IMMANUEL WILKINS : THE 7TH HAND

LABEL : BLUE NOTE ALBUM IN A SENTENCE : JAZZ IMPROVISATION AND INSPIRATION WITHOUT COMPROMISE For his second album, leading an exceptional quartet of pianist Micah Thomas, bassist Daryl Johns and drummer Kweku Sumbry, saxophonist and composer Immanuel Wilkins explores connections between the Pentecostal experience of church life and the power of jazz improvisation. TheContinue reading “IMMANUEL WILKINS : THE 7TH HAND”

ARCHIE SHEPP & JASON MORAN : LET MY PEOPLE GO

LABEL: ARCHIEBALL ALBUM IN A SENTENCE: Saxophonist Archie Shepp and Pianist Jason Moran speak from the heart through a collection of spirituals and jazz standards. Archie Shepp is a new artist to me, even though he is a vastly distinguished saxophonist with over a half century of ground-breaking albums behind him. The apex of hisContinue reading “ARCHIE SHEPP & JASON MORAN : LET MY PEOPLE GO”