Source: Bandcamp Daily.
On November 20, 2014, an NYPD officer shot and killed Akai Gurley, a 28-year-old father and Caribbean immigrant living in Brooklyn. The following April, in an ambitious display of solidarity and protest, community activists and musicians came together for Musicians Against Brutality, a night of music and discussions at the now-shuttered DIY institution Silent Barn. One of the performers that evening was Camae Ayewa—known to most as the spoken word/noise phenom Moor Mother—who powered through an improvised set alongside bassist Luke Stewart and saxophonist Keir Neuringer. Performing afterwords was one of NYC’s most promising emergent free-jazz acts, the energetic duo of trumpeter Aquiles Navarro and drummer Tcheser Holmes.