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With his trumpet he turned the Tijuana Brass into gold, earning 15 gold and 14 platinum records; He has won nine Grammys Awards between 1966 and 2014, and received the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama in 2012.Herb co-founded the indie label, A & M Records with his business partner, Jerry Moss, which recorded artists as varied as Carole King, Cat Stevens, The Carpenters, Janet Jackson, Peter Frampton, Joe Cocker, Quincy Jones, Sergio Mendes, and The Police. A&M would go on to become one of the most successful independent labels in history. He has shown his striking work as an abstract painter and sculptor, worldwide. And through the Herb Alpert Foundation, he has given significant philanthropic support of educational programs in the arts nationwide, from the Harlem School of the Arts and Los Angeles City College to Cal Arts and UCLA. John Scheinfeld's documentary Herb Alpert is...profiles the artist, now 85, mostly from the perspective of colleagues like Questlove, Sting, and Bill Moyers. In their words, the shy, unassuming trumpeter is a musical, artistic and philanthropic heavyweight.

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I love the music and I think the man is fascinating... [But] we needed a more seasoned, artful director - not just because it wasn't very well paced, but because there were things that were repetitive and others that were completely left out.

October 9, 2020 | Full Review…

I love Herb Alpert and listening to all of these stories about him and his musical legacy was absolutely fascinating to me... It's fairly decent filmmaking, but ordinary filmmaking.

October 9, 2020 | Full Review…

It's mostly devoted to Alpert's blissful second marriage, to singer Lani Hall - they've been married nearly 50 years - and his philanthropic largess. But since there's a lot to gush about, that's okay.

October 4, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

You'll probably come away from Herb Alpert Is... not only admiring the man but wishing you were him.

October 2, 2020 | Full Review…

Like many an Eighties blockbuster album, Herb Alpert Is ... all A-side and no backend.

October 1, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

This movie will likely go down as the definitive documentary about Alpert and, as such, it's not a bad way to be remembered.

September 30, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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