Wayne Alpern, Frankenstein is reviewed by JPs Music

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Wayne Alpern

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Wayne Alpern, Frankenstein (Henri Elkan Music)

Wayne Alpern Frankenstein

New York City composer, arranger Wayne Alpern is raring and ready to release his latest album titled “Frankenstein.” He describes his work on these new tracks as “bits of brawn and brains and bones dug up from the dirt, reconstructed and revived.” The eleven song album kicks off with an experimental jazz version of Carole King’s “You’ve Got A Friend,” which keeps the energy high and incorporates snippets of speeches from President Obama. Next, Alpern conducts his A-class of musicians through the smooth jazz sounds of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” before finding the perfect niche with Herbie Hancock’s “Cantaloupe Island.” Another masterpiece that Wayne Alpern makes his own is the Duke Ellington classic “Black Beauty,” as he gives respect to the master with this top-notch rendition. Wayne and his band finish up the album with the mellow meshing of jazz and R&B on Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” along with the funky, upbeat deliveries of “Dancing In The Street” and “Gimmie Some Lovin’.” To find out more about Wayne Alpern and his latest release “Frankenstein,” please visit waynealpern.com.

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