Irreversible Entanglements   For Akaila.   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 (a duo who also performed at the MAPB event) for a single day of recording at Seizure’s Palace in Brooklyn, and the full quintet’s first time playing together was captured for this debut. In four relentless bouts of inspired fire music the instrumentalists explore and elaborate compositional ideas drawn from their deep individual studies of free jazz improvisation, but the tone of each piece is driven decisively by Ayewa’s searing poetic narrations of Black trauma, survival and power. 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...  more  credits  released September 26, 2017   Camae Ayewa - voice  Keir Neuringer - alto saxophone  Aquiles Navarro - trumpet  Luke Stewart - double bass  Tcheser Holmes - drums   All words by Camae Ayewa.  Fireworks composed by Keir Neuringer.  Enough composed by Aquiles Navarro.  Chicago to Texas and Projects collaboratively composed in performance by Keir Neuringer, Aquiles Navarro, Luke Stewart, and Tcheser Holmes.   Recorded August 26, 2015 at Seizure’s Palace, Brooklyn, New York.  Engineered by Jason LaFarge.  Mixed by David Allen.  Mastered by Helge Sten.  Art by Damon Locks.  Layout by Craig Hansen.  Produced by Keir Neuringer.  Thank you: Scottie McNiece, Amirtha Kidambi, Peter Evans.  license  all rights reserved

Irreversible Entanglements

For Akaila. 

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 (a duo who also performed at the MAPB event) for a single day of recording at Seizure’s Palace in Brooklyn, and the full quintet’s first time playing together was captured for this debut. In four relentless bouts of inspired fire music the instrumentalists explore and elaborate compositional ideas drawn from their deep individual studies of free jazz improvisation, but the tone of each piece is driven decisively by Ayewa’s searing poetic narrations of Black trauma, survival and power. 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...  more

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released September 26, 2017

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

All words by Camae Ayewa. 
Fireworks composed by Keir Neuringer. 
Enough composed by Aquiles Navarro. 
Chicago to Texas and Projects collaboratively composed in performance by Keir Neuringer, Aquiles Navarro, Luke Stewart, and Tcheser Holmes. 

Recorded August 26, 2015 at Seizure’s Palace, Brooklyn, New York. 
Engineered by Jason LaFarge. 
Mixed by David Allen. 
Mastered by Helge Sten. 
Art by Damon Locks. 
Layout by Craig Hansen. 
Produced by Keir Neuringer. 
Thank you: Scottie McNiece, Amirtha Kidambi, Peter Evans.

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  The Possibility of Altered Destiny      Having met in jazz conservatory, Navarro and Holmes bring together sounds from old swing to modern DJ and hip hop beats, merging traditional acoustics with new-tech instrumentation.   Navarro, Panamanian, draws on Latin Jazz, folkloric music and reggae, while Holmes, from NY draws on Afro-centric tradition, Rock, Hip-Hop and House to construct new musical dialogues.  credits  released September 18, 2017   Aquiles Navarro - Trumpet/Vocoder  Tcheser Holmes - Drum Kit/Drum Machine   Edición, samples, manipulación sonora, efectos, mix y master por Miguel Ortiz  Pintura por Aquiles Navarro, conceptos, dirección artística y diseño de portada por Gilberto Palma  Grabado el 23 de abril 2017 en WKCR Live Constructions Columbia University, New York   Neurosis Divina © 2017  license  all rights reserved

The Possibility of Altered Destiny

 

Having met in jazz conservatory, Navarro and Holmes bring together sounds from old swing to modern DJ and hip hop beats, merging traditional acoustics with new-tech instrumentation. 

Navarro, Panamanian, draws on Latin Jazz, folkloric music and reggae, while Holmes, from NY draws on Afro-centric tradition, Rock, Hip-Hop and House to construct new musical dialogues.

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released September 18, 2017

Aquiles Navarro - Trumpet/Vocoder
Tcheser Holmes - Drum Kit/Drum Machine

Edición, samples, manipulación sonora, efectos, mix y master por Miguel Ortiz
Pintura por Aquiles Navarro, conceptos, dirección artística y diseño de portada por Gilberto Palma
Grabado el 23 de abril 2017 en WKCR Live Constructions Columbia University, New York

Neurosis Divina © 2017

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  Pulsations I   by  Ortiz Navarro Duo   Pulsations I by:  released December 8, 2017   Produced by Miguel Ortiz   Aquiles Navarro - Trumpet, Moog, Voocoder, Korg.  Miguel Ortiz - Drums, Effects, Moog, Korg.   Art and design by Tomas Medina  Layout Gilberto Palma   Neurosis Divina © 2017  license  all rights reserved   

Pulsations I

by Ortiz Navarro Duo

Pulsations I by:

released December 8, 2017

Produced by Miguel Ortiz

Aquiles Navarro - Trumpet, Moog, Voocoder, Korg. 
Miguel Ortiz - Drums, Effects, Moog, Korg. 

Art and design by Tomas Medina
Layout Gilberto Palma

Neurosis Divina © 2017

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THE ERIC PLAKS – AQUILES NAVARRO ALBUM, “WINDOWS TO THE WORLD BEYOND”, HAS BEEN RELEASED ON NO FRILLS RECORDS!

