Herb Alpert

Herb Alpert



Herb Alpert (born March 31, 1935) is an American jazz musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass, or TJB. Alpert is also a recording industry executive, the "A" of A&M Records, a recording label he and business partner Jerry Moss founded and eventually sold to PolyGram. Alpert also has created abstract expressionist paintings and sculpture over two decades, which are publicly displayed on occasion. Alpert and his wife, Lani Hall, are substantial philanthropists through the operation of the Herb Alpert Foundation.

Alpert's musical accomplishments include five No. 1 albums and 28 albums total on the Billboard Album chart, nine Grammy Awards, fourteen platinum albums, and fifteen gold albums. Alpert has sold 72 million records worldwide. Alpert is the only recording artist to hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop chart as both a vocalist ("This Guy's in Love with You", 1968), and an instrumentalist ("Rise", 1979).



A Taste of Honey
A Taste of Honey is an album by musical artist Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, released on October 10, 2017.
Limbo Rock
Limbo Rock is an album by musical artist Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, released on October 10, 2017.
The Sandpipers
Spirit of Troy

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The 'improv jazz' sculptures of trumpeter Herb Alpert
  –  February 21, 2018
“Herb Alpert: A Visual Melody,” the new show at Heather James Fine Art, includes bronze sculptures averaging 17 feet tall — free-flowing gestures filled with unexpected curves and twists, much like Alpert’s music. They’re inspired by indigenous ...
History of the Music Biz
  –  March 12, 2018
Another impactful interview was with trumpeter Herb Alpert, who surprised Sigman by claiming to be a “card-carrying introvert.” Volume Three, due out this year, will feature interviews with record executives Seymour Stein and Art Rupe, as well as Rick ...
Artist Profiles: Sergio Mendes
  –  March 11, 2018
Arriving on A&M Records’ doorstep in 1966, Sergio Mendes and his group were signed to a record deal by Herb Alpert, whose enthusiastic response enabled their immediate success. Blending Brazilian, jazz and American popular styles, Brasil ’66 became ...
Sitting Down with the Queen of Activism - Gloria Steinem
  –  March 9, 2018
“It’s crucial,” said Steinem. Inside the Herb Alpert Music Center, the lecture hall was filled with students, facility and community members eager to hear the wisdom of Steinem. She started out by saying – ‘Trump is not my president. We have all ...
SXSW Music Jazz Sampler
  –  March 9, 2018
The group's self-described "Singing Instruments" sound pleases crowds like Herb Alpert in his prime, as heard on her 2017 album Sweet Thing. A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over ...
Heather James Fine Art Announces New Gallery Openings in San Francisco...
  –  March 8, 2018
Herb Alpert: A Visual Melody: Herb Alpert is an American Jazz musician who maintains a second career as an abstract expressionist painter and sculptor. The exhibition consists of abstract mixed-media paintings from the early 90s through 2017 and large ...
George Harrison's 15 Greatest Guitar Moments After The Beatles
  –  March 6, 2018
His beautiful and imaginative steel-string solo, which starts at 2:24, dances over the embers of this smoky, jazzy, late-night love song, which Harrison originally wrote for jazz legend Herb Alpert, who requested a song but never actually recorded it.
Brian Culbertson: Colors of Love Tour
  –  February 28, 2018
Having worked and performed with countless industry all-stars such as Michael McDonald, Chris Botti, Ledisi, Barry Manilow, Herb Alpert, Natalie Cole, Maurice White (EWF), Chuck Brown and Bootsy Collins just to name a few, Culbertson has won numerous ...
Musicology professor explores German Idealism and music in new book
  –  February 28, 2018
Raymond Knapp, professor of musicology in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, has written a new book titled, “Making Light: Haydn, Musical Camp, and the Long Shadow of German Idealism.” Knapp, who has made a career exploring 19th-century symphonies ...
The 'improv jazz' sculptures of trumpeter Herb Alpert
  –  February 21, 2018
Acclaimed jazz trumpeter Herb Alpert is inspired by sound, motion and shape, all of which play a role in a series of large-scale totems on display through May 21 in Palm Desert. “Herb Alpert: A Visual Melody,” the new show at Heather James Fine Art ...

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