Whirlwind Recordings, 2023, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: Saxophonist Patrick Cornelius has been working the New York jazz scene for two decades. He’s built relationships that facilitate assembling top notch bands like this quintet with Behn Gillece (vibes), Art Hirahara (p), Peter Slavov (b) and Vinnie Sperrazza (d). Book Of Secrets is a relaxing set of a dozen chapters, all composed by Cornelius. The spirits are high and dashing on “If You Can”, “The Glory”, and “Ambition”. We also enjoyed “The Way” featuring Diego Rivera (t-sax) and Altin Sencalar (tb), the mysterious “Inner Sanctum”, and the mellow title track.
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