Flutist extraordinaire, CHERYL PYLE, has played here at DMG close to a dozen times with a wealth of great collaborators: Bern Nix, Biggi Vinkeloe, Daniel Carter & Claire Daley. Her ongoing Beyond Unit are perennial DMG faves, their personnel always changing. For this set, the Beyond Trio will feature MICHAEL EATON on soprano sax and REGGIE SYLVESTER on drums!
Saxist MICHAEL FOSTER is another gifted reeds player who keeps experimenting with his sound and the different musicians he works with. Violist JOANNA MATTREY keeps finding new ways to play her viola, collaborating with Guillermo Gregorio, Matteo Liberatore & Nico Letman-Burtinovic. Swiss drummer, DAVID MEIER, is a member of the great progressive trio SchnellerTollerMeier who have some great discs out on Cuneiform. Mr. Meier is currently visiting NYC and working with many of Downtown's finest!
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.
DAVID S. WARE TRIO with WILLIAM PARKER / WARREN SMITH
WILLIAM PARKER with DANIEL CARTER / STEVE SWELL / ABRAHAM MENNEN / DAVE SEWELSON / ERI YAMAMOTO / NICK LYONS / et al
MARC RIBOT With TOM WAITS / STEVE EARLE / MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO / FAY VICTOR / SAM AMIDON / JULIAN VIVIAN BOND / DOUG WIESELMAN / et al
MISHA MENGELBERG / PETER BROTZMANN / EVAN PARKER / PAUL RUTHERFORD / DEREK BAILEY / HAN BENNINK
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