Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile

Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2013 Ratings: #1 / 1057
User Score
Based on 53 ratings
2013 Ratings: #152
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September 30, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Constellation / Label
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Haven't really done a review in a while so why not this album! I don't really listen to any jazz so take all of this with a grain of salt.

Matana Roberts' Coin Coin series is always one I've found fascinating, though never had the ability to sit through 4 hours of avant garde Jazz. The whole idea of telling a story not even in a whole album, but across multiple albums is so interesting. Unfortunately, Chapter 2 clearly doesn't hold it's weight in comparison to its predecessor, Gens De Couleur ... read more
Matana Roberts continues her Coin Coin series after the well acomplished and intriguing first chapter, that made a distinct and vivid reference to the slavery years of black people in America. In Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile, the structure is really different, without the usual individual track album-style that was shown on the first chapter, making the whole experience sound like a big experimental jazz suite. Unfortunately, the whole idea is prejudiced for the lack of ... read more
"Avant-garde jazz" is not what I'd call this. The jazz here is bare in some ways and is like it is attempting a concept while falling on its own shoestrings in an attempt to do so.
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Track List

  1. Invocation
  2. Humility Draws Down Blue
  3. All Nations
  4. Twelve Sighed
  5. Spares Of The World
  6. Secret Covens
  7. River Ruby Dues
  8. Confessor Haste
  9. Amma Jerusalem School
  10. For This Is
  11. Responsory
  12. The Labor Of Their Lips
  13. Was The Sacred Day
  14. Lesson
  15. Woman Red Racked
  16. Thanks Be You
  17. Humility Draws Down New
  18. Benediction
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Added on: November 7, 2013