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Here’s an amazing interview with alto saxophonist Patrick Cornelius….

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http://thejazzsession.com/2012/04/09/the-jazz-session-362-patrick-cornelius/ Saxophonist Patrick Cornelius’s latest CD is Maybe Steps (Posi-Tone, 2011). In this interview, Cornelius talks about the new record as a continuation of his previous full-band writing, after a break for his trio record; why it’s important to him to tell stories during his live performances; his time in the artist di ...Read More

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April 10th, 2012 at 6:34 am

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The JazzBreakfast on Kenny Shanker and Patrick Corneilus….

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thejazzbreakfast.com Kenny Shanker Steppin’ Up (PosiTone PR8087) Debut from alto saxophonist Shanker and a band of Art Hirahara or Mike Eckroth on piano, Lage Lund on guitar, Yoshi Waki on bass and Brian Fischler on drums. Shanker writes all the tunes with the exception of the closer, Lenny Bernstein’s Somewhere, and he has a nice full and fruity sound on alto. Born in California, and a studen ...Read More

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March 15th, 2012 at 8:44 am

Another review for Patrick Cornelius “Maybe Steps”…

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www.mysanantonio.com Patrick Cornelius Maybe Steps Posi-Tone New York-based alto saxophonist Patrick Cornelius came of musical age working jazz gigs while he was in Marshall High School in San Antonio. He went on to Berklee College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music, on full scholarships. With Maybe Steps, the follow-up to last year’s trio album, Fierce (which included the ...Read More

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November 22nd, 2011 at 4:51 pm

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London Jazz reviews Patrick Cornelius “Maybe Steps”…

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londonjazz.blogspot.com Patrick Cornelius – Maybe Steps (Posi-Tone PR8089. CD Review by Sebastian Scotney) Artists change, reach new phases in their lives. Alto saxophonist Patrick Cornelius used to be known for his fiercely self-disciplined practise regimes. But in his new album ‘Maybe Steps’ (Posi-Tone) he demonstrates that he has progressed well beyond the cauldron of Ber ...Read More

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November 22nd, 2011 at 4:47 pm

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the JazzMann reviews Patrick Cornelius “Maybe Steps”…

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www.thejazzmann.com “Maybe Steps” (Posi-Tone Records PR8089) I first encountered the playing of the New York based alto saxophonist and composer Patrick Cornelius back in the autumn of 2009 when he appeared at Dempsey’s in Cardiff as part of the Transatlantic Collective, an all star aggregation of American and European musicians co-led by Cornelius and bassist Michael Janisch.  A review of ...Read More

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October 27th, 2011 at 10:45 am

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Britt Robson on Patrick Cornelius “Maybe Steps” for eMusic…

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 www.emusic.com Maybe Steps PATRICK CORNELIUS 09.09.11 Patrick Cornelius, Maybe Steps LABEL: POSI-TONE RECORDS / IODA PICK ...Read More

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October 24th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

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Dan Bilawsky reviews Patrick Cornelius “Maybe Steps”…

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www.allaboutjazz.com Fierce (Whirlwind, 2010) found alto saxophonist Patrick Cornelius in fine, feisty form, as he worked through his own winning compositions in a piano-less trio with occasional guests format, but he’s following a more reflective line of musical thought with a stellar quintet onMaybe Steps. This album is a mostly-original set of music with pensive pieces aplenty, and provi ...Read More

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October 9th, 2011 at 10:19 am

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Peter Hum reviews “more-altos-you-ought-to-know-about”…

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blogs.ottawacitizen.com Over at the office of Posi-Tone, the Los Angeles-based jazz label, 2011 is jokingly referred to as the “year of the altos.” Below are reviews of three discs that have helped define the year for the label.  Not surprisingly, their similarities are not limited to the horn played by the leaders involved. As per the Posi-tone mandate, the CDs brim with modern mainstream ja ...Read More

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October 5th, 2011 at 11:46 am

Bruce Lindsay reviews Patrick Cornelius “Maybe Steps”…

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www.allaboutjazz.com Maybe Steps is alto saxophonist Patrick Cornelius’ third album, and his first for the excellent Los Angeles-based Posi-Tone Records. He’s joined by the talented rhythm section of pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Peter Slavov and drummer Kendrick Scott in a graceful and melodically strong performance, mostly of his original tunes. Cornelius’ compositions ...Read More

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September 24th, 2011 at 7:43 am

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Lucid Culture on Patrick Cornelius “Maybe Steps”…

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lucidculture.wordpress.com Nothing Uncertain About Patrick Cornelius’ Maybe Steps The big deal about this album is that Gerald Clayton’s on it. Getting one of the most innovative pianists in jazz right now confers instant cred on alto saxophonist Patrick Cornelius’ latest effort, Maybe Steps. And it doesn’t disappoint – as melodic jazz goes, it’s a consistently surprising, ofte ...Read More

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September 21st, 2011 at 6:51 am

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