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DMG Newsletter for Friday, November 9th, 2018 Read More

The Blue Wave is Coming
And It’s Gonna Set Us Free
Free of Hate and Hypocracy
The BLUE WAVE is Coming
And We will be Singing Our Song
We can Feel it Coming, It won’t be that Long
When the Blue Waves Hit, It will Wash away the Sh*t
And we’ll get a chance to see clearly and feel a whole lot better
No More Lies, No More Greed,
Let’s Work Things Out, It is What we Really Need
Let’s Sing and Dance and Share What We have
Let’s chant Ommmmmm and say “Namaste”,
Over and Over, every day
We must do this Now and not wait until it’s too Late
The Time to Live is Now, The Time to Love is Now!

Check out These Wonderful New Discs from:

Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret: Liberty Ellman / Ron Miles / Stomu Takeishi / Tyshawn Sorey! Two Double Discs from Satoko Fujii! Two Gems from Phillip Johnston! Brandon Seabrook/Daniel Levin Trio! Gabriel Zucker Qt! New York Free Jazz Qt! Six More from FMR: Crux Trio!

The Runcible Quintet! Francois Carrier/Michel Lambert/John Edwards! Restocks from Amalgam! Alberto Cavenati! LP’s from: John Tchicai Strings! J Spaceman! Frederic Rzewski! Garrett List! Eliane Radigue! Moondog! Charley Patton and Much More..!

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MIKE PANICO MEMORIAL CONCERT and CELEBRATION:

This Monday, November 12th at 7:30pm - 9:30

At Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Current Schedule of Musicians:

Kirk Knuffke Solo

John Zorn & Ned Rothenberg

Thollem McDonas / Nels Cline / William Parker

Joanna Mattrey

Michael Foster & Leila Bordreuil

Jessica Pavone

Matthew Shipp & Michael Bisio

Tom Rainey / Steve Swell / Brandon Lopez

John Blum - solo piano

Admission is free!
The evening will begin with friends & relatives of Mike reminiscing about him
All music sets will run around 10 minutes each
Please come down and help us to celebrate’s Mike Panico’s life and legacy

Friends of DMG, if you visited our store on the Bowery in the mid-2000’s on weekends or attended gigs at The Old Stone during this period, chances are you met our good friend Mike Panico. Check out his picture on the DMG, Relative Pitch or Roulette website to refresh your memory. Mike Panico was one of the nicest and most positive people that I’ve ever known, he improved many of our lives. His label, Relative Pitch Records, along with co-founded Kevin Reilly, encouraged & documented creative musicians worldwide. Please come to Roulette this Monday to help us celebrate Mike’s legacy. His passing is a great loss.

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

November 11th:
6pm: THOMAS HELTON / BRANDON LOPEZ Contrabass Duo
7pm: SAM NEWSOME and SANDY EWEN - Soprano Sax and Guitar

November 18th:
6pm: THE BEYOND TRIO: MICHAEL EATON - Soprano Sax / CHERYL PYLE - C Alto Flutes /
REGGIE SYLVESTER - Drums
7pm: MICHAEL FOSTER / JOANNA MATTREY / DAVID MEIER - Saxes / Viola / Drums!

November 25th, No In-store, Bruce in Florida

Sunday, December 2nd:
6pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO & OMAR TAMEZ - Clarinet & Guitar
7pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / OMAR TAMEZ / RAYMON LOPEZ - Clarinet / Guitar / Drums

Sunday, December 9th:
6pm: FACKPAMP: ANDERS NILSSON / HAMPUS OHMAN-FROLUND SARAH BERNSTEIN!
7pm: AXIS: JON IRABAGON / JOHN HEGRE / NILS DRONEN!
8pm: GIACOMO MEREGA / KENT O’DOHERTY - Bass Guitar / Alto Sax!

Sunday, December 16th:
6pm: HUMAN RITES TRIO: JASON KAO HWANG / KEN FILIANO / ANDREW DRURY - Strings/Bass/Drums

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

DMG Newsletter for Friday, November 2nd, 2018 Read More

Angels and Demons
Spooky and Free
Goblins and Ghouls
Roaming the Land of the Free
It’s Halloween Time
So Embrace the Spirits Around Us
And Celebrate Whatever Inspires You…

Our Yoga instructor didn’t show up at the Y today
So a few of us Elders took over the Class
One Older man says that,
“We are all immigrants and not the enemy”
“Only Love can conquer Hate”
Please remember this and go vote next week
This made the class more personal
So we all chanted Ommmmmm, over and over.
Trying to make life better for those who need
Some Positive Inspiration

So Check out These Sonic Treasures of the Week:

William Parker All-Stars! David S. Ware Trio! Jason Kao Hwang’s Burning Bridge! Josh Sinton’s Predicate Trio: Chris Hoffman & Tom Rainey! Adam Hopkins/Anna Webber/Jonathan Goldberger/Devin Gray! SLM Composers Ensemble! Gordon Beeferman Quartet!

David Virelles’ Singer’s Grove! Two Duos from Joel Futterman: Ike Levin & Avreeayl Ra! 3 from Eddie Prevost! Joelle Leandre & Marc Ducret! New from FMR: Two from Paul Dunmall: 2 Tenor/2 Drums Qt w/ Jon Irabagon! Phil Gibbs Qt! Three Gems from Szilard Mezei! Senyawa!


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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

November 4th, 2018:
6pm: RADIO I-CHING DUO: ANDY HAAS and DON FIORINO - Saxes and Guitar
7pm: DAVID GROLLMAN / AL MARGOLIS / LUCAS BRODE - Snare Drum / Tapes / Guitar

November 11th:
6pm: THOMAS HELTON / BRANDON LOPEZ Contrabass Duo
7pm: SAM NEWSOME and SANDY EWEN - Soprano Sax and Guitar

November 18th:
6pm: CHERYL PYLE BEYOND GROUP: MICHAEL EATON - Soprano Sax /
GENE COLEMAN - Bass Flute/Piccolo / CHERYL PYLE - C Alto Flutes
7pm: MICHAEL FOSTER / DAVID MEIER - Tenor Soprano sax and Drums and…

November 25th, No In-store, Bruce in Florida

Sunday, December 2nd:
6pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO & OMAR TAMEZ - Clarinet & Guitar
7pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / OMAR TAMEZ / RAYMON LOPEZ - Clarinet / Guitar / Drums!


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


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MIKE PANICO MEMORIAL CONCERT / CELEBRATION:

Monday, November 12th at 7:30pm
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Current schedule of Musicians:

Kirk Knuffke Solo

John Zorn & Ned Rothenberg

Thollem McDonas / Nels Cline / William Parker

Joanna Mattrey

Michael Foster & Leila Bordreuil

Jessica Pavone

Matthew Shipp & Michael Bisio

Tom Rainey / Steve Swell / Brandon Lopez

John Blum - solo piano

The evening will begin with friends & relatives of Mike reminiscing about him
All music sets will run around 10 minutes each
Admission is free
Please come down and help us to celebrate’s Mike Panico’s life and legacy

DMG Newsletter for Friday, October 26th, 2018 Read More

HOW TO WALK IN FREEDOM
Written by Marc Ribot (Knockwurst Music)

Come back Rosa Parks
From the back of the bus
Take the wheel from this idiot
Steer us back on the road

Teach us
How to walk in Freedom cause
I’m Going to walk in freedom ...
Even if it Takes...my life

Come back Emma Goldman
Hold our Hands as we go marching
Past the Towers of arrogant Tyranny’s name

Please teach us
Teach us
How to walk in Freedom cause
I’m Going to walk in freedom land.

Come back Malcolm X
Raise your fist in our struggle
Give us courage to choose
Whatever Means are necessary....

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Resistance is Not Futile!
The Time to Listen is Now!
Check Out the Inspirational Sounds from These Fine Folks:

Marc Ribot’s Songs of Resistance! Matthew Shipp Solo! Two from Elliott Sharp: ‘Dispersion’ & ‘Calling All Earthlings’! Guillermo Gregorio / Rafal Mazur / Raymon Lopez! Vinny Golia New Music & Michael Moss Accidental Orchestras! Jerome Sabbagh & Greg Touhey!

