The pair just released I Feel You, their first studio album in nearly 10 years, which reinterprets several well-known classics of the past few decades, including the Beatles' "Here Comes The Sun" and "Blackbird," Peggy Lee's "Fever" and Van Morrison's "Moondance," among other similarly venerable tunes.
Also covered: a reinterpretation of "What Now My Love," a hit for Alpert back in 1966 with his revered Tijuana Brass outfit.
Additionally, Alpert's artistic passions in other endeavors such as painting and sculpture have won him generous kudos from critics in surprisingly high quarters. Also of note is his Bel Air dinner club Vibrato, a gorgeously designed venue regularly featuring many top-notch jazz musicians.
Following the performance, we sat down for a discussion with the duo about their upcoming tour--dates both in February and in May--their new album, and the joys of working together. It was a heartwarming chat, and further reaffirmation that creativity is very often its own best award. Watch and see for yourself.
- Herb Alpert
- Lani Hall