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Conrad Herwig: The Latin Side of Joe Henderson

At its best, Conrad Herwig’s ongoing “Latin Side” project (which has already covered Trane, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock) reveals much about the omnipresence of the “Spanish tinge” in jazz repertoire. On The Latin Side of Joe Henderson, though, the trombonist makes fewer such discoveries. It doesn’t take much digging to unearth Afro-Cuban … Read More “Conrad Herwig: The Latin Side of Joe Henderson”

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Conrad Herwig, Richie Beirach, Jack DeJohnette: The Tip of the Sword

Much of trombonist Conrad Herwig’s activity in recent years has been focused on exploring the so-called Latin side of jazz giants like John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock. Though not without their charms, those albums’ central concept, by its very nature, tends to limit inventiveness; they exist in a box enforced by … Read More “Conrad Herwig, Richie Beirach, Jack DeJohnette: The Tip of the Sword”

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Conrad Herwig: The Latin Side of Herbie Hancock

Trombonist Conrad Herwig has collected three Grammy nominations by Latinizing the music of important jazz modernists, beginning with John Coltrane and following with Miles Davis and Wayne Shorter. No surprise, then, that he’s at it again with The Latin Side of Herbie Hancock. Recorded live at New York’s Blue Note, his septet is joined here … Read More “Conrad Herwig: The Latin Side of Herbie Hancock”

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