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Herwig, Conrad / Tip Of The Sword, The
Album:Tip Of The Sword, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Herwig, Conrad Added:Apr 2012

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Add Date:2012-04-21 Pull Date:2012-06-24 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jun 17Jun 10Jun 3May 27May 20May 13May 6Apr 29

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 04, 2016:Clean Copper Radio
Where The Tip Of The Sword Settles
4.Dec 15, 2015:Clean Copper Radio In Memoriam DOUGLAS TOMPKINS
Thought Precedes Action, Mastery Of The Mind
2.Jul 15, 2016:Rebop
Moonlight On The Water / Rebirth
5.Jun 12, 2012:Rebop
Moonlight On The Water / Rebirth
3.May 27, 2016:Rebop
Moonlight On The Water / Rebirth
6.Jun 05, 2012:Rebop
Thought Precedes Action, Mastery Of The Mind

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-04-20 
CONRAD HERWIG: The Tip of the Sword
RadJazz, 2012

POSTBOP – Strong set of original material from trombonist Herwig, who’s perhaps best known for his Latin reimagining of jazz classics. This is completely different: a razor-sharp, highly improvisational trio with Richie Bierach on piano and the great Jack DeJohnette on drums. The overall mood is rather dark, and the playing runs from a low simmer to a high boil, neatly balanced between structure and freedom.

All interesting. Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 5, 6

1. 6:49 – uptempo, breathless churn: direction uncertain but interplay is strong
2. 7:12 – slow drift: trombone stretches, classical piano feel, mercurial drums
3. 6:28 – energetic, bustling trio: drums & piano push the trombone really hard
4. 7:31 – slow & fluid: piano & trombone float in empty space, soft cymbals
5. 6:51 – great drums: a melodic track but still open, bright & optimistic
6. 7:07 – melancholy piano intro; trombone is solemn but sings to the sky
7. 6:38 – floating, shapeless trio: trombone moans, others step carefully

[ Fo ] - April 2012

Track Listing
1.Where The Tip Of The Sword Settles 4.The Void
2.Mastery Of The Mind 5.Inner Sincerity
3.Thought Precedes Action 6.Moonlight On The Water / Rebirth
 7.Being / Non-Being