Three from Hat [Now] Morton Feldman / Karlheinz Stockhausen / Roland Dahinden! Yuhan Su & Matt Holman! Archival Sounds from: Suicide! Dinosaur, Jr.! Chet Atkins!

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry! Arthur Russell DVD! LP’s from B.A.G.: Oliver Lake/Baikida Carroll/Joseph Bowie/Charles Bobo Shaw/Floyd LeFlore! Roland Young’s Infinite Sound! Roscoe Holcomb & Wade Ward! Take a Knife and Open My Heart - Rare Flamenco Collection!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

Sunday, October 28h:
6pm: MAX KUTNER & GREGG BENDIAN - Guitarist from Evil Genius meets Drummer from Mahavishnu Project

November 4th, 2018:
6pm: RADIO I-CHING DUO: ANDY HAAS and DON FIORINO - Saxes and Guitar
7pm: DAVID GROLLMAN / AL MARGOLIS / LUCAS BRODE - Snare Drum / Tapes / Guitar

November 11th:
6pm: THOMAS HELTON / BRANDON LOPEZ Contrabass Duo
7pm: SAM NEWSOME and SANDY EWEN - Soprano Sax and Guitar

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


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MIKE PANICO MEMORIAL CONCERT / CELEBRATION:

Monday, November 12th at 7:30pm
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Current schedule of Musicians:

Kirk Knuffke Solo

John Zorn & Ned Rothenberg

Thollem McDonas / Nels Cline / William Parker

Joanna Mattrey

Michael Foster & Leila Bordreuil

Jessica Pavone

Matthew Shipp & Michael Bisio

Tom Rainey / Steve Swell / Brandon Lopez

John Blum - solo piano

The evening will begin with friends & relatives of Mike reminiscing about him
All music sets will run around 10 minutes each
Admission is free
Please come down and help us to celebrate’s Mike Panico’s life and legacy

DMG Newsletter for Friday, October 26th, 2018 Read More

HOW TO WALK IN FREEDOM
Written by Marc Ribot (Knockwurst Music)

Come back Rosa Parks
From the back of the bus
Take the wheel from this idiot
Steer us back on the road

Teach us
How to walk in Freedom cause
I’m Going to walk in freedom ...
Even if it Takes...my life

Come back Emma Goldman
Hold our Hands as we go marching
Past the Towers of arrogant Tyranny’s name

Please teach us
Teach us
How to walk in Freedom cause
I’m Going to walk in freedom land.

Come back Malcolm X
Raise your fist in our struggle
Give us courage to choose
Whatever Means are necessary....

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Resistance is Not Futile!
The Time to Listen is Now!
Check Out the Inspirational Sounds from These Fine Folks:

Marc Ribot’s Songs of Resistance! Matthew Shipp Solo! Two from Elliott Sharp: ‘Dispersion’ & ‘Calling All Earthlings’! Guillermo Gregorio / Rafal Mazur / Raymon Lopez! Vinny Golia New Music & Michael Moss Accidental Orchestras! Jerome Sabbagh & Greg Touhey!

Three from Hat [Now] Morton Feldman / Karlheinz Stockhausen / Roland Dahinden! Yuhan Su & Matt Holman! Archival Sounds from: Suicide! Dinosaur, Jr.! Chet Atkins!

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry! Arthur Russell DVD! LP’s from B.A.G.: Oliver Lake/Baikida Carroll/Joseph Bowie/Charles Bobo Shaw/Floyd LeFlore! Roland Young’s Infinite Sound! Roscoe Holcomb & Wade Ward! Take a Knife and Open My Heart - Rare Flamenco Collection!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

Sunday, October 28h:
6pm: MAX KUTNER & GREGG BENDIAN - Guitarist from Evil Genius meets Drummer from Mahavishnu Project

November 4th, 2018:
6pm: RADIO I-CHING DUO: ANDY HAAS and DON FIORINO - Saxes and Guitar
7pm: DAVID GROLLMAN / AL MARGOLIS / LUCAS BRODE - Snare Drum / Tapes / Guitar

November 11th:
6pm: THOMAS HELTON / BRANDON LOPEZ Contrabass Duo
7pm: SAM NEWSOME and SANDY EWEN - Soprano Sax and Guitar

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


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MIKE PANICO MEMORIAL CONCERT / CELEBRATION:

Monday, November 12th at 7:30pm
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Current schedule of Musicians:

Kirk Knuffke Solo

John Zorn & Ned Rothenberg

Thollem McDonas / Nels Cline / William Parker

Joanna Mattrey

Michael Foster & Leila Bordreuil

Jessica Pavone

Matthew Shipp & Michael Bisio

Tom Rainey / Steve Swell / Brandon Lopez

John Blum - solo piano

The evening will begin with friends & relatives of Mike reminiscing about him
All music sets will run around 10 minutes each
Admission is free
Please come down and help us to celebrate’s Mike Panico’s life and legacy

DMG Newsletter for Friday, October 19th, 2018 Read More

Every Thursday I take a Seniors Exercise & a Chair Yoga Class at the Local Y
I Dance around with the Old Ladies to 60’s & 70’s Funk & Disco
And Feel Groovy, Acting like the Dancing Fool I used to be Way Back When
From “Boogie Fever” to “Dance to the Music” to “Stop in the Name of Love”
The Chair Yoga class is especially helpful and Helps to Calm Down the Spirits
And find some Peace of Mind which is not so easy to do in these dark times…

Check Out Some New Music, Old School Treasures and Other Sonic Delights from:

Erik Friedlanders’s Throw a Glass: Uri Caine / Mark Helias/ Ches Smith! The Return of The Neck! MILFORD GRAVES’ Babi: ARTHUR DOYLE / HUGH GLOVER! Misha MENGERLBERG / Peter BROTZMANN / Evan PARKER / Derek BAILEY/Paul RUTHERFORD / Han BENNINK! Joe McPhee Duos with Hamid Drake & Mats Gustafsson!

Yarn/Wire//Alex Minceck! Jurg Frey & Ordinary Affects! Max Nagle & Koehne Quartet! New from Neos: Wolfgang Rihm, Horatiu Radulecu & 9 More! Karlheinz Stockhausen Box Set!

Zeni Geva & Steve Albini! Plus Archival & Rare Restocked Discs: Roscoe Mitchell’ Sound! Return of Eliane Radigue 3 CD set! Tangerine Dream Early Years 4 CD Set! Spacemen 3! Vinyl from Rare Eugene Chadbourne Solo! Bernard Parmegiani! Francois Bayle & Mary Jane Leach!


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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

 Sunday, October 21st:
6pm: DAVE SEWELSON QUARTET - FMR CD Release Set! Featuring: STEVE SWELL - Trombone / WILLIAM PARKER - Bass / MARVIN BUGALU SMITH - Drums / DAVE SEWELSON - Bari Sax

Sunday, October 28h:
6pm: MAX KUTNER & GREGG BENDIAN - Guitarist from Evil Genius meets Drummer from Mahavishnu Project

November 4th, 2018:
6pm: RADIO I-CHING DUO: ANDY HAAS and DON FIORINO - Saxes and Guitar
7pm: DAVID GROLLMAN / AL MARGOLIS / LUCAS BRODE - Snare Drum / Tapes / Guitar

November 11th:
6pm: THOMAS HELTON / BRANDON LOPEZ Contrabass Duo!
7pm: SAM NEWSOME and SANDY EWEN - Soprano Sax and Guitar

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

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The MIKE PANICO MEMORIAL CONCERT Will Take Place at Roulette in Brooklyn
on Monday, November 12th from 7:30 to 9:30
Friends & Family will we Reminsicing about Mike
There will be Much Music from Many Relative Pitch Musicians
This will be an opportunity to Celebrate to the Life of our Dear friend
Stay tuned for more details

DMG Newsletter for Friday, October 12th, 2018 Read More

“Moon in June”
Written & sung by Robert Wyatt, from Soft Machine ’Third’, excerpt from…

