Episode 33: Eden Alpert

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Today on the Rarified Heir Podcast we are talking to Eden Alpert, daughter of the legendary Herb Alpert. Now, if you think you know Herb Alpert, I’m here to tell you, you really don’t. Sure you know him from his iconic hits in the 1960s “The Lonely Bull,” “A Taste of Honey” and “Tijuana Taxi” and many others. But did you know he sold more albums than The Beatles in 1966?  Or that he had five albums simultaneously in the Top 20 on the Billboard charts which has never happened before or since? That he’s won nine Grammy awards and that he’s the A in A&M Records? You want more? He’s also a sculptor whose Black Spirit Totems are world renown. He’s also an abstract expressionist painter whose works have been exhibited in museums and galleries in the US, Europe and Asia. What’s more, he’s a philanthropist and his Herb Alpert Foundation has funded programs as diverse as the Harlem School of the Arts, Homeboy Industries, The Soldiers Project and Vista Del Mar Family & Child Services which is the home to The Eden Alpert Therapeutic Music Program. We talk to Eden today about The Herb Alpert Vibrato Grill, a supper club/jazz club she runs expertly due to her outgoing personality, her youth spent in schools with the children of Sonny & Cher, Shirley Jones, Jack Lemmon and Elliot Gould & Barbra Streisand as well as getting a phone call on her 13th birthday from Peter Frampton because….well, he was on A&M Records. Those are the perks of being the child of a celebrity. And this is Rarified Heir.

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