New Album: BIGFOOT REVELATION

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Final Pittsburgh Concert was August 20, 2023
at Iron City Rinzai / Stillpoint Zen Center

Wood Prophecy now available on Apple Music, Spotify, and all those types of places!

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/cornelius-boots/275874820

Interview with CB – Science & Nonduality Podcast April 2023

Jimi Hendrix on the shakuhachi – Charley Patton Tribute Concert

Shakuhachi Music Video “Green Swampy Water”

Taimu: The Art of Emptiness and Sacred Masculinity

Published April 9,  2022

Great press on the music video in Paste Magazine written by Oktay Ege Kozak

Bass Shakuhachi Ensemble Debut: the only composing Taimu Group

Pre-Videogame Live Performance,
Sony PlayStation E3 2018

Cornelius Boots Black and White Photo in Prague 2016
Photo by Stephanie Mohan,  2018

About Cornelius Boots

Cornelius Boots has forged his own no-holds-barred style as a professional woodwind performer/composer/teacher since 1989.  He is a three-time graduate of Jacobs School of Music (BM Classical Clarinet ’97, BS Audio Recording ’97, MM Jazz Studies ’99) and licensed grandmaster (dai shihan) in the dynamic Zen shakuhachi lineage of Watazumido. A reliable source of big bamboo blues and dark nature music, he is the recipient of international awards and is an active recording artist. 

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About Edmund Welles: the bass clarinet quartet

Edmund Welles has had the distinction of being the world’s only original, composing band of four bass clarinetists, performing “heavy chamber music.” Cornelius Boots is the founder and principal composer of this former group. While the performing days of the group are over, material remains to be released. Sign up on Cornelius’ newsletter list to be alerted to future releases.

The bass clarinet has a 5 octave range and a huge span of tonal, melodic, and rhythmic capabilities…

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Discography

Sacred Root
(2019)

Bamboo Rising
(2018)

Holy Flute
(2017)

Mountain Hermit’s Secret Wisdom
(2013)

Mukyoku: Pieces for Taimu
(2010)

Imagination Lost
(2011)

Tooth & Claw
(2007)

Agrippa’s 3 Books
(2005)

Occidental Hygiene
(2001)

sabbaticus rex
(2009)

sabbaticus rex II
(2012)

Robot Music
(1999)

New Series One
(1996)

Faun Tumnus
(1997-1999)

Smelting & Refining
(2000)

Big Crumbs
(1987-2006)

Hymns for Christmas
(2012)

Unreleased Masterworks
(2017)

Gods Help Us All
(1999)

O Mysterium
(1999)

Live at Old First Church
Oct0ber 6, 2006

Flattus: the MAC 4
(1994-1996)

Doctor Mongrol
(2005)

Electric Funeral
single (2012)