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Conrad Herwig, Brian Lynch: Que Viva Coltrane

By casting the music of John Coltrane into a Latin-jazz context, Conrad Herwig (trombone) and Brian Lynch (trumpet) deserve credit for what they don’t do as much as what they accomplish. For starters, there’s no “Giant Steps,” “Impressions,” “My Favorite Things” or “A Love Supreme.” Rather than simply blowing the standards con mas ritmo, they play some less popular (relatively speaking) Trane tracks, which fit well into the Latin rhythms.

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