“Living is easy here in New York State
Ah, but I wish that I were home again
Back in West Dulwich again
Just before we go on to the next part of our song
Let's all make sure we've got the time
Music-making still performs the normal functions -
Background noise for people scheming, seducing, revolting and teaching
That's all right by me, don't think that I'm complaining
After all, it's only leisure time, isn't it?
Now I love your eyes - see how the time flies
She's learning to hate, but it's just too late for me
It was the same with her love
It just wasn't enough for me
But before this feeling dies
Remember how distance can tell lies!
You can almost see her eyes, is it me she despises or you?
You're awfully nice to me and I'm sure you can see what her game is
She sees you in her place, just as if it's a race
And you're winning, and you're winning
She just can't understand that for me everything's just beginning
Until I get more homesick
So before this feeling dies, remember how distance tells us lies…”

This year is the 50th anniversary of ‘SOFT MACHINE - Volume One’! Released in 1968, a trio version of Soft Machine (Mike Ratledge, Kevin Ayers & Robert Wyatt), toured the US, opening for the Jimi Hendrix Experience. The Softs’ album, ‘Volume One’ was and still is in a class of its own, a unique blend of psych/rock/jazz & pataphysical whimsy. This album along with the debut record from CARAVAN, marked the beginning of what journalists & dreamers refer to as the Canterbury Scene. Soft Machine made eleven albums between 1968 and 1975, each one very different, since the personnel changed on each one, the band was always in flux. For those of us who are committed Canterbury fans, all numbered albums from Soft Machine (‘One’ thru ‘Seven’) plus ‘Bundles’ remain essential serious listening experiences.

To help us all celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the legendary SOFT MACHINE, a new album, known as ‘Hidden Details’ (on MoonJune) was released a couple of months ago and is well worth checking out. This coming weekend, the current version of SOFT MACHINE, with John Etheridge, Theo Travis, Roy Babbington and John Marshall, will play for three nights at the Iridium, Friday, October 12th - Sunday, October 14th. There are two sets per night for Friday & Saturday and one set on Sunday. The last time SOFT MACHINE played in New York was in 1974, more than 40 years ago. Chances are that they will not tour again. On their record disc, they redo a version of “Out-Bloody-Rageous”, from ‘Third’ and it is glorious! Serious music fan-addicts do not want to miss them this time around!

Upcoming Soft Machine US Tour Dates:
October 12 - The Iridium - NYC, NY, USA (two shows)
October 13 - The Iridium - NYC, NY, USA (two shows)
October 14 - The Iridium - NYC, NY, USA (one show)
October 16 - The Garrison - Toronto, Ontario, Canada [Gary Husband, drums]**
October 17 - The Tralf - Buffalo, NY, USA Gary Husband, drums]**
October 18 - Beachland Music Hall - Cleveland, OH, USA [Gary Husband, drums] **
October 19 - The Irving Theater - Indianapolis, IN, USA Gary Husband, drums]**
October 21 - Progtober Festival - Reggie's - Chicago, IL, USA [Gary Husband, drums]**
October 22 - Shank Hall - Milwaukee, WI, USA [Gary Husband, drums]**
October 23 - The Turf - St. Paul, MN, USA [Gary Husband, drums]**

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A COUPLE OF IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Thanks to All who Supported Us in Our Time of Need!

A very special thanks and big Hug from Bruce Lee Gallanter and the other helpers at DMG for all of the donations that we’ve received in the past week. Around 100 or so of our Friends of DMG have helped us survive with over two grand! The donations are still coming in, I can certainly feel the love and support of those who believe in us and our mission. Please continue to spread the world and donate if you can.

One problem though is that the link that I put in the newsletter last week was somehow off by a number so it didn’t work. Sorry about that! Here is the correct link: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=23Y-r_2nhctdhUaHqZEh1KI67MUlZay9KFH1tQz9uAlxTL6ufq_JNgSR1SJ3Wyfu3AH1mG&country.x=US&locale.x=US

If that link doesn’t work for some reason, just click on the ‘Please Donate’ link at the bottom left on our homepage. - thanks again, Bruce at DMG

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MIKE PANICO MEMORIAL Being Planned!

For those of you who saw my tribute to our late friend MIKE PANICO here last week, thanks to all of you who sent us their sympathy & condolences. I attended a memorial for Mike last Sunday, given by his family out in Deer Park, Long Island with Eric & Chris Stern. It felt good to be with members of his family and friends reminiscing the many positive experiences we spent with Mike through the years. Relative Pitch co-founder, Kevin Reilly and myself are working on a memorial concert for Mike Panico, to take place at The Stone in a few weeks. So stay tuned for details. - BLG/DMG


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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

Sunday, October 14th:
6pm: SEAN ALI / MICHAEL FOSTER / DEVIN GRAY - ContraBass / Saxes / Drums
7pm: LEONOR FALCON / JUANMA TRUJILLO - Violin & Guitar
8pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / LEONOR FALCON - Clarinet & Violin - Solo & Duo

 Sunday, October 21st:
6pm: DAVE SEWELSON QUARTET - FMR CD Release Set! Featuring: DAVE SEWELSON - Bari Sax / STEVE SWELL - Trombone / WILLIAM PARKER - Bass / MARVIN BUGALU SMITH - Drums

Sunday, October 28h:
6pm: MAX KUTNER & GREGG BENDIAN - Guitarist from Evil Genius meets Drummer from Mahavishnu Project

November 4th, 2018:
6pm: RADIO I-CHING DUO: ANDY HAAS & DON FIORINO
7pm: DAVID GROLLMAN / AL MARGOLIS / LUCAS BRODE

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

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Check Out New Music from:

Two from Intakt: Michael Formanek Elusion Qt: Tony Malaby / Kris Davis / Ches Smith! Don Byron & Aruan Ortiz! Eight from Clean Feed & Shhpuma: Jacob Sacks / Ellery Eskelin / Tony Malaby / M. Formanek / Dan Weiss! Chris Pitsiokos / Susana Santos Silva / Torbjorn Zetterberg! Peter McEarchern / Mario Pavone / Michael Sarin! Fredrik Nordstrom / Frederik Ljungvist! Friends & Neighbors!

Sean Moran / Hank Roberts / Vinnie Sperrazza! Lajos Dudas Rarity! Two from Accordi dei Contari! Plus Historic discs from Nina Simone! Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry! Bottleneck Guitar Compilation! Plus a No More Records CD sale: William Parker solo, Roy Campbell Pyramid Trio, Rob Brown Quartet, Mat Maneri & Randy Peterson! Two from Frank Lowe & Billy Bang! And even more vinyl!

DMG Newsletter for Friday, October 5th, 2018 Read More

DMG Newsletter for Friday, October 5th, 2018

He was a Friend of Mine

He was a friend of mine, he was a friend of mine
His killing had no purpose, no reason or rhyme
He was a friend of mine
Written and performed by the Byrds, December of 1965

The Unfortunate Passing of a Good Friend

Earlier this week, I got a call from my friend Eric Stern, who told me that our mutual friend, MIKE PANICO, had passed away on Monday evening, his body found on the shore near Citi Field in Queens. We were both stunned since we had just had brunch with Mike on the previous Sunday and he seemed to be fine.

I had grown close to Mike over the past decade plus, since meeting him at DMG and attending many shows together. We were both Grateful Dead fans so we went to several Dead-related shows like Furthur and the Dead for Obama show in PA. Mike worked for RCA as an archive specialist. RCA was later purchased by Columbia, so he ended up working at Columbia for Legacy, helping with hundreds of reissues and box sets. You can see his name of many of these items. He also helped out at DMG, working weekends, helping us with mail-order when we were located on the Bowery. We started having breakfast together on most weekends, often trying out new restaurants, often at his request. He was a pizza connoisseur so we checked out pizza places all over. Our weekly breakfast club ended up including Eric Stern and his wife Chris.

