Open Tuesdays through Fridays, from noon til 6pm.
Please wear your masks, hand cleaning fluids supplied.
2 or 3 folks at a time only.
We are also at the store on Mondays, from 1 til 6pm, mostly cleaning, reorganizing and working on mail-order.
You can call first at 212-473-0043 or just knock when you get here.
It seems hard to believe that John Zorn’s TZADIK label started in 1995 and is celebrating their 25th anniversary this month! Even more incredible is that Tzadik now has some 860 plus items in their vast catalogue, a quarter of which are John Zorn titles of his myriad of different projects. Independent labels of experimental music rarely survive more than a few years and Tzadik has consistently presented challenging music from many different artists from the Downtown Scene and from around the w
After Several Years of Being in Limbo, The Atavistic label is back with several dozen reissues.
Here is a nice list of around 300 USED gems, many different genres, Creative Music from Everywhere
MARS WILLIAMS with NYC GROUP: STEVE SWELL / NELS CLINE / FRED LONBERG-HOLM / HILLIARD GREENE / CHRIS CORSANO plus CHICAGO GROUP: JOSH BERMAN / JIM BAKER / KENT KESSLER / BRIAN SANDSTORM / STEVE HUNT / et al
CHARLES MINGUS with ERIC DOLPHY / CLIFFORD JORDAN / JOHNNY COLES / JACK WALRATH / GEORGE ADAMS / DON PULLEN / JAKI BYARD / DANNIE RICHMOND
KEITH TIPPETT with JULIE TIPPETTS / PAUL DUNMALL / CHRIS BISCOE / KEVIN FIGES / BEN WAGHORN and THE APOLLO SAXOPHONE QUARTET
INGRID LAUBROCK with ZEENA PARKINS / CORY SMYTHE / SAM PLUTA / JOSH MODNEY / ROBERT LANFERMANN / EOS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
JAH WOBBLE & BILL LASWELL with INVADERS OF THE HEART / PETER APFELBAUM / HIDEO YAMAKI // et al
EVAN PARKER / MATS GUSTAFSSON / JOE McPHEE / PETER BROTZMANN / THE THING / KEN VANDERMARK / LEAN LEFT / YOSHIMI O / FREE FALL / SONIC YOUTH / CHICAGO TENTET / LASSE MARHAUG / 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