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DMG NEWSLETTER FOR July 1st, 2016


Happy July 4th Weekend to all who care & watch out for the fireworks!
We will be open for a short day on Monday, July 4th, perhaps til 3 or so...

A Short List of Dynamite Discs to Consider
Plus a Long List of CD Sale Items to Ponder…

Keith Rowe & Martin Kuchen! Two Omar Tamez Quintets: Herb Robertson/Steve Swell/Ben gerstein/Joe Fonda/Harvey Sorgen/Jay Rosen! Martin Philadelphy’ Retrograde! Two from Chicago’s Milk Factory Records: the 3, 5, 7 Ensemble and Restroy! Plus Historic Discs from The Residents & Snakefinger! Betty Davis! Klaus Schulze! JJ Jackson! Steve Lacy & Don Cherry! Steve Reich! The Cramps! And a Fantastic Large CD Sale List!

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BERNIE WORRELL Passes (4/19/1944 - 6/24/2016)

Longtime keyboard wizard for the Funkedelic/Parliament Empire, Bernie Worrell passed away last Friday at the age of 72. Bernie Worrell a/k/a Dr. Woo was one of the greatest of all keyboard players, consistently defying categories and expectations. Mr. Worrell hailed from Plainfield, NJ and was a founding member of Funkedelic (1969-early 1980’s), one of the most influential bands of its time. I caught P. Funk several times in the late seventies and was blown away by each performance. Mr. Worrell was also a member of Talking Heads, joining them in 1980 to tour their seminal album, ‘Remain in Light’ and record with them on their next couple of albums. Mr. Worrell’s first solo effort, ‘All the Woo in the World’ came out in 1978. Soon thereafter, I attended a Funkadelic Festival at Plainfield High School where 5 Funkadelic offshoot bands played (Serious & Spunk were two from what I remember). Headlining was Bernie Worrell’s BeZerk (with some P.Funk alumni), who were amazing! In the 1980’s Worrell began collaborating with Bill Laswell and ended up playing with Ginger Baker, Material, Praxis, the Last Poets, Shin Terai, Gigi and was an important part of Mr. Laswell’s latest band, Method of Defiance. Mr. Worrell recorded some dozen solo efforts from 1990 until recently. Two favorites of mine are ‘Funk of Ages’ and ‘Blacktronic Science’. I had the opportunity to check out Method of Defiance several times live, once at the Bowery Ballroom and a couple of nights at The Stone during one of Bill Laswell’s residencies there last year. It was an honor for me and those lucky enough to be in attendance and watch & listen to Bernie Worrell play at The Stone, a small, cosy space with less a hundred capacity. You can download all of Mr. Worrell’s solo efforts at: www.bernieworrell.com. We will have a new disc from Bernie Worrell called ‘Retrospectives’ in the next week to so. The Wizard of Woo will certainly be missed. - BLG at DMG

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THANKS TO ALL FOR MAKING THE DMG-25 CELEBRATION A SUCCESS!

And speaking of Method of Defiance, thanks to all who attended the DMG 25th Anniversary Celebration at Roulette last week (6/20/16). All three bands were extraordinary: Zion 80, Burnt Sugar Arkestra and Bill Laswell’s Method of Defiance! It was a great night and I was beaming to have organized such a great event. Scott Friedlander took some awesome pictures which can hopefully be viewed on our website soon. Special thanks to all of the 25+ musicians involved who more than rose to the special occasion and blew the minds of all who attended!

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The DMG FREE Weekly In-Store Concert Series Continues With:

Sunday, July 3rd:
6pm: LOUISE JENSEN / TAMIO SHIRAISHI / CHRIS PITSIOKOS / MATT NELSON Sax Quartet!
7pm: SUMARI: MATT LAVELLE/JACK DeSALVO/TOM CABRERA + Special Guest NICOLE JOHANNTGEN!

Sunday, July 10th:
6pm: DISSIPATED FACE 2016: Steve X Dream/Kurt Ralske/Daniel Carter/Will Dahl/Bill Milkowski/Michael Lublin/Jonathan Wood Vincent!
7pm: KEN ALDCROFT & WILLIAM PARKER!

Sunday, July 17th:
6pm: PAULA SHOCRON / DANIEL CARTER / PABLO DIAZ!
7pm: HOME OF EASY CREDIT: TOM BLANCARTE & LOUISE DE JENSEN!

Sunday, July 24th:
6pm: ROCCO JOHN IACOVONE/RICH ROSENTHAL/FRANCOIS GRILLOT/TOM CABRERA!
7pm: JEFF LEDERER & BROOKLYN BLOWHARDS!

Sunday, July 31st:
6pm: ALAN BJORKLAND / KIM CASS / SAM OSPOVAT - Trumpet/Bass/Drums!

Sunday, August 7th:
6pm: NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC & KEN-YA KAWAGUCHI - Contrabass & Shakuhachi!
7pm: NICO's SPLIT CYCLE!

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a former Buddhist temple & beauty salon. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Music Always Free & the Vibes are Quite Cosy!

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KEITH ROWE / MARTIN KUCHEN - The Bakery (Mikroton 46; Russian Federation) Featuring Keith Rowe on guitar & electronics and Martin Kuchen on alto & bari saxes , radio & i-pod. After some two dozen discs for the Erstwhile label, table-top guitarist & sonic explorer Keith Rowe has more recently recorded a few trio and quartet discs for the Russian-based Mikroton label. For this duo, the UK-born guitarist works with Swedish saxist Martin Kuchen, whose diverse career has him playing in Exploding Customer, Angles,and the Trespass Trio. This disc was recorded in a studio in Vienna in October of 2013. What I like most about Martin Kuchen is that he sounds convincing in both song-based groups (Ex. Customer & Angles) as well as doing a variety of free-form improv with an international cast.
Right from the opening, we hear some sort of grinding sounds, which is slowly being manipulated. Guitar-on-table or just the magnified drone or groan of rubbed surfaces?!? The undesirable sound of a dentist drill appears and slowly another layer of wind or radiator-like sounds is added. Radio signals or static drifts in, cautiously being expanded and squeezed as the flow continues. Is that a plane or distant thunder on a sunny day I hear..? Or is it in the blend of swirling sounds from this disc? “The Bakery 2” begins with soft yet ominous close-mic’d sax sounds, humming, droning with another layer of restrained, buzzing sounds slowly creeping in. It would be hard to tell what exactly is going on without knowing that we were listening to in advance. The overall effect is like floating on an ocean of ambient and electronic sounds, somewhat disorienting yet still fascinating nonetheless. This music breathes freely and changes our perspective as it evolves. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $15

OMAR TAMIZ’S QUINTET OF ONE [With HERB ROBERTSON / STEVE SWELL / JOE FONDA / HARVEY SORGEN] - The Music of Nicandro E. Tamez - Vol. 1 (Nonjazz Records 379625; Mexico) Featuring Omar Tamez on acoustic & electric guitars, flutes & percussion, Herb Roberston on trumpets & valve trombone, Steve Swell on trombone, Joe Fonda on double bass and Harvey Sorgen on drums. Mexican guitarist Omar Tamez has been spending more time in the NY area over the past few years, recording lots of sessions and playing live Angelica Sanchez. Besides recording duos with Karl Berger and Ms. Sanchez, Mr. Tamez has been organizing several groups of local musicians to record as well. For this disc, Omar put together a fine Downtown All-Star quintet which includes several members of the Joe Fonda/Michael J. Stevens Group. This is the first of a yearly series of discs featuring the music of Omar’s father, Nicandro E. Tamez (1931-1985), a diverse and serious composer of some 200 works, as well as a being a pianist, conductor and educator.
“Communio, Sponsa et Mater” starts with hushed acoustic guitar, soft spoken word vocals by Omar surrounded by spooky, yet intense brass and marvelous, quick-spinning bass & drums underneath. Although I don’t know Spanish well enough to know what Omar is saying, his voice is conveys a sense of calm and thoughtful communication. When the voice stops, the quintet move into a mysterious, dream-like section for eerie flutes, muted horns and spacious bowed bass & skeletal percussion. The spell it casts is quite haunting. Omar plays unaccompanied cerebral acoustic guitar on “Trimurti Ying”, evolving from sparse to a more suspense-filled conclusion. The final piece, “Ubudo” is the longest and moves from ritualistic-sounding to freer terrain, with lots of strange spirits emerging and awakening. Harvey Sorgen, who once played with Hot Tuna and was/is the longtime drummer for the Fonda/Stevens group is in fine form here, his drums superbly captured. Both Herb Robertson (trumpets) and Steve Swell (trombone) are master musicians and get a chance to erupt intensely on the final piece, it doesn’t get any better than this. While Joe Fonda’s bowed bass always adds some magic, ethereal quality, it is also Omar’s sly hand percussion & whistles that adds a more hypnotic quality to this tasty cauldron of cosmic ambience. I get the feeling that Nicandro Tamez’ pieces are used skeletally, more as jumping off points into other strange worlds. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $12

