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Live Review

Harriet Tubman at SFJAZZ

Read "Harriet Tubman at SFJAZZ" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

Harriet Tubman SFJAZZ San Francisco, CA January 23, 2020 The electric bass, electric guitar and drum trio Harriet Tubman stands apart in the music world. As guitarist Brandon Ross notes, they are electrified yet based on spiritual influences such as the late Alice Coltrane, the late John Coltrane's wife who ran an ashram that Ross had the fortune to visit. Going strong since 1998, the group has found it difficult to find acceptance and, sometimes, ...

Album Review

Harriet Tubman: The Terror End of Beauty

Read "The Terror End of Beauty" reviewed by Vic Albani

Continuando l'audace cammino che solo chi conosce a perfezione tutti i meandri della musica moderna in generale può affrontare, Brandon Ross, Melvin Gibbs e JT Lewis, proseguono la strada di unire jazz, rock, blues e improvvisazione in modo esemplare. The Terror End of Beauty segue di non molto lo straordinario Araminta uscito nel 2017, accentuando ancor maggiormente quel senso di “new psychedelia" che forse avrebbe abbracciato Hendrix se fosse ancora fra noi. In America, qualcuno è arrivato ...

Year in Review

Mark F. Turner's Best Releases Of 2017

Read "Mark F. Turner's Best Releases Of 2017" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

In a year filled with loss, uncertainty and numerous challenges, the following releases by these creative and talented artists repeatedly moved me while bringing something fresh to my ears. No matter what critics or doubters say, the music lives on and is as strong as ever; always colored by its diversity. Harriet Tubman Araminta (Sunnyside) Nicholas Payton Afro-Caribbean Mixtape (Paytone Records) Gerald Clayton ...

Album Review

Harriet Tubman: Araminta

Read "Araminta" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Named after the iconic American heroine: escaped slave, abolitionist and humanitarian Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross circa 1822); the extraordinary New York based trio of guitarist Brandon Ross, bassist Melvin Gibbs and drummer JT Lewis have performed together for over 20 years yet have only released three prior recordings: I am a Man (Knitting Factory, 1998), Prototype (Avant Records, 2000) and the double trio recording Ascension (Sunnyside Records, 2011) with trumpeter Ron Miles and two turntablists: DJ Logic and DJ ...

Album Review

Harriet Tubman: Araminta

Read "Araminta" reviewed by Vic Albani

Se il buon giorno si vede dal mattino, il 2017 già dai suoi primi passi potrebbe evidenziarsi come la classica annata da ricordare. La musica in giro in questo periodo (specialmente laddove non si grida alla crisi ad ogni piè sospinto) sembra davvero valere più che la semplice menzione cronachistica. Dopo l'ultimo lavoro dei Kneebody (Anti-Hero), un'altra grande perla illumina i giorni nostri. Si tratta degli Harriet Tubman, ovverosia del celebrato trio dell'introspettivo chitarrista Brandon Ross con la possente ritmica ...

Album Review

Harriet Tubman: Ascension

Read "Ascension" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The raison d'être for the band, Harriet Tubman, is an almost aching musical yearning for a complete freedom. It is a freedom from genre and certainly on Ascension, complete freedom from style as well as style. This what the 20th Century Spanish poet and playwright, Federico Garcia-Lorca described as the heart of duende, a holistic alternative to style and mere virtuosity, seeking an elevated level of delving into the depths of the soul so that the music dilates the mind's ...

Album Review

Harriet Tubman: Ascension

Read "Ascension" reviewed by Mark Corroto

It has been forty-six years since John Coltrane took his expanded ensemble into a studio to record Ascension (Impulse!, 1965), and many believe the jazz world has yet to come to grips with its significance and meaning. It has only been eleven years since the power trio Harriet Tubman, expanded into the Harriet Tubman Double Trio, rendered its interpretation of Ascension. Formed in 1998, the Harriet Tubman trio picks up where the short-lived supergroup Power Tools (Bill Frisell, ...

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Harriet Tubman - Ascension (Sunnyside, 2011)

Harriet Tubman - Ascension (Sunnyside, 2011)

Source: Music and More by Tim Niland

Harriet Tubman's Ascension is an intriguing mix of DJ/dub textures, jazz, sci-fi sound culture and Sun Ra style cosmology. Interesting stuff, definitely along the lines of Sun Ra's late 70's recordings like Lanquidity and Media Dreams and Greg Tate's Burnt Sugar ensemble.

It is an interesting feat of collective improvisation and sound-scape making that blends together into a suite like hypnotic context. The ensemble consists of Brandon Ross on guitar, Melvin Gibbs on electric bass, J.T. Lewis on drums, Ron ...



Harriet Tubman, avant jazz/rock super group, performs with very special guest from Brooklyn Indie Rock Scene for July 1, 2006 URB ALT Festival show in Harlem, NYC

Harriet Tubman, avant jazz/rock super group, performs with very special guest from Brooklyn Indie Rock Scene for July 1, 2006 URB ALT Festival show in Harlem, NYC

Source: All About Jazz

NEW YORK - URB ALT Festival: URB ALT Comes To Harlem continues July 1, 2006 with a special performance by jazz/rock musicians, Harriet Tubman, joined by a major artist from Brooklyn's indie rock experimentalist scene. This incredible collaboration occurs at the Faison Firehouse Theater, home of Tony award winning choreographer of the Wiz, George Faison. Also performing are the Monika H. Band, Tenderhead, Boston Fielder, Nerdkween and Shaka Zulu Overdrive with Grisha Coleman.

Harriet Tubman was formed in 1998 when ...



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