The latest edition of Conrad Herwig's Latin Side series finds him tackling the music of an artist with whom he has performed extensively: saxophonist Joe Henderson. This week's series of shows at the Blue Note marks the latest in the trombonist's string of Latin Side recordings and performances, including The Latin Side of Herbie Hancock (2010), The Latin Side of Wayne Shorter (2008), Sketches of Spain y Mas (2006), Another Kind of Blue (2004), and The Latin Side of John Coltrane (1998). Tuesday and Wednesday night feature special guest Ronnie Cuber (baritone sax) whereas Joe Lovano (tenor sax) will be with the band the rest of the week.
A New York-based jazz trombonist, Herwig is considered one of the world's most complete jazz musicians, atop both the performing and jazz education fields with an abundance of composer and arranger credits to boot. To date, he has released over 20 recordings as a leader, in addition to contributing to nearly 200 other recording sessions with some of the most notable artists in jazz. He has performed and recorded with MiLes Davis, Joe Henderson, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Frank Sinatra, Joe Lovano, and Tom Harrell, among many others.
The show plays Tuesday to Sunday, July 24 – 29, 2012, 8p.m. & 10:30p.m. The Blue Note, 131 West 3rd Street, New York, NY. Tickets: $35 table seats, $20 at the bar. Doors open at 6p.m. Reservations recommended. Seating is first come, first served. American Express® Preferred Seating available at www.bluenotejazz.com.
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