OMAR TAMEZ QUINTET [With BEN GERSTEIN / HERB ROBERTSON / RATSO HARRIS / JAY ROSEN] - Midsummer Day Dream (Nonjazz 379624; Mexico) Featuring Omar Tamez on guitars & compositions, Herb Robertson on trumpet, Ben Gerstein on trombone, Ratzo Harris on contrabass and Jay Rosen on drums. Mexican guitarist, Omar Tamez, has been spending more time here over the past few years and recording a number of duo discs with Angelica Sanchez, Karl Berger and Harvey Sorgen. More recently Mr. Tamez has recorded with a quartet and two quintets, featuring a handful of local heroes. For this disc he has chosen a strong quintet with two great brass players: Herb Robertson (who is on dozens of discs throughout his long career) and Ben Gerstein (under-recorded but still great). You should no doubt know bassist Ratzo harris from his work with Connie Crothers and Kenny Werner. Drummer Jay Rozen is even busier as he can be found on more than a 100 disc with Joe McPhee/Trio X, Ivo Perelman and the Cosmosamatics.
Mr. Tamez always does fine job of casting spells or creating moods with spiritual-sounding music that has an alien yet uplifting sound. While the rhythm team create a cushion organic sounds, both horns weave a rich, hypnotic tapestry above. There are often several spiraling layers going on at the same time with the guitar, bass and drums organically speeding up or slowing down but always tightly together while the two horns soar together or around one another like birds or bees buzzing as one intense sonic tapestry. There are sections when things get a bit scary or rather dark like when Omar (?) starts howling midway through one long piece, kind of like spirits or ghosts being set free. Since Mr. Tamez is backed by a strong rhythm team, het gets to stretch out and soar even more than usual. There is even a rather funky section about midway through this disc which keeps a fine groove but doesn’t last very long but does include a bit of silly, non-lyric vocals, which is fun and quite unexpected.
CD $12

MARTIN PHILADELPHY - Retrograde (Delphy Rekords 031; Austria) Featuring Martin Philadelphy on guitar & vocals, Philipp Moosbrugger on acoustic & electric bass and Niki Dolp on drums plus Martin Eberle on trumpet, Manu Mayr on electric bass, Fernando Paiva on percussion and Max Gaier on vocals. Last week, Austrian guitarist Martin Philadelphy and Danish drummer Kresten Osgood both came to NYC to play different gigs, together and apart, with Mr. Philadelphy leaving us a new disc to check out. Mr. Philadelphy always leaves us with a new disc or two whenever he visits, we now list some two dozen discs of his: solo, duos & trios as well. I don’t recognize the names of any of the musicians here except the Mr. Moosbrugger can be found on a previous disc from Mr. Philadelphy, a band called Elektro Farmer. “Just Thought About That” has a fine, sly post-surf like sound, with some earthy rockfish guitar from Philadelphy. “Lost My Way” has a sort of reggae/funky groove with slightly strained vocals from Martin which sound rather charming, as do the simmering guitar licks. “Macumba Rock” is an instrumental that reminds me of that odd blend of rock and jazz licks/tones that Neil Young or Carlos Santana draw from. Some of these songs have a swell, laid back, groove that I find most enchanting. “Templar Rode” reminds me of that Television/Yo La Tengo guitar sound that permeates those great spaghetti western soundtracks. If I didn’t know better, I’d think that one song, “She’s Our Life” came from some charming indie rock album with Martin’s voice even more enchanting than one might think. One of the things that I dig most about this disc is that although it moves in different directions, it remains quaintly creative and unpredictable. “A Serious Man” (named after that Coen Bros film perhaps?), features some rich, Marc Ribot-like guitar, tasty, bluesy and sublime. For fans of Ry Cooder or Jim Campilongo, you now have another tasty guitar-slinger to check out. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $12

These two fine discs arrived in the mail recently. The label, Milk Factory, is based in Chicago and the music was recorded in a studio that was once a turn of the century milk factory. Both are superb CDs!

THE 3, 5, 7 ENSEMBLE - Amongst the Smokestacks and Steeples (Milk Factory 005; USA) Featuring Nick Anaya on tenor sax, James Davis on trumpet, Richard Zili on clarinet, Tim Stine on guitar, Jim Baker on piano, Chris Damman on bass and Dylan Andrews on drums plus Mabel Kwan on prepared piano (1 track). The 3, 5, 7 Ensemble hail from Chicago and feature only one member with whom I am previously familiar: keyboardist Jim Baker, who has worked with many members of the Chicago scene. Most of the other members of this septet are part of Restroy, whose current disc I have also reviewed for this newsletter (7/1/16). Most of the songs on this double disc set were written by three members of the ensemble: Anaya, Stine and Damman (main writer for Restroy as well). There are a couple of group improvs plus the disc opens with one cover of a Zimbabwe folk song. “Dangurangu”, the folk song, has an off-kilter, sort-of vibe, as if it is about to fall apart but doesn’t. “Red, Green and Blue” is the longest track and has a dreamy, laid back vibe with a somber frontline: clarinet, piano, guitar, and trumpet swirling together. The piece balances between mellow parts with occasional bursts of more eruptive exchanges, an odd balance, often unpredictable. Some songs come right out of Blue Note-land, like “Insatiable Machine”, which swings quickly and has smoking’ solos from Mr. Anaya’s tenor, as well as strong writing for the entire ensemble. While Mr. Anaya plays a slow, sublime tenor solo on “Wandering”, the rest of the septet slowly spin around him in restless waves, rising and falling throughout. Out of nowhere comes, “Stand Fast”, which has a rather Zappa-esque theme for those shrewd, multiple horns. Mr. Anaya’s tenor solo erupts with a storm force with a chorus of horns wailing underneath. There is a piece called, “Shrouded in Clouds”, where a few noise eruptions take place in-between some ore relaxed sections. I couldn’t remember what disc I had put on as I was so surprised at the change of events. The final song, “Garuda”, has several sub-groups, trumpet or clarinet or tenor-led, emerging from the depths. Each spirited solo seems to keep the band focused until they start to swirl towards a more chaotic part and then play an elegant charted theme, quaint, touching and of course completely unexpected. Considering this is a two CD set, it will tale a while tp fully absorb the many layers of magic going on. Let’s hear for the new, emerging Chicago underground. Double bravo! - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
2 CD Set $12

RESTROY - Saturn Return (Milk Factory 009; USA) Restroy features: Nick Anaya on tenor sax, James Davis on trumpet, Gina Sobel on flute, Catherine Monnes on violin & cello, Tim Spine on guitar, Chris Damman on bass, Loren Oppenheimer & Matt Wyatt on percussion, tabla & electronics and Daniel Richardson & Dylan Andrews on drums. All of the pieces on this disc except one were written by the bassist Chris Damman. Four of the ten musicians (tenor, trumpet, strings & bass) play on every piece, while the rest switch off. “Twenty-Seven” opens and has a lovely, laid back vibe with sublime tenor sax simmering throughout. I dig the way the ensemble spins on “Uma”, calm yet quick with rich harmonies for the tenor sax and trumpet. The rhythm section, Damman on bass & Dylan Andrews on drums are what makes this unit special as they work together perfectly. Towards the end, the drums are doubled up with a tabla player (Loren Oppenheimer) who also fits just right. Mr. Damman does a great job of adding several inter-connected layers which move tightly around another. On “S.M.I.B.O.”, a number of tight swirling lines continuous spin: sax, flute, trumpet, strings, guitar all soar around one another while the rhythm team expands and contracts in sections. Saxist Nick Anaya has a great, soulful, warm tone without ever screaming. There are songs which sound like normal jazz on the surface, with the tenor sax and trumpet up front, while the other players: guitar or flute or strings are inserted in between the frontline horns like subtle sonic spice spice or punctuation. The music here is often modest and never pushes too hard at unnecessary showing off. It is consistently inventive but never erupts too much. The ever-growing Chicago underground creative music scene is well documented by the Milk Factory label. Time to check other discs on this label. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $10

FIRE MAGAZINE - March/April 2016 (Fire 001; Italy) Fire Magazine present their no 1. Issue March/April 2016. In the last few years there has been a resurgence of classic rock and heavy psych. An increasing number of labels are dedicated to stoner rock, doom, heavy psych, sludge, occult, drone, ambient, space rock and other related subgenres. It seems that the past is the new future. People again dig the values of the '70s and that certain kind of attitude, they like people who can play their instruments, but they also love the spirit, the vibe, the analog recordings, the vintage gear, even the look and the outfits on stage because this is an honest and genuine way to make music. In many hard and heavy magazines, big bands are getting big features, great coverage and long articles. On the other hand there is less written about underground bands. In this magazine, there is less of the usual big names that occupy the spotlight in the glossy, more popular publications. Fire Magazine wants to put in the forefront those very good, valuable bands that don't have wider recognition. The aim of this bi-monthly magazine is to create a place where fans can find what they like the most. Crafting a well-packaged, well-presented, full-color magazine, with a lot of regular features and in depth surveys, not only interviews and reviews. Fire Magazine chose the name Fire due to its multiple meanings. Fire is energy, fire is purification, fire is the flame of psychedelia, fire is the fuel of rock'n'roll, fire is the spirit that Jimi Hendrix gave his guitar and last but not least Fire is the masterpiece by Arthur Brown, a real pioneer and a godfather of our musical genre. Issue No. 1, March/April 2006 features: Hawkwind (cover story); Fresh Blood (Mountain Tamer - Psychedelic Witchcraft, Zun, Hexvessel, Oranssi Pazuzu, Abysmal Grief, Graves At Sea, Black Rainbows, Blood Ceremony, Church Of Misery, Spiritual Beggars, Sourvein, Mars Red Sky, Holy Grove, Hypnos, Deadsmoke Hounds Of Hasselvander, Blizaro, Black Mountain, 20 Editions Of Roadburn; Arik Roper: The Magic World Of Mushrooms, Come To The Sabbat: Rituals Of Doom, From The Crypt: "Louder Than God": The story of Blue Cheer, Saint Vitus (commented discography), Perfumed Garden: Angel Witch reissue: (Monster Magnet - Paul Chain); News; Reviews. SIZE: 210mm X 297mm. FILE UNDER: heavy psych, stoner, doom, sludge, occult, dark, '70s hard rock.
Magazine $14

