SEVEN ?s WITH CONRAD HERWIG

NBJP: Other than the instrument you play, what’s your favorite instrument to listen to?

CH: B-3 Organ.  Larry Young, Jimmy Smith, Lonnie Smith, Jack McDuff, Shirley Scott, and many more.

NBJP: What’s the worst job you ever had?

CH: Playing the rodeos inTexas.  So much dirt and dust was like cement on a trombone slide.

NBJP:   If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be?

CH:New York,NY.  Village Vanguard, Blue Note, Birdland, Jazz Standard, for a jazz musician it’s the Capital of the World.

NBJP:  Who’s your favorite non-jazz composer?

CH:  Alban Berg.   He was the “Romantic” of the serial( 12-tone) composers.

NBJP: What’s the last book you read?

CH: “Einstein’s Dreams” by Alan Lightman.  It imagines the dreams about parallel worlds that Einstein was having in 1906, as he wrote the Theory of Relativity.

NBJP: What’s your favorite (“G” rated!) guilty pleasure?

CH: Has to be Golf.

NBJP:  What musician do you believe has influenced you the most?

CH: John Coltrane.  He was a transcendent human being and musician.  His music and life inspire me every day.

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