's A&M Records in the seventies. Alpert co-founded A&M in 1962 and headed the label for thirty years. In that time he mentored generations of pop icons, from The Carpenters and Cat Stevens to Sting and Janet Jackson.

    A 2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Alpert's albums have sold over 72 million copies, and 29 of his records have reached the Billboard 200. Herb has also dedicated his life to philanthropy, funding music education programs across the country. Through his personal foundation, Herb has helped establish music programs at UCLA and the California Institute of Arts. Both schools have named their programs the Herb Alpert School of Music in his honor. Alpert has also established the Herb Alpert Scholarships for Emerging Young Artists, which help provide tuition to twenty young musicians each year.

    Herb and his band will be on tour through January, including dates at the Smothers Theatre in Los Angeles on September 25th and City Winery in Chicago on October 1st.

    'Come Fly With Me' track list:
    1. Come Fly With Me
    2. Blue Skies
    3. Got A Lot of Livin' To Do
    4. Cheeky
    5. Take The A Train
    6. Love Affair
    7. Windy City
    8. Sweet and Lovely
    9. Walkin' Tall
    10. Night Ride
    11. Something
    12. On the Sunny Side of the Street
    13. Danny Boy


     

    HERB ALPERT'S 'COME FLY WITH US' TOUR OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

    The “Come Fly With Us” concert tour takes off around the USA, with Herb and his wife, the Grammy award–winning singer Lani Hall, and their three–piece band.

    Herb Alpert’s legendary career includes five decades of unprecedented breakthroughs as a musician, painter, sculptor, and record executive and philanthropist. In the past two years alone, he won his ninth GRAMMY® for 2013’s Steppin’ Out and received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama.

    Come Fly With Me, the latest album on his own label, Herb Alpert Presents, is some of the best work of Herb Alpert’s career, rivaling his classic Tijuana Brass output. In the past year, Alpert composed seven original songs for the album, drawn from a diversity of musical influences, with inventive arrangements and lush orchestrations. His stirring new material is wonderfully complemented by fresh interpretations of some of the most indelible melodies of the 20th century.

    The exciting original compositions on Come Fly With Me were inspired by everything from a Tito Puente rhythm Alpert fell in love with (the propulsive “Night Ride”) to jamming with his world class band in between shows on tour (the fun, reggae–infused “Cheeky” was born of these sessions). On “Walkin’ Tall,” another track with a punchy reggae beat, Alpert’s trumpet melody slinks and slides. Herb’s take on one of Frank Sinatra’s most famous recordings, “Come Fly With Me,” is set to a groovy bossa nova beat with the surprising addition of a steel drum. His sparse take on George Harrison’s “Something” includes the use of an electronic instrument known as an EVI, to play the signature guitar lick from the original recording.

    Alpert was always fond of the infectious melody in “Something,” and of George Harrison as a person, who recorded on Alpert’s A&M Records in the seventies. Alpert co–founded A&M in 1962 and headed the label for thirty years with his partner Jerry Moss.

    A 2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Alpert’s albums have sold over 72 million copies, and 29 of his records have reached the Billboard 200. Herb has also dedicated his life to philanthropy and funding music education programs across the country. Herb has also dedicated his life to philanthropy and funding music education programs across the country. Herb has also dedicated his life to philanthropy, funding music education programs across the country. Through his personal foundation Herb is dedicated to the arts and the spirit of giving back.

    Herb and his Grammy award–winning wife, vocalist Lani Hall, and their band will be on tour through March, 2016.

    Tour dates:
    December 2 — Saratoga, CA – Montalvo
    December 3 — Saratoga, CA – Montalvo
    December 5 — Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s Oakland
    December 6 — Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s Oakland
    December 7 — Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s Oakland
    January 26 — Seattle, WA – Jazz Alley
    January 27 — Seattle, WA – Jazz Alley
    January 28 — Seattle, WA – Jazz Alley
    January 30 — Spokane, WA – Spokane Symphony
    February 20 — Arcadia, CA – Arcadia Performing Arts Center
    February 29 — Vienne, VA – The Barns at Wolf Trap
    March 1 — Vienne, VA – The Barns at Wolf Trap
    March 3 – Melbourne, FL – King Center for Performing Arts
    March 4 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
    March 5 — Clearwater, FL – The Capitol Theater
    March 6 — Boca Raton, FL – Boca Raton Festival
    April 2 — Dallas, TX – Majestic
    April 5 — Phoenix, AZ – MIM Music Theater
    April 6 — Phoenix, AZ – MIM Music Theater