LANDING - Third Sight (El Paraiso 034; Denmark) Connecticut's Landing have specialized in a mild and rural kind of psychedelia since the late '90s; they have since moved closer to post-punk and shoegaze territory, but Third Sight -- recorded specifically for El Paraiso Records' Impetus series -- builds on the hallucinatory soundscapes of the band's earliest days. There's a unique sense of motoric drift to these four long pieces, and an organic blend of rock instrumentation and analog electronics that brings to mind Eno's best collaborations in the 1970s. But the group's flair for fuzzy drones and commune-folk also betrays their affiliation with the experimental American east coast scene -- these guys have played shows with their friends in Bardo Pond, released a split EP with Windy & Carl, and played numerous Terrastocks throughout their existence. And despite releasing one brilliant album after another, the band remains appallingly underappreciated. Perhaps because the tryyps Landing take are rooted in self-exploration. As trends in krautrock, drone, folk, and psychedelia ebb and flow, Landing remain unfazed. The door to Landing's world is open, but there isn't a flashing neon sign above it. These guys are far removed from the hustle and bustle of geographic cultural bubbles, both physically and spiritually. Listening through this LP is likely to stimulate mental images of rural winds blowing across vast American fields of grass, bonfires, blue rivers and power lines sailing through rolling hills. Landing's psychedelia possesses a rare timelessness.
CD $17

EGISTO MACCHI - Biologia Animale e Vegetale [2 CD Box Set](Cinedelic Records 101; Italy) Cinedelic records present a reissue of one of Egisto Macchi's major works, Biologia Animale e Vegetale, produced by Renato Pent. Biologia Animale e Vegetale was recorded in Torino in 1976 and originally published as double LP. Egisto Macchi, often remembered as a member of Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, the historic Italian improvising collective (that also included Franco Evangelisti and Ennio Morricone, among others), was a major figure within the contemporary music field from the fifties to the eighties. The life path of Egisto Macchi seemed to be devoted to the multiplicity of aesthetic choices and musical expressions. While tracing his life and work, one notices an interesting duality based both on a very inclusive approach towards all kind of expressive needs and full control of the level of communication. A complex personality revealing the coherence of a man trying to connect elements usually kept separate; the inherent need for approaching different sources and the ability to be inspired by a wide range of intuitions. Macchi has explored and experimented in the field of sound and music without ever forgetting about his moral and civil engagement. His compositional work takes shape from the idea that music and arts should be able to create a symbiotic contact between the creator (composer) and the beneficiary (listener). All his work finds its origin in the need to integrate the sound language with the feeling of a new developing society. In fact music was just one factor in a more complex chain which included his humanistic and sociological engagement; a syncretic philosophical narrative and a symbolic tale revealing deep anthropological aspects. The 2CD Box is a limited edition of 300. The 3LP box set is a limited edition of 600. The 3LP box set also comes as 180 gram vinyl and includes a download code.
2 CD Box Set $35 or
3 LP Box Set $70

Archival, Historic Recordings & Reissues of Note:

SNAKEFINGER - Chewing Hides The Sound (Klanggalerie GG 220; Austria) "Philip Charles Lithman aka Snakefinger was born in London, England, and moved to the USA in 1971. He is known for his solo work and for his guitar playing with The Residents. It is said he was given the name 'Snakefinger' by The Residents based on a photograph of Lithman performing, in which his finger looks like a snake about to attack his violin. In 1972 he moved back to the UK to form the blues rock band Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers. Because sales of their second album were poor, he returned to America. Chewing Hides The Sound was his first solo album and came out in 1979 on Ralph Records. It includes songs composed together with The Residents as well as cover versions, such as 'The Model' by Kraftwerk or 'Magic and Ecstasy' by Ennio Morricone. It was the first record to showcase Lithman's distinct slide guitar playing. The cover was created by Ralph Records in-house designers Pore No Graphics. Klanggalerie are now proud to present you the first CD re-issue since 1999. The music has been remastered, and we added three bonus tracks from the same time as the album: 'The Spot' was a single A side from 1978, 'Smelly Tongues' its B-side and 'Talkin' In The Town' was the B-side to 'The Model'."
CD $20

THE RESIDENTS - Daydream B-Liver (Klanggalerie GG 222; Austria) "Daydream B-Liver was released by The Residents' Fan Club UWEB in 1991. It's an assortment of music from the years 1971 to 1991. The oldest material is a recording of a live show at The Boarding House in '71. The Residents were assisted by Snakefinger for the event. Then there are three tracks from the Stars & Hank Forever sessions that were not used on the original album. 'Daydream In Space' was recorded by the band especially for this compilation. It is a nod to Sun Ra and Barry White. 'Dog Glue' is an unused snippet from the 'Baby King' music used on The King And Eye. The 1990s are represented by music from the Freak Show and Cube E sessions, including a live rehearsal for a German TV show. The song that gives the album its title (apart from it being part B of Liver Music) is a cover version of The Monkees' hit single of the (nearly) same name. As a bonus, we have included the 'Special Almost Dance Mix' of 'Hit The Road Jack', a song that The Residents recorded in 1987 as a follow-up to Kaw-Liga. This version has previously never been available on CD. Comes with a new front cover by Pore No Graphics."
CD $20

BETTY DAVIS - The Columbia Years 1968-1969 (Light in the Attic 135; USA) "One can hardly imagine Prince, Erykah Badu, or Outkast without the influence of Betty Davis. Her style of raw and revelatory punk-funk defies any notions that women can't be visionaries in the worlds of rock and pop. In recent years, rappers from Ice Cube to Talib Kweli have rhymed over her intensely strong but sensual music. Betty penned the song 'Uptown' for The Chambers Brothers and wrote the tunes that got The Commodores signed to Motown. The Detroit label soon came calling, pitching a Motown songwriting deal, which Betty turned down. Motown wanted to own everything. Heading to the UK, Marc Bolan of T. Rex urged the creative dynamo to start writing for herself. A common thread throughout Betty's career would be her unbending DIY ethic, which made her quickly turn down anyone who didn't fit with the vision. She would eventually say no to Eric Clapton as her album producer, seeing him as too banal. In 1968, she married Miles Davis and quickly influenced him on the magic of psychedelic rock along with introducing him to Jimi Hendrix -- personally inspiring the classic album, Bitches Brew. Miles and Betty fans have long debated the truth of a near mythological session recorded in Studios B and E at Columbia's 52nd Street Studios on May 14th and 20th, 1969. The landmark session was produced by Miles and Teo Macero and featured Betty on vocals, accompanied by Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell, guitarist John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock on keys, and Dylan/Miles session bassist Harvey Brooks. Other players included bassist Billy Cox (Band of Gypsys), saxophonist Wayne Shorter, and organist Larry Young. Now, Light In The Attic, with full support from Betty herself, presents these recordings to the public for the very first time. These historic sessions -- never heard, never bootlegged -- predate Miles' revolutionary album, Bitches Brew, and are the true birth of Miles' jazz-rock explorations, along with the roots for Betty's groundbreaking funk that came years later, starting with her self-titled debut in 1973. While, ultimately, these recordings would go unreleased for nearly half a century, they would greatly shape each of their careers. The vibe is intrinsically unique, fresh, and futuristic -- jazz heavyweights playing psychedelia, rock, and jazz-fusion long before the term became commonplace. The songs include Betty originals and covers of classics by Creedence and Cream. The concepts explored on these previously unheard sessions fueled concepts that wouldn't be fully realized until years later with Miles' seminal On The Corner. Additionally, included here is the first time rerelease of a 1968 Columbia single, recorded in October 1968 at Columbia Studios in Los Angeles. The session was produced by Jerry Fuller and featured South African maverick Hugh Masekela on trumpet and arrangements, plus members of jazz-funk pioneers The Crusaders -- including trombonist Wayne Henderson and pianist Joe Sample. All tracks previously unreleased (except track B5/8). Production by Miles Davis & Teo Macero with performances from Hugh Masekela, Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience), John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Harvey Brooks, Wayne Shorter, Billy Cox (Band of Gypsys), Larry Young, and members of The Jazz Crusaders. Remastered from the original analog master tapes.New interviews, rare photos, and unseen historical documents from the Teo Macero archive."
CD $17

