HAPPY NEW (Y)EARS to All of the DMG Extended Family!
Friends, the past year has been difficult in so many ways!
I am not going to list all of the things that we continue to complain about, so…
Let us remember all of the good things that have made 2018 memorable in positive ways!
The closing of The Old Stone after 13 years with a weeks worth of all-star Downtown improvisers playing transcendent music during the last week of February. Thanks to the young Dead-fan who gave me that magic brownie on several occasions at the Old & New Stone’s! The New Stone opened full-time (5 nights a week) on March 1st and has been a great place to hear challenging music for 5 nights a week! The Victo and the Vision Festivals were both awesome! The DMG Anniversary set with KALABALICK at The New School was womderful! Several JOHN ZORN Fests at the Frick Museum, Guggenheim & National Sawdust! Way too many great sets at Roulette, I-Beam, Cornelia Street Cafe, Jazz Gallery, Le Pousson Rouge, Arts for Art, Greenwich House… The MIKE PANICO Memorial Concert at Roulette earlier this month was a very special occasion for all who attended. The ongoing weekly free music in-store concerts at DMG have been better attended and still provides a source of inspiration to those who need it. Thanks to Douglas L. & Dave G. for their constant support. Response to our Instagram feed has been incredible!
Special thanks to all the women I’ve become close with over the past year, you inspire me in so many ways: Janis P, Meghan D, Christine & Eric, Roberta & Richard, Gwenolee Z, Jessica H, Jennifer N and Huguette C. Let’s all get up and dance and embrace life while we can!
I am currently working on my year end best of lists which I hope to transmit sometime in January. I will again ask a dozen journalists, musicians and serious listeners for their own lists. - BLG
The CORNELIA STREET CAFE Will Close After January 4th of 2019!
Aside from The Stone and the DMG Sunday FREE Music Series, the one performance place that I’ve attended the most over the past decade is the Cornelia Street Cafe, in the West Village. After some forty years, the legendary Cornelia Street Cafe will close its doors on January 4th of 2019, next week. I have attended 100’s of gigs there, having drinks, eating their tasty food and meeting friends, mostly in the past decade or so. Here is a list of some of the musicians I’ve caught there time after time: Mary Halvorson, Ingrid Laubrock, Tom Rainey, Tony Malaby, Kris Davis, Jon Irabagon, Barry Altschul, Mario Pavone, Mark Helias, Joel Harrison, Peter Evans, MOPDTK, Rez Abbasi, George Garzone, Angelica Sanchez, many, many more. Our late friend, Peter Cox, was there so often that whenever I go there, I think of him. Cornelia Street is very small and cosy, the menu downstairs and upstairs was & is pretty great! For those of us who thrive to hear New Music & challenging sounds as often as is possible, it is a sad day and we will not forget about this treasured place for many years.
This Sunday, December 30th will feature the Tom Rainey Trio with Ingrid Laubrock & Mary Halvorson at 8pm. This amazing trio has performed at Cornelia Street every year during the last week of December for as long as I can remember. A number of my friends will be attending this night and we will drink a toast to the CORNELIA STREET CAFE! Be there or be square!
Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm
Sunday, December 30th: Nearly New Years Celebration!
6pm: BEN GOLDBERG and TOMAS FUJIWARA - Clarinet & Drums -
Final Fabulous Duo Set for 2018 Here at DMG!
Sunday, January 6th:
6pm: JORGE NUNO / ARON NAMENWIRTH / REGGIE SYLVESTER - Two Guitars & Drums
7pm: WILL GREENE - Guitar / JESSE HEASLY - Electric Bass / RAF VERTESSEN - Drum
Sunday, January 13th:
6pm: DISSIPATED FACE 2019: STEPHEN POPKIN / KURT RALSKE / DANIEL CARTER /
WILL DAHL / BILL MILKOWSKI - In memory or our guitarist Michael Lublin who passed in 2018
7pm: DAVID MEIER / JONATHAN MORITZ / TODD NEUFELD - Drums / Sax / Guitar
Sunday, January 20th:
6pm: MATANA ROBERTS and DARIUS JONES - Alto Sax Duets - First Time Duet!
7pm: RaaDie: LORENZ RABB - Trumpet Electronics / CHRISTOF DIENZ - Zither Electronics
Sunday, January 27th:
6pm: MATTEO LIBERATORE / JON IRABAGON / TOM RAINEY - Guitar / Saxes / Drums
7pm: EMILY DENISON / ANDREW FURLONG - Trumpet / Bass
DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a small gallery. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Always Cosy. You can check the weekly in-store sets through our Instagram feed
The John Zorn ‘Book of Angels’ CD Sale:
The second book of Masada Songs is called the ‘Book of Angels’. There are 32 Volumes of John Zorn’s ‘Book of Angels’ series. The final volume was released last year and it is by the Mary Halvorson Quartet, entitled ‘Paimon’. It is my favorite of the vast series and the best selling CD here at DMG for the past year. To help celebrate yet another year of great discs from John Zorn and his Tzadik label, we are having a ‘Book of Angels’ sale! The usual sale price for this series is $14 per disc. The one volume which is in between pressings and currently not available is MASADA STRING TRIO - Azazel: 'Book Of Angels' Volume 2 (Tzadik 7351)
Here’s the deal for the sale:
Take 5-9 CD’s and take off $1, so it is $13 per CD
Take 10-20 CD’s and take off $2, so it is $12 per CD
Take the entire 21 or 31 CD Set and pay $340 (paying about $11 each)
Here is the entire list of Available ‘Book of Angels’ titles:
JOHN ZORN // MARY HALVORSON QUARTET With MILES OKAZAKI / DREW GRESS / TOMAS FUJIWARA - Paimon: The Book Of Angels Volume 32 (Tzadik 8356; USA)
JOHN ZORN // BRIAN MARSELLA / TREVOR DUNN / KENNY WOLLESON - Buer: The Book Of Angels Volume 31 (Tzadik 8353; USA)
JOHN ZORN // GARTH KNOX and THE SALTARELLO TRIO With AGNES VESTERMAN/SYLVAIN LEMETRE/JULIA ROBERT - Leonard: The Book of Angels Volume 30 (Tzadik 8350)
JOHN ZORN // NOVA EXPRESS QUINTET [JOHN MEDESKI / KENNY WOLLESEN / TREVOR DUNN / JOEY BARON CYRO BAPTISTA] - Andras - The Book of Angels Volume 28 (Tzadik 8343; USA)
JOHN ZORN // CRAIG TABORN / CHRISTIAN McBRIDE / TYSHAWN SOREY - Flaga: 'Book of Angels' Volume 27 (Tzadik 8341; USA)
