It would be fellow Criss Cross associate Walt Weiskopf
who would bring Conrad Herwig into the label's fold back
The trombonist would then go on to record his own Criss Cross debut,
Heart of Darkness (Criss 1155)
Now some 15 years into his tenure, Herwig has recorded eight remarkable and
engagingly diverse albums with A Voice Through the Door
being his latest breakthrough.
Highlighting a distinguished composer, this inspired recital includes seven new
Herwig originals along with a reworking of the standard
All or Nothing At All.
The emphasis is on shared communication, an aspect that is clearly evident
through Herwig's long track record with pianist Orrin Evans
and drummer Donald Edwards.
Adding something new to the mix, however, are new associations with tenor man
Ralph Bowen and bassist Kenny Davis,
themselves frequent collaborators going back to their days with the band
Out of the Blue.
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A Voice Through The Door (Conrad Herwig) 5:40
Traceless Moon (Conrad Herwig) 8:04
The Sun Within (Conrad Herwig) 8:52
Morning Shade (Conrad Herwig) 6:52
Water Rising Into Mist (Conrad Herwig) 7:13
All Or Nothing At All (Jack Lawrence / Arthur Altman) 7:05
Thorn Witness (Conrad Herwig) 8:09
Free Action Reaction (Conrad Herwig) 9:14
Total Time: 61:14
January 27, 2012
Brooklyn, NY, USA