Latest from The Seventh Hand and an exercise on one level in concision on 'Don't Break' that has altoist Immanuel Wilkins, above, with the Farafina Kan percussion ensemble operating as main foil on top of Wilkins' core jazz rhythm section. Already from the album but by complete contrast the bustling nigh-on 7-and-a-half-minutes pretty uptempo 'Emanation' has introduced this new album which is out on the 28th.
The percussion ''army'' are like an engine to the piece that essentially has a mellow, softly appealing melody and involves pianist Micah Thomas underpinning the sax-led theme discreetly behind Wilkins.
This is much less pressure cooker. Instead the emphasis is more on West African cross rhythms and the relatively static nature of the percussion ensemble that bears down on the other active ingredients of the sound and is given even more space towards the end of the track.
There is a lot packed in to three and a half minutes. The harmonies in the arrangement built around the sax are beautifully put together and actually more of this would be very welcome as would a little less of the percussion ensemble's solo passage at the end.