This review was published on NextBop
Irreversible Entanglements burst onto the avant-garde jazz scene with a fascinating debut that was as abrasive as it was captivating. The roar of Camae Ayewa's (a.k.a. Moor Mother) socio-political poetry was well met by a driving rhythm section (Luke Stewart on bass, Tcheser Holmes on drums) and furious horns (Aquiles Navarro on trumpet, Keir Neuringer on alto saxophone). While the group's first project didn't exactly propel them into avant-jazz stardom, it was extremely well received and led to them being booked in the USA and abroad. 5.4.18 is a recording of Irreversible Entanglements' first show in London, and throughout its 83 minutes, there's no doubt that this band is something special.