Personnel includes: Herb Alpert (vocals, trumpet, flugelhorn); Abe Laboriel (acoustic guitar, bass); Tim May, Chris Pinnick, Carlos Rios, Jay Dee Maness (guitar); Tommy Tedesco (lute, balalaika); Pete Jolly (accordion); Tom Scott (lyricon); Bob Findley (trumpet); William Reichenbach (trombone); Andy Armer (piano, clavinet, synthesizer); Michel Columbier (piano, bass); Joe Sample (piano); Mike Lang (electric piano); James Jamerson Jr., Louis Johnson, Jerry Knight, Bob Magnusson (bass); Julius Wechter (marimba); Steve Schaeffer, Randy Badazz (drums, percussion); Harvey Mason (drums); Manolo, Emil Richards, John Bergamo (percussion).
Recorded at A&M Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California.
Personnel: Herb Alpert (vocals, trumpet, flugelhorn); Herb Alpert; Timothy May (guitar); Abraham Laboriel, Sr. (acoustic guitar); Jay Dee Maness (slide guitar); Tom Tom 84 (strings); Michel Colombier (piano, bass synthesizer, keyboard bass); James Jamerson, Jr., Jerry Knight, Louis Johnson (bass instrument); Manolo (percussion); Michael Boddicker (keyboard programming); Ben Barrett, Gene Page, Paul Shure, Harry Bluestone (unknown instrument); Chris Pinnick, Carlos Rios (guitar); Tommy Tedesco (balalaika, lute); Pete Jolly (accordion); Bob Findley (trumpet); William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. (alto trombone); Andy Armer (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Clavinet, synthesizer); Michael Lang (piano, Fender Rhodes piano); Joe Sample (piano); Tom Scott (lyricon); Julius Wechter (marimba); Bob Magnusson (acoustic bass); Steven Schaeffer, Randy Badazz (drums, percussion); Harvey Mason, Sr. (drums); John Bergamo, Emil Richards (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Alan Myerson.
Audio Remasterer: Bernie Grundman.
Audio Remixer: Don Hahn.
Liner Note Author: Herb Alpert.
Recording information: A&M Recording Studios, Studio D, Hollywood, CA.
Reissued, re-mastered, and re-sequenced for the 21st century, Herb Alpert's 1979 album RISE still has the big hair and polyester feel of the early '80s, though club remixes of two of the cuts, "Rotation" and "Aranjuez (Mon Amour)," update the producer/trumpeter's sound for a new audience, with the latter even adding trendy Arabic cadences. The title cut, with its laconic, laid-back feel and insistent bass riff, was also the backing track for the Notorious B.I.G.'s 1990s hit "Hypnotize." The album marked a triumphant comeback for Alpert, its sophisticated, upscale production blending his signature trumpet flourishes with contemporary touches such as massed synthesizers, disco beats, and orchestral backing.