By Scott Feemster
Herb Alpert is an American trumpeter, musician, producer, composer, artist, music executive, restaurateur and philanthropist whose work has spanned from the late 1950s to the present. However, in the public's mind he will probably always be thought of as the smiling, dark haired man in the charro suit who fronted the Tijuana Brass in the 1960s. Either with the Tijuana Brass or solo, Alpert has scored 5 #1 pop hits, 14 platinum and 15 gold albums, 8 Grammy awards and has sold over 72 million albums worldwide to date.
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