"This concert brings together some of the most deeply rooted and wildly inventive storytellers in improvised music." - New York Times
A "can't-miss creative-music summit" - The New Yorker
The performance features Irreversible Entanglements in a first-time collaboration with two Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians members: the legendary pianist/vocalist/improviser Amina Claudine Myers and the “furiously inventive” (Los Angeles Times) composer/flutist Nicole Mitchell, who has been hailed as “the most important jazz flutist of her generation" (Allaboutjazz.com). We shine a spotlight on Myers, Mitchell and Irreversible Entanglements poet Camae Ayewa (a.k.a. Moor Mother) — three generations of Black women whose monumental contributions to the continuum of creative music has forever altered its pathways. Set one will feature solos, duos and trios between Myers, Mitchell and Ayewa. In the second set, Irreversible Entanglements takes the stage, first as an instrumental quartet (alto saxophonist Keir Neuringer, trumpeter Aquiles Navarro, double bassist Luke Stewart and Tcheser Holmes on drums), and then together with Ayewa, Mitchell and Myers for the world premiere of a new collaborative piece.
Merkin Hall is a presenter/partner of Composers Now.