No bull, that’s (l-r) Lani Hall, Herb Alpert and Bernie Grundman mastering Alpert’s latest album, Steppin’ Out, at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Photo by David Goggin.
Hollywood, CA (October 10, 2013)—Grammy-winning jazz great Herb Alpert—co-founder of A&M Records—recently mastered his new album, Steppin’ Out, at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Alpert was joined by his wife Lani Hall, who is featured on the album mastered by longtime friend Bernie Grundman. Grundman has worked with Alpert since the 1960s, when he was a staff mastering engineer at A&M Studios before founding his own mastering facilities.
The album features several song composed by Alpert and Jeff Lorber with lyrics by Bill Cantos, alongside versions of popular standards by Art Pepper (“Our Song”), Harry Warren and Al Dubin (“I Only Have Eyes For You”), Ziggy Elman and Johnny Mercer (“And The Angels Sing”), Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael (“Skylark”), Carl Sigman and Charles Dawes (“It’s All In The Game”), Irving Berlin (“What’ll I Do”), plus Carlos Santana and Thomas J. Coster’s “Europa.” Closing out the set is the 50th anniversary version of “The Lonely Bull,” composed by Sol Lake and first released on Alpert’s debut album on A&M Records.
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