Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Herb Alpert @ Preservation Hall, circa 1968!

Cie Frazier, Kid Thomas Valentine, Herb Alpert, Allan Jaffe, Willie Humphrey / photo by Julian Leek

Allan Jaffe and Herb Alpert by Julian Leek
Back in 1968, Herb Alpert and his Tijuana Brass Band filmed a TV special in New Orleans titled The Beat of the Brass.  Shot during Mardi Gras, the special features Mr. Alpert and his group riding and playing in a Mardi Gras parade, on the Delta Queen riverboat, and... at Preservation Hall!  

Here at Preservation Hall, we recently received an email with scans of photos taken on that rare night from Julian Leek!  With all the guest artists we've been featuring here at The Hall, and with Mardi Gras nipping at our heels once again, we thought we'd take the opportunity to share them with you!

Make sure you check out Part 2 of this rare 1968 special to see Mr. Alpert in his prime, sitting in with Preservation Hall legends Kid Thomas Valentine, Big Jim Robinson, Cie Frazier, Allan Jaffe, Billie Pierce, and Willie Humphrey!


Magic said...

Magic said...

Retro Valentine! Date Night with Herb Alpert and Lani Hall