Irreversible Entanglements, the free jazz collective hailed by NPR as “Perhaps the most thrilling band in jazz right now,” has released their new album Protect Your Light. Released through Impulse! Records, this album marks a significant milestone in the world of experimental jazz.
The group is comprised of vocalist Camae Ayewa (former LGW curator Moor Mother), saxophonist Keir Neuringer, trumpeter Aquiles Navarro, bassist Luke Stewart, and drummer Tcheser Holmes. Their music often addresses racial inequality, social justice, and the African diaspora, and stands apart by its powerful and politically charged themes.
Known for their albums being celebrated as among the best in new music, Irreversible Entanglements has carved a niche for themselves in the avant-garde music scene. With Protect Your Light, they continue to captivate and challenge listeners. Listen below.
Irreversible Entanglements perform at Le Guess Who? 2023 on Sunday, 12 November, as part of the program curated by Stereolab. That same day, the group will be part of The Harvest Time Project: A Tribute to Pharoah Sanders. Also performing at the festival are a.o. Nala Sinephro, Nok Cultural Ensemble, Tom Skinner, Armand Hammer, African Head Charge, and many more.
Photography by Rafael de Oliveira