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Holy Ground: 38th and Chicago - initial thoughts

by Melvin Gibbs

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I wrote this to try to capture what I felt while visiting the spontaneous shrine that the people of Minneapolis put together at the site of Mr. George Floyd's murder- Cup Foods at the corner of 38th St. and Chicago Ave.
The first time I went there I felt a feeling I had only felt in one other place
at the grassy knoll outside of the Peace Museum in Hiroshima
- the site set aside by the Japanese people in memory of the dropping of the atomic bomb.

This is the first version of the piece. I will share iterated versions of the piece as they develop.


released October 1, 2020
composed by Melvin Gibbs for Archetext Music BMI
keyboards and sound design by Melvin Gibbs


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Melvin Gibbs Brooklyn, New York

Melvin Gibbs is a Grammy nominated composer, musician, artist, and writer, born, raised, and currently based in Brooklyn, N.Y. He has been called "the greatest bassist in the world" by Time Out New York magazine and was 2019 winner of JazzTimes Magazine's Critics Poll in the category: Electric Bass. ... more

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