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Daryl Johns

Daryl Johns was born in the Bronx and began playing bass at age seven with encouragement from his father, drummer Steve Johns, and his mother, saxophonist Debbie Keefe. Johns has studied with Chip Jackson and Dave Santoro. He has attended the Jazz in July program, the Vermont Jazz Center, and the Litchfield Jazz Camp. Johns sits in regularly around the New York area with musicians including Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, and Randy Brecker. He also performs throughout New York and New Jersey with a trio of his peers. Johns was featured on a Fox television segment called “12-Year-Old Jazz Prodigy." The Thelonious Monk Institute awarded Daryl a special mention award at the 2009 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Bass Competition

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Article: Album Review

Immanuel Wilkins: The 7th Hand

Read "The 7th Hand" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


That we are free to think saxophone firebrand Immanuel Wilkins' 2020 Blue Note debut Omega served as a sign of hope amid a particularly hopeless year puts an awful lot of weight on the shoulders of a 25-year-old and, beyond doubt, colors the fate of The 7th Hand. Humbly and characteristically, Wilkins and company meet the ...

Article: Album Review

Immanuel Wilkins: The 7th Hand

Read "The 7th Hand" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Dopo l'acclamato debutto di Omega Immanuel Wilkins disegna un altro avvincente affresco, confermando l'intento a elaborare nuovi percorsi musicali inglobando la tradizione. Con lui ritroviamo i giovani partner del suo quartetto (Micah Thomas al pianoforte, Daryl Johns al contrabbasso e Kweku Sumbry alla batteria) più la bravissima flautista Elena Pinderhughes (già con Christian ...

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The 7th Hand

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Emanation; Don’t Break; Fugitive Ritual, Selah; Shadow; Witness; Lighthouse; Lift.

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Sometime Ago

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: When Springtime Turns To Fall; Feast Your Eyes; In The Moonlight; Sometime Ago; May I Come In; I Wished On The Moon; My Open Heart; I Remember You; Oh Well, What The Hell; If I Should Lose You,

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Article: Catching Up With

Immanuel Wilkins: Omega is Just the Beginning

Read "Immanuel Wilkins: Omega is Just the Beginning" reviewed by Mark Robbins and Derrick Lucas


Saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins, in the midst of celebrating the success of his debut album Omega (Blue Note, 2020), appeared at the 2021 Newport Jazz Festival as the leader of his own band. With his band of four years, Micah Thomas on piano, bassist Daryl Johns and drummer Kweku Sumbry, Wilkins performed pieces from Omega as well ...

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Omega

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Warriors; Ferguson-An American Tradition; The Dreamer; Mary Turner- An American Tradition; Grace and Mercy; Part 1: The Key; Part 2: Saudade; Part 3: Eulogy; Part 4: Guarded Heart; Omega

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Article: Album Review

Immanuel Wilkins: Omega

Read "Omega" reviewed by Paul Rauch


At the moment Omega, the debut solo album of young alto saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins, was released on Blue Note in May 2020, America was ablaze with the fight for justice following the murder by police of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The sessions for the album were recorded prior to the event that propelled the Black Lives ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Guy Paz

Read "Take Five with Guy Paz" reviewed by Guy Paz


About Guy Paz: Drummer, Composer, and Producer Guy Paz is one of the most accomplished musical voices emerging on the Israeli and US jazz, indie, funk, folk, pop, soul and R&B music scenes today. In his short time in the United States, Mr. Paz has gained international recognition as one of the most exciting and ...

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News: Recording

Letizia Gambi's "Blue Monday" - Produced By Lenny White

Letizia Gambi's "Blue Monday" - Produced By Lenny White

Letizia Gambi: Blue Monday (ArtistShare) Produced by Lenny White with Special Guest Ron Carter Release Date: February 12, 2016 Musicians: Lenny White: Drums; Helen Sung, Donald Vega: Piano; Gil Goldstein: Accordion; Ron Carter, John Benitez, Daryl Johns: Bass; Jisoo Ok: Cello; Hector Del Curto: Bandoneon; Pete Levin: Keyboards; Dave Stryker, Nick Moroch, Tom Guarna: ...


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