This should be another great triple bill at DMG! The first 2 sets will be a tribute to the late, great guitarist BERN NIX, who played for many years in Ornette Coleman's Prime Time Band. Longtime Bern Nix friend & collaborator, flutist CHERYL PYLE will bring back the Beyond Group with MICHAEL EATON on soprano sax and REGGIE SYLVESTER on drums. The Beyond Group has played at DMG several times and always knock us out! The second set will feature Retrograde, the duo of MATT LAVELLE on alto clarinet & trumpet and REGGIE SYLVESTER on drums once more. The Retrograde CD that came out last year was awesome!
The third set that night will feature DREW WESELY on guitar, LESTER ST. LOUIS on cello and CARLO COSTA on percussion. I've caught each member of this trio in different settings so I look forward to see & hear what they
will come up with this special night.
The sale continues until the end of September - To help celebrate JON ZORN’s 66th Birthday, we are having a monthlong Zorn/Tzadik CD sale. We are doing this in three parts, each one of around 55 CD’s each, listed over three weeks. The the entire 160 count list will appear on the DMG website in the next few days. This sale does not include any discs from the Masada, Naked City or Filmworks series.
Wow! To say that that this edition of FIMAV (a/k/a Victo Fest) was the best one in several years, would not be an understatement. A dozen or so of my friends from different places would certainly agree. I have been attending the Victo Fest every year since 1987 and look forward to it every year for a variety of reasons. The main reason is to catch four long days (21 sets!) of challenging music from around the Creative Music World. The other big reason for going every year is being with our coll
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 ...
JOHN ZORN // BANQUET OF THE SPIRITS with CYRO BAPTISTA/ BRIAN MARSELLA / SHANIR BLUMENKRANZ / TIM KEIPER
NORTH SEA RADIO ORCHESTRA With JOHN GREAVES / ANNIE BARBAZZA
THE QUINTET With PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE / EIVIND OPSVIK / CARL MAGNUS NEUMANN / BJORNAR ANDRESEN / KETIL GUTVIK
LOUIS MOHOLO OCTET with EVAN PARKER / RADY MALFATTI / NICK EVANS / KENNY WHEELER / KEITH TIPPETT, JOHNNY DYANI
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