    SONGS FROM THE 2015 TOUR

    Moondance
    Chatanooga Choo Choo
    O Pato
    Besame Mucho
    Don't Cry
    Fly Me to the Moon
    MEDLEY: Rise/The Lonely Bull/Spanish Flea/Tijuana Taxi/A Taste of Honey
    Up On the Roof
    This Guy's In Love With You
    MEDLEY: The Look of Love/The Fool On the Hill/Like a Lover/Mas Que Nada
    La Vie en Rose
    Moda de Viola

    HUMAN NATURE (2016)

    Human Nature CD cover

    HUMAN NATURE CREDITS

    Herb Alpert--arranger, producer, trumpets, vocals additional keyboards, mix
    Bill Cantos--arranger, producer, keyboards, computer grooves, strings, vocals
    Eduardo Del Barrio--arranger, producer, strings, keyboards, vocals, computer grooves
    Bernie Grundman--mastering
    Hussain Jiffry--arranger, producer, bass, additional keyboards, vocals,mix
    Michael Shapiro--arranger, producer, drums, percussion, vocals
    Brian Porizek--art direction/design
    Andre de Santanna--bass, mix
    Michael Boddicker--synthesizer
    Jamieson Trotter--Hammond C-3
    Cris Gamez--turntable, samples
    Greg Manning--keyboards
    Lani Hall--vocals
    Gerry Wersh--photography
    Dewey Nicks--photography


     

    Herb Alpert Returns With Electronic And Dance-Infused 'Human Nature' September 30 - Brand New Collection Of Original Works + Classics Reimagined By The Iconic Musician

    Herb Alpert's new album 'Human Nature' finds the iconic musician delving into dance grooves and elements of electronic music in a way he has never done before. The new album, his fourth new release in just three years, is out September 30 and features five original compositions and Herb's signature reimagining of classics like Michael Jackson's "Human Nature,"Burt Bacharach's "Alfie"and "Don't Go Breaking My Heart,"and Bacharach and Elvis Costello's "Look Up Again."Herb's legendary career includes five decades of unprecedented breakthroughs as an artist, record executive and philanthropist. In the past three years alone, he won his ninth GRAMMY for 2013's Steppin' Out and received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama.

    Lead single and original track "Doodles"is propelled by a deep pocket groove and Herb's iconic phrasing, an earworm melody in his breathless style. "Human Nature,"a Michael Jackson smash hit, gets a Latin tinge, the song stripped to its essentials to let the rhythm and melody shine. The album artwork, of a figure playing the trumpet, is an original sculpture that Herb crafted.

    'Human Nature' is available for pre-order on August 5. Fans will receive an immediate download of "Doodles"with each order through iTunes or Amazon MP3.

    In September, Herb will also re-release 24 classic albums from his illustrious career on CD with 4 titles to be released on LP. Each title has been remastered from the original analog tape mixes by GRAMMY-winning engineer Bernie Grundman, who was the original mastering engineer for many of these recordings. Several have been out of print for a number of years.

    A 2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Alpert's albums have sold over 72 million copies, and 29 of his records have reached the Billboard 200. Herb has also dedicated his life to philanthropy, funding music education programs across the country. Through his personal foundation, Herb has helped establish music programs at UCLA and the California Institute of Arts. Both schools have named their programs the Herb Alpert School of Music in his honor. Alpert has also established the Herb Alpert Scholarships for Emerging Young Artists, which help provide tuition to twenty young musicians each year.

    TRACK LIST:

    1. Human Nature

    2. Shake It

    3. Alfie

    4. Thalia

    5. Look Up Again

    6. Incognito

    7. Don't Go Breaking My Heart

    8. Mystery Man

    9. Doodles

    For more information, contact Chris Taillie (ctaillie@shorefire.com), Max Lefkowitz (mlefkowitz@shorefire.com) or Matt Hanks (mhanks@shorefire.com) at Shore Fire Media, (718) 522-7171.


