Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – Going Places (1965/2015) [AcousticSounds FLAC 24/88,2]

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – Going Places (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz  | Time – 29:47 minutes | 577 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © Herb Alpert Presents

Alongside the jingle of car keys being placed in a bowl, trumpeter Herb Alpert’s horn work with the Tijuana Brass was the sound of the swinging ’60s. Yielding five No. 1 hits, nine Grammy Awards, 14 platinum and 15 gold albums, plus a staggering 72 million albums sold worldwide, Alpert has put out such memorable songs as “The Lonely Bull,” “Rise,” “A Taste of Honey” and “This Guy’s in Love With You,” either as a solo artist or with Tijuana Brass.

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass were rolling right down the middle of the American pop scene like a locomotive in 1966 — and this album captures them at the peak of their exuberance. By now, there really was a live, touring edition of the Tijuana Brass, and there was an easily identifiable TJB sound, with its strummed Latin American guitars, twin trumpet leads, delicate marimba or vibes (played by Julius Wechter of Baja Marimba Band fame in the studio), and strong grooves rooted in Latin American music, jazz, and rock. Alpert’s family of sidemen and composers were busy generating their own catchy hits, like Wechter’s deadly, infectious “Spanish Flea,” and the tragically short-lived Ervan Coleman’s wonderfully goofy “Tijuana Taxi.” The bossman’s trumpet could be joyous, mocking, and melancholy in turns, and his choices of tunes totally unpredictable; who else would dare juxtapose “The 3rd Man Theme,” “Walk, Don’t Run,” “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You,” and “Zorba the Greek” on one record? No other TJB record has as much unbuttoned fun and humor as this one — and not surprisingly, it spent six weeks at number one in 1966. ~~ AllMusic Review by Richard S. Ginell

01 – Tijuana Taxi
02 – I’m Getting Sentimental Over You
03 – More And More Amor
04 – Spanish Flea
05 – Mae
06 – 3rd Man Theme
07 – Walk, Don’t Run
08 – Felicia
09 – And The Angels Sing
10 – Cinco De Mayo
11 – A Walk In The Black Forest
12 – Zorba The Greek





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