Criss Cross Jazz 1385 CD

Conrad Herwig & Igor Butman


Available: February 26, 2016

On Reflections, a co-led sextet recital comprising two charts from Russian tenor saxophonist-bandleader Igor Butman and six from trombonist Conrad Herwig.

For the tenth CD that Herwig has either led or co-led for Criss Cross since 1997, he recruits trumpeter (and Criss Cross veteran) Alex Sipiagin to round out the front line, and a killer rhythm section comprising pianist David Kikoski, bassist Kenny Davis and drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts.

Well-known as the leader and guiding intelligence of the Moscow State Jazz Orchestra, Butman, in a rare sideman appearance with a combo of New York A-listers, brings his A-game, improvising with heat and logic that his partners match throughout.

Conrad Herwig & Igor Butman
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1. Falling Out (Igor Butman)  6:18
2. King Of The Mountain (Conrad Herwig)  8:34
3. Wingspan (Conrad Herwig)  8:05
4. Reflections (Conrad Herwig)  6:27
5. Olvidame (Conrad Herwig)  8:04
6. Who Cares? (George Gershwin)  6:57
7. Samba De Igor (Igor Butman)  7:58
8. Big O's Blues (Conrad Herwig)  7:42

Total Time: 60:17
Recorded October 25, 2015 in Brooklyn, NY, USA
Engineer: Michael Marciano (recording) & David Darlington (mixing / mastering)
Producer: Gerry Teekens