KLAUS SCHULZE - Blackdance (Made in Germany 1492; Germany) Originally released in 1974, Klaus Schulze Album Blackdance, incl. extended liner-notes and bonus tracks. 'Schulze has been described as one of the few electronic composers to put feeling into dead machines and Blackdance proves that to be true.' (Luton Herald/UK, 1974) Blackdance was the album before Picture Music and Timewind, the album which gave the name of Klaus Schulze worldwide recognition and brought him some fully justified success. It was the first Schulze album on a British label (Caroline, Virgin), a fact that resulted in quite a different reception by the press. Furthermore, it was a worldwide deal which meant that all records from Blackdance on would also be available in France, the US and Japan."
CD $20

KLAUS SCHULZE - Picture Music (Made in Germany 1502; Germany) "'Owing on the strong emphasis on rhythm, in combination with those twittering and rising synthesizer sounds, Picture Music gains excitement and a sublimal aggressivity, so the listener never gets demanding.' ('Sounds'/Germany, May 1975). A British journalist wrote about Picture Music: '...hypnotic quality. Klaus' first true synth album.' What you actually hear is mostly just one synthesizer, the (today historic) EMS VCS 3, which was shortly later exchanged for the EMS Synthi A, which is in fact the same instrument but just smaller and very handy for transportation. After all, Klaus started already in 1973 to give concerts, and he was - as his old pals from Tangerine Dream - for many years the only electronic music artist who travelled a lot to give concerts all over Europe."
CD $20

J.J. JACKSON'S DILEMMA - J.J. Jackson's Dilemma (Stoned Circle 3009; UK) American R&B singer J. J. Jackson was a pioneer and much more than simply a soul artist. He wrote, produced, and arranged for an array of jazz and soul artists in America and was undoubtedly a revered figure within those communities. His UK residency inspired a hit for The Pretty Things and admiration from progressive rockers IF, who, in late 1969, joined Jackson to record his debut album as J.J. Jackson's Dilemma. Jackson's ambitious crossover of soul, jazz, and progressive rock was a hedonistic fusion that forged a momentary but engaging collaboration. It resulted in two albums and helped in the making of Brother Jack McDuff's 1970 album for Blue Note. Whether it was simply misunderstood at the time or blatantly ignored, J.J. Jackson's Dilemma remains among Jackson's most interesting work and a highlight of the British underground jazz-rock scene. Stoned Circle proudly descends into the jazz-rock underground of 1970 and brings forth a pure gem of late-'60s fusion. Laden with the essential period quota of fuzz guitar, Hammond organ, and wah-wah effects, J.J. Jackson's Dilemma earns a prestigious place in the ever-expanding British enpsychlopedia! Professionally remastered original sound recording with analytical liners, rare archival photos, and bonus tracks from the original US and UK release as well as Jackson's 1970 . . . And Proud of It! LP.
CD $17

RICHMOND - Frightened (Stoned Circle 3015; UK) Frightened (1973) is another chapter in the enchanted forest of obscure acid folk. Stoned Circle's prestigious overview of Richmond's recorded legacy provides more than enough for fans of early 1970s British folk rock. For the first time ever, Frightened, Richmond's sole album, receives a fully remastered treatment combined with various related recordings that predate the album, including rare sides from Richmond's output as Shillingford Mill and non-album singles on the Dart label covering their 1971-1974 lifespan. Professionally remastered original sound recording with archival photos and comprehensive liners.
CD $17

LP Only Section:

STEVE LACY WITH DON CHERRY - Evidence (modern Silence 010; Malta) Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy continued his early exploration of Thelonious Monk's compositions on Evidence, originally released in 1961. Lacy worked extensively with Monk, absorbing the pianist's intricate music and adding his individualist soprano saxophone mark to it. On this release, he employs the equally impressive Don Cherry on trumpet, who was playing with the Ornette Coleman quartet at the time, drummer Billy Higgins, who played with both Coleman and Monk, and bassist Carl Brown. Cherry proved capable of playing outside the jagged lines he formulated with Coleman, being just as complimentary and exciting in Monk's arena with Lacy. Out of the six tracks, four are Monk's compositions while the remaining are lesser known Duke Ellington numbers: "The Mystery Song" and "Something to Live For" (co-written with Billy Strayhorn). Edition of 500.
LP $26

MILES DAVIS - Kind Of Blue (Rumble Records 2011129; USA) What else is there to say about this all-time masterpiece that hasn't been said already? This is the jazz album that spawned a million imitators, the jazz album that created a sub-genre, the jazz album that is probably known by more people in the world than any other. A modal masterpiece originally released in 1959, Kind Of Blue is a requirement in any household and what better way to own it than on vinyl, in a brand new high quality pressing on Rumble Records.
LP $21

STEVE REICH - Berkeley University Museum - November 7, 1970 (Red Vinyl)(Modern Silence 001C; Malta) Replaces the now-deleted black vinyl version. A live performance of four early works by Steve Reich: "Four Organs," "My Name Is," "Piano Phase," and "Phase Patterns." This 1970 performance marked an important moment in San Francisco Bay Area new music history with the triumphant return to the East Bay by Reich, who studied at Mills College with Luciano Berio and performed the 1964 world premiere of Terry Riley's seminal In C at the San Francisco Tape Music Center. The resonant acoustics of the University of California at Berkeley Museum's concrete interior were especially appropriate for "Four Organs", with its long additive sustained chords over a maraca pulse. Transparent red vinyl.180-gram LP. Limited edition of 500.
LP $26

MICHAEL HURLEY - Bad Mr. Mike (Mississippi Records 103; USA) "A new LP by the great Michael Hurley! Michael is one of the world finest and most prolific songwriters - and he's still cranking out hits. The well is far from dry. This LP features home recordings with Michael on guitar, banjo and organ. Sublime and sometimes a little strange - a new classic for the ages. Songs include the Kentucky 3 - a beautiful instrumental medley of songs evocative of Kentucky, Charona - a great banjo ballad, Tender is the guitar - a mournful organ driven ballad, Boone and Jocko - a longstanding favorite epic from Michael's live sets on record at last, Cuckoo Rock and Lo Bonney - two unique rewordings of traditional ballads, Dragging the Indian - a stark instrumental, and much more. Don't sleep on this work of genius. Cover art by Michael himself."
LP $14

PATRICK GAUTHIER - Bebe Godzilla (Souffle Continu 016; France) Last copies; RSD 2016 release. Transparent blue LP in 350-gram matte sleeve with obi strip. Limited edition of 1000. Patrick Gauthier, keyboardist in legendary French prog bands Heldon, Magma, and Weidorje, recorded his 1981 debut album, Bébé Godzilla, with an impressive cast of guest musicians including Richard Pinhas (guitar, Moog, mix), Christian Vander (drums), Bernard Paganotti (electric bass), François Auger (drums), and Didier Batard (electric bass), to name just a few. The result is an outstanding mixture of electronics, powerful zeuhl, and jazz-rock dominated by synthesizers. This is the first vinyl reissue of Bébé Godzilla. Reissued under license from Patrick Gauthier and Richard Pinhas.
LP $24

BIRGE GORGE - Avant Toute (Souffle Conntinuo 014; France) Have you ever imagined what a meeting between the Silver Apples and Sonny Sharrock would sound like? In 1974, Jean-Jacques Birgé, one of the first French synthesizer players (ARP 2600) along with Francis Gorgé, virtuoso guitarist, created some unique improvised pop music. The unreleased and flamboyant recordings featured on Avant Toute would be the source for the cult 1975 Défense de album by Birgé, Gorgé, Shiroc before founding Un Drame Musical Instantané with Bernard Vitet. Limited edition of 700 black & white vinyl. 350 gram sleeve. Obi Strip. Insert with photos and liner notes by Jean-Jacques Birgé & Francis Gorgé.
LP $24

BURNIN RED IVANHOE - M 144 (Shadoks Music 178; Germany) Shadoks Music present the first ever reissue of Burnin Red Ivanhoe's M 144, originally released in 1969. Burnin Red Ivanhoe is a Danish progressive rock band which was formed by Karsten Vogel in 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark. After a couple of years touring, the band were signed by the Sonet label in 1969 and released their debut album M 144. In the UK, the group's record distribution was done by Dandelion Records after John Peel heard their debut album and receiving some positive write-ups in the Melody Maker. After several albums, the group split in 1974 with Karsten Vogel forming Secret Oyster. M 144 is one of the earliest (if not the earliest) progressive rock albums of Scandinavia and certainly of Denmark (along with Culpepper's Orchard's self-titled released 1971). Resolutely rock in spirit, the album oscillates between the blues, soul, jazz (or more likely jazz-rock) and many more folkloric styles, without actually being "folky". The blues-rock and strong psych-folk influence is demonstrated in most of the shorter tracks. Considering the band had been together for two years prior to recording M 144, it's not surprising that they had enough material to fill a double album. Presented in a heavy gatefold cover with the original pop-up sleeve. Includes a printed inner sleeve and a two-page insert with extensive liner notes and many unseen photos. 180 gram vinyl. Edition of 600.
2 LP Set $60

