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Patrick seems to have a real confidence in his playing and this tune, and the rest of the quartet seems to feed off of it. A nice straight-ahead tune, challenging yet uncomplicated. A nice performance which ends very strong. Jazz from NYC.
Christmas Gift is the opening track of Patrick Cornelius' latest album Maybe Steps. It's an original composition inspired by the emotional roller coaster he experienced on the day his daughter was born. This performance features Patrick on alto saxophone, Gerald Clayton on piano, Peter Slavov on bass, and Kendrick Scott on drums.
Christmas Gift; Maybe Steps; Bella's Dreaming; Brother Gabriel; Shiver Song; Into the Stars; A Day Like Any Other; Echoes of Summer; My Ship; Conception; Le Rendez-vous Final.
Patrick Cornelius: alto saxophone; Gerald Clayton: piano; Peter Slavov: bass; Kendrick Scott: drums; Mile Okazaki: guitar (6, 8); Assen Doykin: piano (9).
November 15, 2011
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