Sun 22 November 2020
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EFG London Jazz Festival is proud to present performance by Irreversible Entanglements, the liberation-oriented free jazz and spoken word collective formed by poet Camae Ayewa (aka Moor Mother), saxophonist Keir Neuringer, and bassist Luke Stewart.
Coming together in 2015 to perform at a Musicians Against Police Brutality event organised after the slaying of Akai Gurley by the NYPD, they later added trumpeter Aquiles Navarro and drummer Tcheser Holmes to record their startling self-titled debut album, released to critical acclaim by International Anthem in September 2017.
In 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.
Following an incredible 2019 for their vocalist and frontwoman Camae Ayewa as Moor Mother, whose album Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes (Don Giovanni Records) was widely been heralded as one of the most important of the year, Irreversible Entanglements released their powerful second album Who Sent You? via International Anthem and Don Giovanni Records in March 2020 to critical acclaim. In the year of Black Lives Matter their music could not be more vital and important.