NOSTRADAMUS - Aquarium (Shadoks Music 171; Germany) Shadoks Music present the first vinyl release of Nostradamus's Aquarium, recorded in the early '70s. At the end of the sixties, Vienna, Austria's capital, was a special place to live and to grow up. While young people in England and the USA had been nurturing their "love & peace" movement, Vienna was stuck in the past. The youth in particular suffered under heavy conservatism during those years. But it could not prevent three high school buddies from forming a band that became the seed of Nostradamus. They focused mainly on its own music but of course there were lots of influences by bands such as The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, The Who, Free and later The Flock, Gentle Giant and King Crimson. Recordings were made at the Mueller and Bronner studios. Although Nostradamus received airplay and attention at the main radio stations, their producer turned down the offer to release the album on a German label. Shadoks is presenting for the first time on LP the amazing album by Nostradamus. With Mario Bottazzi and Hansi Lang on vocals, Rudy Kronfuss on guitars, Helmut Wind on bass, Hans Kalenda on drums, Heribert Wagner on violin plus others. This recording became a lost gem, full of underground vibes and very well produced. Beside Lazarus and Novaks Kapelle, this is one of the best Austrian albums. 180 gram vinyl. Comes in a heavy sleeve with a two-page insert. Edition of 500 (numbered).
LP $40

THE CRAMPS - Keystone Club Palo Alto, CA 1979 (Interference 005; UK) Interference presents the entire KFAT-FM broadcast of this legendary early performance by The Cramps live at Keystone's Palo Alto from February 1979. This performance captures them in their grizzly, diabolical prime and before the release of their debut Songs The Lord Taught Us (1980). The Cramps quickly became one of America's finest subculture manifestations, bred from the madness of '50s and '60s B-movie trash at the turn of punk, Lux Interior and his motley crew of proto-gothic punks shred the walls of Keystone's Palo Alto with a toxic stew of sexed up rock 'n' roll. They were an exotic cabaret of B-movie histrionics and debonair, pursuing lurid and sexual gratification. Lux Interior personified, and externalized what lurked behind the snarl of every rockabilly hero and even in death, wears it well. In Elvis' strut, in James Dean's wince, somewhere in the back of Little Richard's throat were the Cramps - drooling all over your face and walking away with your soul. Professionally remastered. Includes background liners and rare archival photos. 180 gram colored vinyl. Edition of 500 (numbered).
LP $24

THE CRAMPS - Teenage Werewolf... Live (Interference 013; UK) The Cramps live at New York's Club 57 on August 18th, 1979. These larger than life figures graced the stage of New York's legendary Club 57, standing on the brink of a wider stage, namely the world. The Cramps quickly became one of America's finest subculture manifestations, bred from the madness of '50s and '60s B-movie trash at the turn of punk, Lux Interior and his motley crew of proto-gothic punks tear off heads with a slew of Dick Dale and Sonics salutes amidst sordid contortions. Above all, The Cramps were a live band, a cabaret of B-movie histrionics and debonair, pursuing a lurid sexual gratification. Lux Interior in particular, personified, and externalized what lurked behind the snarl of every rockabilly hero. Interference presents the entire WPIX-FM broadcast of a legendary early performance by The Cramps at New York's Club 57 in the Irving Plaza from August 18th, 1979. Captured in their ultimate prime and before the release of their debut Songs The Lord Taught Us (1980). Professionally remastered. Includes background liners and superb rare archival photos. Hand-numbered and pressed on green, 180 gram vinyl.
LP $24

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July 1st Big CD Sale:

We are sitting on too many copies of certain CD titles so let’s have a big CD sale. All 100+ CDs on this list are new & unplayed. There are a handful of Cuneiform titles where there are some promo holes punched. This is a diverse list so take your time perusing it.
To make things even more desirable, here’s the discount:

For every 5 CDs, you can take the next one free. The free CD must be the average price of all the others you purchase, not the most expensive one.

Please list some alternatives if you want to get that discount. This list is first come, first served, so send your list in a timely fashion. If you want to pick these up in store, PLEASE send your list first so we can pull them for you as it takes time to do this. Shipping outside of the tri-state area is often expensive so you can request media mail with delivery confirmation for multiple CD orders. Happy hunting!

ALGERNON [DAVE MILLER/TOBY SUMMERFIELD/KATIE WIEGMAN/TOM PERONA/CORY HEALEY] - Ghost Surveillance (Cuneiform 297)
CD $9

DIETER AMMANN - The Freedom Of Speech (Hat [now] 158; Switzerland)
CD $8

LOUIE BELOGENIS/TONY MALABY/TREVOR DUNN/RYAN SAWYER - Twice Told Tales (DIW 944; Japan)
CD $12

BIG FOUR [MAX NAGL/STEVE BERNSTEIN/NOEL AKCHOTE/BRAD JONES] - Live September 3rd, 2005 at Jazzfestival Willisau (Hatology 637; Switzerland)
CD $12

ANTHONY BRAXTON SEXTET With ROLAND DAHINDEN/JASON KAO HWANG/TED REICHMANN/JOE FONDA/KEVIN NORTON - Sextet (Istanbul) 1996: Composition Nos 185 & 186 (Braxton House 001)
2 CD set $16

ANTHONY BRAXTON With J D PARRAN/BRANDON EVANS/ANDRE VIDA/ROLAND DAHINDEN/JACQUI CARRASCO/GWEN LASTER/TED REICHMAN/JOE FONDA/KEVIN NORTON - Tentet (New York) 1996: Composition No 193 (Braxton House 004)
CD $10

ANTHONY BRAXTON QUARTET With TED REICHMAN/JOE FONDA/KEVIN NORTON - Four Compositions (Quartet) 1995: Nos 182, 183, 184, 181 (Braxton House 005)
CD $10

ANTHONY BRAXTON OCTET With ROLAND DAHINDEN/ANDRE VIDA/BRANDON EVANS/JASON KAO HWANG/TED REICHMANN/JOE FONDA/KEVIN NORTON - Octet (New York) 1995: Composition No 188 (BH 006)
CD $10

ANTHONY BRAXTON With J D PARRAN/AARON STEWART/LIBBY VAN CLEVE/MELINDA NEWMAN/LILY WHITE/JACQUI CARRASCO/GWEN LASTER/NIOKA WORKMAN/JOE FONDA/KEVIN NORTON - Ensemble (New York) 1995: Composition No 187 (Braxton House 007)
CD $10

ANTHONY BRAXTON With J D PARRAN/CHRIS JONAS/BRANDON EVANS/ANDRE VIDA/JAMES FEI/KEVIN O'NEILL/SETH MISTERKA/JONATHAN ZORN/JOE FONDA/KEVIN NORTON - Four Compositions (Washington, D.C.) 1998: Nos 46, 70, 222, 223 [2 CD set](Braxton House 009)
2 CD Set $16

JOHN WOLF BRENNAN/TONU MAJDALANI/MARCO JENCARELLI - Pilgrims (Leo 664; UK)
CD $10

JOHN WOLF BRENNAN - Pictures In A Gallery: Solo Piano (Leo 464; UK)
CD $10

BOB BROOKMEYER With THAD JONES/JIMMY ROWLES/GEORGE MRAZ/MEL LEWIS - Back Again (Gazell 1015)
CD $8

BROWN VS BROWN [VIJAM NYBACKA/DIRK BRUINSMA/GERRI JAGER/JEROEN KIMMAN] - Odds And Unevens (Cuneiform 293)
CD 9

ANDREA BUFFA/CARLO ACTIS DATO/FIORENZO BODRATO/DARIO MAZZUCCO - 30 Years Island (Leo 624)
CD $10

DAVE BURRELL - Jelly Roll Joys (Gazell 4003)
CD $8

DAVE BURRELL & DAVID MURRAY - Brother To Brother (Gazell 4006)
CD $10

DAVE BURRELL & DAVID MURRAY - Daybreak (Gazell 4002)
CD $10

JOHN BUTCHER/GINO ROBAIR/MATTHEW SPERRY - 12 Milagritos (Line 09/Spool 109)
CD $12

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND - Ice Cream For Crow (Virgin 2237; UK)
CD $12

CIRCUIT ELECTRO ACOUSTIC ENSEMBLE [TREVOR TAYLOR/PAUL DUNMALL/HILARY JEFFERY/ROBERTO FILOSETA] - Genesis (FMR 200 ,UK)
CD $10

CORNELIUS CARDEW//GUILLERMO GREGORIO/JEB BISHOP/JIM BAKER/FRED LONBERG-HOLM/JEFF PARKER - Material (Hat [now] 150; Switzerland)
CD $12

GEORGE CARTWRIGHT With PAUL HAINES/AMY DENIO - The Memphis Years: Terminal Moraine (Cuneiform 127)
CD $10

CLUSONE 3 [MICHAEL MOORE/ERNST REIJSEGER/HAN BENNINK] - An Hour With... (Hatology 554; Switzerland)
CD $12

