The second part of Matana Roberts‘ Coin Coin project will be available tomorrow, October 1, 2013, “Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile” on Constellation records. Roberts has been widely regarded as one of the most powerful creative artists of her generation. This record is a follow-up to her “Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libres,” this time backed by a smaller ensemble. Chapter Two features her New York-based sextet made up of Shoko Nagai (piano), Jason Palmer (trumpet), Thomson Kneeland (bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums), and Jeremiah Abiah (vocals).
The record is available here. Or better yet, get out and see Matana Roberts’ band at the record release show this Saturday, October 5, at the Jazz Gallery at 9 and 10:30 pm. Without a doubt, this will be one of the most exciting concerts of the Fall season.