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Irreversible Entanglements

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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

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Favourite Releases of 2023

Read "Favourite Releases of 2023" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


For a show that doesn't turn to tradition very often, there is one on One Man's Jazz: the first show of a new year features the host's favourite releases of the outgoing year. 2023 was an excellent year for new albums--post-pandemic inspiration perhaps? Regardless, big props are due to the artists who create this music and ...

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Article: Play This!

Irreversible Entanglements: Open The Gates

Read "Irreversible Entanglements: Open The Gates" reviewed by Chris May


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Article: What is Jazz?

2024 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide

Read "2024 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Twenty years is a remarkable milestone for any activity, let alone one that comes with the wear and tear of a high-profile jazz festival that every year strives to up its own ante, like the Winter JazzFest. From January 11 to 18, 2024, fans, musicians, promoters and other industry people from around the world ...

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Protect Your Light

Label: Impulse! Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Free Love; Protect Your Light; Our Land Back; Soundness; Root Branch; Celestial Pathways; Sunshine; Degree Of Freedom.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Mareike Wiening Reveals Her New Album Plus Other New Releases

Read "Mareike Wiening Reveals Her New Album Plus Other New Releases" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this show we focus on the latest release from Mareike Wiening. There is also other new music from Stefan Pasborg, Irreversible Entanglements, Andy Pratt, Felix Tellier Pouliot, Dave Stryker, Joe Wittman, Stirrup, Julien Lourau, Mike Rubbio, Peter Xifaris, Amanda Irarrazabal & Pablo Vazquez, Russ Spiegel, and Yuhan Su. Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Mareike ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Carla Bley, Phil Haynes, & Dan Phillips

Read "Carla Bley, Phil Haynes, & Dan Phillips" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


I pay tribute to the magnificent Carla Bley in this episode before moving on to drummer Phil Haynes and music from the extensive compilation he assembled to accompany his new memoir “Chasing the Masters: First Takes of a Modernist Drumming Artist." There's music from new releases by the Berlin-based Aut Records, a new two-drummer release by ...

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Article: Year in Review

Chris May's Best Albums Of 2023

Read "Chris May's Best Albums Of 2023" reviewed by Chris May


Another great year for recorded jazz. Fourteen of 2023's most special albums are presented here. Eight are new recordings and six are reissues or previously unreleased archive items. Joint Number One Best New Albums Of 2023 Irreversible Entanglements Protect Your Light Impulse! There are two contendors for the slam-dunk ...

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Article: Live Review

London Brew At Barbican Centre

Read "London Brew At Barbican Centre" reviewed by Chris May


London Brew Barbican Centre, Main Hall London BrewLondon November 18, 2023 Three years later than originally planned, London Brew made it to the Barbican stage. The star studded ensemble's concert tribute to Miles Davis' Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1970) had been intended to mark the fiftieth anniversary of that album. ...

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Article: Live Review

Irreversible Entanglements At EartH

Read "Irreversible Entanglements At EartH" reviewed by Chris May


Irreversible Entanglements EartH Theatre Protect Your Light Hackney, London November 15, 2023 Co-winners of this parish's Best Album of 2023 for Protect Your Light (Impulse!), sharing the blunt with the late Jaimie Branch's Fly Or Die quartet's ((World War)) (International Anthem), Irreversible Entanglements' return to the London Jazz ...


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