Matana Roberts (nickname, “The Skipper”) announces COIN COIN Chapter Three: river run thee

Matana Roberts (nickname, "The Skipper") announces COIN COIN Chapter Three: river run thee

Why haven’t policy-makers and socioeconomic experts thought of this before? Instead of vigorously studying the issue of poverty from an academic standpoint, they should be following the activities of bonafide New Yawk musician Matana Roberts, who has expressed (and seems to be following through with) her desire to rain change down on us like we’re human versions of these arcade machines. A promised 12 chapters in her COIN COIN series has already yielded two stellar albums, and now, though she alluded to the possibility of multiple chapters on a single date, COIN COIN Chapter Three: river run thee will come unaccompanied on February 3 of next year, via Constellation.

Keen on the sonic extremities of Mississippi Moonchile? river run thee will apparently feature plenty of that, plus the presumed saxophone, plus the presumed both sung and spoken vocals that have separated her albums from your average, if enjoyable, LP of avant-garde jazz. Not sure what tales Roberts has in store for us this time, but what’s alluded to by her astronomer friends is at least “first and foremost a vocal work.” A narrative aspect basically goes without saying:

Matana’s currently blogging aboard a houseboat in Brooklyn. Here’s the link.

COIN COIN Chapter Three: river run thee tracklisting:

01. all is written
02. the good book says
03. clothed to the land, worn by the sea
04. dreamer of dreams
05. always say your name
06. nema, nema, nema
07. a single man o’war
08. as years roll by
09. this land is yours
10. come away
11. with me seek
12. j.p.

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