CONRAD HERWIG – The Latin Side Of Herbie Hancock
(Half Note Records, VÖ: 27.08.2010)
The music of Herbie Hancock re-imagined as you’ve never heard it. Conrad Herwig and his Latin Side band “Latinize” in an album that boasts magical contributions from special guests Eddie Palmieri and Randy Brecker. Recorded live at the Blue Note, The Latin Side of Herbie Hancock is a rollicking event, an adventurous foray into advanced writing and infectious rhythm.
Notable among the tracks are Hancock’s most famous tunes – “Cantaloupe Island,” “Maiden Voyage,” “Watermelon Man” – all rendered with winning elan. Few artists can endow highly recognizable tunes with a spirit of newness. Herwig, Palmieri and Brecker do just that, honoring the masterful Hancock and his timeless compositions. A crowd-pleasing performance; the fourth release in Herwig’s “The Latin Side…” series.