This is a first-time collaboration featuring ALEX WARD on clarinet, AMI YAMAZAKI on vocal and JOSH SINTON on bass clarinet! UK clarinetist & guitarist, is one of the leading lights of the London Creative Music Underground. Originally championed by Derek Bailey, Mr. Ward loves to challenge himself with a diverse cast of great players: Duck Baker Trio, Eugene Chadbourne, Lol Coxhill & Joe Morris! I've caught vocalist AMI YAMAZAKI on several occasions and she has consistently knocked me out! She played here at DMG with Craig Flanagan, was most enchanting although I wasn't familiar with her at that time. She also played at The Stone and in a trio with Ned Rothenberg & Erik Friedlander, which was again, superb!
Austrian guitarist MARTIN PHILADELPHY has played here more than a half dozen times and always surprises me, often using different musicians for each set: Kresten Osgood, Jeremy Carlstedt... the music always crafty, rocking and inspired. Again Mr. Philadelphy has chosen a unusual cast: BRADFORD REED on drums & electronics and JANE LeCROY on vocals. Bradford Reed invented an instrument known as the pencilina and was once a member of King Missile (Shimmy Disc stars). Vocalist JANE LeCROY fronts the avant-pop band, The Icebergs (with Tom Abbs on cello and David Rogers-Berry on drums). This will be her first performance at DMG! Can't to see how this will work, great surprises are in store!
Greetings to Serious Music Listeners around the world! In January I asked a handful of my favorite journalists & label heads to submit their top 10 recommendations lists for 2018, plus another 5 of anything they would like to recommend: books, movies, plays, concerts, anything that occurred or was released in 2018. All formats and genres are welcome, whether new or reissued. I picked a diverse cast of my favorite journalists and serious listeners. Here is what they had to say ...
THE BIG BOX SET SALE! There are some thirty plus box sets listed below.
If you spend $100 or more on any of the below titles, you will get a 10% discount.
GEORGE ADAMS With DON PULLEN/CAMERON BROWN/DANNIE RICHMOND/JIMMY KNEPPER/HUGH LAWSON/MIKE RICHMOND - Complete Black Saint-Soul Note Recordings: Don't Lose Control/Hand To Hand/Gentlemen's Agreement/Live At The Village Vanguard Vol 1
Will Take Place at Roulette in Brooklyn on Monday, November 12th from 7:30 to 9:30
XOL With GUY BETTINI / LUCA PISSAVINI / FRANCESCO MICCOLIS PETER BROTZMANN or HARRI SJOSTROM
WAYNE HORVITZ // With BILL FRISELL / NORTHWEST SINFONIA / ODEON QUARTET / BETH FLEENOR
ROSCOE MITCHELL ORCHESTRA With JAMES FEI / KYLE BRUCKMANN / WILLIAM WINANT / et al
FRED FRITH with LAURIE ANDERSON / EVAN PARKER / SYLVIE COURVOISIER / NATE WOOLEY / SHELLEY HIRSCH / IKUE MORI / PAULINE OLIVEROS / GYAN RILEY / et al
TOMAS FUJIWARA With MARY HALVORSON / BRANDON SEABROOK / RALPH ALESSI / TAYLOR HO BYNUM / GERALD CLEAVER
Monday, May 1st was the 26th Anniversary of Downtown Music Gallery! That’s right, you heard right! We opened our doors on May 1st of 1991 in the East Village at 211 East 5th (between 2nd & 3rd Aves), having no idea how long we would last considering that there were upwards of a hundred record stores in Manhattan alone at that time. Now there are less than a dozen!?! We are in our third location (13 Monroe St in Chinatown), for eight years now, struggling to survive but still providing creative