CHRIS COCHRANE With ZEENA PARKINS/ANN RUPEL/MARC ANTHONY THOMPSON] - Bath (Avant 042; Japan)
CD $8

STEVE COHN With REGGIE WORKMAN/JASON HWANG/TOM VARNER - Bridge Over the X-Stream (Leo 288 ,UK)
CD $12

STEVE COHN - The Blair Recordings (Leo 335; UK)
CD $10

STEVE COHN With MASAHIKO KONO/TOMAS ULRICH/KEVIN NORTON - Iro Iro (Red Toucan 9334)
CD $10

ANTHONY COLEMAN With ROY NATHANSON/GUY KLUCEVSEK/DOUG WIESELMAN - Disco by Night (Avant 011)
CD $10

JON CORBETT'S DANGEROUS MUSICS With LOUIS MOHOLO-MOHOLO/NICK STEPHENS - Kongen's Gade (Leo 617)
CD $10

CURLEW [GEORGE CARTWRIGHT/DEAN GRANOS/CHRIS PARKER/FRED CHALENOR] - Mercury (Cuneiform 177)
CD 9

MATT DARRIAU'S PARADOX TRIO [BRAD SHEPIK [SHOEPPACH]/RUFUS CAPPADOCIA/SEIDO SALIFOSKI]- Paradoz Trio (Knit Works 171)
CD $10

CARLO ACTIS DATO/DAVIDE TILOTTA/BEPPE DI FILIPPO/ATIPICO TRIO - Eqqueqqua'!! (Leo 584 ,UK)
CD $10

ACTIS FURIOSO 2 [CARLO ACTIS DATO et al] - World People (Leo 510 ,UK)
CD $10

CARLO DE ROSA'S CROSS-FADE With MARK SHIM/VIJAY IYER/JUSTIN BROWN - Brain Dance (Cuneiform 317)
CD $10

MICHAEL DESSEN TRIO With CHRIS TORDINI/DAN WEISS - Resonating Abstractions (Clean Feed 291)
CD $10

MICHAEL DESSEN TRIO With TYSHAWN SOREY/CHRISTOPHER TORDINI - Between Time And Space (Clean Feed 106)
CD $10

VIC DICKENSON With JOE NEWMAN/FRANK WESS/MILT HINTON et al//BESSIE SMITH Trombone Cholly: Plays Bessie Smith (Gazell 1011)
CD $8

STEPHEN DRURY//CHARLES IVES/FRANZ LISZT/LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN/KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN Faith, the Loss Faith, and the Return of Faith (Avant 022; Japan)
CD $12

[PAUL DUNMALL/PHILIP GIBBS/NICK STEPHENS/TREVOR TAYLOR]ATMOSPHERES WITHOUT OXYGEN - 4: Live In Oxford (FMR 295 ,UK)
CD $10

PAUL DUNMALL/PETER BRANDT/TONY MARSH - Deep Well (FMR 207 ,UK)
CD $12

PAUL DUNMALL/PHILIP GIBBS /NEIL METCALFE - The Ravens Look (FMR 376 ,UK)
CD $12

PAUL DUNMALL / JOHN EDWARDS / TONY MARSH - To Be Real (FMR 402 ,UK)
CD $12

PAUL DUNMALL/SAM WOOSTER/CHRIS MAPP/MARK SANDERS/THE ICEBERG QUARTET - The Iceberg Quartet (FMR 332 ,UK)
CD $10

PAUL DUNMALL/NICK JURD/JIM BASHFORD /REALISATION TRIO - Salt Dolly (FMR 326 ,UK)
CD $12

DOMINIC DUVAL EQUINOX TRIO With TOMAS ULRICH/MICHAEL JEFRY STEVENS - Equinox (Leo 267 ,UK)
CD $10

MARTY EHRLICH With WAYNE HORVITZ/MARK FELDMAN/BOBBY PREVITE/MARK DRESSER/NED ROTHENBERG - The Long View (Enja 3308)
CD $10

HARRIS EISENSTADT CANADA DAY With NATE WOOLEY/MATT BAUDER/CHRIS DINGMAN/EIVIND OPSVIK Canada Day (Clean Feed 157)
CD $10

ELLERY ESKELIN/SYLVIE COURVOISIER - Every So Often (Prime Source 5010)
CD $10

ELLERY ESKELIN With ANDREA PARKINS/JIM BLACK + JESSICA CONSTABLE - Quiet Music (Prime Source 4010)
2 CD Set $12

EFZEG [BORIS HAUF/MARTIN SIEWERT/BURKHARD STANGL/dieb13] - Krom (Hatology 623; Switzerland)
CD $10

AVRAM FEFER/ERIC REVIS/CHAD TAYLOR - Ritual (Clean Feed 145; Portugal)
CD $10

AVRAM FEFER/BOBBY FEW - Kindred Spirits: Duet Vol 1 (Boxholder 048)
CD $8

AVRAM FEFER/BOBBY FEW Heavenly Places: Duet Vol 2 (Boxholder 049)
CD $8

BOBBY FEW/AVRAM FEFER/WILBER MORRIS - Few and Far Between (Boxholder 029; USA)
CD $8

JOE FIEDLER TRIO With JOHN HEBERT/MARK FERBER - Plays The Music Of Albert Mangelsdorff (CF 49)
CD $10

FOREVER EINSTEIN [CHUCK W VRTACEK [CHARLES O'MEARY]/JOHN ROULAT/JACK VEES] - Down With Gravity (Cuneiform 136)
CD $9

FOREVER EINSTEIN [CHUCK W VRTACEK [CHARLES O'MEARY]/JOHN ROULAT/MARC SICHEL] - Opportunity Crosses The Bridge (Cuneiform 41)
CD $9

FRED FRITH/JOELLE LEANDRE/JONATHAN SEGEL - Tempted To Smile (Line 20/Spool 120)
CD $12

STEPHEN GAUCI'S BASSO CONTINUO With NATE WOOLEY/MICHAEL BISIO/INGEBRIGT HAKER FLATEN Nidihyansana (Clean Feed 101)
CD $10

DIZZY GILLESPIE/SONNY STITT/MAX ROACH/HANK JONES or JOHN LEWIS/PERCY HEATH The Bop Session: 1975 (Gazell 1005)
CD $10

FRANK GRATKOWSKI/JACOB ANDERSKOV - Ardent Grass (Red Toucan 9340)
CD $10

GORDON GRDINA'S BOX CUTTER With FRANCOIS HOULE - Unlearn (Line 28/Spool 128)
CD $12

MASASHI HARADA/MAT MANERI - The Soul With Longing For Dim Hills And Faint Horizons (Leo 442)
CD $10

FRANCOIS HOULE/TONY WILSON/DYLAN VAN DER SCHYFF - Schizosphere (Red Toucan 9303)
CD $10

CARL LUDWIG HUBSCH'S LONGRUN DEVELOPMENT OF THE UNIVERSE With MATTHIAS SCHUBERT/WOLTER WIERBOS + GERRY HEMINGWAY - The Creators Bend A Master Plan (Neos Jazz 41003)
CD $8

CARL LUDWIG HUBSCH'S PRIMORDIAL SOUP With AXEL DORNER/FRANK GRATKOWSKI/MICHAEL GRIENER Primordial Soup (Red Toucan 9331)
CD $10

CARL LUDWIG HUBSCH'S PRIMORDIAL SOUP With AXEL DORNER/FRANK GRATKOWSKI/MICHAEL GRIENER - Primordial Soup (Red Toucan 9331)
CD $10

JAMES CHOICE ORCHESTRA With FRANK GRATKOWSKI/NORBERT STEIN/CARL LUDWIG HUBSCH/MATTHIAS SCHUBERT et al - Live At Musik Triennale Koln (Leo 513 ,UK)
CD $10

RICHARD LEO JOHNSON & GREGG BENDIAN - Who Knew Charlie Shoe? (Cuneiform 258 ,USA)
CD $9

RICHARD LEO JOHNSON TRIO With ANDREW RIPLEY/RICARDO A OCHOA - Poetry Of Appliance (Cuneiform 198)
CD $9

DARREN JOHNSTON With BEN GOLDBERG/SHELDON BROWN/DEVIN HOFF/SMITH DOBSON V The Edge Of The Forest (Clean Feed 133)
CD $10

JENS JONELEIT With ROSCOE MITCHELL - Illuviation (Neos Jazz 40705)
CD $8

ACHIM KAUFMANN - Knives: Solo Piano (Leo 409)
CD $10

ACHIM KAUFMANN/MICHAEL MOORE/DYLAN VAN DER SCHYFF With WOLTER WIERBOS - Kamosc (Red Toucan 9329)
CD $10

JOHN KING/ELECTRIC WORLD With AMIN ALI/ABE SPELLER + BERNIE WORRELL - Life=Love=Life=Love= (MuWorks 1014)
CD $8

ANDREI KONDAKOV/ARKADY SHILKLOPER/VLADIMIR VOLKOV - Outline (Leo 620 ,UK)
CD $10

BERND KONRAD/HANS KOLLER UNIT With DIDIER LOCKWOOD - Phonolith (Hatology 520; Switzerland)
CD 10

