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Thursday October 02, 2014

from columbiatribune.com

Side by side: Herwig, Lovano team to explore Latin side of Joe Henderson
By: Aarik Danielsen

It is almost scary to realize that “The Latin Side of Joe Henderson,” the latest from jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig, with an assist from titanic saxophonist Joe Lovano, is just one card Herwig’s Latin Side All-Stars can pull from its deck Thursday at the Missouri Theatre. If that record merely represents what’s possible from Herwig, Lovano and Co., local jazz fans are in for a special evening, indeed.

A set so hot it’ll melt all the ice in your drink, “The Latin Side of Joe Henderson” is just the latest in a series of bilingual jazz records that have found Herwig putting a Latin accent on material by the masters — Coltrane, Davis, Shorter, Hancock.

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