Melvin Gibbs

Melvin Gibbs is a composer, performer, and creator based in Brooklyn. A Grammy nominee, he was dubbed “the world’s greatest bassist” by Time Out New York.

November 19, 2019

A Points South essay from the South Carolina Music Issue.

Blood’s Harmolodics puts “the cry” front and center. The cry is the aural exposition of the paradoxical mode of existence that forced the musical innovations made by Africans in America. Born of forced migration, it harkens to an Africa that exists only in the minds of its long-exiled American children.