Mike always wanted to be more involved in the Downtown Scene & Creative Music in general, having befriended many musicians. He volunteered at The Stone for several years and ended up starting a label with Kevin Reilly called Relative Pitch. Although CD’s were selling less than ever, this label was the passion of both co-founders, with more than 50 CD’s released so far featuring an immensely diverse cast of creative musicians: Evan Parker, Bill Frisell, Mary Halvorson, Joey Baron, Ben Goldberg, Michael Foster, Paul Rogers, Vinny Golia, Matt Shipp, Michael Bisio, Kirk Knuffke, upward of 100. Over the past five years, Mike started taking music-based vacations to Amsterdam, London & Berlin. He often twisted my arm so I went along, as well as Eric and Chris. I am so glad he did as we had so many great experiences! These are my most cherished memories with Mike: going to the Douk Festival in Amsterdam (to check out members of ICP across the town), seeing the Schlippenbach Trio (w/ Evan Parker & Paul Lovens) on three nights of their December tour and going to London to see the Henry Cow Reunion, Robert Wyatt Discussion, John Stevens Tribute, Keith Tippett Solo and Paul Dunmall Trio all in a short period of time. Plus having a long meal with Evan Parker & Carolyn Forbes. Mike planned these vacations well and we will be forever in his debt.

Mike was always a positive force and inspiration to his many friends. Besides working at The Stone, Mike also volunteered for an organization which gave food to homeless folks and he had an anti-gun tattoo on his leg. We often had many political discussions and talked about what we could do to improve things in the US. He was often fed up with public transportation in NYC, which has screwed so many of us over the past few years. More recently, Eric, Chris & Mike took several vacations together, which I could’t attend due to finances. Mike (& Kevin Reilly) continued to become friends & supporters with musicians from around the world, so their label continued to expand and explore the cutting edge, often releasing discs that so few labels would even consider.

We are all stunned by Mike’s passing. It seems so hard to believe that he would commit suicide when he had so many things to look forward to, so many projects he was working up to the last day. Everyone that knew him well, loved him and cherished his positive spirit. He will be greatly missed by so many folks that he touched in so many ways. Myself and John Zorn will be organizing a memorial concert for him sometime soon, so stay tuned. Rest in peace, my brother, rest in peace. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG

A Memorial for Mike Panico will be held by his family at
This Sunday, from 1-4pm at Claude R Boyd-Caratozzolo Funeral Home
1785 Deer Park Ave, Deer Park, NY , 11729

Condolence cards can be sent to the following: Leo and Anne Panico, 2 Regina Avenue, Dix Hills, NY 11746

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New Music for October 5th, 2018:

Tyshawn Sorey 3 CD / 2 LP Set: Stephen Haynes/Ben Gerstein/Joe Morris/Todd Neufeld/Mark Helias/Carl Testa/Zach Rowden! Salim Washinton’s Dogon Revisited: Melanie Dyer/Hill Greene/Tyshawn Sorey! Christoph Erb & Michael Vatcher! Two from Krallice! PEK Solo! Four More from Sunnyside: Stu Mindeman w/ Greg Ward/Marquis Hill/Miguel Zenon..!

Miho Hazama Metrople Big Band Plays Monk! Mikkel Ploug & Mark Turner! Dave Mooney & Ko Omura! Plus Historic Discs from: Wes Montgomery! Joe Pass! Toots and the Maytals! Linda Perhacs! LP’s from Mike Cooper! Roberto Musci & Giovanni Venosta! Miles Davis & John Coltrane! Sonny Rollins Quartet! Horace Silver Quintet! Bob Dylan and More..!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

 Sunday, October 7th:
6pm: SHANE PARISH and FRANK MEADOWS - Guitar and ContraBass
7pm: JESSE DULMAN Quartet: RAS MOSHE / DAVE SEWELSON / LEONID GALAGANOV
8pm: TOMBED VISIONS : DAVID McLEAN / LAUREN BOLGER / MICHAEL FOSTER / CARLO COSTA

Sunday, October 14th:
6pm: SEAN ALI / MICHAEL FOSTER / DEVIN GRAY - ContraBass / Saxes / Drums
7pm: LEONOR FALCON / JUANMA TRUJILLO - Violin & Guitar
8pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / LEONOR FALCON - Clarinet & Violin - Solo & Duo

 Sunday, October 21st:
6pm: HANNA SCHöRKEN - Solo Experimental Vocalist from Cologne!
7pm: DAVE SEWELSON QUARTET - FMR CD Release Set!

Sunday, October 28h:
6pm: MAX KUTNER & GREGG BENDIAN - Guitarist from Evil Genius & Drummer from Mahavishnu Project

November 4th, 2018:
6pm: RADIO I-CHING DUO: ANDY HAAS & DON FIORINO
7pm: DAVID GROLLMAN / AL MARGOLIS / LUCAS BRODE

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

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DMG NEEDS YOUR HELP! Help us to SURVIVE into the Future!

Last week, our ten year lease for our basement space on 13 Monroe St. in Chinatown, came to an end. We are now paying month-to-month, so are future is precarious although the landlord does like us. It is hard to believe that we’ve been here for nearly 10 years, especially when folks finally find their way here and say it is their first time at our “new” location. We moved here from the Bowery due to a large rent increase and during a recession. Since then, my former partner, Manny Maris, has retired, plus employees Chuck Bettis and Chris Pitsiokos have also moved on. Last week, longtime DMG Manager, Dave Miller left for better opportunities, he will be missed. Our mail-order, which was pretty strong on the Bowery, has slowly decreased ever since being here, as compact discs sell less than ever. Our Used vinyl sales have increased since we’ve acquired a few collections and we sell more on Discogs, which does take time and effort but helps us to survive, barely. Thanks to the help of some of our friends, our presence on social media (twitter & Instagram) has increased our visibility. So, we do get some new customers from time to time. The problem is that we have built up a substantial debt, we are paying off slowly. We are currently in the hole for around 50 grand. Jeeez. The good news is that attendance at our weekly Free concert series has increased over time. Check us out on Instagram.

Hence we need your help. Around 6,300 folks subscribe to our weekly newsletter, which is great, I am glad to provide info & opinion on creative music from around the world. The problem is that only around a hundred or so actually purchase things from us, making it increasingly harder to survive. If nearly everyone who got the DMG newsletter would just donate $10-$20, we could pay off our debts and concentrate on the future. We still get a lot of good response from customers, subscribers and musicians who love the DMG newsletter so we must be doing something right. Our goal at this point is continue until for around 2 years until our 30th anniversary. So, please help us to continue serve all serious listeners. You can contribute via credit cards, Paypal (ebay@downtownmusicgallery.com) or with checks. You can use this link if you wish: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=_qhBEl4pvwsf0BE6j20hpO8MJgVhLUPAq7SW_PZpltTh7NEkdp_E-lJLUi6r8hYocKYF2m&country.x=US&locale.x=US
or just go to the donate link at the bottom of our homepage

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There are Two JOHN ZORN Concerts this Weekend on Friday at the Frick Museum (6-9pm) and
On Sunday at the Village Vanguard at 3pm. The full schedule is further down in this newsletter

DMG Newsletter for Friday, September 28th, 2018 Read More

You Don’t Miss Your Water - Written by William Bell, Sung by The Byrds
In the beginning
You really loved me
But I was blind
And I could not see
But when you left me
Oh! How I cried
You don't miss your water
Till your well runs dry

I was a playboy
I could not be true
I couldn't believe
I really loved you

But when you left me
Oh! How I cried
You don't miss your water
Till your well runs dry

In the beginning
You really loved me
But I was blind
And I could not see

But when you left me
Oh! How I cried
You don't miss your water
Till your well runs dry
You don't miss your water
Till your well runs dry

