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. Their music is soothing, chaotic, powerful, and deeply rooted in movements for Black freedom and resistance.
Today on the Rebel Beat we’re joined by Keir and Luke from the band who join us from Philly and Washington D.C. respectively to talk about their new album “Who sent you?”, band life under lockdown, and the radical politics of jazz improvisation. Enjoy!
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Charles Mingus – Better git hit in your soul
De La Soul – Say no go
Irreversible Entanglements – Fireworks
Irreversible Entanglements – Who sent you / Ritual
Irreversible Entanglements – Chicago to Texas
Irreversible Entanglements – The Code Noir / Amina
Irreversible Entanglements – No mas