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Herb Alpert Quotes


36 Herb Alpert quotes:



"It's certainly an honor. When I got the call I didn't sure how to react, to tell you the truth. It wasn't until my wife's gynecologist called and congratulated me that I figured we were onto something."
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"He has a method that likens the musician to an athlete, so I do physical exercises designed to keep a musician in shape in order to perform the function, which is to play music."
"Although there was a point with the Tijuana Brass where we were playing for such huge crowds that I kind of lost contact. At one point, the only connection I had with the audience was with people out there lighting cigarettes."
"I don't think radio is selling records like they used to. They'd hawk the song and hawk the artist and you'd get so excited, you'd stop your car and go into the nearest record store."
"I like to listed to the adventurous guys - the Coltranes, Miles Davis, the guys who just let it loose."
"I practice every day. I've been doing it since I was eight."
"I was obligated to do a bunch of concerts and a television show, but something in my stomach was telling me this wasn't what I wanted to do."
"I was taken in by the bravado and the sounds of Mexico... not so much the music, but the spirit."
"I'm an old-timer in the business from the sense that when you do something that you feel good about there might be another person out there who feels the same way, or a hundred or a couple million."
"If you look at a record under a microscope, the high frequencies are short jagged edges... and the low frequencies are long swinging ones are deep bass sounds. When it cut it at half speed, you're getting more of those on the record."
"Instrumental music can spread the international language."
"It's - as opposed to tape where you have a magnetic tape that's excited by frequencies that you hit, digital was a process where musical sounds are transferred to numbers and stored as numbers."
"Selfishly, I make music for me. I like to make music. I like looking for songs. I like working with interesting musicians. I like producing records. It's something I will always do."
"The Japanese seem to be a loyal audience."
"The trumpet was not a lyrical singing instrument."
"There's something interesting about playing live; you're in the moment, and I think it would be beneficial."
"This was during a period when I was producing Brazil '66 records and got infected by Brazilian music."
"We always felt that if you do something with quality and integrity, then it's going to come back to you."
"We were like a trial for the digital process, and I found that in that particular timeframe, there were too many problems with it."
"With tape, you capture the impact, but you bring in some other elements. Sometimes those elements are good and sometimes, they're not."



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