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Packaging Notes

Double 10" comes in a wide-spine double-scored jacket printed in full colour on 24pt reverse board. First pressing of LP also includes a CD copy of the album and a limited edition art print poster reproducing one of Matana's graphic scores for Coin Coin.

CD comes in a custom gatefold jacket printed on reverse paperboard in full colour.

CST079

COIN COIN Chapter One: Gens de couleur libres Matana Roberts

Release date: 10 May 2011

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  • CD+MP3
  • MP3
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Matana Roberts (pronounced mah-tah-nah) is one of the leading lights of contemporary African-American experimental music, combining her widely recognized gifts as an alto saxophone player and improviser with an intensely engaged re-definition of American Jazz traditions.

Matana's COIN COIN project is the centerpiece of this engagement and re-definition: a multi-chapter work that combines conceptual scoring (graphic notation, 'chance' strategies), storytelling and historical narrative, performative theatre (personae, costume, multi-media), and a deeply considered channeling of personal ancestry and the 'universal' experience of Africans in America.

Roberts began spending significant amounts of time in Montreal during the second half of the 2000s and has been an on-and-off resident of the city since 2008. While she was familiar to Constellation as early as 2001 (through her work with Sticks And Stones and her guest performance on Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Yanqui U.X.O. album), it was through the evolution of her mesmerizing COIN COIN project that we fully fell under her spell – as did the dozen or more Montreal musicians who began working with her on the music and in performance.

Tracklist

1. rise
2. pov piti
3. song for eulalie
4. kersaia
5. libation for Mr. Brown: Bid em in...
6. lulla/bye
7. i am
8. how much would you cost?

Running time: 01:01:15

Packaging Notes

Double 10" comes in a wide-spine double-scored jacket printed in full colour on 24pt reverse board. First pressing of LP also includes a CD copy of the album and a limited edition art print poster reproducing one of Matana's graphic scores for Coin Coin.

CD comes in a custom gatefold jacket printed on reverse paperboard in full colour.

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