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Album Review

Irreversible Entanglements: Protect Your Light

Read "Protect Your Light" reviewed by Chris May

If ever there was a band which screamed to be taken up by Impulse! (or Strata-East back in the day), it is the semi-free agit-jazz quintet Irreversible Entanglements. Now, after three albums with the on-song but tiny International Anthem label, it has happened and, hopefully, greater exposure and recognition will follow. IE came together in 2015 when poet Camae Ayewa (a.k.a. Moor Mother), saxophonist Keir Neuringer and bassist Luke Stewart took part in a Musicians Against Police ...

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Irreversible Entanglements: Open The Gates

Read "Open The Gates" reviewed by Chris May

Irreversible Entanglements is the sort of band that gives poetry-and-jazz a good name. The third full-length album from the Philadelphia/NY/DC collective fronted by poet Camae Ayewa aka Moor Mother ploughs the same rich furrow as before: groove friendly semi-free jazz which dissects diasporic Black history and lays out future possibilities. The band's bloodline stretches back to such landmark releases as New York Art Quartet & Imamu Amiri Baraka (ESP, 1965) and Jayne Cortez's Celebrations And Solitudes (Strata-East, ...

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Irreversible Entanglements: Who Sent You?

Read "Who Sent You?" reviewed by Gareth Thompson

Irreversible Entanglements first came together to perform at a Musicians Against Police Brutality event in 2015, after the killing of Akai Gurley by the NYPD. Who Sent You? is their second album and was released in March 2020, two months before George Floyd's death at the hands of police in Minneapolis. A five-piece collective, Irreversible Entanglements feature the voice and texts of Camae Ayewa, aka Moor Mother. An artist and activist from Philadelphia, her other works include the ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Protect Your Light

Impulse! Records


Open The Gates

International Anthem Recording Company / Don Giovanni


Who Sent You?

International Anthem Recording Company


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