Afro-Caribbean / Electro-Jazz

Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes: “Pueblo”

by Rupert Bottenberg

Two members of the exceptional jazz unit Irreversible Entanglements, whose album Who Sent You? impressed so many this past March, the drum-and-trumpet duo of Aquiles Navarro and Tcheser Holmes have their own release forthcoming on the International Anthem label, a cornerstone of the exploratory, socially conscious jazz revival of the last decade. Their work together is informed by Afro-Caribbean rhythms and refined electronics, and showcases Panamanian-American Navarro’s expressive trumpet (he trained under a veteran of Fania All-Stars, among others). The album Heritage of the Invisible II is due out in October, but in the meantime, enjoy a first taste with “Pueblo”, its very title a salute to community and place (Brooklyn, in their case). The video is directed by Good Glass Films and features the sinuous gestures of dancers Cal Hunt and Quamaine “Virtuoso” Daniels.

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