Earlier this week (09/24/18), I had the good fortune to attend a concert at Town Hall: A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the album ’Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ by the Byrds. The line-up featured two original Byrds members: Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman with the Marty Stuart Band backing. I was blown away by both sets which contained the entirety of ’Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ plus many Byrds rarities and hits. Both McGuinn & Hillman sounded great singing these classic country/rock/folk songs and the Marty Stuart Band were the perfect collaborators. Plus there were a number of illuminating anecdotes from Roger & Chris. I was deeply moved by these performances and keep listening to that album over & over. Certain songs are timeless and ring true so we keep listening. “You Don’t Miss Your Water” and Gram Parson’s “Hickory Wind” were the real highlights for me. Thanks to my pal Jason Roth for twisting my arm a bit. - BLG/DMG

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

 Sunday, September 30th:
6pm: HANS TAMMEN and CHRISTOPH IRMER - Buchla Synth and Violin
7pm: LIOR MILLIGER / HILLIARD GREENE / JOE HERTENSTEIN - Sax / Bass / Drums

 Sunday, October 7th:
6pm: SHANE PARISH & FRANK MEADOWS - Guitar & ContraBass
7pm: JESSE DULMAN Quartet: RAS MOSHE / DAVE SEWELSON / LEONID GALAGANOV

Sunday, October 14th:
6pm: SEAN ALI / MICHAEL FOSTER / DEVIN GRAY - ContraBass / Saxes / Drums
7pm: LEONOR FALCON / SANA NAGANO - String Duo
8pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO and FRIENDS

 Sunday, October 21st:
6pm: HANNA SCHöRKEN - Solo Experimental Vocalist from Cologne!
7pm: DAVE SEWELSON QUARTET - FMR CD Release Set!

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

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Even More New Music, Archival Recordings, Compact Discs and Record Albums from:

Devin Gray / Ellery Eskelin / Dave Ballou / Michael Formanek! Jonathan Finlayson with Steve Lehman / Brain Settles / Matt Mitchell..! Wayne Horvitz Snowghost Trio! Brandon Lopez Solo Bass! Four from Sunnyside: Fred Hersch Trio! Jason Moran’s Freebird!

Alison Miller & Carmen Staaf Ambrose Akinmusire / Dayna Stephens! Andy Milne & Dapp Theory! Officer! Vitor Rua & Metaphysical Angels! 3 from Brad Linde’s Team Players! More Metal Chaos Ensemble! Lydia Lunch!

Historic Discs from: Bobby Timmons! The Jazz Crusaders! Curved Air! Ornette Coleman & Last Poets DVD’s! LP’s from Loren Connors! Alvin Curran! Phill Niblock! Steve Reich! Miles Davis! Chet Baker! The Deviants! And even More..! 

DMG Newsletter for Friday, September 21st, 2018 Read More

“The Nine Funerals of the Citizen King”

Down beneath the spectacle of free
No one ever let you see
The Citizen King
Ruling the fantastic architecture of the burning cities
Where we buy and sell
That the Snark was a Boojum all can tell
But a rose is a rose is a rose
Said the Mama of Dada as long ago as 1919

You make arrangements with the guard
Halfway round the exercise yard
To sugar the pill
Disguising the enormous double-time the king pays to Wordsworth
More than you or I could reasonably forfeit to buy...
Double-time the king pays to Wordsworth
More than you or I could reasonably buy...
If we live (we live) to tread on dead kings
Or else we'll work to live to buy the things we multiply
Until they fill the ordered universe

Down beneath the spectacle of free
No one ever let you see
The Citizen King
Ruling the fantastic architecture of the burning cities
Where we buy and sell
That the Snark was a Boojum all can tell
But a rose is a rose is a rose
Said the Mama of Dada as long ago as 1919…” - Tim Hodgkinson, Henry Cow, 1973

Above are the words to “The Nine Funerals of the Citizen King”, from the first album by Henry Cow, ‘Leg End’, released in 1973. This is the last song on this album and the only song with singing on the first two Henry Cow albums. The words and music to this song have long haunted me and I have continued to ponder them for 45 years. I am interested in what you think those words are about. I do know that the "Mama of Dada" was Gertrude Stein.
   I have long maintained that my three favorite (progressive) bands of all time are: the Mothers of Invention (1966-1969), Soft Machine (1968-1975) and Henry Cow (1973-1979). I have been fortunate to have become friends with several members of Soft Machine and Henry Cow, throughout the many years. I bring this up for a couple of reasons. Aside from the period when Fred Frith lived in New York (1980-1993), the former members of Henry Cow come to NYC on rare occasion. It is true the Peter Blegvad (previously with Slapp Happy) did live and play here quite a bit in the 1980’s and that Chris Cutler (drummer & lyricist for Henry Cow, the Art Bears & News for Babel) has played here from time to time. Tim Hodgkinson however, who played sax & keyboards with Henry Cow, rarely makes his way to NY. In the next week, Mr. Hodgkinson will perform twice in NY (Brooklyn actually), so do not miss this rare opportunity to hear him live, he is a master musician/improviser! here are those sets:

KONK PACK featuring TIM HODGKINSON on lap-steel guitar & clarinet, THOMAS LEHN on analog synth and ROGER TURNER on drums will play at Roulette (in Brooklyn) next Monday, September 24th at 8pm - //roulette.org/calendar/ 

CHRIS COCHRANE (guitar) and TIM HODGKINSON (lap steel & clarinet) will play at Spectrum - next Tuesday, September 25th at 7pm - 70 Flushing Ave, Garage A in Brooklyn directly across from the Brooklyn Navy Yard - www.spectrumnyc.com

The latest disc from the FRED FRITH TRIO has just been released and is listed near the top of this newsletter (just below). Plus we are having an ongoing FRED FRITH CD sale, which is listed further down…

SOFT MACHINE are currently on tour in the US and haven’t played here since 1975! They will be playing at the Iridium in NYC for three nights next month: October 12th - 14th! Check out: theiridium.com/event/soft-machine-50th-anniversary-usa-tour-2018-live

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Let’s Rejoice and Check Out New Music from Our Local and International Heroes:

Brian Marsella Trio Play the Legendary Hassan! Two on Intakt: Fred Frith Trio & Ken Vandermark / Sylvie Courvoisier / Nate Wooley / Tom Rainey! 3rd from Endangered Blood: Chris Speed / Oscar Noreiga / Trevor Dunn / Jim Black! Marilyn Crispell / Joe Fonda / Harvey Sorgen! Travis LaPlante & Gerald Cleaver! Arve Henriksen! 3 from Rez Abbasi!

577 Records: Donny McKenzie Duos: Elliott Sharp/Bill Laswell/Vernon Reid & Listening Group w/ Daniel Carter! Historic Discs from John Coltrane Meets Other Tenor Titans! Stella Chiweshe! Masonna! Herman Nitsch! Konstruktivist! Sonic’s Rendezvous Band! Os Mutantes! Philip Jeck! And the Fabulous Fred Frith CD Sale Continues..!    

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

 Sunday, September 23rd:
6pm: TEAM PLAYERS QUARTET: BRAD LINDE / BILLY WOLFE / AARON QUINN /
         DERIC DICKENS - Two Saxes / Guitar / Drums
7pm: DEVIN BRAHJA WALDMAN and DEVIN GRAY - Sax and Drums

 Sunday, September 30th:
6pm: HANS TAMMEN and CHRISTOPH IRMER - Buchla Synth and Violin
7pm: LIOR MILLIGER / HILLIARD GREENE / JOE HERTENSTEIN - Sax / Bass / Drums

 Sunday, October 7th:
6pm: SHANE PARISH & FRANK MEADOWS - Guitar & ContraBass
7pm: JESSE DULMAN QT: RAS MOSHE / DAVE SEWELSON / LEONID GALAGANOV

Sunday, October 14th:
6pm: SEAN ALI / MICHAEL FOSTER / DEVIN GRAY - ContraBass / Saxes / Drums
7pm: LEONOR FALCON / SANA NAGANO - String Duo
8pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO and FRIENDS

 Sunday, October 21st:
6pm: HANNA SCHöRKEN - Solo Experimental Vocalist from Cologne!
7pm: DAVE SEWELSON QUARTET - FMR CD Release Set!

