The Baja Marimba Band was a musical group led by marimba player Julius Wechter. Formed by producer Herb Alpert after his own Tijuana Brass, the Baja Marimba Band outlasted the Tijuana Brass by several years in part due to TV producer Chuck Barris, who included the group's music on his game shows in the 1970s. During his youth, Julius Wechter took up several percussion instruments including the vibes and marimba. In 1956 his group the Julius Wechter Quartet released a jazz album entitled Linear Sketches.
This first album, simply called THE BAJA MARIMBA BAND, was only released on CD once for a very brief period of time in Japan as part of the 25th Anniversary celebration of A&M's founding (catalog D32Y3555). It is today, almost impossible to find. The disc, case, inserts and obi strip were all included and in perfect shape. It would be wonderful if the album - and indeed all Baja Marimba Band albums - were widely released in the CD format.
Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer. 7. Moonglow/Theme from "Picnic". Steve Allen, Eddie DeLange, George Duning, Will Hudson, Irving Mills. 9. Maria's First Rose. 11. December's Child. 12. Back to Cuernavaca. blue highlight denotes track pick.
Baja Marimba Band - Heads Up! - Vinyl Record Album LP - Released 1967 -A&M Records (LP-145). Baja Marimba Band - Watch Out! - Vinyl Record Album LP - Released 1966 -A&M Records Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass - Warm - Vinyl Record Album LP - Released 1969 - A&M Records SP-4190. Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass - . Vinyl Record Album - Released 1966 - A&M Records LP-119.
Style: pop. Album year: 2016. Baja Marimba Band - Maria's First Rose 02:54. Baja Marimba Band - Samba De Orpheu 03:05. Baja Marimba Band - December's Child 02:12. Baja Marimba Band - Back To Cuernavaca 03:11. The Very Best Of - Baja Marimba Band.
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