TRUMPET ICON HERB ALPERT RETURNS TO CAFE CARLYLE, 9/5-16
Trumpet icon Herb Alpert and Grammy Award-winning vocalist/producer Lani Hall return to Café Carlyle, September 5-16. Lani Hall started her career as the lead singer of Sergio Mendes’ breakthrough group, Brasil 66. Herb Alpert‘s legendary career includes five decades of unprecedented breakthroughs as a musician, painter, sculptor, and record executive and philanthropist. He’s just announced the release of two new albums. The first, out in July, is Music Vol.1, a showcase for Herb’s creativity and first-time collaboration with Jochem van der Saag (whose credits include Andrea Bocelli and Destiny’s Child). The second is The Christmas Wish, recorded with symphony and choir, due out in September.
Performances will take place Tuesday – Friday at 8:45pm; and Saturdays at 8:45pm and 10:45pm. Weekday pricing begins at $85 per person / Bar Seating: $70 / Premium Seating: $135. Weekend pricing begins at $105 per person / Bar Seating: $80 / Premium Seating: $155. Reservations can be made by phone at 212.744.1600 or online via Ticketweb. Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel (35 East 76th Street, at Madison Avenue).
A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Herb Alpert has sold over 72 million albums and 29 of his records have reached the Billboard 200, with five of those albums reaching number one. Herb Alpert is the only musical artist in pop history to have both a Billboard #1 vocal song, “This Guy’s in Love With You” (1968) and a #1 instrumental song, “Rise” (1979). At one point in 1966, Alpert and the Tijuana Brass had four albums in the Top 10 and outsold the Beatles in the U.S. Some of Herb’s classic hits are “Taste of Honey,” What Now My Love,” “The Lonely Bull,” “Spanish Flea” and “Tijuana Taxi.”
“Making music is a natural thing for me to do,” says Alpert. “I love melodies from standards and I try to present them in a different way that hasn’t been heard before.”
In 1962, Alpert and his partner Jerry Moss founded A&M Records, the largest independent record company in the world. In 2006, they were both inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Lani Hall has recorded 22 albums in three different languages; four of those albums were recorded with Herb Alpert and their band. In 1983 she sang the title song for the James Bond film, Never Say Never Again and in 1985 she won a Best Latin Pop Performance Grammy for her album, Es Facil Amar.
About Café Carlyle at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
Originally opened in 1955, Café Carlyle is New York City’s bastion of classic cabaret entertainment, a place where audiences experience exceptional performers at close range in an exceedingly elegant setting. Since composer Richard Rodgers moved in as The Carlyle’s first tenant, music has been an essential part of The Carlyle experience. No place is that more evident than in the Café Carlyle.
Café Carlyle is known for talents including Woody Allen, who regularly appears on Monday evenings to play with thE Eddy Davis New Orleans jazz band. For three decades, Café Carlyle was synonymous with the legendary Bobby Short, who thrilled sell-out crowds for 36 years. His spirit lives on through the music at Café Carlyle.
Continuing the tradition of the 1930s supper club, Café Carlyle features original murals created by French artist Marcel Vertès, the Oscar-winning art director of the 1952 Moulin Rouge.
Photo credit: Dewey Nicks