28 July, 2017Print
Herb Alpert's Blissful 'Music Vol. 1' is Out Today
The twelve songs on Herb Alpert’s ‘Music Vol. 1’ have roots that span genres and generations - from Django Reinhardt to Jason Mraz and Irving Berlin to The Beatles. Despite such a wide array, each tune feels at home in the hands of Alpert and his iconic trumpet tone. Throughout ‘Music Vol. 1,’ the nine-time GRAMMY winner puts his own fresh, inventive spin on each timeless melody, continuing to tirelessly innovate at a level that has led Billboard to deem him "more prolific than most artists a fraction of his age."
On the just-released new record, Alpert seamlessly adds a Parisian jazz motif to “Michelle,” updates and modernizes “Flamingo” - one of his earliest classics – and continues to compose his own original material, including the infectious and funky “Sugarfoot.” It’s an ambitious project, but Alpert is consistently up to the task. The record finds the legend as you’ve never heard him before.
Listen to ‘Music Vol. 1’ for the first time:
The new record comes in the midst of a remarkable portion of Alpert’s career. 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.’
* 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:
C’est Si Bon
Cheek To Cheek
Just A Gigolo
Strike Up The Band
You Stepped Out Of A Dream
JUL 29 – St. Michelle Festival
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
SEP 26 - City Winery - Nashville, TN
SEP 27 - Stoughton Opera House - Stoughton, WI
SEP 28 - Holland PAC - Omaha, NE
SEP 30 - Springfield Jazz Fest - Springfield, MO
NOV 6 & 7 - City Winery - Chicago, IL
NOV 8 - Kent Stage - Kent, OH
NOV 10 - Jazz Festival - Kiawah Island, SC
NOV 12 - Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts - Annapolis MD
NOV 13 & 14 - The Barnes at Wolf Trap - Vienna, VA
NOV 15 - Sellersville Theater - Sellersville, PA
OCT 22 - Smothers Theatre - Malibu, CA
NOV 3 - Cerritos Performing Arts Center - Cerritos, CA
DEC 5-7 – Yoshi’s – Oakland, CA
DEC 14-17 – Blue Note – Honolulu, HI