Matana Roberts: Coin Coin, Chapter 1
Tue Apr 22
Photograph: Evan Hunter McKnight
Time Out says
Posted: Thu Sep 26 2013
Dynamic saxophone conceptualist Matana Roberts continues to focus her formidable creative energy on Coin Coin, her sweeping, multipart narrative epic. Last year she issued the work's second chapter, Mississippi Moonchile—a stirring blend of fiesty avant-jazz, songful postbop and operatic chant—but for this gig, she reprises its predecessor, Gens de couleur libres, released in 2011.