Matana Roberts
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Matana Roberts

Matana Roberts Biography (Wikipedia)

Matana Roberts is a sound experimentalist, jazz saxophonist and clarinetist, composer and improviser based in New York City. She has previously been an active member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). The Jazz Journalists Association selected Roberts as a finalist nominee for the 2008 "Up and Coming Musician of the Year" award (which Lionel Loueke ultimately won).

Born in 1978 in Chicago, Illinois, Roberts was raised on the city's South Side and studied classical clarinet during her youth. She formed a trio, Sticks and Stones, with bassist Josh Abrams and drummer Chad Taylor, with whom she regularly performed at the Velvet Lounge. In 2002, Roberts moved to New York, initially busking in subways and publishing a zine, Fat Ragged, about her experiences.

Roberts is the composer of Coin Coin, a multichapter musical work-in-progress exploring themes of history, memory and ancestry. Roberts performed at the London Jazz Festival in 2007. In 2008, Central Control released Roberts' The Chicago Project. The album, produced by Vijay Iyer, includes performances by members of Prefuse 73 and Tortoise along with AACM saxophonist Fred Anderson.

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Aberdeen Chicago 6
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Aberdeen Chicago 6
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This Land Is Yours
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This Land Is Yours
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All Is Written/The Good Book Says
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All Is Written/The Good Book Says
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Improvisation based on Coin Coin Chapter 3
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Improvisation based on Coin Coin Chapter 3
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All Is Written
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All Is Written
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As Years Roll By
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As Years Roll By
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Dreamer Of Dreams
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Dreamer Of Dreams
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The Good Book Says
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The Good Book Says
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Was The Sacred Day
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Was The Sacred Day
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THRILLS - HUB SESSION 17/01/2008
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THRILLS - HUB SESSION 17/01/2008
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Exchanger - Hub Session 17/01/2008
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Exchanger - Hub Session 17/01/2008
Matana Robert, Sam Shalabi et Nicolas Caloia, Nicolas Caloia, Matana Roberts & Sam Shalabi
Opal
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Opal

Opal

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Matana Robert, Sam Shalabi et Nicolas Caloia, Nicolas Caloia, Matana Roberts & Sam Shalabi
Thomson Kneeland, Shoko Nagai, Jeremiah Abiah, Jason Palmer, Matana Roberts, Matana Roberts & Tomas Fujiwara
Lesson
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Lesson

Lesson

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Thomson Kneeland, Shoko Nagai, Jeremiah Abiah, Jason Palmer, Matana Roberts, Matana Roberts & Tomas Fujiwara
Thomson Kneeland, Shoko Nagai, Jeremiah Abiah, Jason Palmer, Matana Roberts, Matana Roberts & Tomas Fujiwara
Was The Sacred Day
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Was The Sacred Day

Was The Sacred Day

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Thomson Kneeland, Shoko Nagai, Jeremiah Abiah, Jason Palmer, Matana Roberts, Matana Roberts & Tomas Fujiwara
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Coin Coin Chapter 2 – Mississippi Moonchile [extract]
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Coin Coin Chapter 2 – Mississippi Moonchile [extract]
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Kersaia
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Kersaia
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