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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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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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Broken Circles

Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Released: 2020
Track listing: Sustained Optimism; Broken Circles; Separation; Compassion; Triumph of Society; Gloomy Sunday; Empty Words; Intro; Half Past Five; Kids; Sky Is The Limit (for Damir).

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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: Album Review

Jure Pukl: Broken Circles

Read "Broken Circles" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


Slovenian tenor saxophonist Jure Pukl follows up his quartet outings Hybrid (Whirlwind Recordings 2017) and Doubtless (Whirlwind Recordings 2018) with an album that signals a clear change of direction. On Broken Circles Pukl swaps his saxophonist wife Melissa Aldana for Joel Ross on vibraphone and adds guitarist Charles Altura for some lyrical comping, on top of ...

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Article: Live Review

New York Japanese Jazz Festival 2019

Read "New York Japanese Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Peter Jurew


New York Japanese Jazz Festival Smoke Jazz & Supper Club New York, NY June 25-27, 2019 The Japanese people's love for jazz, rock, blues and other forms of music with African-American roots has been well established for decades. Working bands and musicians at all levels of fame regularly make the Land ...


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