Herb Alpert--Tijuana Brass Medley

lj

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This terrific video is from 1997 in Munich Germany. I like the Cuban beat. It's the first time I have heard him use that rhythm style. Note the sax in place of the trombone. In the late 1990's did he have a regular traveling band or was this a pick-up group of musicians?

 

Bobberman

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I think it was some of the musicians who played on the Passion Dance CD but I loved watching and listening to this as always Herb and the Gang were really cooking there.
 

Rudy

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Yes, that would have been the tour for Passion Dance.

Quite frankly, I wish there were more albums like this one--it's a top notch band. A band like this, a dozen or so Latin classics, a hits medley, a new original or three, and it'd be smokin'!
 

martin

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I heard that band live in the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen in the summer of 1997 and that was really the best Herb Alpert concert I have ever seen. I never got to hear the TJB live, but that experience I imagine was the closest I could get to it, and then some. I also heard Herb a couple of times in 1996 with Jeff Lorber, and I have heard him with Lani and the quartet several times, all of that wonderful, but the 1997 concert with the Latin band stands out.

- greetings from the north -
Martin
 

Rudy

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I'm somewhat surprised that this was never acknowledged in the salsa/Latino/Latin jazz community back when it was recorded. It certainly holds its own around its contemporaries recorded around that time.
 

martin

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Well, If I remember correctly, Herb got a latin grammy award that year for his lifelong contributions.
I'm somewhat surprised that this was never acknowledged in the salsa/Latino/Latin jazz community back when it was recorded. It certainly holds its own around its contemporaries recorded around that time.
 

lj

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In light of Herb's use of the Cuban sound during this medley, it makes me recall what Antonio Carlos Jobim had said: "What really swings is the music of the United States, Cuba, the Caribbean and vicinity, and, of course, Brazil. The rest is all waltzes."
 
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