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The Latin Side of Wayne Shorter [Slimline]

  • 1. Ping Pong
    2. Tom Thumb
    3. Gaucho, El
    4. Night Dreamer
    5. This Is for Albert
    6. Adam's Apple
    7. Masqualero
    8. Footprints
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 924535

  • Credits
    ProducerJeff Levenson
    EngineerSteve Remote

    Personnel: Conrad Herwig (trombone); Ronnie Cuber (baritone saxophone); Brian Lynch (trumpet); Eddie Palmieri (piano); Robby Ameen (drums).
    Liner Note Author: Bill Milkowski.
    Recording information: Blue Note, New York, NY (03/16/2007/03/17/2007).
    Arrangers: Conrad Herwig; Brian Lynch.
    On nearly all his projects, trombonist Conrad Herwig is known for his tasteful arrangements, excellent playing, and keen instinct for top-notch personnel, characteristics he's brought to bear on his Latin treatments of compositions by jazz legends like John Coltrane and Miles Davis. Herwig applies the same standard to his live recording, THE LATIN SIDE OF WAYNE SHORTER, taking on compositions by the great saxophonist, including "Ping Pong," "Adam's Apple," and "Footprints," and infusing them with healthy doses of Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, and other Latin rhythms. Shorter's dynamic tunes provide the perfect backdrop for Herwig's impressive facility for reinvention.

  • Critic Reviews
    Down Beat (p.82) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Cut live at the Blue Note, Herwig's churning charts flash teeth and his LATIN SIDE compadres get the crowd howling to the raw, earthy grit of hypnotic lines, dazzling ensembles and all-out solos..."
    JazzTimes (p.73) - "For this live set at the Blue Note in New York City, Herwig assembled the ace Latin-jazz rhythm section of pianist Luis Perdomo, bassist Ruben Rodriguez, drummer Robby Ameen and percussionist Pedro Martinez. Ameen and Martinez dazzle..."
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