JOHN ZORN MASADA BOOK TWO: SPIKE ORCHESTRA - Cerberus: 'Book of Angels' Volume 26 (Tzadik 8338; USA)
JOHN ZORN MASADA BOOK TWO: MYCALE [BASYA SCHECTER/AYELET ROSE GOTTLIEB/MALIKA ZARRA/SOFIA REI] - Gomory: 'Book Of Angels' Volume 25 (Tzadik 8332; USA)
JOHN ZORN MASADA BOOK TWO: KLEZMERSON [JUAN FRANCISCO FRIDMAN 'CUBAS' et al] - Amon 'Book Of Angels' Volume 24 (Tzadik 8328; USA)
JOHN ZORN MASADA BOOK TWO: ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ - Aguares: The Book Of Angels Volume 23 (Tzadik 8322; USA)
JOHN ZORN // ZION 80 w/ JON MADOF / et al - Adrameleh: The Book Of Angels Volume 22 (Tzadik 8319; USA)
JOHN ZORN MASADA BOOK TWO: EYVIND KANG With SHAHZAD ISMAILY / HANS TEUBER / TAINA KAR - Alastor: 'Book of Angels' Volume 21 (Tzadik 8316; USA)
JOHN ZORN MASADA BOOK TWO: PAT METHENY With ANTONIO SANCHEZ - Tap: 'Book Of Angels' Volume 20 (Tzadik 8307; USA)
JOHN ZORN MASADA BOOK TWO: SHANIR EZRA BLUMENKRANZ With EYAL MAOZ / ARAM BAJAKIAN /KENNY GROHOWSKI - Abraxas: 'Book Of Angels' Volume 19 (Tzadik 8302; USA)
JOHN ZORN MASADA BOOK TWO: DAVID KRAKAUER - Pruflas: 'Book Of Angels' Volume 18 (Tzadik 7396)
JOHN ZORN // BANQUET OF THE SPIRITS [CYRO BAPTISTA / BRIAN MARSELLA / SHANIR EZRA BLUMENKRANZ / TIM KEIPER] - Caym: 'Book Of Angels' Volume 17 (Tzadik 7388; USA)
JOHN ZORN // MASADA STRING TRIO [MARK FELDMAN / ERIK FRIEDLANDER / GREG COHEN] - Haborym: 'Book Of Angels' Volume 16 (Tzadik 7384; USA)
JOHN ZORN MASADA BOOK TWO: BEN GOLDBERG QUARTET With JAMIE SAFT / GREG COHEN / KENNNY WOLLESEN - Baal: 'Book Of Angels' Volume 15 (Tzadik 7381; USA)
JOHN ZORN // THE DREAMERS [MARC RIBOT/JAMIE SAFT/KENNY WOLLESEN/TREVOR DUNN/JOEY BARON/CYRO BAPTISTA] - Ipos: 'Book Of Angels' Volume 14 (Tzadik 7380; USA)
JOHN ZORN MASADA BOOK TWO: BASYA SCHECTER/AYELET ROSE GOTTLIEB/MALIKA ZARRA/SOFIA REI - Mycale: 'Book Of Angels' Volume 13 (Tzadik 7378; USA)
JOHN ZORN MASADA BOOK TWO: MASADA QUINTET [JOE LOVANO/DAVE DOUGLAS/URI CAINE/GREG COHEN/JOEY BARON] - Stolas: 'Book Of Angels' Volume 12 (Tzadik 7375; USA)
JOHN ZORN MASADA BOOK TWO: JOHN MEDESKI, BILLY MARTIN, CHRIS WOOD - Zaebos: 'Book Of Angels' Volume 11 (Tzadik 7368; USA)
JOHN ZORN MASADA BOOK TWO: BAR KOKHBA CHAMBER ENSEMBLE with MARC RIBOT / MARK FELDMAN / ERIK FRIEDLANDER / JAMIE SAFT / TREVOR DUNN / JOEY BARON - Lucifer: 'Book Of Angels' Volume 10 (Tzadik 7367; USA)
JOHN ZORN MASADA BOOK TWO: SECRET CHIEFS 3 [TREY SPRUANCE et al] - Xaphan: 'Book Of Angels' Volume 9 (Tzadik 7364; USA) - LTD copies available
JOHN ZORN MASADA BOOK TWO: ERIK FRIEDLANDER - Volac: 'Book Of Angels' Volume 8 (Tzadik 7363; USA)
JOHN ZORN MASADA BOOK TWO: MARC RIBOT / G. CALVIN WESTON / TREVOR DUNN - Asmodeus: 'Book Of Angels' Volume 7 (Tzadik 7362; USA)
JOHN ZORN MASADA BOOK TWO: URI CAINE - Moloch: 'Book Of Angels' Volume 6 (Tzadik 7360; USA)
JOHN ZORN MASADA BOOK TWO: CRACOW KLEZMER BAND [JAROSLAW BESTER/OLEG DYYAK/JAROSLAW TYRALA/WOJCIECH FRONT/JORGOS SKOLIAS] - Balan: 'Book Of Angels' Volume 5 (Tzadik 7358: USA)
JOHN ZORN MASADA BOOK TWO: KOBY ISRAELITE - Orobas: 'Book Of Angels' Volume 4 (Tzadik 7356; USA)
JOHN ZORN MASADA BOOK TWO: MARK FELDMAN & SYLVIE COURVOISIER - Malphas: 'Book Of Angels' Volume 3 (Tzadik 7354; USA)
JOHN ZORN MASADA BOOK TWO: JAMIE SAFT TRIO With GREG COHEN / BEN PEROWSKY - Astaroth: 'Book of Angels' Volume 1 (Tzadik 7348; USA) - LTD copies available at present
You can read blurbs or reviews of these releases on both the DMG or the Tzadik websites
The JOHN ZORN ‘Book of Beriah’ 11 CD Deluxe Box Sets Are Here - There are Two left at present and we will most likely not get any more.
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 - Masada Book 3: The Book of Beriah (Tzadik; USA) The Book of Beriah is the final 92 compositions that complete the 25-year Masada legacy in a beautiful limited edition box set of 11 CDs! This much anticipated Masada box set if finally available and will we here soon. We have 15 copies only just in time for the holiday season and that is all we will get. All of the individual CD’s will be released by Tzadik next year, one per month. First come, first serve so don’t delay!
11 CD Deluxe Box Set $175 [plus shipping*]
* In the US, we will be shipping these box sets priority mail with insurance. If you choose to have insurance, someone will have to sign for these at your shipping address. If you do not want insurance, please let us know when you order. We will be provide tracking info either way.
The OLD BRAXTON HOUSE Holiday BUNDLE: 1 - 4 CD Box Set 2 - 2CD Sets 5 Single CD’s:
ANTHONY BRAXTON With HERB ROBERTSON/MICHAEL ATTIAS/CHRIS SPEED/STEVE SWELL/TOM VARNER/PERRY ROBINSON/NED ROTHENBERG/MARK WHITECAGE/BRANDON EVANS/TED REICHMAN/JOE FONDA / et al - Trillium R: Shala Fears For The Poor - Composition No 162 (Opera in Four Acts) (Braxton House 008; USA)
4 CD Set & Libretto $45
ANTHONY BRAXTON With J D PARRAN/CHRIS JONAS/BRANDON EVANS/ANDRE VIDA/JAMES FEI/KEVIN O'NEILL/SETH MISTERKA/JONATHAN ZORN/JOE FONDA/KEVIN NORTON - Four Compositions (Washington, D.C.) 1998: Nos 46, 70, 222, 223 (Braxton House 009; USA)
2 CD Set $16
ANTHONY BRAXTON With J D PARRAN/AARON STEWART/LIBBY VAN CLEVE/MELINDA NEWMAN/LILY WHITE/JACQUI CARRASCO/GWEN LASTER/NIOKA WORKMAN/JOE FONDA/KEVIN NORTON - Ensemble (New York) 1995: Composition No 187 (Braxton House 007; USA)
CD Sale $10
ANTHONY BRAXTON OCTET With ROLAND DAHINDEN/ANDRE VIDA/BRANDON EVANS/JASON KAO HWANG/TED REICHMANN/JOE FONDA/KEVIN NORTON - Octet (New York) 1995: Composition No 188 (Braxton House 006; USA)
CD Sale $10
ANTHONY BRAXTON QUARTET With TED REICHMAN/JOE FONDA/KEVIN NORTON - Four Compositions (Quartet) 1995: Nos 182, 183, 184, 181 (Braxton House 005)
CD Sale $10
ANTHONY BRAXTON With J D PARRAN/BRANDON EVANS/ANDRE VIDA/ROLAND DAHINDEN/JACQUI CARRASCO/GWEN LASTER/TED REICHMAN/JOE FONDA/KEVIN NORTON - Tentet (New York) 1996: Composition No 193 (Braxton House 004; USA)
CD Sale $10
ANTHONY BRAXTON - Composition No. 102 (for Orchestra & Puppet Theater)(Braxton House 003; USA)
CD Sale $10
ANTHONY BRAXTON SEXTET With ROLAND DAHINDEN/JASON KAO HWANG/TED REICHMANN/JOE FONDA/KEVIN NORTON - Sextet (Istanbul) 1996: Composition Nos 185 & 186 (Braxton House 001; USA)
2 CD Sale Set $16
This is the entire CD catalogue for the first Braxton House label.
