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Herb Alpert
March 31, 1935 -
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

He has a method that likens the musician to an athlete, so I do physical exercises designed to keep a musician in shape in order to perform the function, which is to play music.


If you look at a record under a microscope, the high frequencies are short jagged edges... and the low frequencies are long swinging ones are deep bass sounds. When it cut it at half speed, you're getting more of those on the record.


I was taken in by the bravado and the sounds of Mexico... not so much the music, but the spirit.


I'm sure I'll go back again and record in the digital process.


It's very clean. With tape, you get noise.


Although there was a point with the Tijuana Brass where we were playing for such huge crowds that I kind of lost contact. At one point, the only connection I had with the audience was with people out there lighting cigarettes.


When I finish an album and I find myself listening to it in the car, because it makes me feel a certain way, that's the time to try to let other people know about it.


The Japanese seem to be a loyal audience.


Selfishly, I make music for me. I like to make music. I like looking for songs. I like working with interesting musicians. I like producing records. It's something I will always do.


You know, the record business is much different than being artist on stage.


I like to listed to the adventurous guys - the Coltranes, Miles Davis, the guys who just let it loose.


There's something interesting about playing live; you're in the moment, and I think it would be beneficial.


It's - as opposed to tape where you have a magnetic tape that's excited by frequencies that you hit, digital was a process where musical sounds are transferred to numbers and stored as numbers.


I confess that I listen to my own music for my own pleasure.


The reaction to this album has just been fabulous around the world... and I've had offers to perform from around the world and I'm tempted to do it. I've got itchy lips.


I practice every day. I've been doing it since I was eight.


Clifford Brown was in the jazz circles considered to be probably the greatest trumpet player who ever lived.


This was during a period when I was producing Brazil '66 records and got infected by Brazilian music.


We finally got our big break when Ed Sullivan put us on his show.


I find that it's nice to work with somebody and spin off on someone else's feelings. You get a little jaded by yourself.


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