Another Kind Of Blue: The Latin Side Of Miles With Paquito D’Rivera, Eddie Palmieri & Conrad Herwig
Special live recording 3/6 through 3/8 for Half Note Records
Featuring: Paquito D’Rivera (saxophone); Eddie Palmieri (piano 3/7-3/8 only); Conrad Herwig (trombone); Brian Lynch (trumpet); Mario Rivera (saxophone); Edsel Gomez (piano); John Benitez (bass); Robbie Ameen (drums) Richie Flores (percussion)
March 4 — March 9, 2003
Kind of Blue has long been regarded as a touchstone in the annals of popular culture. Arguably, it is Miles Davis's finest work, while enduring as an expression of pure artistic excellence. Standing tall among the recordings that define what jazz is and what it can be, while representing the true meaning of the music to anyone who hears it – Kind of Blue is a perfect vehicle for personal interpretation.
Thus, the Blue Note is proud to present ANOTHER KIND OF BLUE - The Latin Side of Miles.
Masterminded by trombonist Conrad Herwig, ANOTHER KIND OF BLUE draws together musicians known for their unfailing expertise in Latin jazz; Paquito D’Rivera, saxophone; Eddie Palmieri, piano (3/7& 3/8 only); Brian Lynch, trumpet; Mario Rivera, saxophone; Edsel Gomez, piano; John Benitez, bass; Robbie Ameen, drums; and Richie Flores on percussion.
Herwig has long been recognized for his primacy on the trombone - as a long-standing member of Palmieri's La Perfecta II and Afro-Cuban Jazz Octet, as an integral part of D'Rivera's Havana-New York Connection, and as the world-class ‘bonist gracing the bands of Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano and Tom Harrell.
A few years back, Herwig’s Latin Side of John Coltrane turned heads with its fire and rhythmic innovations. Trane's music had been re-imagined with cross-cultural zeal. Expect the same with ANOTHER KIND OF BLUE - The Latin Side of Miles.
Born in Havana, Cuba, Grammy Award winner Paquito D’Rivera was a child prodigy who was playing the clarinet and the saxophone and performing with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra at a very early age. He is a founding member of the Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna and co-director of Irakere whose explosive mixture of Jazz, Rock, Classical and traditional Cuban music had never been heard before.
Eddie Palmieri is one of the foremost Latin jazz pianists of the last half century, blessed with a technique that fuses such ubiquitous jazz influences as Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk and McCoy Tyner. An adventurous soul, he has also shown a welcomed enthusiasm for experimenting with fusions of Latin and non-Latin music.
Half Note Records is proud to document this special event.
WHERE: The Blue Note — 131 West Third Street, New York
RESERVATIONS: For reservations, 212.475.8592 or www.bluenotejazz.com