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

DMG Newsletter for Friday,September 7th, 2018 Read More

Although there is often Interference which Gets
In the Way of the Art which is meant to Inspire Us
There is also an Onging Flow of Energy, Communication and Conversation
Which Also Helps Through our Often Challenging Days…
Instead of Worrying about Slow Days,
I have been focusing on all of the Great Music that Surrounds Us…
Last Week’s Triple-Header at DMG was Extraordinary:
Charmaine Lee & Bennett! Kyoko Kitamura & Leonid Galaganov!
Carlos Quebrada / Nicolas del Aquila / Chris Pitsiokos!
This Week’s Double Bill also Looks Great so Come on Down!
Due to the Ongoing ReR CD Sale, we have been playing many great discs from:
Biota, The Art Bears, News from Babel, Henry Cow, Fred Frith and much more..!
Plus I/We have been playing the music of RANDY WESTON, Who passed earlier this week
So…Let us Rejoice to the Sacred Sounds from This Week’s Sonic Treasures from:

Henry Kaiser / Rudresh Mahanthappa / Bill Laswell / Simon Barker! Paul Rogers / Olaf Rupp / Frank Paul Schubert! Ab Baars / Kaja Draksler / Joe Williamson! Two Trios from Dave Rempis: Tomeka Reid & Joshua Abrams Jasper Stadhouders & Frank Rosaly! Keefe Jackson / Benjamin Vergara / Jim Baker / Phil Sudderberg! New Nicotina es Primavera! Three from Leap of Faith!

Five Dollar Ferrari! Plus Historic discs from Don Cherry / Karl Berger Trio ’67 Bitter Funeral Beer Band LP! Kenny Burrell & West Coast All-Stars! Archie Shepp Kahil El Zabar Ritual Trio! Bernard Parmegiani! LA Free Music Society LP! Smegma! Arve Henriksen and Even More!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

Sunday, September 9th:
6pm: SAMDY: SANDY EWEN / SAM WEINBERG - Guitar on Lap & Sax!
7pm: JOSH SINTON / GUILLERMO GREGORIO - Baritone Sax & Bass Clarinet / Clarinet!

Sunday, September 16th:
6pm: RED RAINBOW with ANNE RHODES
7pm: THOMAS HEBERER / JOHN HEBERT / MICHAEL SARIN
8pm: JAMISON WILLIAMS / SAM WEINBERG -

Sunday, September 23rd:
6pm: TEAM PLAYERS QUARTET: BRAD LINDE / BILLY WOLFE / AARON QUINN /
DERIC DICKENS - Two Saxes / Guitar / Drums
7pm: DEVIN BRAHJA WALDMAN and DEVIN GRAY - Sax and Drums

Sunday, September 30th:
6pm: HANS TAMMEN and CHRISTOPH IRMER - Buchla Synth and Violin
7pm: LIOR MILLIGER / HILLIARD GREENE / JOE HERTENSTEIN - Sax / Bass / Drums

Sunday, October 7th:
6pm: SHANE PARRISH & FRANK MEADOWS - Guitar & ContraBass
7pm: JESSE DULMAN QT: RAS MOSHE / DAVE SEWELSON / LEONID GALAGANOV

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

DMG Newsletter for Friday, August 31st, 2018 Read More

The Summer is Ending and the Heat is Sizzling
100 Degrees Yesterday Here in NJ, Where I dwell
Have We Made Mother Nature Angry or is it Just the Way Things Are?!?
Does Climate Change seem Obvious or Not?
Is there more Calamities and Natural Disasters happening around the planet?
Or is this what the (fake) news wants us to Think? Is this the New Normal?
Can’t wait for Fall and the Cool Weather to Wash Over Us…
So Let us Savor Some New Music, Many Sonic Treasures from:

Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey! Michael Musillami Trio Jason Robinson & Kirk Knuffke! Peter Madsen’s Seven Sins Ensemble! The Skopje Connection Meets Ernst Reijseger! Don Fiorino & Andy Haas! Asmus Teitchens! Keiji Haino & Konstrukt!

Archival Discs from The John Cipollina and Nick Gravenites Band! John McLaughlin’s My Goal’s Beyond! Creative Music Studio 1981: Anthony Braxton / Chick Corea / Pat Metheny..! Faust ‘Tapes’, Univers Zero!

Plus a Great Big ReR CD Sale: Art Bears! Biota! Camberwell Now! Chris Cutler & Fred Frith! Henry Cow! News from Babel! Goebbels & Harth! Christian Marclay! Mnemomists! The Necks! Sun Ra! Slapp Happy and The Work..!


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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

Sunday, September 2nd - Rare Labor Day Weekend Triple-Header!
6pm: CHARMAINE LEE / BEN BENNETT - Vocals & Percussion
7pm: KYOKO KITAMURA / LEONID GALAGANOV - Vocals / Percussion & Shakuhachi
8pm: CARLOS QUEBRADA / NICOLAS DEL AQUILA from Nicotina les Primavera

Sunday, September 9th:
6pm: SAMDY: SANDY EWEN / SAM WEINBERG - Guitar on Lap & Sax!
7pm: JOSH SINTON / GUILLERMO GREGORIO - Baritone Sax & Bass Clarinet / Clarinet!

Sunday, September 23rd:
6pm: TEAM PLAYERS QUARTET: BRAD LINDE / BILLY WOLFE / AARON QUINN /
DERIC DICKENS - Two Saxes / Guitar / Drums
7pm: DEVIN BRAHJA WALDMAN and DEVIN GRAY - Sax and Drums

Sunday, September 30th:
6pm: HANS TAMMEN and CHRISTOPH IRMER - Buchla Synth and Violin
7pm: LIOR MILLIGER / HILLIARD GREENE / JOE HERTENSTEIN - Sax / Bass / Drums

Sunday, October 7th:
6pm: SHANE PARRISH & FRANK MEADOWS - Guitar & ContraBass
7pm: JESSE DULMAN QT: RAS MOSHE / DAVE SEWELSON / LEONID GALAGANOV

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

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SUN RA ARKESTRA Directed by MARSHALL ALLEN

Free Concert This Saturday, September 1 at 2:00 pm.

At the Union Pool - www.union-pool.com
484 Union Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211
Union Pool is accessible from the Lorimer St. Station L subway
or the Metropolitan Ave. G subway trains.
This is the concert postponed from June 23, 2018.

DMG Newsletter for Friday, August 24th, 2018 Read More

What is the Truth and Who is Lying?
Can you See through the BS or Have you Given up Trying?
Is F*x News Fake? Will They Reap What They Sew?
Will This Nightmare Continue? Will the Smokestacks Finally Blow?
I Read the News Today, Oh Boy…
I Keep Thinking when We Wake up, it will All be Over
But the Bombs Keep dropping, So We Better Run for Cover…

Jump in the Stream of Sonic Currents
And Swim in the Ocean of Sympathetic Sound(s)
Let the Music Wash Over Us All,
Floating on Top but don’t Drown…

Rejoice to The New Music from:

Cecil Taylor Winged Serpents Tribute: Sylvie Courvoisier, Kris Davis, Crain Taborn..! Nina Rota Rare Tribute Reissue: Muhal Richard Abrams & Carla Bley Bands! Hamid Drake / Ralph Jones / Adam Rudolph! Jeremiah Cymerman Solo! Rich Halley Trio! Abbey Rader/Peter Kuhn Qt! John Cage ‘Piano Works 10’! Alex Mincek CD & Nate Wooley’s Sound American Books!

Leslie Ross! Penny Rimbaud! Don Cherry/Marion Brown/Evan Parker/John Stevens/Albert Mangelsdorff Baden Baden ’67! Akira Sakata / Pete Cosey / Bill Laswell / Hamid Drake Rare LP! Joe Harriott Quintet/Quartet! Bennink/Coxson/Wales Amplified! LP-only Discs from Little Axe! Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System and even more..!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

Sunday, August 26th
6pm: AARON RUBINSTEIN and NATE WOOLEY
7pm: XANDER NAYLOR / RICK PARKER - Guitar / Trombone and Electronics

Sunday, September 2nd:
6pm: CHARMAINE LEE / BEN BENNETT - Vocals & Percussion
7pm: KYOKO KITAMURA / LEONID GALAGANOV - Vocals / Percussion & Shakuhachi
8pm: CARLOS QUEBRADA / NICOLAS DEL AQUILA from Nicotina y Primavera!

