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Immanuel Wilkins

Immanuel Wilkins - The 7th Hand (Blue Note)

£26.49

RELEASED: 28th January 2022 (subject to change)
2 x Vinyl LP

Format:  2 x Vinyl LP
Cat No:  3832750

Alto saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins follows-up his acclaimed debut Omega (NY Times Best Jazz Album of 2020) with another striking album featuring his remarkable quartet with Micah Thomas on piano, Daryl Johns on bass, and Kweku Sumbry on drums plus special guest appearances by flutist Elena Pinderhughes and the Farafina Kan Percussion Ensemble.

The album consists of an hour-long suite comprised of seven movements that strive to bring the quartet closer to complete vessel-hood by the end, where the music would be entirely improvised, channelled collectively. The title is derived from a question steeped in Biblical symbolism: If the number six represents the extent of human possibility, Wilkins wondered how it would sound to invoke divine intervention and allow that seventh element to possess his quartet. “It’s the idea of being a conduit for the music as a higher power that actually influences what we’re playing”.

TRACKLISTING:

1. Emanation
2. Don’t Break
3. Fugitive Ritual, Selah
4. Shadow
5. Witness
6. Lighthouse
7. Lift