 “Windows to the World Beyond” is a duet recording featuring Eric Plaks, piano, and Aquiles Navarro, trumpet and vocoder, recorded in December 2016 at Wombat Studios in Brooklyn.  Harlem artist Stephanie Mulvihill contributed the outstanding original art work for the CD.  This album sounds like nothing else out there, and certainly has a unique place in my catalog – please purchase a copy for yourself, so that you can enjoy the artistic collaboration Aquiles and I worked so hard on.  The price is $15.  Just click the Paypal button below and you will get the CD in a few days!  To Buy click HERE ----  http://www.ericplaks.com/2017/06/22/the-eric-plaks-aquiles-navarro-album-windows-to-the-world-beyond-has-been-released-on-no-frills-records/

“Windows to the World Beyond” is a duet recording featuring Eric Plaks, piano, and Aquiles Navarro, trumpet and vocoder, recorded in December 2016 at Wombat Studios in Brooklyn.  Harlem artist Stephanie Mulvihill contributed the outstanding original art work for the CD.

This album sounds like nothing else out there, and certainly has a unique place in my catalog – please purchase a copy for yourself, so that you can enjoy the artistic collaboration Aquiles and I worked so hard on.  The price is $15.  Just click the Paypal button below and you will get the CD in a few days!

To Buy click HERE ---- http://www.ericplaks.com/2017/06/22/the-eric-plaks-aquiles-navarro-album-windows-to-the-world-beyond-has-been-released-on-no-frills-records/

NEW EP - "La Colectiva" presents

"El Chombo, El Blanco y EL Mulato"

BUY NOW !

 Este mundo es de eternos nudos  Rememos y dancemos juntos  El mar, el cielo y la tierra son de todos   --------- //// ----------   Aquiles Navarro - Trompeta  Jota Ortiz - MOOG synths, bajos y efectos  Tony Drums - Batería, aplausos y sonrisas   Grabado y “masterizado“ en Trilogy Studios, Ciudad de Panamá   Para amplificar la experiencia del momento y de la improvisación, este disco fué realizado grabando en vivo y sin overdubs.   Gracias a todas las personas que nos ayudaron a realizar este proyecto y a todos los que creen y viven la libertad de la música.  Artes y diseño por Anna Carolina Gelabert  Todas las composiciones por La Colectiva   Elevamos los corazones a través de la música ... Es nuestro deber.  credits  released October 16, 2016   ©   all rights reserved    https://lacolectiva.bandcamp.com/album/el-chombo-el-blanco-y-el-mulato

Este mundo es de eternos nudos
Rememos y dancemos juntos
El mar, el cielo y la tierra son de todos

--------- //// ---------- 

Aquiles Navarro - Trompeta
Jota Ortiz - MOOG synths, bajos y efectos
Tony Drums - Batería, aplausos y sonrisas

Grabado y “masterizado“ en Trilogy Studios, Ciudad de Panamá 

Para amplificar la experiencia del momento y de la improvisación, este disco fué realizado grabando en vivo y sin overdubs. 

Gracias a todas las personas que nos ayudaron a realizar este proyecto y a todos los que creen y viven la libertad de la música. 
Artes y diseño por Anna Carolina Gelabert
Todas las composiciones por La Colectiva

Elevamos los corazones a través de la música ... Es nuestro deber.

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released October 16, 2016

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https://lacolectiva.bandcamp.com/album/el-chombo-el-blanco-y-el-mulato

 

La Colectiva en VIVO, desde el Sotano. 

NEW RECORD OUT NOW!!!! CLick HERE!!!!


Proyecto Ponchera

"Bemsha Swing" by Thelonious Monk, arr. Aquiles Navarro. 

This proyect is about the creative expansion of Panamanian music, infused with all of its movement and sound with the swing and improvisation that is provided by the music of the United States known as jazz. This arrangment is based off of Monks/Best composition "Bemsha Swing", which comes from the word Bimshire, another name for Barbados, Denzil Bests native land. Plus, the roaring street drumming of the Panamanian parades called "Bandas Independientes". These drums make people dance in the streets of Panama all year round but especially in November for what could be called our National month. And if this wasn´t enough a five piece Quintet playing, improvising and providing a new dimension to these known sounds. The melody is aranged in a way that resembles the bugles from the "Banda Independientes and the bass line is displaced within the octaves to create a melody of its own, without changing a single note from the original chord progression. The swing feel and band sound come together for the first time as two cousins that haven´t seen each other in a long time, and they worked perfectly, no need to tweak or talk about it, they just fell right within each other. There is much more to keep developing from this sound and I am happy to see where it will go. 

I would like to thank everyone involved in this. Recorded on Oct/10/2014

- The Quintet :

Christian Contreras, Tenor Saxophone

Alex Brown, Wurlitzer Keyboard

Ray Cetta, Bass

Tcheser Holmes, Drumset

Aquiles Navarro, Trumpet

Panamanian Drum Ensemble

Eric Blanquicet, leader. Elio Rodriguez, Tito González, Snare Drum

Samuel Castañedas, Tenor Drum

Edom Bless, Bass Drum

Nelson Vallejos, Churuca

Studio & Engineering 

Lane Banning, Moonlab Studios.

Video taken by Lane Banning at Moonlab Studios in Brooklyn, New York. Oct/10/2014

 

 

 

 

 

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