     

    SONGS FROM THE SPRING 2016 TOUR

    Bittersweet Samba
    Moondance
    Chatanooga Choo Choo
    O Pato
    Fever
    Fly Me to the Moon
    MEDLEY: Rise/Whipped Cream/The Lonely Bull/Spanish Flea/Tijuana Taxi/A Taste of Honey
    This Guy's In Love With You
    Up On the Roof
    MEDLEY: The Look of Love/Upa, Neguinho/The Fool On the Hill/Like a Lover/Mas Que Nada
    Something
    Come Fly With Me
    On the Sunny Side of the Street
    Never Never Land
    Begin the Beguine
    I've Got You Under My Skin
    Puttin' On the Ritz
    Besame Mucho
    MEDLEY: Agua de Beber/Corcovado/So Danco Samba/The Girl From Ipanema/Waters of March/One Note Samba

    The Tijuana Brass Medley could also include The Mexican Shuffle and Casino Royale


     

    SONGS FROM THE FALL 2016 TOUR

    What Now My Love
    Human Nature
    Moondance
    O Pato
    Besame Mucho
    Fly Me to the Moon
    Medley: Rise/ Whipped Cream/The Lonely Bull/Casino Royale/Spanish Flea/Mexican Shuffle/Tijuana Taxi/A Taste of Honey
    Up On the Roof
    Medley: The Look of Love/Upa, Neguinho/Fool On the Hill/Like a Lover/Mas Que Nada
    Something
    On the Sunny Side of the Street
    Never Never Land
    Come Fly With Me
    Alfie


     

    MUSIC VOLUME 1 (2017)

    Music Volume 1 CD cover

    Released July 28, 2017

    MUSIC VOLUME 1 CREDITS

    Herb Alpert--arranger, producer, trumpets, vocals additional keyboards
    Jochem van der Saag--arranger, producer, engineer, sound design, mix,
          keyboards, synth, programming, background vocals
    Eddie del Barrio--additional keyboards
    Dean Parks--guitars
    Brian Bromberg--acoustic bass
    Vlado Meller--mastering
    Brian Porizek--art direction, design
    Nick Spanos--photography


     

    OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

    Joyful, romantic sounds that stir the soul: that’s the overarching theme of Herb Alpert’s ‘Music Vol. 1,’ the trumpeter and composers’ new work out July 28 (via Herb Alpert Presents).  Alpert’s passion for timeless melodies takes the listener on a voyage that spans genres and generations with surprising twists and turns.  Always exploring and bursting with creativity, he teamed with GRAMMY-winning producer Jochem van der Saag (whose credits include Andrea Bocelli and Destiny’s Child) for the first time, crafting ‘Music Vol. 1’ at van der Saag’s home studio over the past year.

    ‘Music Vol. 1’ arrives with a brand new song written by Alpert, the infectiously funky “Sugarfoot.”  The euphoric album unfurls with tasteful twists on iconic songs, such as turntable scratches and electronic flourishes on “Unforgettable” and “Cheek to Cheek.”  The inclusion of both “Michelle” and “Imagine” point to the near-endless inspiration that Alpert draws from the music of John Lennon and The Beatles.  In his hands, “Michelle” starts with lush strings and effortlessly shifts into a swinging, Parisian-inspired jazz motif.  Alpert’s lifelong love of Django Reinhardt led him to the classic “C’est Si Bon” and further takes the listener on a trip straight to France, the smell of tulips in the air, lovers walking hand in hand.  Herb also puts a fresh, breezy spin on “Flamingo,” a song he first recorded for 1966’s chart-topper ‘SRO.’

    ‘Music Vol. 1’ finds Herb Alpert as you’ve never heard him before, and arrives at a busy time.  Last year’s ‘Human Nature’ LP earned him yet another GRAMMY nomination.  He also won a GRAMMY for Best Pop Instrumental Album in 2014 for ‘Steppin’ Out.’  A holiday album will also arrive later this year, with more details to be announced.
    * Billboard recently listed Herb at #7 on their Greatest Of All Time Billboard 200 Artists list.
    * He remastered and reissued 28 of his classic albums for the first time and released them fall 2016, 13 of which simultaneously debuted in the Top 50 of Billboard’s Catalog Jazz charts.
    * Herb is a 2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and nine-time GRAMMY winner.
    * His albums have sold over 72 million copies, and 29 of his records have reached the Billboard 200.

