Geoff Alpert’s new album “Open Your Heart” is truly one of the more outstanding yet unusual albums to be released in recent memory. After decades away from playing, the passing of his wife in 2002 caused Alpert to pick up the trombone and start writing music again. With the help of his bassist Darryl Williams and co-producer Gail Jhonson, Alpert rose from the ashes and decided to share his musical gift with the world.
Although the album is rooted in smooth jazz, Alpert utilizes many different styles, which results in a dynamic and engaging musical fusion. The album is accessible to many and will appeal to those who love smooth jazz as well as those who love funk, pop and many other styles. The album features the solo trombone, which is also a refreshing change from the more conventional solo instruments of smooth jazz.