ALEXEY KRUGLOV & JAAK SOOAAR TRIO With MIKEL MALGAND/TANEL RUBIN - Karate (Leo 603 ,UK)
CD $10

STEVE LACY - Early Years 1954-1956: The Legendary Pioneer Of Modern Soprano Sax (Fresh Sound 364)
2 CD set $14

STEFANO LEONARDI / STEFANO PASTOR / FRIDOLIN BLUMER / HEINZ GEISSER - Conversations About Thomas Chapin (Leo 702)
CD $10

LIZA LIM/ENSEMBLE FUR NEUE MUSIK ZURICH - The Heart's Ear (Hat [now] 148; Switzerland)
CD $10

LISBON IMPROVISATION PLAYERS [LIP: RODRIGO AMADA/ACACIO SALERO et al]- Motion (Clean Feed 25)
CD $10

LISBON IMPROVISATION PLAYERS [LIP: RODRIGO AMADO/DENNIS GONZALEZ/PEDRO GONCALVES/BRUNO PEDROSO] - Spiritualized (Clean feed 62)
CD $10

LUCKY 7s [JEB BISHOP/KEEFE JACKSON/JEFF ALBERT/JOSH BERMAN] - Pluto Junkyard (Clean Feed 141)
CD $10

MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA [JOHN McLAUGHLIN/JERRY GOODMAN/JAN HAMMER/RICK LAIRD /BILLY COBHAM] -The Best Of Mahavishnu Orchestra (1971-1973) [9 track edition/1 bonus track)
CD $10

MANDINGO [FODAY MUSA SUSO With BILL LASWELL/JEFF BOVA] New World Power (Axiom 846 853)
CD $10

NEIL McGOVERN/PAUL DUNMALL - Intervention: Based on 60 Studies For Saxophone (FMR 334 ,UK)
CD $12

MANUEL MENGIS GRUPPE 6 - Dulcet Crush (Hatology 684; Switzerland)
CD $10

PIERO MILESI - Within Himself (Cuneiform 133 ,USA)
CD $9

VLADIMIR MILLER/VITAS PILIBAVICIUS/VLADIMIR TARASOV - Frontiers (Leo Lab 016 ,UK)
CD $10

DOM MINASI TRIO With KEN FILIANO/JACKSON KRALL -Goin' Out Again (CDM 1002)
CD $10

DOM MINASI TRIO With KEN FILIANO/JACKSON KRALL And Guests HERB ROBERTSON/MATTHEW SHIPP/SABIR MATEEN/BORAH BERGMAN/STEVE SWELL/RAS MOSHE/MARK WHITECAGE/TOMAS ULRICH - The Vampire's Revenge (CDM 1006)
2 CD Set $14

MICHAEL MOORE/PEGGY LEE/DYLAN VAN DER SCHYFF - Floating 1.. 2.. 3 : Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2000 (Line 18/Spool 118)
CD $10

ALON NECHUSHTAN WORDS BEYOND TRIO With FRANCOIS MOUTIN/DAN WEISS - Words Beyond (Buckyball 024)
CD $10

ALON NECHUSHTAN//MARK DRESSER/STEVE SWELL/OLEG RASKIN/NED ROTHENBERG/ROBERT DICK/MARCUS ROJAS/NATE WOOLEY/OKKYUNG LEE/BRIGGAN KRAUSS/HENRY KAISER/ELLIOTT SHARP - Dark Forces (Creative Sources 195)
CD $10

ALIPIO C NETO QUARTET With HERB ROBERTSON/KEN FILIANO/MICHAEL TA THOMPSON - The Perfume Comes Before The Flower (Clean feed 93)
CD $10

PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE/EVAN PARKER/STEN SANDELL/INGEBRIGT HAKER FLATEN/TOWNHOUSE ORCHESTRA - Townorchestrahouse (Clean Feed 41 CP ,Portugal)
CD $10

UWE OBERG/CHRISTOF THEWES/MICHAEL GRIENER - Lacy Pool (Hatology 677 ,Switzerland)
CD $10

MARK O'LEARY/STALE STORLOKKEN/STEIN INGE BRAEKHUS - St. Fin Barre's (Leo 526 ,UK)
CD $10

PARIS REUNION BAND [WOODY SHAW/DIZZY REECE/SLIDE HAMPTON/JOHNNY GRIFFIN/NATHAN DAVIS/KENNY DREW/JIMMY WOODE/BILLY BROOKS] - French Cooking (Gazell 1002)
CD $10

PARIS REUNION BAND [WOODY SHAW/JOE HENDERSON/NAT ADDERLEY/NATHAN DAVIS/GRACHAN MONCUR III/KENNY DREW/JIMMY WOODE/IDRIS MUHAMMAD] - For Klook (Gazell 1009)
CD $10

IVO PERELMAN TRIO With DOMINIC DUVAL/JACKSON KRALL - Black on White (Clean feed 24)
CD $10

EVELYN PETROVA - Living Water: Live Perfomance With The Dancer Tanya Khabarova (Leo 533 ,UK)
CD $10

POSSESSION+AFRICAN DUB [FODAY MUSA SUSO/BILL LASWELL/FOUSSENY KOUYATE/AIYB DIENG]- Off World On (Submeta 9801)
CD $8

RICHARD RIJNVOS/IVES ENSEMBLE - Block Beuys (Hat [now] 147; Switzerland)
CD $10

HOWARD RILEY - For Four On Two Two (Jazzprint 141; UK)
CD $12

HOWARD RILEY - Facets: Trisect (Jazzprint 116; UK)
CD $12

HOWARD RILEY - Making Notes (Slam 230; UK)
CD $12

HERB ROBERTSON & THE DOUBLE INFINITIVES With STEVE SWELL/HANS TAMMEN et al - music for the long attention spans (Leo 315 ,UK)
CD $12

ADAM RUDOLPH/RALPH M JONES - Merely A Traveler On The Cosmic Path (Meta 015)
CD $10

ELLIOTT SHARP/TECTONICS -Errata: Elliot Sharp Edition Vol 1 (Neos Jazz 40702; Germany)
CD $8

ELLIOTT SHARP/ORCHESTRA CARBON -SyndaKit: Elliot Sharp Edition Vol 2 (Neos Jazz 40703)
CD $8

ELLIOTT SHARP/ORCHESTRA CARBON Larynx: Elliott Sharp Edition Vol 3 (Neos Jazz 40704)
CD $8

ELLIOTT SHARP/ORCHESTRA CARBON Rheo-Umbra: Elliott Sharp Edition Vol 4 (Neos Jazz 40706)
CD $8

ARAM SHELTON'S ARRIVE With JASON ADASIEWICZ/JASON ROEBKE/TIM DAISY - There Was (Clean Feed 217)
CD $10

GUNTER 'BABY' SOMMER With GUNDA GOTTSCHALK/XU FENGXIA/AKIRA ANDO - Whispering Eurasia (Neos Jazz 40903)
CD $8

GLENN SPEARMAN'S G-FORCE With JAMES ROUTHIER/LISLE ELLIS/DONALD ROBINSON - Let It Go (Red Toucan 9308)
CD $10

JASON STEIN - In Exchange For A Process: Solo Bass Clarinet (Leo 545 ,UK)
CD $10

NATSUKI TAMURA - A Song For Jyaki (Leo Lab 039 ,UK)
CD $10

T.E.C.K. STRING QUARTET [TECK: TOMAS ULRICH/ELLIOTT SHARP/CARLOS ZINGARO/KEN FILIANO]- T.E.C.K. String Quartet (Clean feed 89)
CD $10

JAMES TENNEY/MAELSTROM PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE - Pika-Don (Hat [now] 151; Switzerland)
CD $12

KEITH TIPPETT & GIOVANNI MAIER- Two For Joyce: Live In Trieste 2012 (Long Song 127; Italy)
CD $12

UZ JSME DOMA [MIROSLAV WANEK/PEPA CERVINKA/ADAM TOMASEK/TOMAS PALETA/MARTIN VELISEK] - Caves (Cuneiform 312)
CD $9

VIVIAN SISTERS [LAURA CROMWELL/JAMIE SAFT/VANESSA HODGE] With ZEENA PARKINS/BRIGGAN KRAUSS - Vivian Sisters (Avant 079; Japan)
CD $8

CHUCK W VRTACEK [CHARLES O'MEARY] - Silent Heaven: Learning To Be Silent/When Heaven Comes To Town (Cuneiform 79 ,USA)
CD $9

DAVID WATSON With JULIE BROWN/DOUG SAFRANEK/MICHAEL ATTIAS/ANDY HAAS/TONY BUCK/CYRO BAPTISTA - Skirl (Avant 077; Japan)
CD $8

MIKE WESTBROOK With LINDSAY COOPER/PETER WHYMAN/KATE WESTBROOK/PAUL NIEMAN/ANDY GRAPPY/PETE FAIRCLOUGH//GIOACCHINO ROSSINI - Westbrook-Rossini (Hat ology 661 ,Switzerland)
CD $10

WWW [MICHEL WINTSCH/CHRISTIAN WEBER/CHRISTIAN WOLFARTH] - WWW (Leo 467 ,UK)
CD $10

OTOMO YOSHIHIDE QUARTET With AXEL DORNER/SACHIKO M [MATSUBARA]/MARTIN BRANDLMAYR - Donaueschinger Musiktage 2005: Allurements Of The Ellipsoid (Neos 41006/7; Germany)
2 CD set $14

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Bruce Lee Gallanter’s Recommended Gig List for July of 2016:

THE STONE is located at the NW corner of Avenue C & East 2nd Sts.

