Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libre Image
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  • Summary: The New York-based saxophonist releases what is to be the first of her Coin Coin project.
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  1. Dec 7, 2011
    90
    This is complex, life-affirming music that's both serious and playful, steeped in tradition yet as highly original and forward-thinking as anything you're likely to hear this year.
  2. Dec 7, 2011
    90
    In spite of the album's wilfully hard-to-stomach intensity, [it] will appeal to fans of art music of many different backgrounds.
  3. Dec 7, 2011
    80
    Roberts is in her own league as an improviser, a composer, and conceptualist.
  4. Dec 7, 2011
    80
    This is an ambitious work, and all of its aims have surely been fulfilled.
  5. Dec 7, 2011
    80
    A very, very impressive album all around.
  6. Dec 7, 2011
    60
    COIN COIN is not an album made for casual listening (that's probably the idea) nor is it entirely successful, but it has an absorbing quality that warrants further listens.
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