Signed Promotional Photograph with the Tijuana Brass
A&M Records promotional photograph of the American trumpeter with his successful 1960s band, The Tijuana Brass, photographed at the California International in Beverly Hills. Alpert, who co-founded A&M records with executive Jerry Moss, has signed his name in black ink to the lower margin. In very fine condition. 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.).
The recordings released in 1962 and 1963 under the name Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass were in fact just Alpert overdubbing himself in the studio. By 1964, the "group" had become so successful, and demand for live performances had grown so high, that Alpert assembled a crew of session musicians to take on the role. They would perform together through the end of the decade.
From the collection of Paul McMahon, a critic, photographer and artist who worked for more than 13 years touring with Marlene Dietrich as the icon’s stage manager, announcer, dresser, secretary and escort, and later spent 25 years as an arts and entertainment reviewer and photographer with Gay Community News, Esplanade, Tommy’s Connection, The Mirror, Bay Windows and other publications.