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Herb Alpert

Source: billsretroworld.com

Herb Alpert is an American musician most associated with the group known as Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass. He is also famous for being a recording industry executive — he is the "A" of A&M Records (a recording label he and business partner Jerry Moss founded and eventually sold). Alpert's musical accomplishments include five number one hits, twenty-eight albums on the Billboard charts, eight Grammy Awards, fourteen Platinum albums and fifteen Gold albums. As of 1996, Alpert had sold 72 million albums worldwide.

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  • Birth name: Herbert Alpert
  • Also known as: Herb Alpert, Dore Alpert, Tito Alpert
  • Born: March 31, 1935 (age 80) Los Angeles, California
  • Origin: Los Angeles
  • Genres: Jazz, Latin, funk, pop, R&B
  • Occupation(s): Trumpeter, composer, arranger, songwriter, singer, record producer, record executive, painter, sculptor
  • Instruments: Trumpet, piano, vocals
  • Years active: 1957‒present
  • Labels: A&M, Verve, Almo Sounds, Shout! Factory
  • Associated acts: The Tijuana Brass, The Baja Marimba Band, Los Norte Americanos, The Mexicali Brass, Al Tijuana & His Jewish Brass, Black Sombrero Brass, George Garabedian, Sotelúm & The Minarete Brass Orchestra, Nashville Marimba Band, Richard Davis & The Tequila Brass
  • Website: herbalpertpresents.com

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Herb Alpert Shares Earth, Wind & Fire Cover, Talks 'Infuriating' Universal Studios Blaze: Exclusive
Billboard, 2019-08-21 16:30:25
Herb Alpert chose songs to arrange and record for his upcoming album Over the Rainbow the same way he always has. "It all starts...

Herb Alpert Award names five winners who will get $75,000 each to push their art forward
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-05-10 13:00:00
A playwright exploring the Asian American experience and a film and video artist who addresses the representation of Puerto Ricans in culture are among the five people who will receive $75,000 each as winners of the annual Herb Alpert Award in the Arts. The 2019 prizes, presented by the Herb ...

A&M Records Co-Founder Herb Alpert Marks 25 Years of Funding Artists When D.C. Won't: 'Politicians Don't Get It'
Billboard, 2019-04-26 14:33:00
Twenty-five years after ­legendary jazz trumpeter -- and A&M Records co-founder -- Herb Alpert established his Herb Alpert Award in the Arts...

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