31 March, 2010

Celebrating...Herb Alpert

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!

Luv Ya!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Herb Alpert is 75? Really? I would be in complete disbelief except that I know he has been performing since the '50s. Amazing how the album (yes, album) Rise was released in '79 and the title song is still heard on the airwaves. How wonderful to be able to recognize your gift early and to celebrate it most of your life.