Take the entire bundle of 13 CD’s Box Set for only $99 (save a third)
If you want to read some reviews, check out my reviews in the DMG database at: www.downtownmusicgallery.com/wishlist.php
Big Bundle Sale # 2:
The GAZELL label was founded and run by Sam Charters, the great author/music journalist/record producer whose long career showed his devotion the varied types of music that he loved and championed: blues, New Orleans, jazz: free & swinging, zydeco, folk, psych, rock… Mr. Charters obviously put his heart, soul and sonic expertise into whatever session he produced. I can hear his magic in each and every one of the below discs. We are starting to run low on a few of these titles and will probably not sell out of a few other of the titles as well. You should remember that Sam Charters produced one of the greatest psychedelic rock records of all: Country Joe & The Fish - ‘Electric Music for the Mind and Body’ (Vanguard Records, 1967)
If you take the entire 25 CD bundle, the cost is $150. A great deal for those collectors out their who want to do some serious listening, this is a great place to start, especially if you have eclectic, diverse tastes. You can also purchase any individual copies while supplies last. All of these discs are in jewel cases so if you want to save some money on shipping, we can remove any of the single jewel case CD’s. Let us know if you want us to do this.
BOB BROOKMEYER With THAD JONES/JIMMY ROWLES/GEORGE MRAZ/MEL LEWIS - Back Again (Gazell 1015; USA)
CD $10 CD SALE
DAVE BURRELL - Jelly Roll Joys (Gazell 4003; USA) - Solo piano, essential!
CD 8.00 CD SALE
DAVE BURRELL & DAVID MURRAY - Brother To Brother (Gazell 4006; USA)
CD 8.00 CD SALE
DAVE BURRELL & DAVID MURRAY - Daybreak (Gazell 4002: USA)
CD 8.00 CD SALE
FRANK CHRISTIAN With JEFF BERMAN/BILLY 'KID JAVA' FERNS/JEFF HARDY - Where Were You Last Night (Gazell 2009: USA)
CD $10 CD SALE
VIC DICKENSON With JOE NEWMAN/FRANK WESS/MILT HINTON / et al - Trombone Cholly: Plays Bessie Smith (Gazell 1011: USA)
CD $10 CD SALE
ROCKING DOPSIE And HIS CAJUN TWISTERS - Zy-De-Co-In' (Zydecoin') (Gazell 3003 US ,USA)
CD $10 CD SALE
THE FUGS [ED SANDERS/TULI KUPFERBERG et al] - Songs From A Portable Forest (Gazell 2003; USA)
STAN GETZ QUARTET With JIM McNEELY/GEORGE MRAZ/VICTOR LEWIS - The Stockholm Concert (Gazell 1013; USA)
CD $10 CD SALE
ELLIKA HANSEN With ULLA VRETHAMMAR / HECTOR BINGERT - Reverie - Sings Emily Dickinson (Gazell 1087; USA)
CD Sale $10
NANCY HARROW Featuring BOB BROOKMEYER / JIM McNEELY / JOHN BASILE / STEVE LaSPINA - Street of Dreams (Gazell 2005; USA)
CD Sale $10
SCOTT JOPLIN//ANN CHARTERS - The Genius Of Scott Joplin: The First Recordings including Selections From 'Treemonisha' Opera [2 CD set] (Gazell 6002/03; USA)
2 CD Set $10
BYARD LANCASTER With ALFIE POLLITT/JIM DRAGONI/KENNY DAVIS/WEBB THOMAS/KENNY SPELLER - Worlds (Gazell 4005; USA)
LOUISIANA DANCE PARTY [V.A. With CLIFTON CHENIER/ROCKING DOPSIE/QUEEN IDA/AUSTIN PITRE/WAYNE TOUPS/DEWEY BALFA/ARDOIN BROTHERS] - Lou'siana Dance Party! (Gazell 3004; USA)
CD $10 CD SALE
PARIS REUNION BAND [WOODY SHAW/DIZZY REECE/SLIDE HAMPTON/JOHNNY GRIFFIN/NATHAN DAVIS/KENNY DREW/JIMMY WOODE/BILLY BROOKS] - French Cooking (Gazell 1002 US ,USA)
CD SALE $8
PARIS REUNION BAND [WOODY SHAW/JOE HENDERSON/NAT ADDERLEY/NATHAN DAVIS/GRACHAN MONCUR III/KENNY DREW/JIMMY WOODE/IDRIS MUHAMMAD] - For Klook (Gazell 1009; USA)
CD SALE $8
ANTHONY MICHAEL PETERSON With MARK PETERSON/WILLIAM McCLELLAN - The Book Of Days (Gazell 4007; USA)
CD Sale $10
ERIC VON SCHMIDT With CHANCE BROWN/SAMUEL CHARTERS/PAUL GEREMIA et al - Baby, Let Me Lay It On You (Gazell 2013 US; USA)
CD Sale $10
STEVE TAYLOR With MARILYN CRISPELL/BILLY ATWELL/SCOTT PETITO ED SANDERS/ALLEN GINSBERG/ZEENA PARKINS/RALPH CARNEY/KRAMER / et al - Who Pays The Piper? (Gazell 2014; USA)
CD Sale $10
UPTOWN [GINNY CARL EHRHARDT/ROBERT McBRIDE/AMY BRADY et al] - Uptown (Gazell 2010; USA)
CD Sale $10
DAVE VAN RONK - Going Back To Brooklyn (Gazell 2006; USA)
CD Sale $10
DAVE VAN RONK - A Chrestomathy: Vol 1 & 2 [2 CD set] (Gazell 2007/08; USA)
2 CD Set $25
JOE VENUTI With DICK HYMAN / BUCKY PIZZARRELL I /MAJOR HOLLEY / CLIFF LEEMAN - Sliding By (Gazell 1014; USA)
CD Sale $10
THE BIG BOX SET SALE! There are some thirty-five 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 & 2 (BlackSaint/Cam BXS 1018; Italy) 2012 remasters; with original covers and credits Disc 1: George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet with Cameron Brown, Dannie Richmond - Don't Lose Control Disc 2: George Adams/Dannie Richmond Quintet with Jimmy Knepper, Hugh Lawson, Mike Richmond - Hand To Hand Disc 3: George Adams/Dannie Richmond Quintet with Jimmy Knepper, Hugh Lawson, Mike Richmond - Gentleman's Agreement Disc 4 & 5: George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet with Cameron Brown, Dannie Richmond - Live At The Village Vanguard Vols 1 & 2
5 CD set $35 (Sealed with some slight stains on the bottom of cover]
JOE CASTRO With CHICO HAMILTON/BUDDY COLLETTE/STAN GETZ/TEDDY EDWARDS/LUCKY THOMPSON/ZOOT SIMS/OSCAR PETTIFORD/TEDDY WILSON/ et al - Lush Life - A Musical Journey (Sunnyside 1391)
6 CD Set $60 [Still sealed]
RAN BLAKE With RICKY FORD / DAVID FABRIS / HOUSTON PERSON / JAKI BYARD/ et al - The Complete Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note (Soul Note BlackSaint/Cam BXS 1034; Italy) Albums included: 'Duke Dreams', 'Epistrophy', 'Unmarked Van', 'Indian Winter', 'Suffield Gothic' and 'Improvisations' & ‘Unmarked Van’
7 CD Set $45 [Unplayed but slight stains on outside case]
MILES DAVIS & GIL EVANS ORCHESTRA - Vol 2: Miles Davis & Gil Evans - The Complete Sessions: Miles Ahead/Porgy And Bess/Sketches Of Spain/Quiet Nights/plus.. (Columbia Legacy 67397; USA)
6 CD Set SEALED $80
MILES DAVIS & JOHN COLTRANE With CONNONBALL ADDERLEY / HANK MOBLEY / BILL EVANS / RED GARLAND / WYNTON KELLY / PAUL CHAMBERS / PHILLY JOE JONES / JIMMY COBB - Vol 1: Miles Davis & John Coltrane - The Complete Columbia Recordings: Round About Midnite/Milestones/At Newport 1958/Jazz At The Plaza/Kind Of Blue/..Plus (Columbia Legacy 65833; USA)
6 CD Set - Still Sealed $80
