31 March, 2010
March 31, 1935 was the day that Herb Alpert was born. Most famous for playing his trumpet, he is known for his great jazz, latin, funk, pop and r&b sounds. Although most of his career was as a solo artist, his start was with the group Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. He alo partnered with Jerry Moss to create A&M Records where he worked with other artists including The Carpenters, Sergio Mendes and Janet Jackson.
Here is a video of Herb Alpert performing two of his songs that are among my favorites:
For more music samples, check out his website.
Happy Birthday Mr. Alpert!