Following up his breakthrough debut Omega, alto saxophonist and composer Immanuel Wilkins looks to keep his momentum going with his much-anticipated release The 7th Hand.

This is Wilkins’ second album with Blue Note Records. His quartet features pianist Micah Thomas, bassist Daryl Johns and drummer Kweku Sumbry, with special guest appearances from flutist Elena Pinderhughes and the Farafina Kan Percussion Ensemble.

In his blossoming career, Immanuel Wilkins has worked with a wide variety of artists including Wynton Marsalis, Gretchen Parlato, Solange Knowles and fellow label-mate Joel Ross.

Jazz critic Nate Chinen named The 7th Hand one of his most anticipated releases of 2022, while Charles Waring wrote that Wilkins “already looks set to join the small pantheon of great alto saxophonists that includes Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley, Eric Dolphy and Jackie McLean… The 7th Hand embodies contemporary jazz at its most thrilling.”