At the end of last summer (2016), the ever in-demand and immensely diverse drummer, BILLY MINTZ, left us with a CD of his current quintet. You would never know from Mr. Mintz’s modest, unassuming demeanor that he is one of the best drummers around, a strong composer and a smart bandleader. His quintet features a two tenor frontline: the ubiquitous TONY MALABY (Open Loose & way too many other great situations) and JOHN GROSS, a superfine west coast saxist who again rarely gets the recognition he deserves. The secret weapon here is Mintz’s partner, ROBERTA PIKET, a gifted pianist and keyboard player who also never ceases to amaze those who listen closely to her wide ranging output. Ms. Piket released a superb tribute to Marian McPartland, last year that you should really check out. Bassist HILLIARD GREENE is way too busy to peg down to any one thing, although he has worked Billy Bang. Dave Douglas, Patrick Brennan and many others. Mintz's quintet are incredible to so...
MAT MANERI and TANYA KALMANOVICH both play viola. Mr. Maneri is a longtime Downtown staple who has worked with a number of our most creative improvisers: Matt Shipp, Joe Morris, Lucian Ban and Cecil Taylor. Check out his playing with the Ches Smith Trio disc on ECM! Originally from Canada, Ms. Kalmanovitch has her own quintet and has recorded with Myra Melford and Ivo Perelman. This great duo has a recently self-released 2 LP set that is a treasure to behold! This looks to be one of great double bills of the year and the admission is FREE!
DAVID GROLLMAN plays snare drum in a completely original way! Mr. Grollman is longtime supporter of the DMG in-store series and we never know which weird character he will tap into when he performs. Don't mis this one!
2017-07-21 to 2017-07-31
Movie Gold is a rather mysterious reissue label based somewhere in Europe. They reissue rare LP, CD and other unofficial recordings that have fallen between the cracks of distribution. They release high quality CD-R's with high quality art-work. We never know what is in or out of print until we reorder again and see what we get.
We just got in the first batch of a collection of rare Downtown, Avant/Jazz and Progressive vinyl. Before we list these albums in our database, on Discogs or through a newsletter, we though we would just put this list on our New Sale Section of our website. Please look closely as some albums will sell quickly. We hope to add another batch sometime soon so stay tuned... - BLG
Since our good pal HENRY KAISER is coming to visit DMG and play a rare performance here on Saturday, July 15th at 6pm, we thought we have a HUGE Henry Kaiser CD sale. There are dozens of discs listed below. In the store this weekend take anything from this list and get $1.00 off of each. Mail order customers, take 3 or more of any of these titles and take $1.00 off of each one. You can read reviews of practically all of these in the DMG database and since some of the titles are limited, you migh