Two passionate studio improvisations from saxophonist Matana Roberts, who lovingly dedicates the album to "those bard(s) of summer...the ideas herein of which I gleaned/interrogated/investigated/celebrated with you..."; subtle, rich, and inspiring.
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Label: Relative Pitch
Catalog ID: RPR 1036
Squidco Product Code: 20384
Recorded at Park West Studios in Brookyln, New York, on May 6th, 2014 by Jim Clouse.
Matana Roberts-alto saxophone
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1. Untitled n. 1 33:24
2. Untitled n. 2 9:56
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"Internationally renowned composer, band leader, saxophonist, sound experimentalist and mixed-media practitioner; works in many contexts and mediums, including improvisation, dance, poetry, and theater. She made two records as a core member of the Sticks And Stones trio in the early 2000s and has gone on to release a diverse body of solo and ensemble work under her own name on Constellation and Central Control over the past decade. She is perhaps best known for her acclaimed Coin Coin project, a multi-chapter work of "panoramic sound quilting" that aims to expose the mystical roots and channel the intuitive spirit-raising traditions of American creative expression while maintaining a deep and substantive engagement with sound. Her innovative work has forged new conceptual approaches to considering narrativity, history, and political expression within improvisatory structures. past member of the BRC: Black Rock Coalition and the AACM: Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. holds two degrees in music performance. based in New York City."-Matana Roberts website
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