Sunday, September 9th:
6pm: SAMDY: SANDY EWEN / SAM WEINBERG - Guitar on Lap & Sax!
7pm: JOSH SINTON / GUILLERMO GREGORIO - Baritone Sax & Bass Clarinet / Clarinet!

Sunday, September 23rd:
6pm: TEAM PLAYERS QUARTET: BRAD LINDE / BILLY WOLFE / AARON QUINN /
DERIC DICKENS - Two Saxes / Guitar / Drums
7pm: DEVIN BRAHJA WALDMAN and Friends

Sunday, September 30th:
6pm: HANS TAMMEN and CHRISTOPH IRMER - Buchla Synth and Violin!
7pm: LIOR MILLIGER / HILLIARD GREENE / JOE HERTENSTEIN - Sax / Bass / Drums!

Sunday, October 7th:
6pm: SHANE PARRISH & FRANK MEADOWS - Guitar & ContraBass
7pm: JESSE DULMAN QT: RAS MOSHE / DAVE SEWELSON / LEONID GALAGANOV

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

DMG Newsletter for Friday, August 17th, 2018 Read More

Music is Magic, Music is Magic, Music IS Magic!
It Continues to Transform, Transport, Inspire and Touch All of
Those to Listen Closely to the Many Different Ways it Reaches Out
It Connects Us with our own Humanity and the Flickering Flame/Spirit Within
I heard an Ancient Song from the 1960’s While eating Breakfast at the Grey Dog
It Brought me back to Another Time, Fifty Years Ago when I first Heard and dug that song
Listening to Vinyl at the Store this week from Doc Watson, Big Bill Broonzy,
Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Fairort Convention, Pentangle, Traffic and The Gun Club…
Each LP taking me/us on Another Journey within and without and back again
Followed by Amazing Live sets this past week from Tomas Fujiwara’s Triple Double,
Ben Goldberg & Kirk Knuffke plus Juan Trujillo & Hery Paz…!
Last night was the Best of all: An Incredible duo of Mary Halvorson & Julian Lage!
I Dwell Inside a Magical/Music World, a Solace from the Stress of Everyday Life
It is the Music, the Soundtrack for our many lives that Keeps Us All Sane…

This Week’s Menu for New Music Releases Features:

Soft Machine 2018! Peter Blegvad Bandbox 6 CD set! Gunter ‘Baby’ Sommer & Till Bronner! Jon Irabagon Quartet : Tim Hagans / Luis Perdomo / Rudy Royston..! Thomas Heberer / Yoni Kretzmer / Christian Weber! Eli Wallace Two Trios! Rez Abbasi / Vijay Iyer / Rudresh Mahanthappa..! George Crumb / Margaret Lang Ten! The Residents! Roy Montgomery!

Plus Archival Discs & LP’s from the Mighty Diamonds! Bernard Parmegiani 2 LP Set! Aaron Novik! Lee Perry vs. Bunny “Striker” Lee! Howlin’ Wolf! Sonny Boy Williamson! Bukka White!
And a Swell Tzadik CD Non-Zorn Title CD sale!


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THE DMG 28TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with Part 2:

This Monday, August 20th at 8pm at the Zurcher Gallery - 33 Bleecker Street in NYC!

NATE WOOLEY and CHRIS PITSIOKOS - Trumpet and Alto Sax!

After a year of serious planning, DMG will host another historic event at the great Zurcher Gallery (33 Bleecker St, just east of Lafayette)! I attend a great deal of concerts throughout the year, mostly in Manhattan and in Brooklyn and often 2-4 times a week! Live and recorded Creative Music keeps me nourished, inspired and sane so I continue to check out as much creative music as is possible! The weekly free music series at DMG have been better attended this Summer and the music has often been Glorious! DMG sponsored shows at other locations take time and consideration so we only do them a few times per year.

This coming Monday, Aug 20th will be one such historic event! Two of my favorite Downtown Creative Musicians will be joining forces to invent some New Sounds: NATE WOOLEY on Trumpet and CHRIS PITSIOKOS on Alto Sax! Both are multiple bandleaders, crafty composers and seasoned improvisers. Mr. Pitsiokos recently got a scholarship to Wesleyan University, so he will not be performing in town as much as the past. Congratulations to Chris! I find that Creative Improvised Music captures a certain democratic, free spirit not found readily anywhere else. Something special, something magical will occur that night so please come down and help us celebrate: Downtown Music Gallery 28 Years and still going strong! Thanks to Gwenolee Zurcher for being such a gracious host! Check out the artwork at Zurcher as well. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

Sunday, August 19th
6pm: ROBERT DICK and LESZEK “HEFI” WISNIOSKI - International Flute Duo
7pm: ALEX LOUDOUDIS and RAS MOSHE - Drums and Tenor Sax

Sunday, August 26th
6pm: AARON RUBINSTEIN and NATE WOOLEY!
7pm: XANDER NAYLOR / RICK PARKER - Guitar / Trombone and Electronics!

Sunday, September 2nd:
6pm: CHARMAINE LEE!
7pm: KYOKO KITAMURA / LEONID GALAGANOV - Vocals / Percussion & Shakuhachi!
8pm: CARLOS QUEBRADA / NICOLAS DEL AQUILA from Nicotina y Primavera!

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

DMG Newsletter for Friday, August 10th, 2018 Read More

Growing up in the 1960’s
I first bought 7” singles in 1964
And then Long Playing Record Albums during the Summer of Love in 1967
One or two a week, year in & year out, from that point onwards,
Sometimes more when I discovered cut-Outs, promos & sale copies
Later, I also bought cassettes, 8-track tapes and eventually Compact Discs (1981)

It has been more than a half century since I purchased a copies of
The Mothers of Invention’s ‘Freak-Out’ and Soft Machine’s ‘Volume One’ LP’s
My life, forever altered by Underground music, often ignored by the masses
I have always dug the sound great music on vinyl, so warm and dynamic
The ritual of cleaning a record, placing it on the turntable
putting down the stylus, sitting in a compfy chair and listening closely
After more than 35 years of dealing with CD’s (which I still enjoy)
I have been listening at length to more & more records in recent times:
Jazz, Rock, Prog, Psych, Soul, Modern Classical, Electronic, Ethnic, Obscure & otherwise

Raise a Glass and Toast to the Sound of a Great Record!
Take some time to embrace the sonic qualities of a good stereo
You won’t be disappointed, I guarantee you

Here’s a list of what has come in to DMG in the past week:

Mahobin: Satoko Fujii / Lotte Anker / Ikue Mori / Natsuki Tamura! Otomo Yoshihide & Paal Nilssen-Love! Paul Rutherford / Ken Vandermark QT! Nine Discs from NoBusiness: Kaoru Abe & Saby Toyozumi! Alex Von Schlippenbach & Aki Takase! Bobby Naughton / (Wadada) Leo Smith / Perry Robinson! Barre Phillips & Motoharu Yoshizawa! Kang Tae Hwan Solo & Trio!

Itaru Oki Trio! Choi Sun Bae Quartet! Pascal Niggenkemper 2 CD Set with John Butcher & Xu Fengxia! Kyko Kitamura’s Tidepool Fauna! Plus Archival Discs from The Mother of Invention! Gryphon! Bridget St. John! Serge Gainsbourg & Michel Colombier! Records from Charles K Noyes & Owen Maercks! Tubby Hayes Qt! Paul Flaherty & Chris Corsano! Mako Sica & Hamid Drake! Charlemagne Palestine! and Much More..!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

THE DMG 28TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday August 12th:
6pm: BEN GOLDBERG and KIRK KNUFFKE - Clarinet and Cornet - CD Release Set
7pm: JUANMA TRUJILLO / HERY PAZ / DAYEON SECK - Guitar / Sax / Drums

Sunday, August 19th
6pm: ROBERT DICK and LESZEK “HEFI” WISNIOSKI - International Flute Duo
7pm: ALEX LOUDOUDIS and RAS MOSHE - Drums and Tenor Sax

Monday, August 20th - Downtown Music Gallery Anniversary Celebration - Part 2:
8pm: NATE WOOLEY and CHRIS PITSIOKOS - Zurcher Gallery - 33 Bleecker Street in NYC!

