Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman Plays Two Shows Firehouse 12

Harriet Tubman Plays Two Shows Firehouse 12

Freedom, according to some conceptions, is another word for nothing left to lose. But freedom can also be everything on the line and nothing left to fear. The bold experimental space-jazz improv fusion trio Harriet Tubman — Brandon Ross on guitar, Melvin gibbs on bass, and JT Lewis on drums — is all about radical freedom, the kind of freedom that is never won but has to be fought for again and again. The New York outfit's new album "Araminta" features New Haven-based trumpet player and composer Wadada Leo Smith. The record title comes from Tubman's given first name.

Smith, whose music was recently the subject of the wide-ranging CREATE Festival, has said that he's...