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When I finish an album and I find myself listening to it in the car,
by Herb Alpert

When I finish an album and I find myself listening to it in the car,
because it makes me feel a certain way,
that's the time to try to let other people know about it.
- Herb Alpert

I wake up in the morning, I do a little stretching exercises,
pick up the horn and play.
- Herb Alpert

Mexican Shuffle was a turning point of the Brass.
- Herb Alpert

Instrumental music can spread the international language.
- Herb Alpert

 

This was during a period when I was producing Brazil
'66 records and got infected by Brazilian music.
- Herb Alpert

I find that it's nice to work with somebody and spin
off on someone else's feelings.
You get a little jaded by yourself.
- Herb Alpert

The Japanese seem to be a loyal audience.
- Herb Alpert

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There's something interesting about playing live;
you're in the moment,
and I think it would be beneficial.
- Herb Alpert

I like to listed to the adventurous guys -
the Coltranes,
Miles Davis, the guys who just let it loose.
- Herb Alpert

The trumpet was not a lyrical singing instrument.
- Herb Alpert

I practice every day.
I've been doing it since I was eight.
- Herb Alpert

We always felt that if you do something with quality and integrity,
then it's going to come back to you.
- Herb Alpert

The reaction to this album has just been fabulous around the world...
and I've had offers to perform from around the world
and I'm tempted to do it.
I've got itchy lips.
- Herb Alpert

We finally got our big break when Ed Sullivan put us on his show.
- Herb Alpert

It's very clean.
With tape, you get noise.
- Herb Alpert

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.
- Herb Alpert

I confess that I listen to my own music for my own pleasure.
- Herb Alpert

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.
- Herb Alpert

I like to listen to classical music...
I like mainline jazz.
- Herb Alpert

I was taken in by the bravado and the sounds of Mexico...
not so much the music, but the spirit.
- Herb Alpert

I'm sure I'll go back again and record in the digital process.
- Herb Alpert

Clifford Brown was in the jazz circles considered to
be probably the greatest trumpet player who ever lived.
- Herb Alpert

You know, the record business is much different than being artist on stage.
- Herb Alpert

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.
- Herb Alpert

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.
- Herb Alpert

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.
- Herb Alpert

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.
- Herb Alpert

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.
- Herb Alpert

In choosing joy, the finish line dissolves
into a different matter altogether.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All endeavor calls for the ability
to tramp the last mile,
shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil.
The fight to the finish spirit is the one...
characteristic we must posses
if we are to face the future as finishers.
- Henry David Thoreau

Life is a journey. It is not a race to test
who can finish first or who can end up with the most loot.
Rather, life is best enjoyed as a meander -
watching the view to left and right - above and below -
as the days slowly move past in dress review.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In soloing - as in other activities -
it is far easier to start something
than it is to finish it.
- Amelia Earhart

I would rather start a family than finish one.
- Don Marquis

I've got to go.
That's one of the penalties of being a doctor.
I never seem to finish a conversation.
- Robert M. Fresco

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

I'd like to say I was smart enough to finish six grades in five years,
but I think perhaps the teacher was just glad to get rid of me.
- Alan Shepard

I've got more important things to think about.
I've got a yogurt to finish by today,
the expiry date is today.
- Gordon Strachan

I start a picture and I finish it.
- Jean-Michel Basquiat

I've done it with Broadcast News-where there was no finish line,
there was no agenda that I had to move all the characters to this point,
that I was sort of open to what happens.
- James L. Brooks

We don't start a job that we can't finish...
that's the American way.
- Paul Wolfowitz

I have often noticed that ancestors never boast of
the descendants who boast of ancestors.
I would rather start a family than finish one.
Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.
- Don Marquis

We're giving RCA another record, and that should finish them.
- Paul Kantner

There's a whole bunch of unfinished stuff.
Then I've got books of lyrics.
I find it frustrating to finish a song and not be able to record it...
so I don't write a million songs.
- Christine McVie

I don't finish every story, but I probably write and
send out three out of five of them.
- Robert Sheckley

This is an album of songs that I've always loved,
tunes that I heard.
For the first time in 53 years of recording,
I really had control over an entire album,
start to finish.
- Etta James

Well, usually when I finish one character,
I'm looking for a role that's really different.
- Piper Perabo

The war on terror is a fight that we did not start,
but it is one that we shall finish.
- Nick Lampson

My drawings at first were made altogether in watercolors,
but they wanted softness and a great deal of finish.
- John James Audubon

A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce,
anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job
and then have the patient sit up on the table.
- Jean Kerr

Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in.
- Evan Davis

Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does.
A man is not finished when he's defeated.
He's finished when he quits.
- Richard M. Nixon

As a result, I had to get my own playground which was my band Colours.
This band lasted for about eight years and then the
air was out of it and it was time to finish.
- Eberhard Weber

If my training goes well and according to plan I feel
that I am capable of a top 8 finish in Athens.
It will be a very difficult and technical course which will be to my advantage.
- Jonathan Brown

We're living proof that nice guys always finish last.
- Matthew Cooper

I write a lot of songs people don't hear.
I really just enjoy the process.
I finish 'em all.
I don't think there's a whole lot of difference between
the bad ones and the good ones.
- Bob Seger

Be yourself.
Above all, let who you are, what you are,
what you believe shine through every sentence you write,
every piece you finish.
- John Jakes

You get used to being lazy doing films,
but classical theatre's going to finish me off.
- Michael Gambon

I didn't finish the stories until we went to the Philippines and I got malaria.
I couldn't work and I didn't have any money,
but I had seven stories.
So I wrote three or four more.
- Denis Johnson

I'm usually going to make a record, finish a record,
start a record or start a tour or between tours.
- Phil Collins

My stories run up and bite me on the leg -
I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite.
When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off.
- Ray Bradbury

Because it's uncensored cable, I think we'll be able
to do the kind of sketch comedy that really hasn't been seen before.
We can actually finish jokes.
- Aries Spears

Every time I finish a book, I forget everything I learned writing it -
the information just disappears out of my head.
- Alice Hoffman

The crowd is wonderful.
There is always a superb atmosphere in the finish area.
It's good for the World Cup.
I missed it a lot when I had to rest and it's so nice to be back here.
- Hermann Maier

When I finish playing football, I would like to work with kids and sleep!
- Michael Strahan

I wanted to write something that would be a comedy
in the sense of making people feel happier when they
finish it than they did when began it.
- Neil Gaiman

Man was nature's mistake she neglected to finish him
and she has never ceased paying for her mistake.
- Eric Hoffer

I'm trying to finish my book on the Kennedy assassination.
- Vincent Bugliosi

And yet 50 percent of the kids who start high school
in the United States today do not finish high school.
- James T. Walsh

It'll be a great place if they ever finish it.
- O. Henry

Usually by the time I finish a book tour I've just
about had it with the book.
- Richard Russo


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