9 June, 2017Print
Herb Alpert Brings Paris To Liverpool For His Enchanting Take On The Beatles' "Michelle"The Nine-Time Grammy Winner's Forthcoming 'Music Vol. 1' Is Out July 28
Herb Alpert has unveiled “Michelle” today via Billboard, from his new album ‘Music Vol. 1’ (July 28). In Alpert’s hands, The Beatles’ classic is transformed. A swinging jazz motif and lush string arrangement channel the most vibrant of Parisian nights, while the iconic vocal melody flourishes in the hands of Alpert and his unmistakable trumpet tone.
Listen to “Michelle” here: http://bit.ly/2sKP2C1
This rendition is partly an ode to French jazz great Django Reinhardt, a great inspiration to Herb as he began crafting ‘Music Vol. 1’ with GRAMMY-winning producer Jochem van der Saag. As always, The Beatles were another huge source of inspiration for Alpert, with “Michelle” and John Lennon’s “Imagine” both appearing on the new record. In May, Herb released 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.
Pre-Order ‘Music Vol. 1’ here:
‘MUSIC VOL.1’ TRACKLIST:
C’est Si Bon
Cheek To Cheek
Just A Gigolo
Strike Up The Band
You Stepped Out Of A Dream
JUN 11 - SF Jazz Center – San Francisco, CA
JUL 6 – Bayside Summer Series w/ San Diego Symphony – San Diego, CA
JUL 7 – Newport Jazz at Hyatt – Newport Beach, CA
JUL 27- Mark Woldson Fox Theatre– Spokane, WA
JUL 29 – St. Michelle Festival - Woodinville, WA
JUL 30 - Gesa Powerhouse Theatre/Winery – Walla Walla, WA
AUG 26 - Laguna Beach City Festival (Pagent of the Masters) – Laguna Beach, CA
SEP 5 - 16 – Cafe Carlyle (no shows on Sunday & Monday) – New York, NY
OCT 22 - Smothers Theatre - Malibu, CA
NOV 3 - Cerritos Performing Arts Center - Cerritos, CA
DEC 14-17 – Blue Note – Honolulu, HI