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Sad to report the passing of saxophonist Gato Barbieri today. R.I.P.

We are saddened to report the passing of Leandro “Gato” Barbieri, who died today of pneumonia.  He recorded several albums for A&M, but is perhaps best known as the composer of the steamy Marlon Brando film Last Tango in Paris. Born 1932 in Rosario,…

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Originals: "Desafinado" by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd, covered on @herbalpert Lonely Bull album.

Very often, Herb Alpert’s albums were very “topical.”  Like a newscaster dispensing the latest news, many Tijuana Brass albums would feature recent hits.  Back in the era of the Lonely Bull album, another great style was taking over American airwaves and…

Somehow our feed from our WordPress sites was changed to "private" instead of Public.  I will be re-sharing these posts here, and hopefully future posts will work properly. 

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Originals: our series of original recordings or popular hit versions of songs covered by Herb Alpert.
Originals: "Lady Godiva" by Peter & Gordon, covered on the @herbalpert "Sounds Like" album.

Today’s Original is a 1966 hit from the duo Peter & Gordon (Peter Asher and Gordon Waller), a British pop duo who were part of the British Invasion of the 60s, whose tune “A World Without Love” would top the charts internationally. Our featured Original,…

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Originals: our series of original recordings or popular hit versions of songs covered by Herb Alpert.
Originals: Edu Lobo's "Limite das Aguas", covered on 1978 @herbalpert/@hughmasekela album. Enjoy!

Released in 1978, the Herb Alpert/Hugh Masekela album brought an entirely new sound to Alpert’s worldwide fans–a mix of funk, jazz and African stylings that was unlike anything he had ever recorded previously.  One track that intrigued us was “Lobo,”…

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Originals: our series of original recordings or popular hit versions of songs covered by Herb Alpert.
Originals: "Captain Señor Mouse" by Return To Forever, covered on @herbalpert Coney Island album.

The Coney Island album would stretch the “new” T.J.B. even further into new musical territory, covering tunes from many diverse artists and genres. “Señor Mouse” originated on the 1973 album Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy by Return To Forever.  This was the…

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Be sure to enter our CD giveaway at the forums! We are giving away two signed copies of Herb Alpert's latest, Come Fly With Me.
Enter our @herbalpert Signed CD Giveaway! Follow the link for details, and good luck!

Two lucky winners will win a copy of the latest Herb Alpert CD, Come Fly With Me, signed personally by Herb Alpert and Lani Hall!  To enter the giveaway and read the details, visit our forum.  Contest ends on Feb. 21, 2016, so don’t delay! Click here…

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Pete Jolly's A&M albums featured on All About Jazz this week.

Pete Jolly’s three A&M albums (Herb Alpert Presents, Give A Damn, and Seasons) are featured in an article this week on All About Jazz.  The article also gives a brief overview of the jazz role of A&M, including the CTi connection.  Give it a read. Here is…

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Released on this date in 1976, Peter Frampton’s landmark live album, Frampton Comes Alive, is released in the US.  The album would eventually produce three hit singles, including “Show Me The Way” (#6 Pop), “Do You Feel Like We Do” (#10 Pop), and “Baby I…

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Nara Leão and "5 Na Bossa" album featuring Edu Lobo, Tamba Trio. Leão toured w/ @sergiomendes in early 60s.

I stumbled across 5 Na Bossa quite by accident, as part of a search for Edu Lobo’s recordings.  For those unfamiliar with it, this album is a live recording on the Philips label from 1965, at the Paramount Theatre in Sao Paulo, featuring Nara Leão, Edu…
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