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Matana Roberts - The Chicago Project download album

  • Performer: Matana Roberts
  • Album: The Chicago Project
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  • Released: 2007
  • Country: UK
  • Rating: 4.8/5
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Matana Roberts - The Chicago Project download album

The Chicago Project will hopefully receive the attention it deserves as a unique and memorable work from an artist whose creative flame burns deep. Good musicians are also good listeners. Roberts has carefully listened to others and has learned. But she's also listening to her inner voice and it will be interesting to hear where she ventures next

Matana Roberts - Exchange 08:34. Matana Roberts - Thrills 04:15. Matana Roberts - Birdhouse 1 04:05. Matana Roberts - Nomra 06:22. Matana Roberts - Love Call 10:38. Matana Roberts - Birdhouse 2 04:48. Matana Roberts - South By West 05:51. Matana Roberts - For Razi 07:38. Matana Roberts - Birdhouse 3 04:12.

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Matana Roberts blows ecstatic jazz sax as hard as Albert Ayler, but can carry a tune so soulful, you almost expect Billie Holiday to breeze in over it. With her funky dreads, thrift-store style and romantic history of busking in New York subways, could this be the woman to sell good, old-fashioned American avant-jazz to the masses? Roberts's first high-profile release hooks her up with collaborators from Chicago's jazz aristocracy and members of the post-rock group Tortoise's extended family, most notably the guitarist Jeff Parker, who lays languid unresolved chords and scratchy.

Matana Roberts is a jazz saxophonist, composer and improviser based in New York City, United States. She is a past 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 Chicago, United States, Roberts was raised on the city's South Side and studied classical clarinet during her youth.

The Chicago Project '2007. 1. Matana Roberts - Exchange. 2. Matana Roberts - Thrills. 3. Matana Roberts - Birdhouse 1. 4. Matana Roberts - Nomra. 5. Matana Roberts - Love Call. 6. Matana Roberts - Birdhouse 2.

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The Manhattan Project is a jazz fusion album, the only recording to be made by a band of the same name comprising Wayne Shorter, Michel Petrucciani, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White, Gil Goldstein and Pete Levin. The album was released in 1990 on via Blue Note label. The arrangements were written by Lenny White and Gil Goldstein, and the album was recorded live before an audience at Chelsea Studios, New York, with Alec Head engineering. Executive producers were Michael Cuscuna and Stephen Reed.


A1 Exchange
A2 Thrills
A3 Birdhouse 1
A4 Nomra
B1 Birdhouse 2
B2 South By West
B3 For Razi
B4 Birdhouse 3

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Central Control International
  • Copyright (c) – Central Control International
  • Recorded At – Soma Electronic Music Studios
  • Mixed At – Mount Seshmore
  • Mastered At – Turtle Tone Studios
  • Pressed By – GZ Digital Media – 74795E
  • Published By – Central Control Publishing Ltd.
  • Published By – Manyweathers


  • Bass – Josh Abrams*
  • Design – Chris Reeder
  • Drums – Frank Rosaly
  • Guitar – Jeff Parker
  • Mastered By – Mike Fossenkemper*
  • Mixed By – Scotty Hard, Vijay Iyer
  • Photography By [Cover] – Brett Walker
  • Producer – Vijay Iyer
  • Recorded By – John McEntire
  • Saxophone – Fred Anderson (tracks: A3, B1, B4), Matana Roberts
  • Written-By – Matana Roberts
  • Written-By [Co-writer] – Fred Anderson (tracks: A3, B1, B4)


Recorded at Soma Studios, Chicago, Il.
Mixed at Mt. Seshmore, Brooklyn, NY.
Mastered at Turtle Tone Studio, NYC,

(c) and (p) Central Control International 2007
Made in the EU

The writing credits for Fred Anderson are falsely given on back cover as: tracks 3, 6 & 9, which is right for the CD-version ("Lovecall" as track 5).

Pressing plant is derived from matrix.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 669076363501
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): CC1006-A 74795E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): CC1006-B 74795E2/A
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CCI006CD Matana Roberts The Chicago Project ‎(CD, Album) Central Control International CCI006CD UK 2007
CCI006PR Matana Roberts The Chicago Project ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Central Control International CCI006PR UK 2007