Thursday, November 10, 2011

Patrick Cornelius

Patrick Cornelius
Another alto saxophonist.  Quite different from Mr. Shanker, though.  Mr. Cornelius provides artist notes to the tracks on his new album, "Maybe Steps," and some of them are interesting to read.  Like this one, for example, for the song "Bella's Dreaming," which he wrote about his daughter:

"When Isabella was about three months old, my wife went back to work, and I started to care for her during the day.  She would nap three times a day and I would stay in the same room with her while she was sleeping.  The song is a literal musical depiction of the transitions from peaceful slumber to fitful REM to waking up crying and screaming."

An enchanting song from an enchanting source.  I reviewed the album here.

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