TGP might not believe this. Herb Alpert in Rockville, MD, 28mar15. This show was outstanding on so many levels I think I'll be on a musical high from it for weeks. - Herb is a living legend and music industry pioneer (he founded A&M Records you know!) and I was second row with an unobstructed view of him and the band. - the band was drums, bass, and keys, plus Herb and his wife Lani Hall, an accomplished Grammy winning singer in her own right (remember Brasil 66?) - the musicianship was so top notch I can't even describe how talented they were. It was a 2+ hour musical conversation amongst savants that could anticipate, react, groove, joke, and flat out jam as a unit. - the interplay between them was JOYOUS. They all faced sort of inward towards center stage, and Herb, and there was constant eye contact and smiles and gestures between all 5. I think the song structures were pre-set but the interplay, dynamics, and improv'd notes were all on the fly. - Herb addressed the audience as friends. Yes, he's a showman very practiced at this, but his ease was so disarming people shouted out from the crowd simple questions about his horn, what he listens to, etc. - they played such a range of tunes from his Tijuana Brass medley, samba-ed up versions of Besa Me and Chatanoogoo Chochoo, Putting on the Ritz, but everything delivered with joy and a wink. If they come to a venue by you, don't miss it! Seriously even if you don't think you like this stuff, this band is amazing. And Herb turns 80 on Tuesday! I haven't looked for youtubes of the band yet but I'll see if I can find some good examples. I've seen TONS of classic rock and blues acts and this was tops. Reminded me about how music can lift you up. I'm 44 and many of the crowd we're older but we all felt the buzz after the 3rd encore.