Trombonist Geoff Alpert makes his entrance with his debut release Open Your Heart with a nice splash of smooth. Open Your Heart is flush with real jazz influence and some R&B grooves which include cool renditions of a pair of covers. In addition to the covers, Alpert presents some appetizing originals that easily appeal to the discerning ear. The trombone is usually considered the anchor of classic horn sections, however, in the funky hands of emerging recording artist Geoff Alpert, it becomes a melodic and sensual Smooth Jazz lead voice.