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Patrick Cornelius 'While We're Still Young' In Concert

Patrick Cornelius.
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Patrick Cornelius.

Patrick Cornelius: Live At Berklee

December 11, 2013After releasing his fourth album earlier this year, the alto saxophonist premieres a new set of compositions: a suite for jazz octet inspired by A.A. Milne's poetry for children. He visits his alma mater to introduce the music in a live broadcast.

Many jazz musicians write music here and there, but it's still a leap for someone to go from "writing tunes" to taking pride in the art of composition. The alto saxophonist Patrick Cornelius, based in New York for a decade now, is headed that way. After releasing his fourth album, Infinite Blue, earlier this year, he's now set to premiere a new set of compositions for jazz octet. While We're Still Young is a suite based on the illustrated book of children's poems When We Were Very Young, by Winnie-The-Pooh creator A.A. Milne, and inspired by his own experience as a father of two.

When he returns to his undergraduate alma mater Berklee College of Music to premiere the new material, Cornelius and his band will also feature a handful of Berklee alumni and faculty. WBGO and NPR Music presented a live radio broadcast and video webcast of Patrick Cornelius' While We're Still Young in concert.

Set List

All compositions by Patrick Cornelius.

  • "Sand Between The Toes"
  • "Water-Lilies"
  • "Jonathan Jo"
  • "The Invaders"
  • "Lines And Squares"
  • "Vespers"
Personnel
  • Patrick Cornelius, alto saxophone
  • Jason Palmer, trumpet
  • John Ellis, tenor saxophone
  • Nick Vayenas, trombone
  • Miles Okazaki, guitar
  • Gerald Clayton, piano
  • Peter Slavov, bass
  • Kendrick Scott, drums

Special thanks to Concert Window and Chamber Music America.

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