Album Remarks & Appraisals:
On September 9, legendary jazz musician Herb Alpert will re-release 24 classic albums from his illustrious catalog. The albums were remastered from the original analog tape mixes by Grammy-winning mastering engineer Bernie Grundman, who was the mastering engineer on many of the Tijuana Brass and Alpert albums. All releases, several of which have been out of print for a number of years (in Europe, some have not been available in over 30 years!), will be presented with their original artwork, making this collection must-have for the Herb Alpert fan!
Personnel: Herb Alpert (vocals, trumpet); Larry Carlton, John Pisano, Barry Zweig (guitar); Stan Getz (tenor saxophone); Frank Collett, Eddie del Barrio (piano); Monty Budwig (bass); Harvey Mason, Jeff Hamilton (drums).
With 1992's MIDNIGHT SUN, Herb Alpert indulges himself with vintage standards. A strong jazz feel imbues the relaxed atmosphere. The soloist's treatments of "All the Things You Are" create a cool and mellow version of the Hammerstein-Kern classic. Alpert reprises his 1965 hit, "A Taste of Honey," with a blue jazz feeling.
After pop concerns dominating his work for the previous 30 years, it's refreshing to hear this CD of timeless songs. MIDNIGHT SUN is not so much concerned with finding a hit through today's trends but rediscovering an appreciation of the great music that's been forgotten.