Working with his superbly intuitive band—Micah Thomas on piano, Daryl Johns on bass, Kweku Sumbry on drums—alto saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins delivered a transcending performance at PhilaMOCA late last month, and NPR’S Jazz Night in America was there to catch it.

Presented by Ars Nova Workshop in partnership with WRTI, the resulting 35-minute window onto the concert feels like a breathless outpouring, balanced on a pivot point of surrender and control.

Cover: January 27, 2022—Alto saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins performs at PhilaMOCA (Philadelphia), with Micah Thomas on piano, Daryl Johns on bass, and Kweku Sumbry on drums. Still from NPR's Jazz Night in America (YouTube).