Herb Alpert’s take on the classic “What A Wonderful World” is able to hit all of the highs of the original while infusing the track with a very cosmopolitan sound. With nods to Native American and Indian styles, the myriad of styles here will keep listeners on the edges of their seats as they discern what’s going on. Alpert’s playing is (as always) impeccable, working perfectly in each format in which it is placed. This playing easily provides the same sort of narration as Louis’ [Armstrong]s lyrics, with just a hint of lyrics interspersed in at the three-minute mark.
Herb Alpert “What A Wonderful World”