Demobilized, Alpert found work in Hollywood and as a session musician, voiced a lot of movies (including The Ten Commandments, in which he also played a cameo role). There in 1957 he met Herb with Lou Adler. They began writing songs together and soon were taken to work by Keen Records ,for which the main actor, Sam Cooke, wrote four hits in a row (including the great Wonderful World)
Founder of the group Herb Alpert`s Tijuana Brass END, Herb Alpert (b. March 31, 1937, Los Angeles) is an American jazz trumpeter, composer ,arranger and bandleader no less known as a co-owner of one of the largest and most successful over the past three decades, the record A & M Records. In eight years, Herb first picked up a pipe, and finishing with an average Fairfax school, established in the thought that would be a jazzman ,however, the next two years Herb spent playing the trumpet in the army band.
Demobilized, Alpert found work in Hollywood and as a session musician, voiced a lot of movies (including The Ten Commandments, in which he also played a cameo role). There in 1957 he met Herb with Lou Adler.They began writing songs together and were soon taken to work by Keen Records, for which the main actor, Sam Cooke, wrote four hits in a row (including the great Wonderful World) under the collective pseudonym Barbara Campbell. A year later, Lou and Herb produced the Baby Talk,first hit duet JAN AND DEAN on Dore Records and Alley Oop version vocal quartet DANTE AND THE EVERGREENS.
Despite its successes, Alpert continued to dream of a career artist, and when the alliance with Adler came to an end in March 1962 Herb and his producer Jerry Moss (Jerry Moss, p. 1946) have opened their own label Carnival Records,office which at first served as a Hollywood garage Alpert. In summer, they come up with for his company`s sign A & M (their names) , and in October issued a instrumental piece Sola Lake The Lonely Bull, with stylized Mexican rhythm, the sound of the orchestra and mariachi sounds bullfighting. On the cover, at the insistence of Moss ,was given the name of a fictitious band TIJUANA BRASS (allegedly, this Mexican town !) . By December 1962 the single climbed to the 6th line in the chart, paving the way to success as a Alpert and A & M. The press quickly dubbed the new genre " ameryachi ".
Early next year, Herb collected "real " TIJUANA BRASS composed of: Pat Senatore (Pat Senatore;guitar) and John Pisano (John Pisano ; guitar), Lou Pagani (Lou Pagani, keyboards, piano) , Bob Edmondson (Bob Edmondson, pipes) and Tonni Kalash (Tonni Kalash, pipes) and Nik Cero (cero Nick ; drums). Over the next eight years, they have published twelve became "gold" albums (five of which were spent at the top of the album charts for a total of thirty-two weeks!) , Thirteen of their singles hit the Top-100, including A Taste Of Honey (