The legendary Herb Alpert visits with Tom. The two friends discuss Herb’s start into the music business, songwriting, Sam Cooke, the evolution of the Tijuana Brass, that famous cover featuring whipped cream, A&M Studios, and the power of music as it pertains to life.
Herb Alpert at his finest: Legendary musician, songwriter, record executive, artist and philanthropist
Music icon Herb Alpert joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to celebrate his legacy in music, the success of A&M Records, and his unmistakable sound. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3822536/3822536_2021-03-20-030336.64kmono.mp3
This trumpet player has sold 72 million albums worldwide, including five number ones, and also founded A&M records. Ordinarily we’d talk about his person, place, and thing, but instead we devote our conversation to his person, songwriter Burt Bacharach--73 top-forty hits. One enormously successful musician talks about another, with respect and affection.
Episode 75, Part 1: Artists from UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Joy Sounds: Music You Need To Know
Part 1 of Artists from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. In this special two-part episode, we feature songwriters from UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. The songwriting classes are taught by Professor Natasha Pasternak and are offered through the Music Industry programs. In Part 1, we meet three songwriters from UCLA including Sanjana (@sanjmusic), Hayden Everett (@hayden.mp3) and Gabe Deibel (@refreshingtasteofcokezero) and hear some of their songs. We’ll also talk with Professor Pasternak to hear about her classes and her approach to teaching. For more information about the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, visit schoolofmusic.ucla.edu. Joy Sounds is presented in partnership with Music Connection – www.musicconnection.com
Episode 75, Part 2: Artists from UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Joy Sounds: Music You Need To Know
Part 2 of Artists from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. In this special two-part episode, we feature songwriters from UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. The songwriting classes are taught by Professor Natasha Pasternak and are offered through the Music Industry programs. In Part 2, we meet three songwriters from UCLA including Sophia James (@sophiajamesmusic), Krista Marina (@kristamarina_) and Seiji Oda (@seijioda). We also continue our conversation with Professor Pasternak and hear more about her background as a songwriter and artist and how she brings that experience into her classroom. For more information about the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, visit schoolofmusic.ucla.edu. Joy Sounds is presented in partnership with Music Connection – www.musicconnection.com
One of the most accomplished artists in the music industry, Herb Alpert has sold over 72 million records and co-founded A&M Records, one of the most successful independent music labels in history and home to such artists as The Carpenters, Quincy Jones, Cat Stevens and Peter Frampton. A brand new documentary, Herb Alpert Is…, directed by John Scheinfeld, provides a passionate and inspiring look at the life and work of Alpert and the incredible impact he’s had on American culture. Trumpet in hand, Herb Alpert first rose to fame in the 1960s with his Latin-flavored group the Tijuana Brass Band and has gone on to earn 15 gold and 14 platinum records. He has won nine Grammys and received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama in 2012. Less known is his striking work as an abstract painter and sculptor. And he was just named “Philanthropist of the Year” by the Los Angeles Business Journal for his significant support of educational programs in the arts nationwide, from the Harlem School of the Arts and UCLA to the annual ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards. Alpert talks to us about his decades-long career, the documentary and what lessons he’s learned - and still learning - on his incredible, artistic journey. Also, award-winning jazz composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Camille Thurman co-hosts and shares some valuable tips on staying inspired, creative and focused on your craft during the pandemic. Then music biz vet Benjamin Groff explains how to find and develop your identity as an artist. If you want to check out the fantastic new film, Herb Alpert Is… ASCAP and the ASCAP Foundation are thrilled to bring you an exciting opportunity to support the Foundation and entertain yourself in the process. Just use our special link to rent and stream the film PLUS watch some exclusive bonus material. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the ASCAP Foundation to help nurture the music talent of tomorrow. Are you a jazz composer under the age of 30? Submit a new, original work for The ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards, an honor granted annually to encourage talented jazz composers during the earliest stages of their careers. Winning composers will receive a monetary prize. The deadline is December 15, 2020. Check out Benjamin Groff’s first book, How Do I Get A Record Deal? Sign Yourself! - it’s currently available for free. He also has some terrific Teachable courses on songwriting and marketing, which you can find on his website too - he’s offering VERSED listeners 20% off, using code BENJAMIN20. Listen, Watch & Subscribe Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Podcasts
The comedy of Kevin James will bring a smile to your face and laughter to your heart. The masterful sound of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass will truly give you some memories to re-live or some to remember forever. Only Grady L. can talk about dejavu in a way only Grady L. can. Enjoy!
Herb Alpert is... / Film School radio interview with Director John Scheinfeld
KUCI: Film School
With his trumpet he turned the Tijuana Brass into gold, earning 15 gold and 14 platinum records; He has won nine Grammys Awards between 1966 and 2014, and received the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama in 2012. Herb co-founded the indie label, A & M Records with his business partner, Jerry Moss, which recorded artists as varied as Carole King, Cat Stevens, The Carpenters, Janet Jackson, Peter Frampton, Joe Cocker, Quincy Jones, Sergio Mendes, and The Police. A&M would go on to become one of the most successful independent labels in history. He has shown his striking work as an abstract painter and sculptor, worldwide. And through the Herb Alpert Foundation, he has given significant philanthropic support of educational programs in the arts nationwide, from the Harlem School of the Arts and Los Angeles City College to CalArts and UCLA. John Scheinfeld’s documentary Herb Alpert is... profiles the artist, now 85, mostly from the perspective of colleagues like Questlove, Paul Williams, Sting, and Bill Moyers. In their words, the shy, unassuming trumpeter is a musical, artistic and philanthropic heavyweight. Director John Scheinfeld stops by to talk about many facets of Alpert’s personal and public life that make him the compelling and warm-hearted person he is.For news, screenings and updates go to: herbalpertis.comFor more on the work and latest news go to: herbalpert.com