CHRIS PITSIOKOS is phenomenal young alto saxist who keeps pushing himself, higher & higher! His playing keeps making more strides, as he evolves. A former DMG employee, he has played at a number in-stores at DMG. Each set even better than the last one. He is just getting back from a midwest / southern solo tour so watch out...! California bred, Amsterdam-based drum master, MICHAEL VATCHER, has been living here for the past year or so and helping us out here at DMG! Mr. Vatcher will be playing at the Vision Fest with the Darius Jones Quintet at the Vision Fest on Sat, June 15th at 6:30. Vatcher has long been one of my favorite drummers, especially his work with ICP expat Michael Moore (check Jewels & Binoculars - a stunning Bob Dylan tribute trio with Lindsay Horner). I am determined to make sure that he plays more often in NYC while he is still here. Then trio will also feature Downtown Master bassistL MARK HELIAS! What an incredible line-up!!!
For the second set, the ever-incredible trombonist STEVE SWELL will play a rare duo set Toronto-based drummer MARK SEGGER. Whenever Steve Swell plays at DMG, something magical happens so please don't miss this set!
This mind-blowing double-header is also a pre-Birthday Celebration for DMG Founder, Uncle / Grandpappy Bruce Lee Gallanter, who will turn.... 65 on the 19th, Oye! Come on down and join in the festivities.
Greetings to Serious Music Listeners around the world! In January I asked a handful of my favorite journalists & label heads to submit their top 10 recommendations lists for 2018, plus another 5 of anything they would like to recommend: books, movies, plays, concerts, anything that occurred or was released in 2018. All formats and genres are welcome, whether new or reissued. I picked a diverse cast of my favorite journalists and serious listeners. Here is what they had to say ...
THE BIG BOX SET SALE! There are some thirty plus box sets listed below.
If you spend $100 or more on any of the below titles, you will get a 10% discount.
GEORGE ADAMS With DON PULLEN/CAMERON BROWN/DANNIE RICHMOND/JIMMY KNEPPER/HUGH LAWSON/MIKE RICHMOND - Complete Black Saint-Soul Note Recordings: Don't Lose Control/Hand To Hand/Gentlemen's Agreement/Live At The Village Vanguard Vol 1
Will Take Place at Roulette in Brooklyn on Monday, November 12th from 7:30 to 9:30
MARK DRESSER SEVEN with NICOLE MITCHELL / MARTY EHRLICH / MICHAEL DESSEN / KEIR GoGWILT / JOSHUA WHITE / JIM BLACK
ALICE COLTRANE with CHARLIE HADEN / BEN RILEY / 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