Presenting two sets of idiosyncratic and dynamic approaches to sound immersion and improvisation, RAGNHILD MAY and a duo of CECILIA LOPEZ and JOE MOFFETT each bring their distinct artistry to DMG. Ragnhild May, in New York from Denmark, brings her distinct solo work to the evening with her self-constructed instruments. Cecilia Lopez and Joe Moffett create bionic sonic constructions by merging acoustic instruments with synth and electronics.
Soprano saxist, MICHAEL EATON, has played here at DMG on several occasions with Cheryl Pyle’s Beyond Group. Mr. Eaton is a gifted saxist with a new disc our as a leader and this is his first time at DMG with his own unit. Special guest, flutist, CHERYL PYLE, is added to his crew for this special occasion.
The sale continues until the end of September - To help celebrate JON ZORN’s 66th Birthday, we are having a monthlong Zorn/Tzadik CD sale. We are doing this in three parts, each one of around 55 CD’s each, listed over three weeks. The the entire 160 count list will appear on the DMG website in the next few days. This sale does not include any discs from the Masada, Naked City or Filmworks series.
Wow! To say that that this edition of FIMAV (a/k/a Victo Fest) was the best one in several years, would not be an understatement. A dozen or so of my friends from different places would certainly agree. I have been attending the Victo Fest every year since 1987 and look forward to it every year for a variety of reasons. The main reason is to catch four long days (21 sets!) of challenging music from around the Creative Music World. The other big reason for going every year is being with our coll
THE NIRO Featuring GARY LUCAS / DAVIDE COMBUSTI / FRANCESCO ARPINO / et al
JAIMIE BRANCH FLY or DIE with LESTER ST. LOUIS / JASON AJEMIAN / CHAD TAYLOR / et al
MARS WILLIAMS with JAIMIE BRANCH / KNOX CHANDLER / MARK TOKAR / KLAUS KUGEL
AARON NOVIK with JEREMIAH CYMERMAN / AVA MENDOZA / LIS MEZZACAPPA / KYLE BRUCKMANN / MATT NELSON / MICHAEL COLEMAN / ET AL
PHAROAH SANDERS With SONNY SHARROCK/LEON THOMAS/SONNY FORTUNE/LONNIE LISTON SMITH/SIRONE [NORRIS JONES]/BILLY HART et al
COMPANY with DEREK BAILEY / FRED FRITH / GEORGE LEWIS / KEITH TIPPETT / URSULA OPPENS / JULIE TIPPETTS / MOTOHARU YOSHIZAWA / et al
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