MILES DAVIS QUINTET With GEORGE COLEMAN or SAM RIVERS or WAYNE SHORTER/VICTOR FELDMAN or HERBIE HANCOCK/RON CARTER/FRANK BUTLER or TONY WILLIAMS - Vol 3: Seven Steps - The Complete Columbia Recordings of Miles Davis 1963-1964: Seven Steps To Heaven/In Europe Complete Live At Antibes Festival 1963/My Funny Valentine-Four And More Complete Live At Philharmonic Hall 1964/Complete Live In Tokyo 1964/Com (Columbia Legacy 90840; USA) [1st and only - edition with CD sized box and metal spine]
7 CD Set USED $80
MILES DAVIS with JOHN COLTRANE / WAYNE SHORTER / HERBIE HANCOCK / RON CARTER / TONY WILLIAMS / et al - Bootleg Series Vol 4: Miles Daves at Newport 1955-1975 (Columbia Legacy 88875081952; USA)
4 CD Set $50 [Sealed]
MILES DAVIS QUINTET With WAYNE SHORTER / CHICK COREA / DAVE HOLLAND / JACK DeJOHNETTE - Bootleg Series Vol 2: Live In Europe 1969 - Festiva De Juan Pins At Antibes/Stockholm/Berlin (Sony Legacy 941853; USA)
3 CD DVD Set $50 (Sealed]
MILES DAVIS With JOHN McLAUGHLIN/SONNY SHARROCK/WAYNE SHORTER/STEVE GROSSMAN /HERBIE HANCOCK/CHICK COREA/KEITH JARRETT/DAVE HOLLAND/MICHAEL HENDERSON/JACK DeJOHNETTE/BILLY COBHAM et al - Vol 7: Jack Johnson: The Complete Sessions (Columbia Legacy 86359; USA) [1st edition with CD sized box and metal spine] With John McLaughlin, Bennie Maupin, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Jack DeJohnette, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Steve Grossman, Michael Henderson, Ron Carter, Sonny Sharrock, Airto, Dave Holland, Wayne Shorter, and Hermeto Pascoal Of all the Miles Davis recordings, the sessions that created a single, two-selection LP produced by Teo Macero called A Tribute To Jack Johnson have been the most apocryphal. While the album itself was a confounding obscurity upon release - due to its proximity to the inferior yet infinitely more label-promoted Live at the Fillmore East - its influence has become the monolith of the first complete fusion of jazz and rock; it also cemented a place in the history books for guitarist John McLaughlin, whose raw, slash-and-burn playing is the axis around which the entire album turns. This five-CD set was recorded in 16 weeks, from February 18 to June 4 of 1970, during which a revolving cast of musicians entered the Davis/Macero laboratory for a series of mind-bending, sometimes inspired, sometimes maddeningly monotonous recording dates, where the creation of backbeat-driven grooves and short, rhythmic rock- and funk-inflected riffs were the only preconceptions and everything else flowed from there for better or worse. No less than five separate releases benefited from these sessions; they include Live-Evil, Get Up With It, Directions, and Big Fun. The two cuts that make up A Tribute to Jack Johnson, "Right Off" and "Yesternow," make up the last two selections on disc five of this set. The arrangement of these sides is chronological; thus there are not only numerous takes of a single composition, but insertion and remake takes of it as well. For instance, there are two complete takes of "Willie Nelson,", two inserted versions and two remakes all in sequenced in a row here. Likewise, herein appears the strange genesis, deconstruction, and rebirth of "Go Ahead John" that appeared in on Big Fun. Still, despite the hypnotic grooves where already elongated tunes turn into sonic labyrinths, the historical importance of these sessions, and sometimes the sheer listening pleasure they offer, cannot be overestated. Take, for example, the fact that there are 17 previously unissued performances here and 14 takes and alternates that have never been issued in full form. As a small example, the official unearthing of the "Duran" alternate take offers so much more than the circulated one - including different instrumentation (as a number of titles here do in their varying versions) that it is nearly a different tune altogether. Or the roots of "Right Off" and "Yesternow," which appear on disc three, compared to the final, heavily edited versions on the album. Evolution becomes not only the crux of these Davis sessions, but a whole new way of making jazz records is revealed - and they are jazz records. These sides reveal how, some 32 years later, Davis' own playing remains firmly committed to the jazz ideal despite the fact that McLaughlin and others such as Bennie Maupin, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Jack DeJohnette, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Steve Grossman, Michael Henderson, Ron Carter, Sonny Sharrock, Airto, Dave Holland, Wayne Shorter, and Hermeto Pascoal were essentially playing jam- and riff-based rock here. The role of guitarist Sonny Sharrock is finally defined here. It has previously been discounted and has provided endless grist for the Davis rumor mill about how he was mixed out of the session. Yes, he was, but so was almost everyone but McLaughlin and Miles at one point or another. Check out Sharrock's killer slide playing that appears on the second insertion of "Willie Nelson" for evidence of his weighty presence. For those who worship at the McLaughlin altar, there are extra minutes of screaming, fuzz-drenched wailing on "Right Off" left on the floor by Macero. But this set is full of moments like that, moments - sometimes minutes - such as the previously unreleased "Sugar Ray," which is a futuristic look at post-punk noise with rhythm. While attempting to listen to this as a box is an admittedly long, arduous, and sometimes difficult task, listening to pieces and discs individually in a changer, is a deeply satisfying experience and gives us yet another dimension in the Miles aesthetic universe. If any series of recordings needed to be released to illuminate a unique and visionary period in Miles Davis' development as an artist, to document the most perfect fusion of jazz and rock, and dispite numerousl idle myths about its creation, it's these.This will be the grail for some Miles fans, for others another chapter i his genius and still for others an introduction to his process, form and function. What ever the cast, the music found here is stellar, brilliant and focused to the point of difficulty; it gives up its secrets and gifts slowly, but it widens and deepens the listener's understanding of Davis not only as a player, bandleader and composer, but as a music fan who indulged his love for the rock and soul (i.e. pop) without reservation or compromise. - Thom Jurek.
