Irreversible Entanglements is a free jazz quintet whose members are based in Philadelphia, New York, and Washington DC, led by experimental musician and poet Camae Ayewa, aka Moor Mother. Their music is often restless, never quite relaxing into a flow even in the midst of a groove that grows from the interaction between drummer Tcheser Holmes and bassist Luke Stewart. Saxophonist Keir Neuringer and trumpeter Aquiles Navarro build up the tension in the way they play off of one another, while Ayewa is pure intensity as she pours her anguish into her razor sharp jazz poetry and passionate delivery. The band is known for recording their albums in one day and spending the rest of the time in post-production (hey to Makaya McCraven there). Each member of the band is masterful and worthy of full attention throughout these recordings, and the ensemble they form itself is actually better than the sum of its parts.