Archive for December, 2007

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass

Any examination of 1960’s instrumental popular music has to include a review of Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass. The only recording artists who outsold them in the 1960s were Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and the Beatles. Alpert was born March 31, 1935. He is also famous for being a recording industry executive – he is the “A” of A&M Records (a recording label he and business partner Jerry Moss founded and eventually sold). Alpert’s musical accomplishments include four top ten hits, thirty-six hot-100 singles, twenty-eight albums on the Billboard charts, eight Grammy Awards, fourteen Platinum albums and fifteen Gold albums. (more…)

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December 24, 2007 at 1:49 pm Leave a comment

Holiday Music Favorites (Addendum 2)

I’ve prepared another new Christmas arrangement. This one is “The First Noel” and is done is a sort of “Smooth Jazz” style:

The First Noel Stream Mp3

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December 14, 2007 at 12:18 pm Leave a comment

Holiday Music Favorites (Addendum)

This past week I added a new arrangement to my arsenal of Christmas tunes. It is the familiar, traditional carol, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”. If you listen to it, you will note the unmistakable influence of the great Wes Montgomery. (more…)

December 6, 2007 at 3:53 pm Leave a comment


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