6 CD Set USED $65
MILES DAVIS QUINTET With WAYNE SHORTER/HERBIE HANCOCK or CHICK COREA/RON CARTER or DAVE HOLLAND/TONY WILLIAMS - Vol 4: The Miles Davis Quintet 1965-68: The Complete Sessions: ESP/Miles Smiles/Sorcerer/Nefertiti/Miles In The Sky/Filles De Kilimanjaro/Water Babies/PLUS! (Columbia Legacy 67398; USA)
6 CD Set USED $60
MILES DAVIS With JOHN McLAUGHLIN / GARY BARTZ / KEITH JARRETT / MICHAEL HENDERSON /JACK DeJOHNETTE / AIRTO MOREIRA - The Cellar Door [Live-Evil] Sessions 1970 (Columbia Legacy 93614; USA) "This group could not only stand the fire; they could walk over hot fucking coals!...In other words, angels, this is THE SHIT! If I hear better music than this in 2005 - hell, in the next ten years - I won't even believe it!" - Jason Vivens, Signal To Noise Everything in the vaults that Columbia recorded at the live Cellar Door shows - unedited!!! Liner notes in the book consist of essays by each of the players - Keith Jarrett, Gary Bartz, Jack DeJohnette, Airto Moreira, Michael Henderson, and John McLaughlin. Miles Davis (tp, wah tp); Gary Bartz (ss, as); Keith Jarrett (el. p, org); Michael Henderson (el. b); Jack DeJohnette (d); Airto Moreira (cuica, guiro, cabaca, shaker, cowbell, agogo bells, sheep bells, vibraslap, perc, bamboo fl, whistle, voc)....and John McLaughlin (gtr) added on the night of the 19th! Until now, the Bartz-Jarrett-Henderson-DeJohnette-Moreira band on its own had never been heard on official releases, aside from some cuts on the Live-Evil album. DECEMBER 16, 1970 - 1st set & "Inamorata" from 2nd set (Disc 1) [For unknown reasons, Airto Moreira is not really audible on the material recorded on December 16th.] DECEMBER 17, 1970 - 2nd set (Disc 2) DECEMBER 18, 1970 - 2nd set (Disc 3) & 3rd set (Disc 4) DECEMBER 19, 1970 - 2nd set (Disc 5) & 3rd set (Disc 6): John McLaughlin (g) is added to the ensemble for BOTH SETS this night [some of these recordings found their way onto the Live-Evil double album in a severely edited form] And once again, like we said for the Jack Johnson box two years ago.. "EXTREME RECOMMENDATION !!!"- Bruce Gallanter
6 CD Box Set USED $75
PIERRE DORGE & NEW JUNGLE ORCHESTRA With JOHN TCHICAI / HARRY BECKETT / HARRISON BANKHEAD / HAMID DRAKE et al - The Olufsen Years 1988-1994: Different Places Different Bananas/Peer Gynt/Live In Chicago/Karawane/Absurd Bird (Steeplechase 30020-24; Denmark) Pierre Dorge and his New Jungle Orchestra are celebrating their 30th anniversary this month [October 2010]. To commemorate this milestone of the NJO history, SteepleChase is proud to announce the special release of this 5-CD set of material recorded originally for Olufsen Records during the period 1988 to 1994. The original tapes were used for re-mastering to improve the sound quality. The set includes 7 previously unissued tracks!
5 CD set $70 [Sealed]
DUKE ELLINGTON - The Duke - The Columbia Years - 1927-1962 (Sony Legacy C3K 92684; USA) Vertical editon of previously released The Essential Years [#65841]; Covers the historical labels Okeh, Columbia, the later Brunswick’s (the earlier ones belong to Decca (MCA), Master, et al, corresponding to the years 1927-1940, 1947-1952, and 1956-1962 [but not RCA material from the 40s]
3 CD Set Long Booklet Set $50 [SEALED but dusty]
DUKE ELLINGTON and HIS FAMOUS ORCHESTRA - The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia and Master Recordings (Mosaic A 776395; USA)Discs I-IV - thick jewel case without large booklet from the Mosaic box
4 CD Set $30
DUKE ELLINGTON and HIS FAMOUS ORCHESTRA - The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia and Master Recordings (Mosaic A 776395; USA Discs V—VIII thick jewel case without large booklet or box from the Mosaic box.
4 CD Set $30
FAIRPORT CONVENTION - Fairport UnConventional (Free Reed FRQCD 35; UK) This lavish boxed set is the major folk-rock release for 2002- a definitive 35th Birthday tribute and career retrospective of the founders of Folk-Rock- Fairport Convention! A four CD Boxed set, comprising four themed CD's, 180 page book, definitive Pete Frame 'Family Tree,' a Cropredy souvenir booklet, and 72 digitally remastered tracks 95% unavailable and delivering over 5 hours of Fairport's finest music. This is the first in-depth anthology of Fairport Convention's music and 35 year career, from their earliest demo tape to their last CD. Music from every Fairport line-up- including those never released. Legendary 'lost' recordings: Babbacombe Lee TV special, 1st performance of Sailor's Life, the Manor Sessions, etc. Outtakes and alternate takes from all key albums Music selected from over 1500 tracks, from hundreds of rare and unreleased sources. The set includes over 5 hours of music, almost every track a rarity! Of the sets 72 tracks: almost all are deleted or impossible to find, even via collectors tapes and fan bootlegs; 69 tracks are available on CD for the first time. The full extent of Fairport's 35-year career is covered.
4 CD Set 180 Page Book $60 [Seam on one side of box split for a few inches]
FAUST - The Wumme Years: Faust / So Far / Faust Tapes / BBC Sessions / 71 Minutes Of... (ReR FB1; UK) Ultimate 5CD collection from the inventors of Kraut Rock, contains all Faust's early albums, Peel session & unreleased material. Currently unavailable.
