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!
Audio Remasterer: Bernie Grundman.
The second album by "Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass" (still a group of studio session men at this point) was not an immediate hit after its single, "Marching Thru Madrid," failed to repeat the success of "The Lonely Bull." But after Alpert and the TJB scored two #1 albums in 1965, this earlier album also ascended the charts, becoming a Top 40 hit and winning the group its fourth gold record. ~ William Ruhlmann