Das Trompete & Percussion Impro-Duo Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes ist als Teil des Free-Jazz Kollektivs Irreversible Entanglements zu größerer bekanntheit gelangt. Die beiden sind alte Freunde und Fixtsterne in der New Yorker Szene. RIYL: Don Cherry, Miles Davis, Billy Cobham, Jaimie Branch, Binker & Moses, Yussef Kamaal, La Mecanica Popular, Ruben Blades, Moacir Santos.
After two years of growth and international touring with Irreversible Entanglements, Navarro and Holmes coalesced around the idea of composing new, expanded duo music; and in Fall 2019 they booked two after-hours sessions at Brooklyn’s S1 Studios. “Each tune has a compositional background to it, but improvisation and the telepathy between us remains the main catalyst,” notes Navarro. From this open map, the duo layered samples and electronic elements from Juno 106 and Moog Grandmother synths over their acoustic improvisations, overdubbed contributions from poets, vocalist and instrumentalist friends, and added field recordings of themselves in conversation. To sculpt the mass of sounds they commissioned ada adhiyatma (aka Madam Data, a Philadelphiabased composer/electronicist who they’d met through a joint collaboration with Moor Mother) for a final mix. The resulting album - Heritage of the Invisible II - reveals Navarro and Holmes stepping firmly into the limelight of progressive music-making.