5 CD Set $70 [Still Sealed]
GREASY TRUCKERS PARTY [V.A. With HAWKWIND / MAN / BRINSLEY SCHWARZ / MAGIC MICHAEL] - London Roundhouse February 13th 1972 (EMI 5032352; UK) "The Greasy Truckers Party, as a double-LP set, was the Great White Whale of many a music lover's collecting efforts in the 1970s and '80s - always talked of being sighted by others and ever-eluding the best efforts. But here it is, on three very fully-packed CDs, minus the Henry Cow and Gong cuts, but now with the COMPLETE SETS of Man, Brinsley Schwarz, and Hawkwind (with Magic Michael & Friends thrown in for good measure), a legendary performance on a legendary night for each band. For those unaware, in the world of British underground rock, the Greasy Truckers Party, as it was billed at the London Roundhouse on February 13, 1972, looms about as large as the Monterey International Pop Festival does in American rock lore; it wasn't the biggest gig ever played by the bands involved, but for reasons of exposure, and resulting word-of-mouth, and the excerpted live album that followed, it came to define what they were capable of, and who they were. Man, who'd shown a lot of promise on their early records leading up to this event, ripped the envelope with the show they put on that night. Hawkwind, who'd enjoyed some recording success and made a big splash at the previous year's Glastonbury Fayre, was boasting a partly new lineup, with a rhythm section comprised of ex-Rocking Vicar Lemmy on bass and Simon King on drums -- they overcame some initial technical problems to do a live set that, despite being abbreviated in earlier releases of this performance, loomed large in their legend for more than a decade. And included in that set on this release is their first-ever performance of 'Silver Machine,' the song that -- with Lemmy shifted to lead vocals a few months later -- would propel the band to the number three spot on the U.K. singles charts. And then there was Brinsley Schwarz, who were in many ways the most improbable act on this bill -- where the other two groups were known for doing extended jams, running as much as 20 minutes at a clip, the Brinsleys did short songs mostly based on American country music and other traditional forms; indeed, their opening number, 'Country Girl,' sounds like a lost outtake from the Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo, and is about as far removed as can be from the heavy electric jams of Man that preceded them, or the space rock extravaganzas of Hawkwind, who followed. Magic Michael, who fills out the last ten minutes of disc two, was a London hippie eccentric who was sort of the UK's answer to David Peel -- a future collaborator with Captain Sensible and Rat Scabies of the Damned, he's an acquired musical taste, but a startling cultural artifact of the time, and as long as his presence didn't keep any music off of the collection, you'll be glad that he's here. The packaging on this set is excellent as well, re-creating poster art and advertising and offering biographical information even on the acts that didn't get to perform (there was a power failure) or whose sets, interrupted by hecklers and fights, proved unusable. One couldn't hope or ask for more, 35 years after the fact."
3 CD Set $45 [Sealed but Dusty & No Longer Available]
COLEMAN HAWKINS - Portrait (Past Perfect 205434; Germany) This affordable box set is the best way to get all the Coleman Hawkins classics from 1929-1951. If all you want is a single disc of this, get the Ken Burns CD instead. But you'll miss the incredible discs #9 and 10 here, with "Organ Grinder Swing", "Lost In A Fog", and "Midnight Sun”. My favorite Coleman Hawkins came after the recordings here, but this set with a good booklet and full discographical details is all a Hawkins fan needs for the prewar and early bebop years.” - Ccex - rateyourmusic.com
10 CD Set USED $60
JIMI HENDRIX - West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology (Hendrix/Sony Legacy 88697769272; USA) 2010 five disc (four CDs DVD) box set that tracks Jimi's incredible journey from R&B sideman to international acclaim This collection presents the most sought after of Jimi's pre-Experience recordings as a sideman for such Rhythm & Blues stars as The Isley Brothers, Don Covay, Little Richard and others. The remaining three CDs feature previously unreleased and commercially unavailable studio recordings from every chapter of his career, live recordings with the Experience and Band Of Gypsys spanning 1967 through 1970. The studio recordings include never before released [or even bootlegged!] alternate versions of classics plus a previously unreleased version of 'Everlasting First', Jimi's 1970 celebrated collaboration with Arthur Lee & Love, an unheard 1967 studio session with Traffic's Dave Mason as well as an expanded presentation of Jimi's legendary session with jazz organist Larry Young. DVD features Jimi's life story in words, pictures, music and footage. West Coast Seattle Boy is an amazing chronological, career-spanning collection of Hendrix material, but it's far from a greatest-hits or career overview and is probably not intended for the casual Hendrix fan. It's more of an examination of Jimi's musical and artistic growth as a professional musician following his discharge from the Army. Disc one is a fantastic compilation of Jimi's appearances on record as a sideman with the likes of the Isley Brothers, Don Covay, and Little Richard. While the tunes are great, the actual Jimi quotient is pretty low. The Isley Brothers give him a couple hot breaks during his two stints with them and Jimi plays tremolo guitar on their lengthy ballad "Have You Ever Been Disappointed" and Little Richard's "I Don't Know What You Got But It's Got Me." Jimi does manage to peek through on a couple cuts, though. Rosa Lee Brooks' great "Utee" has a hot little solo and you can hear ideas that would later be reworked into "Little Wing" on the Icemen's "(My Girl) She's a Fox." The vast majority of these tracks are difficult to impossible to find, so it's great to have them all in one place. Disc two starts with some fascinating alternate mixes or takes of several tunes from Are You Experienced? in perfect sound. But these aren't actually "lost mixes" that Chas Chandler had stashed away all these years; they're recent remixes by Eddie Kramer (the original engineer for most Hendrix recordings) using the original multi-track recordings for the first time.” - excerpt from longer review found in DMG database.
4 CD DVD Box Set - $60 [sealed but dusty]
LOVE [ARTHUR LEE et al] - The Blue Thumb Recordings - Complete: Out Here/False Start/Live In England 1970 (Hip-O Select; USA) At long last, Hip-o Select has reissued Love's last two studio albums complete, recorded with Blue Thumb, along with an album's worth of unreleased live tracks from three different 1970 concert dates. The set is 3 discs, disc one being the double album Out Here (68 min.), disc two is False Start (29 minutes) and three is titled Live in England 1970 (56 min.). These final two albums were released by a band whose members were constantly changing (with leader, singer and songwriter Arthur Lee as the only constant), and also a band that included no other members from the Love that recorded 1968's essential Forever Changes album. However, though he changed his band around and changed his sound considerably from orchestral folk-rock to a harder brand of psychedelic rock, Lee by no means quit producing worthwhile material after Forever Changes. This reissue is a welcome one, since Out Here has been out of print for quite a while (and thus very expensive and rare to find), False Start has been somewhat hard to track down, and this is the first time the 1970 live album has been released. Although this was a hit-and-miss period for Lee and Love, there's tons of great, rocking tracks in this collection, lots of Lee's inimitably dead-on lyrics, and I think it's worth owning for any major Love fan (who is probably primarily interested in the previously unreleased live material) or anyone who's been bewitched by the classic Forever Changes and wants to dig deeper into Love's later music. - Elliot Knapp
3 CD Set $60 [last sealed copy]
SHELLY MANNE & HIS MEN With JOE GORDON/RICHIE KAMUCA/VICTOR FELDMAN/MONTY BUDWIG - Complete Live at the Black Hawk (American Jazz Classics 99009; EEC) All extant recordings [almost 3 times as much as has ever previously come out on CD!] of Shelley Manne's residency at the Blackhawk, San Francisco, September 22-24 1959. This was the first time SM and His Men recorded in a live setting.
4 CD Set $40
MAX ROACH With CECIL TAYLOR / M'BOOM / ANTHONY BRAXTON / ODEAN POPE / CECIL BRIDGEWATER / JOE CHAMBERS / WARREN SMITH/ et al - The Complete Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note (BlackSaint/Cam BXS 1038; Italy)Albums included: 'Birth and Rebirth', 'Collage', 'Survivors', 'Historic Concerts' & 'Bright Moments'
6 CD Set $50 [Sealed with some slight stains on cover]
KLAUS SCHULZE & PETE NAMLOOK - Dark Side of the Moog - Vols. 1 (Made in Germany 1382; Germany) "Complex re-release of the most remarkable and worldwide sought after series The Dark Side Of The Moog by German electronic pioneers Klaus Schulze and Pete Namlook (aka Peter Kuhlmann) in three slip lid boxsets, each with 5 CDs, incl. bonus material and new linernotes. The first box contains Vol. 1 to Vol. 4 and the Best Of-Album The Evolution Of The Dark Side Of The Moog. Their relationship between Klaus and Pete and the exchange of ideas was unorthodox from the beginning of their co-operation, in that they rarely met personally. The most remarkable contacts they had were outside of their studios, for instance their concert of April 1999 at the Jazz Festival in Hamburg , which was released as an edited version on Dark Side Of The Moog, Vol.8 (will be released in the second Boxset) - the interplay and chemistry between them is clearly evident, and it becomes even clearer on the un-edited version of the concert (which will be released as bonus CS on the third boxset). The influence Namlook had on Klaus's music in the middle of the nineties should not be taken lightly, because although Klaus dearly loved those early-analogue elements from his own music, they had become, to an extent, lost. It was Pete who fortified him to go back to the analogue charm of his early albums and it was Pete who supported him in the modification of his analogue instruments, leading finally to the epoch-making Schulze album from 1996 - Are You Sequenced? And so a legendary series of recordings was born. Dark Side Of The Moog grew more or less unplanned to a sprawling, stately-sized series of eleven volumes recorded between 1994 and 2008, only ending with the early, tragic death of Pete on November 8th 2012."
