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Patrick Cornelius: While We’re Still Young

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Patrick Cornelius: While We’re Still Young
While We're Still Young è un buon esempio di modern mainstream intelligente, dinamico, propositivo. Patrick Cornelius assemblea un ottetto di musicisti eterogenei e dalle diversificate frequentazioni, scrive appositamente per questa formazione una manciata di intriganti composizioni e i giochi sono fatti. "Sand Between the Toes," per esempio, inizia con un lento movimento innodico per poi tramutarsi in frizzante gioco di assoli, di incastri, di unisoni, di cambi di atmosfera che concorrono ad aumentare il senso dinamico del brano.

Se "Water Lilies" ha un andamento canonico e swingante da big band, "Jonathan Jo" inserisce interessanti elementi funky e soul jazz. Fino al conclusivo "Vespers" composizione dalle molteplici sfaccettature, sospesa tra atmosfere incantate, rigogliosi unisoni dei fiati e un delicatissimo finale. Lavoro orchestrale sotto vari punti di vista While We're Still Young rivela le qualità di arrangiatore di Cornelius mentre tra i musicisti coinvolti risultano in bella evidenza il chitarrista Miles Okazaki e il pianista Gerald Clayton.

Track Listing

Sand Between the Toes; Water Lilies; Jonathan Jo; The Invaders; Lines and Squares; Vespers.

Personnel

Patrick Cornelius: alto saxophone,soprano saxophone, flute; Jason Palmer: trumpet; John Ellis: tenor saxophone, bass clarinet; Nick Vayenas: trombone; Miles Okazaki: guitar; Gerald Clayton: piano; Peter Slavov: bass; Kendrick Scott: drums.

Album information

Title: While We’re Still Young | Year Released: 2016 | Record Label: Whirlwind Recordings Ltd

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