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View Trumpeter Herb Alpert: ‘The guys that are in control are not honoring the arts’ Herb Alpert in his Malibu home recording studio. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Trumpeter Herb Alpert: ‘The guys that are in control are not honoring the arts’ >

Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times – While walking from his sculpture and painting studios to his recording studio on a typically Pacific-breezy afternoon, trumpeter, A&M Records co-founder and philanthropist Herb Alpert paused to describe his first brush with a horn. “As soon as I started to make a noise that made sense, man, this trumpet was talking for me…”

View Freedom to Stretch Out: Checking In On the Herb Alpert Foundation HERB ALPERT AND LANI HALL. PHOTO: JOE SEER/SHUTTERSTOCK

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Mike Scutari, Inside Philanthropy – As a jazz musician guided by “what feels right,” one may think that Alpert’s “seat of the pants” and “knee-jerk” philanthropy—his words, not ours—lacks an overarching design. Nothing could be further from the truth.

View Herb Alpert Awards Reward Risk-Taking Mid-Career Artists Herb Alpert Award winners (from left): Beglerian, Franceschini, Tribe, achugar, Fish

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Tom Teicholz, Forbes – There is a club in LA that has met every year for the last 23, filled with some of the most talented and creative people in the country – some might say the world. They are dancers, visual artists, playwrights, music-makers and filmmakers.