I absolutely love this record album. I use my computer monitor as a music stand now, since it's easier for me to practice having the audio and sheet music in the same place! Alpert played a clean but soulful horn with which he got more with less. The sound was distinctively Herb's, with a his solo trumpet backed up by a solid brass unit and marimba band. The laws were changed in 1978 and rules are different now, but this book was published in 1966. EdMann Heavyweight Member Joined: 31 Mar 2007 Posts: 2405 Location: The Big Valley Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:51 am Post subject: That pic of the book cover just brought back some very touching memories for me! If what you need is still out there Amazon can get it.
No problem on the plastic record! Benge Early 60's LeBlanc 707 Sonic rooster7 Veteran Member Joined: 22 Aug 2002 Posts: 338 Location: Oroville,California Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:04 am Post subject: I came across this book- Its not what you are looking for, but its close. Except for the last three tunes which are average at best, this recording cannot be considered high fidelity. If you long for excellent instrumental brass with heavy spanish flavor, this is the album you have been waiting for. TheRealAnubis Regular Member Joined: 22 Feb 2012 Posts: 19 Location: Florida Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:59 am Post subject: The plastic record! I played in a band many many years ago, and then put the horn away for almost 30 years. My husband and I had this album in the 70's and loved the lively music with each song. This Greatest Hits album was a huge success as well. But I'm not giving it up! Published by Hanson Modern World Library No.
And speaking of the latter,it intro'd that song to a whole new generation of listeners,not to mention it garnered favour with the generation that first heard it. Would you consider taking it to a Kinko's or some such place and getting them to make a digital copy for me,. The sound was definitely pleasing, catchy, and non-threatening a real trick in the mid-60's! Whether the publishing company went out of business is beside the point. I started playing in 1966 and this was one of the first books my parents got me when I was 10, a year later. I'm going through my cd collection and writing reviews on each one, especially since I bought almost all of them here on Amazon in the first place. Alpert continued to record on his own intermittently, and eventually expanded his entertainment enterprise to include radio and television productions.
The cover looks like this: Thanks in advance! The sound is rich and the quality is really good. If you look through the selections you will see many arrangements of others composers' songs that are still protected by copyright. I bought all of The Brass's records way back when and in fact still have them. TheRealAnubis Regular Member Joined: 22 Feb 2012 Posts: 19 Location: Florida Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:00 pm Post subject: Sounds good! I'm not sure about the piano book. Benge Early 60's LeBlanc 707 Sonic jiarby Heavyweight Member Joined: 08 Jul 2011 Posts: 1188 Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:31 pm Post subject: scan that puppy! Either way it will hook you,leaving you wanting more. Its first sixth albums, released in rapid succession, racked up over 11 million copies sold in just three years. I'll see if I can find it.
The musicianship was clean and flawless. Benge Early 60's LeBlanc 707 Sonic dmamazon Veteran Member Joined: 26 Apr 2005 Posts: 162 Location: Hilliard, Ohio Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:53 am Post subject: I have it somewhere. My trumpet book two trumpets and bone had a green cover. This is the guy who brought the world covered in shaving foam. I've finally found a pic of the correct cover, so it's now updated! I can send some pics of it if you like. As I listened - I had headphones on - it sounded weird.
I've been scouring Ebay, craigslist, bookstores, music stores, and even called the publisher in Miami, to no avail. I've checked ebay, and craigslist, and I've called several music stores that carry used materials, and I haven't been able to locate it. The sound created was instantly identifiable and they could make any song into their own. There are all kinds of filters with sound-editing software that can mangle a track like this, and it's obvious to me that that's what was done here. This came out around 1966. I also love the sound of spanish influenced trumpet backed by the marimba band; music to my ears! Yes long out of print.
Mark dmamazon Veteran Member Joined: 26 Apr 2005 Posts: 162 Location: Hilliard, Ohio Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:31 am Post subject: I actually found it! Of course, it's long out of print. Herb Alpert,the Definitive Hits,is a welcome release and sampling of both Alpert's prolific work with his band the Tijuana Brass,and his later solo work. Benge Early 60's LeBlanc 707 Sonic rhvjr New Member Joined: 26 Mar 2012 Posts: 2 Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:01 am Post subject: copy that book. This is the self-serving genius who scored the best James Bond film that wasn't really a James Bond film ever. Thanks for posting the cover! We are glad we were able to find it again through Amazon.
I'd love to have a copy of that old book, for practicing and for the group. . Herb's voice was coming from both channels, but not in sync or something. They sold multimillions of records as a result,and deservedly so,with the kids buying them as much as their moms and dads! One of my favorites to listen to with headphones. Of course, some of these tunes have been released in updated but not as through music books.