This past July, Vlado Meller teamed with legendary trumpet player Herb Alpert to master his new album
Music Vol. 1, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart. Now, it’s only fitting that the
two join forces again for The Christmas Wish, Alpert’s first holiday album in nearly 50 years, which was
released on September 29th.
Featuring Alpert’s take on holiday standards such as “Santa Baby,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Winter
Wonderland,” and "Silent Night” with backing from a full symphony and choir, The Christmas Wish was painstakingly mastered by none other than Meller himself. It’s Alpert’s first holiday album since 1968’s
classic Christmas Album, recently named to MOJO’s list of the Top 15 Christmas Albums of All Time.
“Vlado has a very musical and sensitive touch as a mastering engineer,” said Alpert, who has been on a
prolific run of releases with The Christmas Wish marking his second album of 2017 and sixth in five
years. The album was mixed by Jochem van der Saag, who also mixed Music Vol. 1.
“Herb is an incredible talent, and I’m honored to work with him again on this release,” said Meller. “His
trumpet is unlike anyone else’s, and it’s been a pleasure ensuring that it sounds as good on record as it
does in person.”
For more information on Herb Alpert and The Christmas Wish, please visit www.herbalpert.com.