What is the significance of Herb Alpert naming his band the Tijuana Brass?

What is the significance of Herb Alpert naming his band the Tijuana Brass?

“It wasn’t a Mariachi band, it was a brass band, and I was trying to get the feeling of those afternoons that I spent there with ‘The Lonely Bull. ‘ Then, Jerry, my partner, came up with the band name, Tijuana Brass. We later did a TV special, and part of it was filmed in that bullring in Tijuana.”

Why is Herb Alpert so wealthy?

He earned his fortune as the co-founder of A&M Records. He co-founded the company with Jerry Moss. Herb and Jerry sold A&M to PolyGram in 1989 for $500 million in cash. In 1998, Herb and Jerry sued PolyGram and won an additional $200 million payout.

How did Herb Alpert and Lani Hall meet?

Alpert, a native Californian, first met Chicago-born vocalist Lani Hall in 1966 when he signed Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 to A&M. In 2008, Hall briefly reunited with Mendes, performing “Dreamer” on his album Encanto. Like her husband, she is an accomplished producer.

Who did Herb Alpert produce?

In all, Alpert has recorded over forty albums and produced for many other artists, including Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, Stan Getz, Michel Colombier, Gato Barbieri and Alpert’s wife, GRAMMY winning vocalist Lani Hall, to name a few.

Who founded A&M Records?

Herb Alpert
Jerry Moss
A&M Records/Founders

Herb Alpert (left) and Jerry Moss, who founded A&M Records in Alpert’s garage in 1962. From the early 1960s to the late ’80s, A&M was one of the most eclectic and powerful independent record labels in the world.

How old is Sergio?

80 years (February 11, 1941)
Sérgio Mendes/Age

Who played drums for Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass?

Nick Ceroli
Nick Ceroli – Jazz musician, drummer for the Tijuana Brass. He worked with Ray Anthony and Gerald Wilson in the early ’60s before joining Stan Kenton’s LA Neophonic Orchestra in 1965.