Since the start of this year, I’ve been going through recommendations for the best jazz releases of 2020, from Guardian, Jazzwise, New York Times and Slate. I’ve even built a playlist with all of these, amounting to 426 songs and a bit more than 34 hours of music. I’ve listened to 7 or 8 of these recommendations already and, as of now, I have found Omega to be my favorite yet.
Omega is the debut album of Immanuel Wilkins , a young saxophonist, produced by Jason Moran and released by Blue Note Recordings in 2020. Omega is powerful, vibrant and eclectic, at times familiar but still completely unexpected. It is truly a remarkable release from such a young artist, 22 years old, and we can only hope for a bright future from this young saxophonist.
Omega - Spotify