Over the past year or so, we have gotten a large number of donations or albums, compact discs, books and rare magazines. I just want to thank anyone who has sent us or dropped off boxes of varied treasures. I have spent the last couple of weeks cleaning and pricing a deluge of LP’s and CD’s! I just filled one entire row with around 100 USED Jazz LP’s so PLEASE come and visit to check out our buried treasures. I still have another hundred or so records to clean and price as well and will do this over the next week or two.
Below is another long list of USED LP’s, half recently listed and some older items as well. Most older LP’s have had their prices reduced. The deal is the same as last time, take 3 or more items and get 10% off of each. In there US, we usually send these packages media mail with tracking. We also usually insure domestic packages over $100, unless instructed otherwise.
Here’s a list of what I have been listing to on vinyl: Blodwyn Pig - 1st Album, Battered Ornaments - Mantle-Piece, Marion Brown’s ‘Afternoon of a Georgia Faun’ (sounds incredible!), Dwight Andrews - ‘Mmotia’, several LPs by Bobby Naughton, John Carter Quintet on Moers, Valdo Williams Trio (thanks to Ras Moshe for pointing it out), Joseph Scianni & David Izenzon, Stephen McCraven - Wooley the Newt’… every day, another discovery! Thanks for listening and supporting one of the last record stores standing! - BLG
The great drummer Michael Vatcher recently moved to NYC, which is wonderful for us local adventurous music listeners. Vatcher just left is with a stack of CDs from (mostly) the Ramboy label. The Ramboy label is run by Amsterdam-based reeds wiz Michael Moore, who is also a longtime member of the ICP Orchestra. Both the Ramboy label and everything I’ve heard from Mr. Vatcher is consistently great.
Most Ramboy CD’s sell for $16, but while our supply lasts, these will be $14 each. If you take 5 or more, you can take another $1 off if each. I will include a few reviews down below as well. There are also a few Ramboy titles the sell for $10 which are listed below, we can only take $1 off of each. Complete your Ramboy collection today!
Happy Fall Greetings to all Vinyl Collectors out there!
We recently got in another collection of rare and not-so-rare vinyl goodies. We are also still going through piles of records from the back room, as well as cleaning and checking condition of this accumulated vinyl. Plus listening to favorites of free/jazz, progressive, jazz/rock and obscure psych.
Take 3 or more and get 10% off of each one. These are priced to move!
Greetings Vinyl Freaks!
Here is our monthly vinyl list. Yes, it is pretty long and yes, there is quite a few gems in there. We have been listening to mostly albums today and they sure do sound great! Just listening to Keith Tippett, John McLaughlin's 'Extrapolation', Soft Machine 'Four', and many more tasty audio gems!
Here's the deal this time, take 3 or more take 10% off. Everything is in stock as of this moment but once again it is first come, first serve. If you want to save on shipping in the USA, please request media mail with tracking. Thanks, happy hunting... Bruce at DMG
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. We hope to add more titles every week as we get more from this collection plus I keep finding more rarities all over the store! - BLG
We just got in a large CD collection with all kinds of goodies. This list has over 100 new Used titles that were put into the our database over the past week or so. Take your time to check out this list of 300 discs as I’ve snuck in a few rarities and odd gems. Here’s the deal this time around:
Take 3 - 5 CDs and you get 10% off of each
take 6 - 9 CD’s and get 25% off of each
take 10 or more and get 40% off of each
This list is first come, first served so some titles will sell more quickly.
You should list alternative titles if you want to make that minimum to get your discount.
To save money on shipping for 3 or more CD’s, you can request to have the generic jewel cases take off and/or have your order sent media mail with delivery confirmation if you live far from New York but still in the US. Here’s that list. If you want to view this list on-line, it is also found on the home page of our website here it says: DMG News
RELATIVE PITCH CD SALE - Nearly Half of Their Great Catalogue:
$10 each - July 26th - August 4th:
The Relative Pitch label is run by two close friends, Mike Panico and Kevin Reilly. While a number of labels and distributors have gone under over the past couple of years, Relative Pitch has thrived by releasing Creative Music that they believe in and promote. Both Kevin and Mike have their finger on the pulse of what makes Contemporary Creative Music important for our collective sanity in times of the many dark currents sweeping over us. I have reviewed practically all fifty plus releases in their distinguished catalogue. Those reviews are reprinted in the second part of this list below.
We celebrate the music, musicians and founders of Relative Pitch Records with a sale:
The 21 CDs list below are now $10 each for the next week (until August 4th, 2017). That’s $4 off of each one. All orders will ship in about 1 week when all of these listed sales disc are in stock.
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.
Considering that I have been attending the New Music Festival in Victoriaville every year since 1988, this, the 33rd edition seemed somehow different. Ever since the unfortunate election of our fake president, there has been an ongoing vibe of denial: fear, frustration, confusion, anger and a disorienting feeling that we are living in a nightmare that will not end anytime soon. There are too many folks staring at their phones, computers and TV screens, trying to make some sense out of the incomprehensible.
Many New titles added in the past couple of months. Special thanks to those of you who have contributed collections to DMG! We do appreciate it. There is a little bit of everything here: jazz, avant, progressive, modern composer, rock and roots.
Here’s the deal ...
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 music for serious listeners from around the world with New Sounds: on CDs, records, DVDs, magazines, T-shirts and even a few cassettes. This, our e-mail newsletter goes out to some 5,000 subscribers every week with an occasional sales update as well. We still get visitors from around the world and we are open 7 days a week, from noon til 6pm, later on Sundays when we have our free in-store series. See the schedule below. Thanks to all who have supported us through our long journey!
To help us celebrate our long & winding history, present and future, we are sponsoring a series of celebrations in the next few months. Please come visit us and help us usher in another era of Creative Music! Thanks to all of the musicians who are helping us to celebrate with their music. Here is the current schedule and we are working on even more events to come:
2016. The year of Women as Heroes, Inspirations and Innovators. Although most of us will remember the painful, embarrassing and absurd moments of an election from hell, let's not forget the women who inspired us through the year: Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren, are the two that come to my mind.