Track of the day: Midnight Sun from Allison Neale's new album

As reported back in May alto saxophonist Allison Neale has signed to the Ubuntu label and for her first release for the label Quietly There to be released in August she will be joined by US guitarist Peter Bernstein. Here's her version of Lionel …

Published: 25 Jul 2020. Updated: 9 days.

As reported back in May alto saxophonist Allison Neale has signed to the Ubuntu label and for her first release for the label Quietly There to be released in August she will be joined by US guitarist Peter Bernstein. Here's her version of Lionel Hampton and Sonny Burke's 'Midnight Sun' from the album. The saxophonist in her career to date has performed alongside leading international artists such as Ellington vocalist Adelaide Hall and altoist Bud Shank and was a featured member of the John Dankworth Generations Band and the Back to Basie Orchestra. For a decade she played with the UK bebop guitarist Dave Cliff and debuted with Melody Express in 2004.

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Track of the day: Grace and Mercy from Immanuel Wilkins

Shaping up to be one of the releases of the year here's the mature and compelling ballad 'Grace and Mercy' from 22-year-old alto saxophonist composer Immanuel Wilkins who has signed to Blue Note with a Jason Moran-produced album Omega to be released …

Published: 24 Jul 2020. Updated: 9 days.

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Shaping up to be one of the releases of the year here's the mature and compelling ballad 'Grace and Mercy' from 22-year-old alto saxophonist composer Immanuel Wilkins who has signed to Blue Note with a Jason Moran-produced album Omega to be released on 7 August. Pianist Micah Thomas, bassist Daryl Johns, and drummer Kweku Sumbry are on the record and you also listen to lead-off track, the highly impressive 'Warriors,' Wilkins burning like Greg Osby back in the day, ahead of release.