5 CD Set $50 - still sealed! [no longer available)
SOURCE RECORDS [V.A. With ROBERT ASHLEY/DAVID BEHRMAN/ALVIN LUCIER et al] - Source: Music of the Avant Garde 1968-1971 Vols 1-6 (Pogus 21050; USA) Featuring works by Robert Ashley, David Behrman, Allan Bryant, Alvin Lucier, Larry Austin, Annea Lockwood and more. Pogus is extremely proud to reissue the recordings included in the seminal new music journal, Source: Music of the Avant Garde, Vols. 1-6, Issues 1-11, Source Records 1-6, 1967-1973. The original six ten-inch LP Source Records contained some of the most important experimental music of the nineteen-sixties to mid nineteen-seventies and they have now been reissued as a 3 CD set. Source ended publication in 1973, having published, since 1967, contemporary musical materials, scores, articles, interviews, photo essays and recordings over seven years, with up to 2000 subscribers to the semiannual journal: the subscribers avidly anticipated receiving two new and critically acclaimed issues each year during that period. Most of the original tape masters for the records, after over forty years, have vanished or have seriously deteriorated; hence, we have carefully transferred, noise-reduced, and crackle-removed all the actual LP record tracks to the digital medium, then mastered to the compact disc format for this reissue: the result is an authentic recreation of the original LP, characteristic sound. CD One - VOLS 1 and 2: Robert Ashley 'The Wolfman'; David Behrman 'Wave Train'; Larry Austin 'Accidents'; Allan Bryant 'Pitch Out' CD Two - VOLS 3 and 4 : Alvin Lucier 'I am sitting in a room'; Arthur Woodbury 'Velox'; Mark Riener 'Phlegethon'; Larry Austin 'Caritas; Stanley Lunetta 'moosack machine' CD Three - VOLS 5 and 6: Lowell Cross 'Video II (B)/(C)/(L)'; Arrigo Lora-Totino 'english phonemes'; Alvin Curran 'Magic Carpet'; Annea Lockwood 'Tiger Balm' "The enclosed booklet contains information on each of the twelve composers with notes about each of the pieces included in the box. I found much of this music to be extremely challenging and occasionally difficult to reckon with. Sitting at my computer at home and listening closely and patiently, I was greatly rewarded by the often fascinating and sometimes harrowing sounds. Larry Austin's "Accidents" is for electronically prepared piano & ring modulator with various manipulated visual projections involved. Although the piece is based on "accidents" (notes at the piano are depressed silently, the sounds occur only by accident), it does sound more deliberate or focused. Allan Bryant played unconventional guitar with Musica Elettronica Viva, legendary new music/noise/improv ensemble based in Rome in the sixties with Frederic Rzewski, Alvin Curran & Richard Teitlebaum. Mr. Bryant's piece "Pitch Out" is performed by four musicians playing an eight (mandolin) stringed instrument mounted on a board, played in surround sound. No doubt this music predates the multiple string weirdness of Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham and Sonic Youth. The textures of the many rubbed and plucked strings is both fascinating and alien-sounding. Since all of these pieces were recorded between 1968 and 1971, electronic processing and synthesizers involved give this a somewhat ancient (dated) quality. Rather than limiting the sonic textures, it helped to focus the creativity in other ways. I found all of the pieces here to be interesting in one way or another, the explanations of the pieces to be informative but not always necessary to understanding the sounds. Some of the pieces were completely enchanting like Larry Austin's "Caritas," Stanley Lunetta's "moosack machine" and Alvin Curran's "Magic Carpet". The 'Source Records' collections show that challenging music from more than forty years ago still rings true today." - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
3 CD Set $40 (Last sealed copy]
SUN RA With BILLY BANG / MICHAEL RAY / AHMED ABDULLAH / MARSHALL ALLEN / JOHN GILMORE / JUNE TYSON / ANDREW CYRILLE / et al - Complete Black Saint-Soul Note Recordings: Reflection In Blue/Hours After/Mayan Temples/A Tribute To Stuff Smith (BlackSaint/Cam BXS 1031; Italy) "The Sun Ra box includes the albums Reflections in Blue, Hours After, Mayan Temples, and A Tribute to Stuff Smith."
4 CD set $55 (Sealed with some slight stains on the bottom of cover]
VLADIMIR TARASOV - ATTO: Complete Set Of Works - Atto I-XI & Sound Games DVD (Leo Records 817-828/Long Arms 05071-82; Russia) The first ATTO by Vladimir Tarasov - the driving force of the world-famous Ganelin-Tarasov-Chekasin trio - opens a series of the eight works composed and played by "a master of percussion ceremonies". Tarasov 'the marininist' creates his own acoustic landscape between the earth and the skies, the earth and the sea, ... the metallic body of cymbals and drum's air column ... - Nick Dmitriev He was born on June 29th, 1947 in Archangelsk, (North Russia). He studied music in Archangelsk and Leningrad. Since 1968, he has lived in Vilnius, Lithuania. For many years he has been a soloist for the Vilnius State Philharmonic. Tarasov has taken part in over 50 music projects, all of which are either LP or CD releases. From 1971 to 1986 he was a member of the well-known Ganelin-Tarasov-Chekasin Trio. In addition to composing music for film, theatre, and orchestras, Vladimir Tarasov is engaged as a visual artist. He performed with Andrew Cyrille, the ROVA SAXOPHONE QUINTETT, Butch Morris and he is head of the 'Lithuanian Art Orchestra'. He composes film- and theatre music (this together with Alfred Schnittke), he arranged 'Don Giovanni' at the Theatre-Academy INTERSTUDIO, he lives and works with friends from different arts. Since autumn 93 Vladimir Tarasov spent some time at the Stuttgart Solitude, he was invited and got a scholarship there, and he taught at the Columbia University New York. Contains 60 page booklet in english and russian with more than 30 full page photos.”
11 CD Set $125 [Unplayed & long out-of-print!]
RICHARD THOMPSON - Walking On A Wire: 1968-2009 (Sony/Shout Factory; 826663=11087; USA) Career-spanning four CD box set from the British Folk Rock legend spanning the years 1969-2009. The songs chosen for this selection of his work were carefully assembled and aim to provide a real sense of Richard Thompson, as well as to celebrate the diversity of his music - Rock 'n' Roll with Folk, Jazz, Rockabilly and the odd waltz thrown in - the scope of his songwriting, and the sheer virtuosity of his playing. Produced by Richard Thompson, Walking On A Wire impressively includes 71 tracks from albums released by 15 different labels, and includes a 60 page booklet with new notes by Patrick Humphries.