    * In 2013, Alpert received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama.

     

    ‘MUSIC VOL.1’ TRACKLIST:
    1. Flamingo
    2. Unforgettable
    3. Michelle
    4. C’est Si Bon
    5. I’m Yours
    6. Cheek to Cheek
    7. Just a Gigolo
    8. Witchcraft
    9. Sugarfoot
    10. Strike Up The Band
    11. You Stepped Out of a Dream
    12. Imagine

    Music Vol. 1 #1 on Billboard
     

    OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF MUSIC VOLUME 1 SONGS

    I'm Yours

    THE CHRISTMAS WISH

    Christmas Wish CD cover

    Released on September 29, 2017 as digital download, CD and vinyl.

    The album features orchestra and choir. Reknowned composer and arranger Chris Walden arranged the album. The photo below appeared on Mr. Walden's website.

    Herb Alpert, Chris Walden, Walden owns photo
     

    THE CHRISTMAS WISH CREDITS

    Herb Alpertarranger, producer, trumpets
    Michael Shapirodrums
    Anthony Wilsonguitars
    Larry Goldingspiano
    Patrick Warrenkeyboards
    Bob Zimmitti
    Paulinho ad Costa
    percussion
    Richard Carpenterarranger, conductor, celesta
    Lani Hallvocal
    Jochem van der Saagsynths, programming, sound design, mix
    Chris Waldenarranger, producer, conductor, trumpet, trombone
    Jeff Driskillalto, tenor and baritone sax
    Caroline Campbell
    Tammy Hatwan
    Jackie Brand
    Neel Hammond
    Shalini Vijayan
    Ben Powell
    Songa Lee
    Natalie Leggett
    Katia Popov
    Joel Pargman


    Josefina Vergara
    Erik Arvinder
    Serena Kinney
    Charlie Bisharat
    Lucia Micarelli
    Sarah Thornblade
    Katie Sloan
    Sara Parkins
    concertmaster
    principal second
    violins
    Brian Dembow
    Alma Fernandez
    Luke Laurer
    Shawn Mann
    Erik Rynearson
    Andrew Duckles
    first viola
    violas
    Vanessa Freebairn Smith
    Jacob Braun
    Giovanna Clayton
    Tim Loo
    Cecelia Tsan
    Ross Gasworth
    first cello
    cello
    Mike Valerio
    Ed Meares
    Drew Dembowski
    Chris Kollgaard
    first bass
    bass
    Heather Clark
    Jenni Olson
    Ben Smolen
    Johanna Borenstein
    first flute
    flute
    Ralph Williamsbass clarinet
    Andrew Bain
    Dave Everson
    Dylan Hart
    Laura Brenes
    French horm
    Doug Tornquisttuba
    Gayle Levantharp
    Edie Lehmann Boddicker
    Joan Beal
    Reid Bruton
    Joanna Bushnell
    Amick Byram
    Bill Cantos
    Alvin Chea
    Kenton Chen
    Craig Copeland
    Randy Crenshaw
    Jessica Freedman
    Dylan Gentile
    Jeff Gunn
    Vangie Gunn
    Christime Guter
    Scottie Haskell

    Dorian Holley
    Cydene Jackson
    Larry Kenton
    Amy Keys
    Rick Logan
    David Loucks
    Baraka May
    Mitchell Moore
    Bobbie Page
    Jocelyn Scofield
    Suzanne Waters
    Karen Whipple Schnurr
    Ann Sheridan
    Fletcher Sheridan
    Sally Stevens
    John West
    choir contractor
    choir
    Al Schmitt recording
    Steve Genewick engineer
    Nick RivesPro Tools operator
    Vlado Meller mastering
    Gina Zimmitti
    Whitney Martin
    orchestra music contractor
    assistant music contractor
    Brian Poriizek
    Gerry Wersh
    Randy Badazz
    art direction, design
    art direction
    Nick Spanosphotography

     

    THE CHRISTMAS WISH HISTORY

    "White Christmas" was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella.
     

