The RADIO I-CHIING DUO Features ANDY HAAS on saxes & electronics and DON FIORINO on guitar. Originally a trio with Dee Pop on drums, Andy and Don have been playing together for more than a decade together and refining their unique way at looking at the other side of life. They recently released their first duo CD which remains an underground gem.
DAVID GROLLMAN plays snare drum in his own completely distinctive way, occasionally stripping down to his skivvies. AL MARGOLIS runs the beyond avant-garde Pogus label for many years and it is seasoned sonic manipulator. LUCAS BRODE plays guitar.
The ReR label started out as Recommended Records and was/still is run by Chris Cutler, drummer & lyricist for Henry Cow, the Art Bears, News from Babel, Hail… As far as documenting the history of truly creative, progressive music, there are tow labels which have long done the great job: ReR and Cuneiform. As a longtime proghead myself (3 faves of all time: Mothers of Invention/Soft Machine/Henry Cow), I collect everything that both of these labels have released. We just got in a large bunch of
The Jazz Journalists Association recognized Bruce Gallanter as the 2018 Jazz Hero for New York City.
Every winter seems to get longer and more difficult, so that when FIMAV, (Festival International Musique Actuelle Victoriaville in Quebec) rolls around, we all seem to look forward to this vacation more and more every year! Considering that I’ve been attending this mighty fest every year since 1987, (thirty years!), I usually think I knew what to expect, but this is rarely the case. At least as far as the music is concerned. There are always surprises in store each year. In advance of this fe
MISHA MENGELBERG / PETER BROTZMANN / EVAN PARKER / PAUL RUTHERFORD / DEREK BAILEY / HAN BENNINK
TYSHAWN SOREY With STEPHEN HAYNES / BEN GERSTEIN / TODD NEUFELD / JOE MORRIS / MARK HELIAS / CARL TESTA / ZACH ROWDEN
ERIK FRIEDLANDER / THROW A GLASS With URI CAINE / MARK HELIAS / CHES SMITH
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