Corniel is a percussion colourist who stands head and shoulders above most of his peers. His great artistry is informed by his flawless technique, which he embellishes with his consummate taste. In fact Cornel is almost akin to an ancient druid who has some magical connection to the very force of nature that produces the echoes that pass through the gauntlet of time itself. In this regard, this time around Corniel has surpassed himself with one of his most enduring albums.
This 2012 release features special invited guest 2012 NEA Jazz Master Award recipient Jimmy Owens on trumpet, the vocal stylings and lyrics of Ileana Santamaria and pianist and musical co-producer Elio Villafranca.