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Herb Alpert, Tijuana Brass and Other Delights, BBC Four | reviews, news & interviews

Herb Alpert, Tijuana Brass and Other Delights, BBC Four

Herb Alpert, Tijuana Brass and Other Delights, BBC Four

Tijuana Brass trumpeter revealed as man of multiple parts

Trumpeter, businessman and artist Herb Alpert in his easy-listening heyday
I used to have a childhood fascination with the music of Herb Alpert, because I liked the tunes and always felt there was a hint of melancholy behind Herb’s breezy, nonchalant exterior. Everybody else found Alpert laughably cheesy, but happily, this excellent documentary proved that I was right all along by building a watertight case for regarding him as something of a neglected legend.
I used to have a childhood fascination with the music of Herb Alpert, because I liked the tunes and always felt there was a hint of melancholy behind Herb’s breezy, nonchalant exterior. Everybody else found Alpert laughably cheesy, but happily, this excellent documentary proved that I was right all along by building a watertight case for regarding him as something of a neglected legend.

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