The Brass Are Comin' Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

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Label: Warner Music Group

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Latin Jazz

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  • 1The Brass Are Comin' (The Little Train Of Caipira)02:06
  • 2Good Morning, Mr. Sunshine02:38
  • 3Country Lake02:58
  • 4I'll Be Back03:16
  • 5Moon River02:55
  • 6The Maltese Melody02:15
  • 7Sunny03:10
  • 8I'm An Old Cowhand (From The Rio Grande)02:38
  • 9Anna02:39
  • 10Robbers And Cops02:15
  • 11Moments02:44
  • 12You Are My Life03:25
  • Total Runtime32:59

Info for The Brass Are Comin'

„The Western motif on the double-fold album jacket -- with Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass in costume -- signals this as another companion album to a TV special. But there is a deeper significance to this LP, for shortly after its release, a burned-out, personally troubled Alpert disbanded the Brass and retired from music for awhile. Indeed, stretches of this record reveal a tired group and a leader whose trumpet has lost much of its old zip. Even so, as on all TJB albums, there are several gems -- the stunning shifts in texture and tempo that enliven the worn-out "Moon River," the chugging bluegrass-tinged arrangement of Villa-Lobos' "The Little Train of the Caipira" that masquerades under the name of the title track, a haunting rendition of the Beatles' "I'll Be Back," the fast samba treatment of "Anna." Dave Grusin and Shorty Rogers contribute an occasional orchestration, and Alpert does a modest vocal turn on the lush "You Are My Life." But this time, the old sales magic was gone; the Tijuana Brass had suddenly become unhip in polarized 1969.“ (Richard S. Ginell, AMG)

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