Clarinet master BEN GOLDBERG has had two residencies here at DMG over the past couple of years, playing with a wide variety of Downtown's finest: Nels Cline, Ingrid Laubrock, Tom Rainey, Kirk Knuffke, Tony Malaby, Ellery Eskelin & Charles Burham! Mr. Goldberg recently asked to play yet another set here and will bring some surprises, personnel-wise
In memory or our guitarist Michael Lublin who passed in 2018. DISSIPATED FACE are old friends of mine that I met when they were high school around 1980. Two original members: STEPHEN POPKIN & KURT RALSKE (formerly of Ultra Vivid Scene), are still with them plus longtime guest collaborator, DANIEL CARTER, WILL DAHL and BILL MILKOWSKI (great music journalist who wrote the Jaco Pastorius book).
The question remains: will Mr. Ralske whip out his electric guitar for a blast from the past?!?!
Will Take Place at Roulette in Brooklyn on Monday, November 12th from 7:30 to 9:30
The ReR label started out as Recommended Records and was/still is run by Chris Cutler, drummer & lyricist for Henry Cow, the Art Bears, News from Babel, Hail… As far as documenting the history of truly creative, progressive music, there are tow labels which have long done the great job: ReR and Cuneiform. As a longtime proghead myself (3 faves of all time: Mothers of Invention/Soft Machine/Henry Cow), I collect everything that both of these labels have released. We just got in a large bunch of
The Jazz Journalists Association recognized Bruce Gallanter as the 2018 Jazz Hero for New York City.
THE ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO / ROSCOE MITCHELL NOTE FACTORY / LESTER BOWIE BRASS FANTASY / wt al
WADADA LEO SMITH // MIN XIAO-FEN / DIAMOND VOICES / RED KORAL / BLUE TRUMPET QT: HUGH RAGIN / TED DANIEL / GRAHAM HAYNES / PHEEROAN AKLAFF / et al
JOHN ZORN // SECRET CHIEFS 3 / GNOSTIC TRIO / CLERIC / SPIKE ORCHESTRA / KLEZMERSON / BANQUET OF THE SPIRITS / JULIAN LAGE-GYAN RILEY / SHANIR BUMENKRANZ’S ABRAXAS / SOFIA REI / ZION 80 / CRAIG TABORN & VADIM NESELOVSKYI
MARS WILLIAMS With JOSH BERMAN / FRED LONBERG-HOLM / JIM BAKER / KENT KESSLER / BRIAN SANDSTROM / STEVE HUNT / CHRISTOF KURZMANN
FRANK KIMBROUGH With SCOTT ROBINSON / RUFUS REID / BILLY DRUMMOND
ANTHONY BRAXTON with TAYLOR HO BYNUM / BOB BRESNAN
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