Irreversible Entanglements

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about

For Akaila.

Irreversible Entanglements are a liberation-oriented free jazz collective formed in early 2015 by saxophonist Keir Neuringer, poet Camae Ayewa (a.k.a. Moor Mother) and bassist Luke Stewart, who came together to perform at a Musicians Against Police Brutality event organized after the slaying of Akai Gurley by the NYPD. Months later the group added trumpeter Aquiles Navarro and drummer Tcheser Holmes (a duo who also performed at the MAPB event) for a single day of recording at Seizure’s Palace in Brooklyn, and the full quintet’s first time playing together was captured for this debut. In four relentless bouts of inspired fire music the instrumentalists explore and elaborate compositional ideas drawn from their deep individual studies of free jazz improvisation, but the tone of each piece is driven decisively by Ayewa’s searing poetic narrations of Black trauma, survival and power. The message is the undeniable essence of the music. Though free jazz with voice is an uncommon approach in the modern day landscape of the genre, the spirit and subject the band channels and explores represent a return to a central tenant of the sound as it was founded – to be a vehicle for Black liberation. As creative and adventurous as any recording of contemporary avant-garde jazz but offering listeners no abstractions to hide behind, this is music that both honors and defies tradition, speaking to the present while insisting on the future.

Irreversible Entanglements is the first collaborative split release by International Anthem & Don Giovanni Records, a partnership aimed to amplify this potent music and pertinent message to the widest possible audience.

credits

released September 26, 2017

Camae Ayewa - voice
Keir Neuringer - alto saxophone
Aquiles Navarro - trumpet
Luke Stewart - double bass
Tcheser Holmes - drums

All words by Camae Ayewa.
Fireworks composed by Keir Neuringer.
Enough composed by Aquiles Navarro.
Chicago to Texas and Projects collaboratively composed in performance by Keir Neuringer, Aquiles Navarro, Luke Stewart, and Tcheser Holmes.

Recorded August 26, 2015 at Seizure’s Palace, Brooklyn, New York.
Engineered by Jason LaFarge.
Mixed by David Allen.
Mastered by Helge Sten.
Art by Damon Locks.
Layout by Craig Hansen.
Produced by Keir Neuringer.
Thank you: Scottie McNiece, Amirtha Kidambi, Peter Evans.

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International Anthem is a Chicago-born recording company that produces and promotes progressive media.

The IARC mission is to make positive contributions to the changing state of the music industry, and to vitalize the demand for boundary-defying music by presenting unique sounds in appealing packages to untapped audiences.
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