May 25, 2017

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

* 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.


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

  1. Sugarfoot
  2. Strike Up The Band
    11. You Stepped Out of a Dream
    12. Imagine


Tour dates:

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