HerbAlpert is an American trumpet jazz musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass or TJB….who is also a recording industry executive….while being the “A” of A&M Records….which is a recording label he and business partner Jerry Moss founded….and eventually sold to PolyGram. Alpert also has created abstract expressionist paintings and sculpture over two decades, which are publicly displayed on occasion.
Alpert’s musical accomplishments include five # 1 albums….and 28 albums total on the Billboard Album chart….nine Grammy Awards….fourteen platinum albums….and fifteen gold albums….who has sold 72 million records worldwide….as he is the only recording artist to hit # 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop chart as both a vocalist with “This Guy’s in Love with You” in 1968….and as an instrumentalist with “Rise” in 1979.
As seen in this video herewith…..Herb Alpert plays the “Star Spangled Banner” at the start of Super Bowl XXII with the Washington Redskins vs. Denver Broncos in 1988.