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New Herb Alpert release: Come Fly With Me

Featuring his long-time combo, along with some other familiar names, Herb Alpert has released his latest album, Come Fly With Me, on CD and digital download, with vinyl to follow at a later date.  The CD, MP3 download and 180 gram vinyl may be ordered through Amazon, and downloads are also available via iTunes.  (Click through the links to purchase.

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Credits:

Produced by Herb Alpert with Michael Shapiro, Hussain Jiffry & Bill Cantos

Tracks:

1. Come Fly With Me (Jimmy Van Huesen/Sammy Cahn) – 2:40
2. Blue Skies (Irving Berlin) – 3:39
3. Got A Lot Of Livin’ To Do (Aaron Schroeder/Ben Weisman) – 3:00
4. Cheeky (Herb Alpert/Michael Shapiro/Hussain Jiffry) – 3:24
5. Take The “A” Train (Billy Strayhorn) – 2:44
6. Love Affair (Herb Alpert/Eduardo del Barrio) – 4:11
7. Windy City (Herb Alpert/Jeff Lorber) – 4:31
8. Sweet And Lovely (Gus Anheim/Neil Moret/Harry Tobias) – 2:41
9. Walkin’ Tall (Herb Alpert/Hussain Jiffry) – 2:56
10. Night Ride (Herb Alpert/Michael Shapiro) – 3:14
11. Something (George Harrison) – 2:52
12. On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Jimmy McHugh/Dorothy Fields) – 1:41
13. Danny Boy (P.D. lyrics by Frederic Weatherly) – 3:25

Musicians:
Herb Alpert – Trumpet
Michael Shapiro – Drums, Percussion, Voice
Hussain Jiffry – Bass, Guitar
Bill Cantos – Keyboards
Eduardo del Barrio – Strings, Keyboards, Programming
Jeff Lorber – Keyboards, Guitar, Programming
Jamieson Trotter – Keyboards
Marcel Camargo – Guitars and Cavaquinho
Scott Mayo – Saxophones, Flute and Vocals
Dorrel “Fish” Salmon – Hammond B3 on Reggae Songs
Robert Greenridge – Steel Drums
Judd Miller – EVI
Randy “Badazz” Alpert – Programming

Recording Engineer: Hussain Jiffry
Additional Engineering: Eduardo del Barrio, Jamieson Trotter, Jeff Lorber, Randy “Badazz” Alpert, Bill Cantos & Herb Alpert
Mixed by Doug Trantow with Herb Alpert
Mastered by Bernie Grundman @ Grundman Mastering
Art Direction/Design & Cover Design: Brian Porizek
Photo by Louis Oberlander

Rare Herbie Alpert: “Finders Keepers”

Enjoy this early, rare Herbie Alpert single!  Written and produced by Herb Alpert and Lou Adler.

 

 

Beware: Pirated Herb Alpert CDs

An ongoing issue, further complicated by some countries’ copyright laws, has led to ongoing piracy of Herb Alpert’s recordings.

Just as a reminder, going forward, there is only one official label which produces Herb Alpert’s recordings:  Herb Alpert Presents.

Aside from Definitive Hits, A&M no longer distributes Herb Alpert’s recordings.  The deal with Shout!Factory has also expired, so all that remains are the few albums remaining in stock in the Signature Series.

Any other releases from countries outside the United States are unauthorized, unofficial, and not approved by Herb Alpert Presents. In other words, they are pirated recordings.  Quality and sources are questionable–they might be recycled from existing CDs, or made from poorly-transferred needle drops.

For genuine product, buy from reputable sellers, or buy used products of known good quality from sites like Discogs, eBay, and other outlets.

If you own, or are thinking of purchasing, any item that you are uncertain is legitimate, please stop by our Herb Alpert Forum “piracy” thread to inquire as to whether or not your chosen release is indeed legitimate, or not.  We are not only helping the artist protect his copyright, we are also helping prevent users from being burned by sub-par products.

 

Rare single: “Viper’s Blues”

Here is another  rarity for our readers: “Viper’s Blues,” credited to Herbie Alpert and His Quartet, on the Carol Records label.

 

 

Discography Overhaul

Ochre with top logo, variation 1Due to this site’s new WordPress format, we have taken our full discographies offline.  For now, we have a short “at-a-glance” discography in our left sidebar.  With current availability and future releases in an uncertain status at the moment, we will return with our new and improved discography pages late in the year, complete with purchasing links so that you may more easily locate those recordings you’ve been searching for.  Check back often!

“Rise” Reloaded! Check out Captain Badazz’s new video…

A fantastic new video featuring a new recording of a favorite tune…

Kudos to Randy Badazz!  We look forward to more upcoming news from Herb Alpert!

Herb Alpert/Lani Hall Album Release

LOS ANGELES, March 23 [PRNewswire] — Concord Records is pleased to announce the signing of music icon and legendary trumpeter and bandleader, Herb Alpert, and his wife, the internationally renowned singer, Lani Hall. The celebrated duo’s Concord debut Anything Goes is a live collection of beautifully reinterpreted standards, and marks the first complete project that Herb and Lani have recorded together. Anything Goes is slated for release on May 26, 2009. (Preorder from Amazon.)

Herb Alpert has sold more than 72 million albums worldwide as a musician and bandleader of the groundbreaking Tijuana Brass. He has won seven Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year for “A Taste of Honey,” and had three of his recordings–the early TJB hit “Whipped Cream,” 1966’s “What Now My Love,” and his 1979 solo hit “Rise”–honored with inclusion in the Grammy Awards Archive Collection.

In 1962, Alpert and Jerry Moss founded A&M Records, which became one of the world’s leading independently owned record labels and home to such renowned artists as The Police, The Carpenters, Carole King and Janet Jackson among others. During this time Herb produced the likes of Stan Getz, The Baja Marimba Band, Gato Barbieri, Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, and his wife of more than thirty years, Lani Hall. Lani’s own Grammy-award winning career as a songstress stretches from 1960s where she amassed hits as lead singer with Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66, leading into a string of solo albums in English, Portuguese and Spanish that began with 1972’s “Sun Down Lady.”

“Herb and Lani have put together an incredibly special and heartfelt recording,” said John Burk, Executive Vice President of A&R at Concord Music Group. “It is truly an honor to welcome such esteemed artists to the Concord family.”

For a complete list of confirmed dates please visit: http://www.herbalpert.com

SOURCE Concord Records

Beware of new Herb Alpert CD releases!

We have had a few of our TJB Forum members point out a rash of CD releases showing up on eBay that claim to be “official” CDs. If you want to know what is officially and legally in print, check out our availability thread in the forum. From what our users are saying in this forum thread, these “official” CDs are made from needle drops. Just a reminder to everyone: Herb Alpert owns and controls his master tapes, so any official Herb Alpert and Tijuana Brass products would not be released without his approval in any country. A&M Records is no longer involved in Alpert’s recordings.