Capital Records, 2007, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O’s Notes: Herbig deals a winning hand playing straight ahead, Latin and contemporary jazz. He breathes new life onto the jazz scene with all new originals. They open with “Gary’s Song”, a Latin flavored number featuring Gary on flute and Tom Collier on vibes. Gary switches to sax on “Sherman Oaks Shuffle”, a swinger! The rhythm section changes configuration through the set. We heard strong performances from Dan Dean (b) on “Bird ‘n Rhythm”, from Alex Acuña (d) on “Samba Trane” & “Mo Trane” and Stu Goldberg (p) throughout. We also liked “Cat Daddy” with Pat Senatore on bass and Gary wailing on sax. “One For Annie” was cooking before Harbig eased up on the last two tracks with a more relaxed smooth character.
Publicist: Len Triola Promo Services