Sunday, November 15, 2009

Horn of Plenty

The guy was popular and people still enjoy his music a lot. But I had no idea playing a trumpet could be this lucrative.

[The Los Angeles Times, April 9, 2008]
"Eight-time Grammy winner and Los Angeles native Herb Alpert, who in November [2007] pledged $30 million to UCLA to establish the cross-disciplinary UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, has now given $15 million to the School of Music at the California Institute of the Arts. In recognition of the gift... the school will be renamed the Herb Alpert School of Music."

Wow, Herb! You've rode that Lonely Bull a long ways. But it couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

Below: Herb and Lani Alpert

3 comments:

Stephanie B said...

My father, who was always big into instrumental music, classic and otherwise, loved Herb Alpert and contributed (in a small way) to Herb's success. I think he had ever album out there.

My dad had a soft spot for the sound of brass instruments played well.

I'm not a fan of instrumental music, in general, but I like Alpert and company, too.

Janet said...

Well, not a man, but . . .
oh never mind.

Janet said...

I have a Herb Alpert album (vinyl of course) that belonged to my father. Also a Rolling Stone album. He was a man of eclectic tastes. As am I.

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