Irreversible Entanglements will leave you shaken. The group make tight, synergistic free jazz anchored by the dynamic spoken-word declarations of poet Moor Mother, aka Camae Ayewa. Their music sometimes sounds chaotic and freewheeling, but it ensnares listeners with arrangements carefully considered to help deliver fiery political messages. The five-piece ensemble—the lineup also includes saxophonist Keir […]
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Philadelphia poet Camae Ayewa, aka Moor Mother, reveals herself as a formidable improviser on the new debut album by Irreversible Entanglements.
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Future’s conscience-stricken coke rap and 15 more reviews of recent releases
Highlights of Lyric’s just-announced 60th-anniversary season
Sunday: Previews and live coverage of every band at Pitchfork
Live broadcast of “Don Giovanni” under the stars