THE LONELY BULL
Known for his mariachi-inspired easy listening sound, trumpeter Herb Alpert is one of the most successful instrumental performers in pop history. Prior to landing his own hits, Alpert had already teamed with fellow future industry titan Lou Adler to co-write a number of singer Sam Cooke 's most enduring hits, including "Wonderful World" and "Only Sixteen. He has also branched out into other avenues, earning respect as an abstract painter and founding his own philanthropic Herb Alpert Foundation in support of youth arts and education. Although he has periodically taken time off from performing, Alpert remains a vital studio and live performer, often pairing with his wife, vocalist Lani Hall , for albums like 's I Feel You and 's Grammy-nominated Human Nature. Although his father worked as a tailor, he was also a gifted mandolin player. Alpert 's mother also taught violin lessons, and both Herb and his brother David a drummer were introduced to music at a young age. Alpert first started out taking trumpet lessons at age eight, and by his teens was playing in dance bands and experimenting with recording equipment. Graduating high school in , he did a two-year stint with the Sixth Army Band, after which he enrolled at the University of Southern California.
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My tour of Western Canada has been rescheduled to out of an abundance of caution. Please hold on to your tickets…. Creator and innovator, musician and producer, artist, and philanthropist, Herb Alpert is a man with a profound passion. Born in Los Angeles, the future trumpeter came of age in a house filled with music.