After making a striking appearance on Joel Ross's KingMaker, alto saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins delivers an expansive opus about the Black experience in America on his own debut album Omega, which was produced by Jason Moran and features a next-generation quartet with pianist Micah Thomas, bassist Daryl Johns, and drummer Kweku Sumbry.
Wilkins's tone is warm, but sometimes searing, and capable of expressing deep emotion with technical aplomb. His phrasing is eloquent, sometimes angular, and his compositions reflect a complex harmonic system derived equally from gospel, blues, spiritual post-bop, and the musical thinking of Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane....an auspicious, extremely impressive debut from an artist who arrives fully formed as a bandleader.
- Double Vinyl LP
- 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