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.
|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 by Michael Marciano