NICOLA HAIN is an experimental guitarist from Germany who has played with Evan Parker, Axel Dorner and Tristan Honsinger. The last time he played at DMG was with Mia Zabelka and Viv Corringham in a strong trio set. Words can not describe some of the sounds he gets on the guitar so you will have to witness this for yourself.
SEAN ALI is amongst a small group NY-based young contrabassists who have been dealing with a variety of extended techniques to alter their basses and have come up with some amazing results. Check out his bass duo CD with Pascal Niggenkemper called PascalAli. Mr. Ali's recent solo bass CD is one of this years most engaging and under-recognized gems.
Russian saxist VLAD LUCHANSKY hails from Saint-Petersburg and has worked with Talibam!, Assif Tsahar & Tim Hodgkinson. He will be joined Downtown regular attendee and percussionist extraordinaire DAVID GROLLMAN. Mr. Grollman just got back from the International Weird Sex & Improv Festival!?! His performance there can’t be described here but will be talked about for years to come…
Boston area based legends LEAP OF FAITH return to DMG for an ultra are yearly visit to blow some minds once again! Their core members feature Dave PEK on multiple reeds, double reeds, metals, GLYNIS LOMON on cello & aquasonic and YURI ZBITNOV on drums & assorted percussion plus mystery guests! Leap of Faith have been together for nearly two decades, recording each and every live & studio set and have some 100 recordings which include a half dozen off-shoot projects. We carry around 20 titles!?! Their set here last year was amongst the most talked-about in-stores we've had!
MOPPA ELLIOTT is the leader of local legends: Mostly Other People Do the Killing (with Jon Irabagon, Peter Evans (formerly) & Kevin Shea). Turns out that Mr. Elliott is also a finest contrabassist, his solo sets relatively rare but slowly picking up.
The third set this night will MOPPA ELLIOTT and LEAP OF FAITH join forces for what should be an incredible conclusion of cosmic, improvised weirdness! A meeting of the minds, spirits and some special!
Ace Austria guitarist MARTIN PHILADELPHY comes to visit us usually once a year, playing at DMG and leaving us with a handful of new CD's on each visit. Mr. Philadelphy has worked with Jamie Saft, Kresten Osgood and Wolfgang Mitterer. Philadelpy will be join by Downtown drum great JEREMY CARLSTEDT! Mr. Carlstedt studied and collaborated with Chico Hamilton for many years, as well as saxists Brian Settles and Stephen Gauci. Should be pretty great1
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. ... Read More
Episode 89, Bruce Lee Gallanter
For this conversation, Bruce and I go back to his hometown roots in New Jersey to the early days at Studio Henry, all the way up to the present.
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