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10:05
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4:28
0:33
3:48
3:26
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3:16
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About Harriet Tubman

A jazz-based power trio whose music mixes the muscular impact of hard rock with the sonic exploration of free jazz, Harriet Tubman are fittingly named for the iconic civil rights activist and abolitionist who devoted her life to the freedom of her people. Harriet Tubman were formed in 1998 by bassist Melvin Gibbs (whose eclectic career saw him collaborating with Ronald Shannon Jackson, Arto Lindsay, George Clinton, and Henry Rollins), guitarist Brandon Ross (who has previously worked with Cassandra Wilson, Henry Threadgill, and Don Byron), and percussionist J.T. Lewis (who divides his time between studio work backing the likes of Whitney Houston, Sting, and Donna Summer and playing jazz with Bill Laswell, William Parker, and Roy Ayers). The trio made their debut in 1998 with the album I Am a Man, recording for the Knitting Factory Works imprint. Their second album, Prototype, followed in 2000 for the Avant label. The many commitments of the three musicians kept them from reuniting in the studio until 2011, when Sunnyside Communications issued their third album, Ascension. Harriet Tubman returned in early 2017 with a fourth album, Araminta, in which Gibbs, Ross, and Lewis were joined by trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith. ~ Mark Deming

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