    HERB ALPERT'S THOUGHTS ON THE CHRISTMAS WISH

    When it felt right I struck and I found the right orchestrator and person to work with, Chris Walden, and I got excited about it....I didn’t want to make just another album, I wanted to make something that I thought was special.

    The orchestra we had is all professional musicians, and the thirty-two piece choir is all people who work in town and read music. That’s their livelihood.

    The album was recorded at Capitol Records Tower in [the] main studio there, the one that Sinatra recorded in. It has a huge history and it’s a really excellent studio.

    SOURCE:
    The Christmas Wish: A Conversation With Herb Alpert. Mike Ragogna. Huffington Post, December 1, 2017.


     

    THE CHRISTMAS WISH OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

    Get In The Holiday Spirit With Herb Alpert's First Seasonal Record In Five Decades, 'The Christmas Wish'

    Alpert Kicks Off The Most Wonderful Time Of Year On The Hallmark Channel's 'Home & Family' This Friday November 3
     

    'The Christmas Wish' Lands Alpert On Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Chart Top 3 For The Second Time This Year

    Herb Alpert will cap off a remarkable 2017 with perhaps his finest moment of the year: a return to holiday music for the first time in five decades. 'The Christmas Wish' features Alpert and a stunning 77-piece symphony and choir lending fresh interpretations to more than a dozen holiday hits. ‘The Christmas Wish’ was tracked at the hallowed Capitol Studios in the heart of Hollywood.

    Alpert is supported by a host of legendary friends and collaborators on ‘The Christmas Wish,’ including Richard Carpenter (who joins Herb on celesta for his "Merry Christmas, Darling”), Paul Williams (who penned original lyrics for the brand-new title track), composer/arranger Chris Walden (Aretha Franklin, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder) and engineer Al Schmitt (Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Madonna). Herb’s wife and bandmate Lani Hall joins him for lead vocals on the album’s title track. 'The Christmas Wish' follows up 1968's chart-topping 'Christmas Album,' recently named one of the 15 Greatest Holiday Albums of All Time by MOJO.

    'The Christmas Wish' will make its national television debut this Friday November 3 on The Hallmark Channel's 'Home & Family' morning show, where Herb will perform "Santa Baby." The 'Home & Family' performance comes on the heels of a #3 debut on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Album Chart, marking Herb's second top three debut of the year (after his 'Music Vol. 1' topped the same chart this summer). Earlier this year, Alpert was nominated for yet another GRAMMY (his second nomination in three years), interviewed on the Tonight Show by Jimmy Fallon and profiled by the LA Times. His 'Music Vol. 1' record was hailed as "life affirming" by AllMusic and "a new classic" by the Huffington Post, as Billboard dubbed Alpert “more prolific than most artists a fraction of his age.”

    Herb and his band are touring through the end of the year, including holiday stands at Yoshi's in the Bay Area and the Blue Note in Honolulu. A full list of dates is below.

    NOV 3 – Cerritos Performing Arts Center – Cerritos, CA
    NOV 6 – City Winery – Chicago, IL
    NOV 7 – City Winery – Chicago, IL
    NOV 8 – The Kent Stage – Kent, OH
    NOV 10 – Kiawah Island Weekend of Jazz – Kiawah Island, SC
    NOV 11 – Manchester Craftsmen Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
    NOV 12 – Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts – Annapolis, MD
    NOV 13 – Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts – Vienna, VA
    NOV 14 – Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts – Vienna, VA
    NOV 15 – Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA
    DEC 5-7 – Yoshi’s – Oakland, CA
    DEC 14-17 – Blue Note – Honolulu, HI

    ‘THE CHRISTMAS WISH’ TRACKLIST:
    Joy To The World – Silver Bells (Medley)
    Let It Snow – Rudolph (Medley)
    Santa Baby
    Carol Of The Bells - We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Medley)
    I’ll Be Home For Christmas
    Silent Night
    Winter Wonderland
    Merry Christmas Darling
    Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
    The Christmas Wish
    Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
    The Christmas Song
    White Christmas
    What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve
    Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desire

