It’s been two years since we heard new music from free jazz collective Irreversible Entanglements. But like fine wine, things can get better with time. On their new single the group comprised of members from Philadelphia, New York and beyond, “Homeless/Global” clocks in over twenty minutes and takes the genre to new places.
There’s a lot to unpack here. As the group takes twists and turns throughout, the groove is never lost. While it is one track, the multiple instruments employed alone should give you pause. Alongside the instruments and carefully timed arrangements is an absence of sound, which hits harder than a room full of trumpets. This is what we hope for when we look for free jazz and Irreversible Entanglements delivers from beginning to end.
The song can be streamed above or purchased directly from Bandcamp via International Anthem. There are no live dates for the collective at this time.
Image Credits: Photo by Bob Sweeney.