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Conrad Herwig – The Latin Side Of John Coltrane (1996 FLAC)

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Conrad Herwig - The Latin Side Of John Coltrane (1996 FLAC)

Conrad Herwig – The Latin Side Of John Coltrane (1996 FLAC)

Artist: Conrad Herwig
Album: The Latin Side Of John Coltrane
Release/Reissue: 1996
Genre: Jazz

01. Blessings
02. A Love Supreme
03. Blue Train
04. Afro Blue
05. Naima
06. Satellite
07. Africa
08. After the Rain
09. Impressions
10. India
11. The Drum Thing
12. Blessing

John Coltrane’s music has been interpreted many ways since his death in 1967 but rarely in a Latin jazz setting. Trombonist Conrad Herwig, in putting together this project, wisely avoided using any other tenor or soprano saxophonists, instead gathering togther several trumpeters, either Ronnie Cuber or Gary Smulyan on baritone, flutist Dave Valentin and a crack Latin rhythm section. By varying the instrumentation and personnel on each selection, Herwig has succeeded in continually casting Coltrane’s music in a new light. The opening and closing versions of “Blessing” have Milton Cardona vocalizing a brief prayer. All of the other music (with the exception of Mongo Santamaria’s “Afro Blue”) are ‘Trane compositions. Herwig is well showcased, as is trumpeter Brian Lynch and most of the sidemen. The results are quite fresh, often infectious and unpredictable. A fine tribute to the flexibility of John Coltrane’s 1960-64 music.

Conrad Herwig – Trombone
Alex Sipiagin – Trumpet
Brian Lynch – Trumpet
Ray Vega – Trumpet
Mike Ponella – Trumpet
Dave Valentin – Flutes, Alto Sax
Gary Smulyan – Baritone Sax
Ronnie Cuber – Baritone Sax
Eddie Palmieri – Piano
Edward Simon – Piano
Danilo Perez – Piano
Richie Beirach – Piano
John Benitez – Bass
Andy Gonzalez – Bass
Adam Cruz – Drums
Richie Flores – Congas
Milton Cardona – Congas, Percussion
Jose “Cochi” Claussell – Percussion