Herb Alpert, the legendary and Grammy winning musician, producer, creator and artist is celebrating a #1 album debut on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart this week with his newest release ‘Over The Rainbow’. This is the first #1 album that Alpert has had since the release of his Music Vol. 1 album on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart in 2017.
Along with the release of Over The Rainbow, Alpert has spent most of the year performing live shows throughout the U.S. and will continue throughout the fall, ending the tour with a set of dates at the Carlyle Hotel in New York City in November.
As one of the worlds most renowned and celebrated trumpet players, Alpert has once again broken the mold with a collection of songs that spans decades. Over The Rainbow was released on September 20th and is a 12 song collection that includes one original track and a cadre of classic and well known interpreted tunes performed in a way that only Alpert can deliver.
Recorded at both Alpert’s studio and at famed Grammy winning and multi-nominated engineer, arranger and mixer Jochem van der Saag’s studio, Over The Rainbow was recorded in eight months and boasts a roster of pop, classic and international hits that are familiar to all ages. The first song on the album is ‘Skinny Dip’, an original co-written and produced by Alpert, followed by 11 others including ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’, ‘All Love’, ‘Fantasy’, ‘Over The Rainbow’, ‘Copacabana’, ‘With You I’m Born Again’, ‘You Are So Beautiful’, ‘Nature Boy’, ‘Always On My Mind’, ‘South Of The Border’, and ‘What A Wonderful World’.
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass propelled his sound into the pop music limelight, and at one point outsold the Beatles two to one. In 1966, they achieved the since-unmatched feat of simultaneously having four albums in the Top 10– and five in the Top 20. Herb Alpert also has the distinction of being the only artist in history who has scored a #1 instrumental and a #1 vocal single on the charts.
Herb Alpert has had 39 Top 40 hits throughout his long and illustrious career, scoring 28 Top 40 singles with Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass including ‘The Lonely Bull’, ‘Mexican Shuffle’, ‘Spanish Flea’, and GRAMMY®-winners ‘A Taste Of Honey’, and ‘What Now My Love’, among many others. As a solo artist, Alpert has had 11 Top 40 singles including two #1 hits with ‘This Guy’s In Love With You’, and ‘Rise’. In 2016 the Herb Alpert Presents record label released 30 deluxe re-masters of the entire TJB catalogue plus all of Herb’s solo albums from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. In all, Alpert has recorded over forty albums and produced for many other artists, including Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, Stan Getz, Michel Colombier, Gato Barbieri and Alpert’s wife, GRAMMY winning vocalist Lani Hall, to name a few.
As an industry leader, Alpert’s commitment to artists with personal vision guided A&M Records (with partner Jerry Moss) from a Hollywood garage operation into one of the most successful independent record labels in music history that started in 1962 with Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. Stars including Janet Jackson, Quincy Jones, Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, Stan Getz, Cat Stevens, Supertramp, The Carpenters, Carole King, Sheryl Crow, Peter Frampton, The Police and scores of others that are evidence of the consistent quality and diversity of the A&M Records family.
In 2006, Alpert and Moss were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in recognition of their accomplishments and are a part of the Grammy Museum’s ”Icons of the Music Industry” series. In 2013 Herb Alpert was awarded The National Medal of Arts Award by President Barack Obama for his musical, philanthropic and artistic contributions.
‘Over The Rainbow’ is available on CD and digitally, everywhere music is sold and streamed. Find out more information here.
Herb Alpert/Lani Hall October Tour Dates:
10 BOA Performing Arts Center, Thousand Oaks CA
12 Majestic Theater, Dallas, TX
13 Dosey Doe, The Woodlands, TX
15 Paramount Theatre, Austin, TX
16 Tower Theater, Oklahoma City, OK
18 Arvest Bank Theatre, Kansas City, MO
19 Wentz Concert Hall, Naperville, IL
20 MGM Northfield Park, Northfield, OH
Before Herb Alpert & The TJB achieved the feat of four albums simultaneously in the top 10 , The Kingston Trio did so, for five consecutive weeks in late 1959 . See, for example, Billboard 16 November 1959 .