4 CD Book CD Box Set $50 [Sealed but dusty] $50
RICHARD WAGNER // JAMES LEVINE / JESSYE NORMAN / et al - Die Walkure (Deutsche Grammophon 423-389; Germany)
4 CD Set CD $50 [Sealed with cut through bar code]
FATS WALLER & His RHYTHM - If You Got To Ask You Ain't Got It! - 1926-1943: Fats Sings And Plays Fats/Strictly Instrumental/Plays Tin Pan Alley (RCA/Bluebird 81125; USA) During his 21-year recording career, Thomas "Fats" Waller waxed so many hundreds of songs that only a dedicated few have heard them all even once, let alone often enough to understand the true nature of his legacy. While longtime collectors can attest to the awesome breadth and depth of Waller's massive discography, your average citizen needs and deserves a chance to investigate on a more modest level, which is what compilations are supposed to be for. Most Fats Waller samplers concentrate upon his highly developed sense of humor and his vital importance in the development of swing music; the best of them also highlight his pianistic prowess and -- if you're lucky -- his pioneering role as the first person to play jazz on the organ. Producer Orrin Keepnews has achieved what should be regarded as a major accomplishment in Waller studies both intensive and casual: an intelligently compiled three-CD set with superbly insightful liner notes by Dan Morgenstern, including a detailed biography, informative commentary on each of the 66 tracks, and more than 40 previously unpublished photographs from the Fats Waller archives. The conceptual framework of this compilation will help listeners to understand and feel the essence of Waller's music more clearly perhaps than ever before. Disc one presents Waller's interpretations of songs he wrote himself. Disc two, packed with (one) organ and (ten) piano solos as well as small-group and big-band swing, purports to be "strictly instrumental," even if Waller prefaces "Serenade for a Wealthy Widow" with a plea for "currency" and makes cheeky references to conspicuous consumption all throughout "Lounging at the Waldorf." Disc three, touching upon the best-known aspects of this artist's public persona, is entitled Fats Waller Sings and Plays Around with Tin Pan Alley. Given the sheer number of extant recordings that fit into that category, the producer made extraordinarily fine choices. Keepnews admits: "I inevitably have not included all of your Waller favorites. As a matter of fact, I haven't even had room to include all of mine!" It is clear that both Morgenstern and Keepnews drew upon entire lifetimes spent developing sincere love and respect for this great artist. "If You Got to Ask, You Ain't Got It!" gets its title from Waller's famous response to the question "What is swing?" -- listen through all three discs and you'll most certainly get it for real.
3 CD BOOKLET Set $50
Bruce Lee Gallanter’s Recommended Gig List for December of 2018:
the STONE is CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS
CLOSED UNTIL JANUARY 2
January 2019 at the Stone
THE STONE RESIDENCIES
HERBIE NICHOLS 100th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Curated by Fay Victor - JAN 2–5
8:30 pm - The Jazz Composer’s Collective play Herbie Nichols - Frank Kimbrough (piano) Ron Horton (trumpet) Michael Blake (saxophones) Ben Allison (bass) Matt Wilson (drums)
8:30 pm - HERBIE NICHOLS SUNG - Fay Victor (voice, lyrics, conceptualist) Anthony Coleman (piano) Michael Attias (alto and baritone saxophones) Ratzo Harris (double bass) Tom Rainey (drums)
8:30 pm - SOLO RECITATIONS for HERBIE NICHOLS - Vijay Iyer (piano) Anthony Coleman (piano) Aruan Ortiz (piano) and special guests
8:30 pm - Roswell Rudd's Trombone Tribe plays Herbie Nichols - Deborah Weisz (trombones) Josh Roseman (trombones) Art Baron (trombones) Steve Swell (trombones) Bob Stewart (tuba) Steven Bernstein (conductor, trumpet)
THE (NEW) STONE is located in The New School’s Glass Box Theatre
55 West 13th street - near 6th ave
All Sets at The New Stone start at 8:30pm Tickets: $20
There are no refreshments or merchandise at The Stone.
Only music. All ages are welcome. Cash Only at the door.
A serious listening environment.
The Stone is booked purely on a curatorial basis
The CORNELIA STREET CAFE
29 Cornelia St - 212-989-9319
In the heart of the West Greenwich Village, NYC
Friday Dec 21
8:35PM GILAD HEKSELMAN & FRIENDS - Gilad Hekselman, guitar; Joel Ross, vibes
Saturday Dec 22
8:35PM GILAD HEKSELMAN & FRIENDS - Gilad Hekselman, guitar; Colin Stranahan, drums
Friday, December 28th:
6:00PM MICHELLE LORDI - Michelle Lordi, vocals; Matthew Parrish, bass; Tim Motzer, guitar, special effects
8:35PM TOM CHANG QUINTET - Tom Chang, guitar, comp.; Jeremy Powell, tenor sax; Quinsin Nachoff, tenor sax; Jakob Dreyer, bass; Felix Lecaros, drums
Saturday Dec 29
6:00PM ALBERT MARQUES TRIO ANTONIO LIZANA - Antonio Lizana, flamenco cantaor (vocals), alto sax; Albert Marques, piano; Alexis Cuadrado, double bass; Zack O'Farrill, drums
8:35PM PAUL SHAPIRO’S RIBS & BRISKET REVUE - Paul Shapiro, sax, clarinet, voice; Cilla Owen, voice; Jerry Korman, piano; Booker King, bass; Tony Lewis, drums
Sunday Dec 30
6:00PM NEW AIRES TANGO - Malena Dayen, vocals; David Rosenmeyer, piano
8:01PM TOM RAINEY TRIO - Mary Halvorson, guitar; Ingrid Laubrock, tenor saxophone; Tom Rainey, drums
Monday Dec 31
10:30PM DAVID AMRAM - The one - the only!
Bushwick Improvised Music Series
Monday January 7th
7pm Warren Galea - guitar
Hattie Simon - vocals
Gabriel Seymour - bass
Henry Mermer - drums
8pm Stephen Gauci - tenor saxophone
Adam Lane - bass
Kevin Shea - drums
9pm Dina Macabee - violin
Aaron Edgecomb - drums
Buddy Greene - saxophone
Simon Hanes - bass
9:45pm David Leon - alto saxophone
Davy Lazar - trumpet
Weston Olencki - trombone
Nick Dunston - bass
10:45pm Jonathan Millberger - tenor saxophone
Aaron Rubinstein - guitar
Michael Larocca - drums
11:30pm Jorge Nuno - guitar
Amber Evans - soprano
Caitlin Cawley - percussion
Martin Movagh - trumpet
Sam Zagnit - bass
Saman Samadi - piano
Downstairs @ Bushwick Public House
1288 Myrtle Avenue , Bushwick
(Across the street from M train Central Ave stop)
William Hooker in 2019
“360 Degrees of Straight Liftoff” w/
Bob Holman, William Parker, Raymond Nat Turner, William Hooker.
Bowery Poetry Club - 308 Bowery, NYC.,
Sunday, January 13, 2019 3 PM $10.00 Admission.
Info and tickets – 347-898-7223.
William Hooker event
Live Music / Silent Film - * Solo drums -
“Symbol of the Unconquered” – Oscar Michaeux (1920) a Silent film….
*“QuartetMOON” – w/ Jon Irabagon, Mara Rosenbloom, Adam Lane, William Hooker –
New music in the free jazz tradition…..
Shapeshifter Lab – 18 Whitwell Place , Brooklyn , NY. -
Wednesday Jan 23rd, 2019 7 pm. General admission $8-$15.00