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NPR MUSIC: 100 BEST SONGS OF 2017 ("Fireworks" #87)
“...the band does draw a through-line from '60s free-jazz to our current despair, with urgent improvisation that unfolds like a fire flower of rebellion." (Lars Gotrich)
WIRE MAGAZINE: TOP 50 RELEASES OF 2017 (#16)
THE QUIETUS: BEST JAZZ OF 2017 (#3)
“It’s a harrowing listen, and one of the most powerful and relevant works of art you’ll encounter...” (Stewart Smith)
SHADOW PROOF
"...a kinetic bubbling over of collective political and spiritual energy.” (Liz Pelly)
GILLES PETERSON’S 50 ESSENTIAL JAZZ & BEYOND RECORDS OF 2017 (#5)
STEREOGUM: BEST JAZZ ALBUMS OF 2017 (#5)
“This is jazz that sounds like it’s being played at the front of a parade of extremely pissed-off protesters." (Phil Freeman)

CAMAE AYEWA / VOICE

KEIR NEURINGER / SAXOPHONE

AQUILES NAVARRO / TRUMPET

LUKE STEWART / BASS

TCHESER HOLMES / DRUMS

LIVE DATES 2019

JANUARY 12 / NYC / WINTER JAZZFEST
FEBRUARY 2 / LONDON / BARBICAN WITH MATANA ROBERTS
FEBRUARY 4 / COIMBRA / SALAO BRASIL
FEBRUARY 5 / LISBON / ZDB
FEBRUARY 6 / BRAGA / GNRATION
FEBRUARY 8 PARIS / SONS D’HIVER
FEBRUARY 28 / NYC / ECSTATIC MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH AMINA CLAUDINE MEYERS & NICOLE MITCHELL
MARCH 21 / KNOXVILLE TN / BIG EARS FESTIVAL
MAY 2 / AMSTERDAM / BIMHUIS
MAY 3 / ANTWERP / HET BOS
MAY 5 / KREMS / DONAUFESTIVAL
MAY 15 / PHILADELPHIA / JOHNNY BRENDA’S
JUNE 10 / MONTREAL / SUONI PER IL POPOLO


2018
February 20 / New York City / Interference AV Festival
March 13 / Washington DC / Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
April 2 / Berlin / Acud Macht Neu
April 3 / Copenhagen / Alice
April 4 / Munich / Kammerspiele
April 5 / London / Cafe Oto WITH PAT THOMAS
April 6 / Nijmegen NL / Doornroosje
April 7 / The Hague NL / Rewire Festival
April 8 / Brussels / BRDCST Festival
May 21 / Moers, Germany / Moers Festival
May 25 / Brooklyn / Vision Festival
June 8 / BROOKLYN / INTERNATIONAL ANTHEM X NORTHSIDE
June 17 / Montreal / Suoni Per Il Popolo
July 22 / Chicago / Pitchfork Festival
JULY 23 / CHICAGO / CONSTELLATION
OCTOBER 9 / KRAKOW PL / UNSOUND FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 11 mantova it / il cinema del carbone
OCTOBER 12 / GATESHEAD UK / TUSK FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 13 / BRIGHTON UK / BRIGHTON JAZZ FESTIVAL
NOVEMBER 2 / BERLIN DE / jazzfest berlin
NOVEMBER 4 / OOSTENDE BE / KAAP
NOVEMBER 5 / PADOVA IT / PADOVA JAZZ FESTIVAL
NOVEMBER 6 / PARIS FR / INTERNATIONAL ANTHEM AT NEW MORNING
NOVEMBER 8 / GDANSK PL / JAZZ JANTAR FESTIVAL
NOVEMBER 11 / UTRECHT / LE GUESS WHO WITH PAT THOMAS
DECEMBER 21 / THE HAGUE / MUSICAL UTOPIAS + COLLAB WITH ENSEMBLE KLANG

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. (INTERNATIONAL ANTHEM RECORDING COMPANY)

Irreversible Entanglements album release party @ Thalia Hall, Chicago. Recorded, filmed and mixed live on December 2nd 2017. No post-production. Directed by Ed Bornstein Cameras by Amanda Speva, Mike Handler & Chris Owsiany.

For inquiries about our album: Scott McNiece / International Anthem scottie@intlanthem.com

BOOKING INQUIRIES
EU: Joe Hatt / Qu Junktions joe@qujunktions.com
North America: Michaël Bardier / Heavy Trip michael@heavy-trip.com

For all other inquiries please fill in below. Peace.

 
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