MELVIN GIBBS

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A native of Brooklyn, New York, Gibbs attended Medgar Evers College and the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. After attending and graduating from the Berklee College of Music,Gibbs first came to public notice as a member of the group Defunkt which was a mainstay of the early 1980s downtown New York scene. Throughout most of the 1980s, he played in drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society alongside guitarist Vernon Reid, as well as playing with guitarist Sonny Sharrock and saxophonist John Zorn. Additionally with Jackson and guitarist Bill Frisell he was also a member of the group Power Tools. Gibbs co-led the band Eye and I and he is an original member of the Black Rock Coalition.

He was a member of the avant-metal Rollins Band from 1993 to about 1998, and again in 2006 when the group briefly reformed. As a member of the Rollins Band he was nominated for a
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MELVIN GIBBS Pass Me By album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pass Me By
Funk 1988
MELVIN GIBBS Melvin Gibbs' Elevated Entity ‎: Ancients Speak album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Melvin Gibbs' Elevated Entity ‎: Ancients Speak
World Fusion 2009
MELVIN GIBBS Phree​-​dem Downloads album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phree​-​dem Downloads
Eclectic Fusion 2010

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