Irreversible Entanglements
Two-night residency
July 17 - sold out
July 18 - sold out
  • Performance

Solar Myth
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
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July 17 is seated.
July 18 is standing room only.

Program Info

$25 General Admission
21 & Over


Irreversible Entanglements

  • Camae Ayewa – voice
  • Keir Neuringer – saxophone
  • Aquiles Navarro – trumpet
  • Luke Stewart – bass
  • Tcheser Holmes- drums

July 18 features the Sun Ra Arkestra’s Marshall Allen and DMHotep.

Ars Nova Workshop presents two performances by the Philly-born free jazz quintet Irreversible Entanglements at Solar Myth. Night two features the great Marshall Allen!

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 for a single day of recording at Seizure’s Palace in Brooklyn, resulting in the quintet’s highly acclaimed self-titled 2017 debut. For Irreversible Entanglements, the message is the undeniable essence of the music. Though free jazz with voice is an uncommon approach in the modern day landscape of the genre, the spirit and subject the band channels and explores represent a return to a central tenant of the sound as it was founded – to be a vehicle for Black liberation. As creative and adventurous as any recording of contemporary avant-garde jazz but offering listeners no abstractions to hide behind, this is music that both honors and defies tradition, speaking to the present while insisting on the future.