    For more information please contact Chris Taillie (ctaillie@shorefire.com), Mark Satlof (msatlof@shorefire.com) or Max Lefkowitz (mlefkowitz@shorefire.com) at Shore Fire Media, (718) 522-7171
     

    2017 SET LIST

    SET LIST 1SET LIST 2
    What Now My Love
    Human Nature
    Moondance
    O Pato
    Besame Mucho
    Fly Me to the Moon
    TJB Medley (Rise/Whipped Cream/The Lonely Bull/Mexican Shuffle/Tijuana Taxi/A Taste of Honey)
    This Guy's In Love With You
    Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
    Up On the Roof
    Lani's Medley (The Look of Love/Upa Neguinho/Fool On the Hill/Never Say Never Again/Like a Lover/Mas Que Nada)
    Something
    Michelle
    Dreamer
    I'm Yours
    Santa Baby
    I've Got You Under My Skin
    Puttin' On the Ritz Jobim Medley (Agua de Beber/Quiet Night of Quiet Stars/So Danco Samba/The Girl From Ipanema/The Waters of March/Didi/One Note Samba)
    What Now My Love
    Moondance
    Human Nature
    O Pato
    Besame Mucho
    Fly Me to the Moon
    TJB Medley (Rise/Whipped Cream/The Lonely Bull/Casino Royale/Spanish Flea This Guy's In Love With You
    Up on the Roof
    Lani's Medley (The Look of Love/Upa Neguinho/The Fool On the Hill/Like a Lover/Mas Que Nada)
    Something
    Michelle
    On the the Sunny Side of the Street
    Never Never Land
    Begin the Beguine
    I've Got You Under My Skin
    Puttin' On the Ritz
    Jobim Medley (Agua de Beber/Corcovado/So Danco Samba/The Girl From Ipanema/Waters of March/Dindi/One Note Samba

    MUSIC VOLUME 3

    To be released October 19, 2018.

    1. The Lonely Bull
    2. Spanish Flea / Rise
    3. Work Song
    4. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
    5. Green Peppers
    6. Whipped Cream
    7. A Taste Of Honey
    8. Spanish Harlem
    9. Bittersweet Samba
    10. Wade In The Water
    11. El Presidente
    12. America

    What a Wonderful World cover art

    WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD PRESS RELEASE

    Herb Alpert Reminds Us Of Louis Armstrong's Enduring Optimism In Troubled Times With New "What A Wonderful World" Video

    Listen To Alpert's Take On The American Classic Via Billboard

    Herb Alpert has unveiled an imaginative visual component to his recent cover of good friend and American legend Louis Armstrong’s “What A Wonderful World.” In a Q&A with Billboard, Alpert explains he was galvanized to put his own spin on the ubiquitous classic as a reminder of Armstrong’s overpowering positivity in uncertain times.

    Struggling with all the ugliness and divisiveness he saw around him, Herb found comfort in an answer Louis Armstrong gave when questioned on the unapologetic optimism of “What A Wonderful World.” Armstrong would say: "it aint the world that’s so bad, but what we’re doin’ to it. All I’m saying is what a wonderful world it would be if only we’d give it a chance. Love baby, love. That’s the secret." Alpert echoes Louis' exact sentiment in spoken-word form on the front of his “What A Wonderful World” cover. Love baby, love. That's the secret.

    Herb’s unique spin on the track incorporates instruments from around the world – Trinidad to Turkey and Japan to Bolivia – as well as an angelic children's choir. Children are particularly important to Alpert, who will donate 100% of proceeds to the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation.

    The accompanying video intersperses clips from the recording process with everyday reminders of the beauty in the world and appeals for kindness, honesty and compassion. On his 2018 tour dates, Alpert has been opening his shows with the “What A Wonderful World” video to rave reviews. To experience it in a live setting, check out Alpert’s upcoming show schedule (more to be announced soon).

