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Rare Saturday, January 20th Event: 6pm DAMON SMITH and MICHAEL VATCHER - Contrabass & Drums / 7pm:TOMCHESS - Oud, Ney, Morsing / ESAT EKINCIOGLU - Acoustic Bass

Master Contrabassist DAMON SMITH currently resides in Boston, where he works with Leap of Faith and has played with many greats: Joe McPhee, Henry Kaiser, Peter Kowald and many more. Formerly Amsterdam-based drummer & instrument-maker, MICHAEL VATCHER, recently moved to New York and has been playing the occasional set around town. Mr. Vatcher is the favored percussionist of many, working for nearly three decades in the Netherlands and playing with many important musicians/ensembles: Jewels & Binoculars (with Michael Moore & Lindsey Horner), Tom Cora's Roof & 4 Walls (with Phil Minton, Veryan Weston & Luc Ex) and Trio Braam. ///

It is pretty rare for anyone to play instruments like oud, ney and morsing here at DMG (or anywhere else) but this is what TOMCHESS does. Mr. Chess has a new duo disc out with Turkish bassist ESAT EKINCIOGLU who is currently living in the Netherlands.

It is also rare for us to have a Saturday night gig here at DMG so this looks to be yet another amazing night of wonderful music! Come on down and tell your friends!


The ZODIAC SAX QUARTET will be playing the music of CHARLES WATERS (once of Gold Sparkle band), and features three other fine saxists: CLAIRE DALY (from Two Sisters) on bari sax, LEE ODOM (Matt Lavelle's 12 Houses) on soprano sax and RAS MOSHE BURNETT on tenor sax! The Zodiacs have been rehearsing for the past year or so but rarely play live, so... //////////

After living and teaching in Chicago for many years, clarinetist & composer, GUILLERMO GREGORIO, moved to NYC, where he been playing with many of Downtown finest: Mat Maneri, Jaimie Branch, Steve Swell and Nico Letman-Burtinovic. More recently Gregorio has been working with cellist NICK JOZWIAK, who also play bass in a double bass trio and quartet there at DMG. Early Downtown drummer, TODD CAPP, continually seeks out open-minded improvisers, known and not-so to work with, playing here at DMG with a new crew each time he is here.

Sunday January 28th: 6pm: MICHAEL VATCHER and JACK WRIGHT - Drums and Alto Sax / 7pm: MICHAEL FOSTER / BEN GERSTEIN / SEAN ALI / FLIN VAN HEMMEN - While We Still Have Bodies - Sax / Trombone / Acoustic Bass / Percussion

Legendary American-born drummer/percussionist, MICHAEL VATCHER, has made his way back to New York, after living in Amsterdam for some thirty years. He will be joined by another legendary figure, saxist JACK WRIGHT, who has been creating his own free music for more than 40 years and working with a large cast of musicians from around the globe. //////

WHILE WE STILL HAVE BODIES is an exceptional new Downtown all-star quartet featuring: MICHAEL FOSTER on saxes, BEN GERSTEIN on trombone, SEAN ALI on contrabass and FLIN VAN HEMMEN on drums. Their first disc was released last month and is one of the best regarded debut discs of the past year.

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