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Featuring Brandon Ross, Melvin Gibbs and J.T. Lewis

"... Melvin Gibbs also appeared with Harriet Tubman, an outstanding power trio featuring drummer J.T. Lewis and the remarkably creative but unsung guitar hero Brandon Ross, who combines the linear facility and originality of Joyous Lake-era Pat Martino with the sheer decibels and cathartic abandon of Sharrock and the liquid whammy-bar articulations of Allan Holdsworth. Ross unleashed fuzz-inflected, wah-fueled licks and testified with overdriven bluetones during this searing set, which concluded with a frantic jam that reached a Bad Brains level of intensity." - Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times June '07

Brandon Ross co-leads the avant power trio, Harriet Tubman, with bassist Melvin Gibbs, and drummer JT Lewis. "Tubman" is dedicated to musical revelation/investigation in a pan-african vernacular of Now. In that band (Harriet Tubman) Ross explores electronics, and pan-tonality via the guitar, to sculpt a multidimensional, interactive, sonic language in a "classic" R&B/Rock configuration of guitar, bass, and drums.

Harriet Tubman has released 2 cds, "I Am A Man" on Knitting Factory Records, and "Prototype" (live) on John Zorn's Avant Records label. A new CD of the Harriet Tubman "Dub-ill 3rio" LIVE featuring Ron Miles/DJ Logic/DJ Singe will be released in September '07 on Jazz Away Records, out of Oslo.

TABLE RESERVATIONS: 212-539-8778 Purchase of tickets does NOT guarantee a table reservation; you must call to reserve seats. Seating, as well as standing-room, is available only on a first-come, first-served basis for all shows without a dinner reservation.

Two drink or $12 food minimum per person is standard.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Joe's the Public Theater, New York City