Herb Alpert: Fandango 1982 CD-New $48.99

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1CD New For Collectors, Herb Alpert: Fandango 1982 Remastered 2013 Shout Records Made In USA.

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Herb Alpert: Fandango

Challenged and fired up by some new Mexican colleagues, Herb Alpert set out to make a record specifically for the Latin American market and ended up producing a masterpiece — the equal of the best Tijuana Brass albums, and in some ways maybe better than any of them. Fandango has a more authentically Latin American sound than the cosmopolitan TJB records, using rhythms from Mexico to South America, adding a coating of strings or synthesizers and Alpert’s soaring trumpets. More importantly, with the help of co-producer José Quintana, Alpert lined up some incredibly beautiful material from then-little-known writers like Juan Carlos Calderón, Diego Verdaguer, Rafael Perez Botija and Roberto Carlos. Some of these tracks are spine-chilling in their emotional pull and uncanny sense of structure; Alpert the master of the studio working at his peak. Alpert’s magnificent renderings of  Calderón’s high-flying “Route 101” (a Top 40 hit single) and aching “Margarita” are perfect records; you wouldn’t want to change a note. He also has a ball with Verdaguer’s driving “Coco Loco,” and the concluding track is a fast-moving medley of Latin American hits starting with Mexico’s “Frenesi” and rambling through Brazil’s “Bahia” and Spain’s “Moliendo Cafe” before riding off with the irresistible Venezuelan “Porompompero.” As much as one hates to limit the horizons of an adventurous musician like Herb Alpert, one must admit that Latin influences inspire his best work — and whether working in a Latin framework or not, he has yet to equal this CD.

Track Listing

1
Fandango
Herb Alpert
3:43
2
Margarita
Herb Alpert
3:45
3
Push and Pull
Herb Alpert
4:08
4
California Blues
Herb Alpert
3:54
5
Quiéreme Tal Como Soy [Love Me the Way I Am]
Rafael Pérez Botija
Herb Alpert
3:42
6
Route 101
Herb Alpert
3:25
7
Coco Loco (La Guajira)
Diego Verdaguer
Herb Alpert
2:59
8
Aria
Eduardo Magallanes
Herb Alpert
3:47
9
Angel
Herb Alpert
2:56
10
Sugarloaf
Roberto Carlos
Herb Alpert
5:07
11
Latin Medley: Frenesi/Bahia/Moliendo Café/Porompompero
Barroso
Herb Alpert
5:43

Video: Herb Alpert – Route 1982

 

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Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 1 in
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Fandango