1 November 1959, Oklahoma, USA. After graduation from North Texas State University at the start of the 80s, trombonist Herwig played with the big bands of Clark Terry, Buddy Rich, Toshiko Akiyoshi and Mel Lewis. Late in the decade, he made his recording debut as leader on which he was teamed with saxophonist Jim Snidero. When he moved to New York he played with Mario Bauza and Eddie Palmieri, continuing to play with the latter throughout the 90s. These latter associations imbued him with a long lasting interest in Latin music. Herwig continued to record, with varied critical success, throughout the 90s. During all this time, he was advancing his interest in and facility at writing music. His inspiration often extended outside of jazz as is demonstrated by several of his compositions that were inspired by the short stories of Joseph Conrad, which appear on the December 1997 recording Heart Of Darkness. On his recording sessions, Herwig has worked with many noted...