Explore nearly 30 years of Conrad’s musical reimagining of some of the world’s greatest jazz masters. Nominated for four Grammys, discover how this series of albums by Conrad has brought the music of these great giants of jazz into the world of Afro-cuban rhythms.
Check out these albums
The Latin Side of Mingus
“This latest installment in Conrad Herwig’s “Latin Side” series pays tribute to the work of Charles Mingus with progressive arrangements, propulsive rhythms, exciting solos and the consummate musicianship of the leader and his bandmates.”
The Latin Side of Horace Silver
“Herwig has assembled an all-star band of his favorite colleagues including tenor sax great Igor Butman along with special guest, the Grammy-winning Dominican pianist, Michel Camilo.”
The Latin Side of Joe Henderson
“With charts written by trombonist and group leader Conrad Herwig, alongside pianist Bill O’ Connell, the ‘Latin Side’ band lends vivacity to Henderson’s best-known tunes, including one song he did not compose (though his connection to it runs deep), ‘Blue Bossa.'”
The Latin Side of Herbie Hancock
Conrad Herwig, Eddie Palmieri, Randy Brecker and the interplay of the horns on this adventurous new rendering of Herbie Hancock classics make it a must listen Afro-Caribbean experience.
Another Kind of Blue
The Latin Side Of Miles
A re-imagination of Miles’ music through an Afro-Cuban/Afro-Caribbean prism. This features historic performances by Paquito D’Rivera, Dave Valentin, and the Latin Side All-Star Ensemble.
The Latin Side of Wayne Shorter
This third installment in the Latin Side series features silky virtuosic musicianship applied to intricate, intelligent, original Wayne Shorter compositions. Eddie Palmieri, Ronnie Cuber, Pedro Martinez and the entire ensemble are on fire!
The Latin Side of John Coltrane
Herwig’s adaptation of Trane’s “sheets of sound” style to the trombone works well, and this splendid recording reveals how broad Trane’s musical world-view was, and how close the music of Cuba is to us. Combine this with Eddie Palmieri, Ronnie Cuber, and a cast of all-stars and you get an Afro-World masterpiece.