All posts tagged “Matana Roberts

Best of Jazz 2023

Best Jazz Albums of 2023

The following selection is our definitive “Best Jazz Albums of 2023” list. The selection is divided into albums featuring solos, duets, trios, quartets, quintets, sextets, and larger ensembles, with three selections per category, for a total of 21 albums. We also added one category for “Artist of the Year”, and one for “Archive of the Year”, thereby adding two albums to the final selection, for a grand total of 23 albums that sum up how great 2023 was for jazz.

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September 2023

Jazz September 2023

What should you expect from jazz this month? Welcome to our September 2023 (and a little of August actually) selection of albums that have already been or will soon be released this month. These albums grabbed our full attention, and they are worth your time. They are listed in order of release date.

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Matana Roberts Coin Coin Chapter One Gens De Couleur Libres

Matana Roberts – Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens De Couleur Libres

Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens De Couleur Libres was the first installment of an ongoing musical project that would explore the history and legacy of Black Americans. Drawing on a diverse range of musical traditions, including jazz, gospel, folk, and experimental music, American composer and saxophonist Matana Roberts created a powerful and deeply personal work that spoke to the struggles and triumphs of her ancestors.

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Best Jazz Albums of 2019

The best jazz 2019 in 10 albums plus 10 extra tracks.

No rank, no order, just a list of the 10 best jazz albums of 2019 and a playlist to sum it up at the end of this post. Any recommendations on tracks that should have made it to the playlist would also be very appreciated.

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