THE STONE RESIDENCIES - ANTHONY COLEMAN - JUNE 28 - JULY 3

7/1 Friday
8 pm - Kalmanovitch/Coleman/Reichman Trio - Tanya Kalmanovitch (viola) Anthony Coleman (piano) Ted Reichman (accordion)
10 pm - Survivors Breakfast Chamber Ensemble - Leo Hardman-Hill (trumpet) Alexandria Smith (trumpet) Sarah Hughes (alto sax) Travis Bliss, Dan Pencer (tenor saxes) Joanna Mattrey (viola) Abby Swidler (viola) Anthony Coleman (piano) Do Yeon Kim (gayageum) Henry Fraser (bass) Aaron Edgcomb (percussion, drums); Playing “Call 8” and “Flaubert/Sofa/Sentence.” Also, “Destiny Finds An Oneiric Something,” for solo trumpet!

7/2 Saturday
8 pm - STONE IMPROV BENEFIT - Anthony Coleman (piano) John Zorn (sax) & many special guests
10 pm - Anthony Coleman Solo Piano

7/3 Sunday
8 pm - Anthony Coleman (piano), TBA (bass) & Tyshawn Sorey (drums)
10 pm - Anthony Coleman (piano), TBA (bass) & Tyshawn Sorey (drums)

THE STONE RESIDENCIES - TYSHAWN SOREY - JULY 5 – 10
The legendary Tyshawn Sorey returns to The Stone with six nights of exceptional music. NOTE: ONLY ONE SET AT 8PM EACH NIGHT!

7/5 Tuesday
8 pm - SPECIAL OPENING NIGHT DOUBLE BILL—AMIRTHA KIDAMBI & TYSHAWN SOREY DUO / BIG MACHINE - AMIRTHA KIDAMBI and TYSHAWN SOREY DUO—Amirtha Kidambi (vocals) Tyshawn Sorey (drums) / BIG MACHINE—Aaron Burnett (tenor sax, compositions) Peter Evans (trumpet) Carlos Homs (piano) Nicholas Jozwiak (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums) TWENTY DOLLARS FOR THE DOUBLE BILL!

7/6 Wednesday
8 pm - TYSHAWN SOREY SOLO (drums, trombone, piano, little instruments)
First solo performance in New York in 5 years!

7/7 Thursday
8 pm - MARIO PAVONE BLUE DIALECT TRIO - Mario Pavone (bass, compositions) Matt Mitchell (piano) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)

7/8 Friday
8 pm - BIRTHDAY WEEKEND - BANFF/NYC IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA conducted by Tyshawn Sorey - Bryan Qu (tenor saxophone) Dre Hocevar (percussion) Jessica Ackerly (guitar) Kalia Vandever (trombone) Nadav Remez (guitar) Phil McNeil (electronics) Jonathan Saraga (trumpet) and many special guests!!!

7/9 Saturday
8 pm - BIRTHDAY WEEKEND - BANFF/NYC IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA conducted by Tyshawn Sorey - Bryan Qu (tenor saxophone) Dre Hocevar (percussion) Jessica Ackerly (guitar) Kalia Vandever (trombone) Nadav Remez (guitar) Phil McNeil (electronics) Jonathan Saraga (trumpet) and many special guests!!!

7/10 Sunday
8 pm - BIRTHDAY WEEKEND - BANFF/NYC IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA conducted by Tyshawn Sorey - Bryan Qu (tenor saxophone) Dre Hocevar (percussion) Jessica Ackerly (guitar) Kalia Vandever (trombone) Nadav Remez (guitar) Phil McNeil (electronics) Jonathan Saraga (trumpet) and many special guests!!!

There are no refreshments or merchandise at The Stone.
Only music. All ages are welcome.
Cash Only at the door. There is no phone.
There is no food or beverage served or allowed
just a serious listening environment.
The Stone is booked purely on a curatorial basis.

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The CORNELIA STREET CAFE - 212-989-9319
29 Cornelia St in the heart of the West Greenwich Village, NYC

Friday Jul 01
6:00PM SHUTAT-SHATTERED POETRY OF THE RESISTANCE - Diana Gitesha-Hernandez; Gordon Gilbert; Carmela Tal Baron; Anoek van Praag; Mahmoud S. Bitar; Michelle Palmer; & Rich Siegel
9:00PM & 10:30PM TOM RAINEY TRIO - Mary Halvorson, guitar; Ingrid Laubrock, tenor saxophone; Tom Rainey, drums

Saturday Jul 02
9:00PM & 10:30PM TOM CHANG QUINTET - Tom Chang, guitar, comp.; Jeremy Powell, tenor sax; Quinsin Nachoff, tenor sax; Matt Pavolka, bass; Kenny Grohowski, drums

Sunday Jul 03
8:35PM DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET, DAN LEVINSON - Dan Levinson, clarinet; Koran Agan, guitar; Josh Kaye, guitar; Eduardo Belo, bass

Mon July 4th:
8:30PM AMRAM & CO - David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises; Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel; Rene Hart, bass; Elliot Peper, bongos

Tues July 5th:
8:00PM VOXECSTATIC: JAZZ WITH EVELYN HORAN - Evelyn Horan, voice, guitar, flute; Erik Kramer, upright bass; Mickey Vershbow, drums
9:30PM VOXECSTATIC: THE PITTSON FAMILY BAND - Suzanne Pittson, vocals; Jeff Pittson, keyboard; Evan Pittson, viola; Jakob Dreyer, bass; Dave Meade, drums

Wednesday Jul 06
6:00PM DOR HELED TRIO - Dor Heled, piano; Tamir Shmerling, double bass; Eran Fink, drums
8:00PM ME, EDITH AND SOTOMAYOR - Nathalie Schmidt, voice; David Sotomayor, piano
9:30PM MADEMOISELLE FLEUR - Mademoiselle Fleur, voice; Luiz Simas, piano

Thursday Jul 07
8:01PM ED NEUMEISTER, CD RELEASE: SUITE ELLINGTON - Billy Drewes, sax, clarinet; David Berkman, piano; Ugonna Okegwo, bass; Tom Rainey, drums; Ed Neumeister, trombone, arr.
Friday Jul 08
8:00PM & 10:30PM MARTY EHRLICH, PHILOSOPHY OF A GROOVE - Marty Ehrlich, sax, clarinet, flute; James Weidman, piano; Jerome Harris, bass; Ben Perowsky, drums

Saturday Jul 09
9:00PM & 10:30PM GILAD HEKSELMAN TRIO
Gilad Hekselman, guitar; Rick Rosato, bass; Jonathan Pinson, drums

Sunday Jul 10
6:00PM WILLIAM HOOKER QUARTET - Mark Hennen, piano; Larry Roland, bass; Chris DiMiglio, trumpet; William Hooker, drums
8:30PM RICHARD SEARS QUARTET - Richard Sears, piano; Roman Filiu, alto sax; Rick Rosato, bass; Craig Weinrib, drums


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I-Beam Presents - July 2016 Schedule:

Friday, July 8th 8:30 PM
Miguel Frasconi / The Chutney’s
Miguel Frasconi -solo (set 1)
The Chutney’s (set 2)
Fast Forward / Gelsey Bell / Chris Cochrane

Tuesday, July 19th 8:30 PM
Jooklo Duo & Friends: Duos and Trios
Virginia Genta – Tenor Saxophone
David Vanzan – Drums
with Bill Nace, Jaimie Branch, Michael Foster, Leila Bordreuil

Friday, July 29th 8:30 PM
Eva Novoa Ditmas Quartet Live Recording!
Michael Attias – Alto Saxophone
Eva Novoa – Piano
Max Johnson – Bass
Jeff Davis – Drums

Friday, August 12th 8:30 PM
Nick Fraser Trio feat. Tony Malaby and Kris Davis
Nick Fraser: drums, compositions
Tony Malaby: tenor and soprano saxophones
Chris Hoffman: cello
Eivind Opsvik: bass

Thursday, August 25th 8:30 PM
Billy Mintz Quintet
John Gross – tenor saxophone
Tony Malaby – tenor saxophone
Roberta Piket – piano
Hilliard Greene – bass
Billy Mintz – drums

I-Beam is located at
168 7th Street in Brooklyn, NY 11215 - Directions: SUBWAY: Take the F or R trains to 4th Ave & 9th Street. Walk down 4th ave to 7th street. Make a left on 7th and walk past 3rd ave. We are located on the ground floor, the grey doors to the right of the stairs of #168.