Anyone happen to catch Herb Alpert and Lani Hall on their latest mini tour? I saw him Saturday night at Joe's Pub in NYC for the first time. It was great to finally hear in person the man whose music made me take up trumpet in the first place, especially in such an intimate setting as Joe's Pub. He was very entertaining and engaged the audience after each song, encouraging questions and cracking jokes. It was really interesting to hear some of his transitions, launching into familiar riffs when least expected in the middle of a song. If you get the chance, definitely see him. His wife, Lani has a beautiful voice and the backup band was great too.