Greetings to all fellow prisoners at home in our own jails.
For two weeks now, many of us have been stuck in our own apartments or homes wherever we live. These are certainly some troubling and stressful times for all. I feel fortunate since I am enjoying being at home and catching up on cleaning, cooking, reorganizing my vast collection and finding so many gems. I’ve found over a hundred LP’s of doubles and occasionally triples of all sorts of Creative Music: Free/Jazz, Progressiv
Here is where we start to list New Music CD’s & Albums that have come in in the last week. Very little has come in, though. Most stores and many distributors are now closed and in hibernation. Hence, things are moving very slowly if at all. Instead of listing new things, we are having large CD sale. These are things that we have in some quantity. There are perhaps 100 items on this list, some we have listed previously and many we haven’t listed since we first got them in. Many rarities and m
Seasons Greetings to all of you Record Collectors out there! Today (3/2/20), the temperature is supposed to reach 60, so perhaps Spring is almost here! Hurray for some sunshine and warmer weather! Over the past few weeks we have gotten in a large amount Progressive Rock albums from the 1970's. This was the Golden Era of Progressive, Canterbury and Jazz/Rock/Fusion music, from 1970 - 1975, especially. We have been listening to many of these albums all week: Magma, Art Zoyd, the Muffins, Gong, Gen
HEROES ARE GANG LEADERS with THOMAS SAYERS ELLIS / JAMES BRANDON LEWIS / LUKE STEWART / WARREN “TRAE” CRUDUP III / MELANIE DYER / DEVIN BRAHJA WALDMAN / et al WILLIAM PARKER / ANNE WALDMAN
JOEL HARRISON 18 with JON IRABAGON / CURTIS HASSELBRING / INGRID JENSEN / ALAN FERBER / BEN STAPP / KEN THOMSON / LISA PARROT / et al
WILLIAM PARKER'S INSIDE SONGS OF CURTIS MAYFIELD With LEWIS 'FLIP' BARNES/DARRYL FOSTER/SABIR MATEEN/DAVE BURRELL/LAFAYETTE GILCHRIST/HAMID DRAKE/GUILLERMO E BROWN/LEENA CONQUEST/AMIRI BARAKA
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