    Herb Alpert Tour Dates

    April 28 – Infinity Hall – Hartford, CT

    April 29 – Birchmere – Alexandria, VA

    April 30 – Diana Wortham Theater – Asheville, NC

    May 1 – McGlohon Theater – Charlotte, NC

    May 2 – Carolina Theatre – Durham, NC

    May 4 – Florida Theater – Jacksonville, FL

    May 5 – City Winery – Atlanta, GA

    May 24 – Bakersfield College Amphitheater – Bakersfield, CA

    May 25 – Harris Center – Folsom, CA

    June 13 – San Diego Country Fair – San Diego, CA

    August 12 – San Jose Summer Jazz Fest – San Jose, CA

    September 15 – Rio Theatre – Santa Cruz, CA

    For more information please contact Mark Satlof or Max Lefkowitz at Shore Fire Media, (718) 522-7171
     

    Wade in the Water cover art

    Released to media on July 10, 2018, and to the public on July 23, 2018

    2018 SET LIST

    What a Wonderful World
    What Now My Love
    Human Nature
    Moondance
    O Pato
    Besame Mucho TJB Medley (Rise/Whipped Cream/The Lonely Bull/Casino Royale/Spanish Flea/Route 101/Mexican Shuffle/Green Peppers/Tijuana Taxi/A Taste of Honey)
    This Guy's In Love With You
    Lani's Medley (Up On the Roof/The Look of Love/Fool On the Hill/Like a Lover/Laia Ladaia/Mas Que Nada)
    On the Sunny Side of the Street
    Something
    Michelle
    Dreamer
    I'm Yours
    Bye Bye Blackbird
    Begin the Beguine
    I've Got You Under My Skin
    Puttin' On the Ritz
    Jobim Medley (Agua de Beber/Quiet Night of Quiet Stars/Wave/So Danco Samba/The Girl From Ipanema/Dindi/One Note Samba/Spanish Flea)

    One album may be released in the spring.

    One or two albums may be released.

    GREATEST HITS & COMPILATIONS

    The following table has more than 70 compilation albums from around the world.

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    HERB ALPERT CATALOGUE CONFIRMED FOR WORLD WIDE RE–ISSUE

    Alpert reissue catalog 2016

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    Website: http://herbalpert.com/

    Following the strong reception to the re-release of Whipped Cream & Other Delights and Christmas Album at the end of 2015, legendary musician Herb Alpert will re-release 24 albums on CD with a four titles also being released on vinyl, on September 9, 2016.

    Each individual title has been remastered from the original analog tape mixes by Grammy–winning mastering engineer Bernie Grundman. Grundman, who was the original mastering engineer on many of the original Tijuana Brass and Alpert albums, also mastered and hand cut all four of the new vinyl re–releases using a specially designed lathe.

    All releases, several of which have been out of print for a number of years (in Europe, some have not been available in over 30 years!), will be presented with their original art work, making this collection must have for the Herb Alpert fan!

    To generations of music fans, Alpert is the dark–haired, trumpet playing songmaker whose name instantly brings to mind memorable songs like The Lonely Bull, A Taste of Honey, This Guy’s in Love with You and Rise. These are but a few of the tunes Alpert recorded either as leader of the legendary Tijuana Brass or as an artist in his own right, yielding five #1 popular hits, 9 Grammy awards, 14 Platinum and 15 gold albums – plus a staggering 72 million albums sold worldwide.

    To musicians world–wide, Alpert’s name implies an immediately recognizable and distinctly relaxed, economically spoken instrumental style. To the entire music business, Alpert remains the “A” in A&M Records, one of the most visionary record labels of the last half century, his success as a Broadway producer with a talent for sniffing out prize–winning theatre, and his philanthropic work which has seen his foundation donate millions to worthy causes.

    Herb Alpert Presents poster

    HERB ALPERT CONCERTS 1984 - TODAY

    The table below includes every concert tour by Herb Alpert since the last Tijuana Brass tour in 1984.

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    SONGS WRITTEN BY HERB ALPERT

    The table below contains 162 songs composed and published by Herb Alpert since 1960.

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    RECORDS PRODUCED BY HERB ALPERT

    Herb Alpert's career as a producer has spanned over half a century and over 125 albums and singles that he produced for other artists.

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    HERB ALPERT TRACKS ON OTHER ALBUMS

    This section lists nearly 100 albums that contained one or more tracks that Herb Alpert recorded and released on his own albums.

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    HERB ALPERT GUEST APPEARANCES

    This section lists over 80 recordings by other artists where Herb Alpert contributed an original performance.

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