Sunday, August 26th
6pm: AARON RUBINSTEIN and NATE WOOLEY!
7pm: XANDER NAYLOR / RICK PARKER - Guitar / Trombone and Electronics!

Sunday, September 2nd:
6pm: CHARMAINE LEE!
7pm: KYOKO KITAMURA / LEONID GALAGANOV - Vocals / Percussion & Shakuhachi!
8pm: CARLOS QUEBRADA from Nicotina y Primavera!

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

DMG Newsletter for Friday, August 3rd, 2018 Read More

The Metronome is Ticking, Back and Forth, Back and Forth
We are waiting for the Beat to Stop, But It will Not Give Up
WoManKind strives to Survive While We All Wait
I Smile, Thinking of Better Times from the Distant Past
Remembering All the Crazy Times that I or We have been through
Music always evokes many memories, ideas and that elusive Spirit
That is often Hidden within but is Sparked by a Magic Presence…
New Muse Ick Comes in many Forms from these Righteous Musicians:

Astral Plane Crash: Vinny Golia / Henry Kaiser / Damon Smith / Bob ‘Rakalam’ Moses / Weasel Walter! Steve Coleman & Five Elements: Miles Okazaki / Jonathan Finlayson! Dave Sewelson Qt: Steve Swell / William Parker / Marvin Bugalu Smith! Satoko Fujii & Joe Fonda!

Nonoko Yoshida & Flying Umishida! Celano / Badenhorst / Baggiani! Tigue! Schnell! Curved Air Reissue! And a Large THOMAS CHAPIN Celebration, CD, LP, Cassette & Musaic Book Sale! Plus Albums from Pauline Oliveros! Miles Davis! Charles Mingus! Nina Simone & Much More..!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

THE DMG 28TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, August 5th:
6pm: MATTEO LIBERATORE / MICHAEL FOSTER / JOANNA MATTREY - Guitar / Sax / Viola
7pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / STAN ZENKOV / ZACH SWANSON - Clarinet / Bass Clarinet / Contrabass

Sunday August 12th:
6pm: BEN GOLDBERG and KIRK KNUFFKE - Clarinet and Cornet - CD Release Set
7pm: JUANMA TRUJILLO / HERY PAZ / DAYEON SECK - Guitar / Sax / Drums

Sunday, August 19th
6pm: ROBERT DICK and LESZEK “HEFI” WISNIOSKI - International Flute Duo
7pm: ALEX LOUDOUDIS and RAS MOSHE - Drums and Tenor Sax

Monday, August 20th - Downtown Music Gallery Anniversary Celebration - Part 2:
8pm: NATE WOOLEY and CHRIS PITSIOKOS - Zurcher Gallery - 33 Bleecker Street in NYC!

Sunday, August 26th
6pm: AARON RUBINSTEIN and NATE WOOLEY!
7pm: XANDER NAYLOR / RICK PARKER - Guitar / Trombone and Electronics!

Sunday, September 2nd:
6pm: CHARMAINE LEE!
7pm: KYOKO KITAMURA / LEONID GALAGANOV - Vocals / Percussion & Shakuhachi!

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

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DMG/BLG Recommended Gig of the Week!!

MACHINE GUN MEMORIAL / (Partial) REUNION GIG Next Week?!?!

Forces in Motion Presents:

JOHN LUNAR RICHEY / ROBERT MUSSO / ELLIOTT LEVIN / JAIROHM PARKER-WELLS!

Monday, August 6th from 6pm til 10pm at Silvana - 300 West 116th St.
Between Frederick Douglas Blvd & Manhattan Ave.

DMG Newsletter for Friday, July the 27th, 2018 Read More

Hot and Humid, It’s the Rainy Day Blues
Can’t Look at My Phone, Can’t Deal with the News,
It’s Just Another Tape-Loop, Playing Over and Over and Over
Until I Hear I Hendrix Sing, “Move over Rover and Let Jimi Take Over!”

Walking to Brunch the Other Day,
A Cute Red Haired Woman
Nearly Steps in my way,
Staring at her phone and she nearly Collides with me
I stop right in front of her and ask, “Is it true what they about redheads?
She asked, “What do they say?”
“That they are filled with Passion and the Zest for Life!”
She smiles at me, breaks my heart and goes on her way…
Does this type of thing happen every day?!? Hmmmmmm
Is it difficult being an aging activist, silver sneakers, senior citizen?
Hell NO! This Week’s Musical Manna from Heaven Features These:

Nicole Mitchell / Tomeka Reid / Aruan Ortiz / Fay Victor! Terry & Gyan Riley! Henry Kaiser / Ed Pettersen / Martin Kuchen / Tania Chen / Roger Turner..! 8 Great CD’s from Clean Feed: Dave Ballou / Anthony Pirog Qt! Carlos Bica & Azul Jim Black!

Joachim Badenhorst / Celano / Baggiani! Mario Costa / Marc Ducret / Benoit Delbecq! LIsbon Freedom Unit: Rodrigo Amado & Luis Lopes! Matt Lavelle & Reggie Sylvester! Giuseppi Logan/Jessica Lurie/Larry Roland..! Elsewhere Begins: Michael Thieke & Biliana Voutchkova! Melaine Dalibert! Toshimaru Nakamura! Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Orchestra! Y Mucho More!


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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

THE DMG 28TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, July 29th:
6pm: NATE SCHEIBLE and SARAH HUGHES - Drums and Alto Sax
7pm: STEVE SWELL and MARK SEGGER - Trombone and Drums

Sunday, August 5th:
6pm: MATTEO LIBERATORE / MICHAEL FOSTER / JOANNA MATTREY - Guitar / Sax / Viola

Sunday August 12th:
6pm: BEN GOLDBERG and KIRK KNUFFKE - Clarinet and Cornet - CD Release Set
7pm: JUANMA TRUJILLO / HERY PAZ / DAYEON SECK - Guitar / Sax / Drums

Sunday, August 19th
6pm: ROBERT DICK and LESZEK “HEFI” WISNIOSKI - International Flute Duo
7pm: ALEX LOUDOUDIS and RAS MOSHE - Drums and Tenor Sax

Monday, August 20th - Downtown Music Gallery Anniversary Celebration - Part 2:
8pm: NATE WOOLEY and CHRIS PITSIOKOS - Zurcher Gallery - 33 Bleecker Street in NYC!

Sunday, August 26th
6pm: AARON RUBINSTEIN and NATE WOOLEY!
7pm: XANDER NAYLOR / RICK PARKER - Guitar / Trombone and Electronics!

Sunday, September 2nd:
6pm: CHARMAINE LEE!
7pm: KYOKO KITAMURA / LEONID GALAGANOV - Vocals / Percussion & Shakuhachi!

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

DMG Newsletter for Friday, July the 20th, 2018 Read More

More Guitars in the Monitor, More Guitars in the Mix! More & More Guitars..!
A Deluge of Great Plectrum Specialists has Ascended Upon Us Once Again!
In the last Couple of Months, There has been a swarm of Great Guitarists
Playing here at DMG, at The Stone, I-Beam, Jazz Gallery, the Fricke Museum and more…
Nels Cline, Bill Frisell, Mary Halvorson, Elliott Sharp, Scott Fields, Joe Morris,
Nicola Hein, On K’A Davis, Gyan Riley, Julian Lage, Nick Millevoi, Matt Hollenberg,
Anders Nilsson, Raoul Bjorkenheim, Ross Hammond, Nico Soffiato & Dennis Rea..!

This Week’s Newsletter Focuses on Several Guitarists:

Mary Halvorson & Bill Frisell! Gyan Riley - Solo & Duo with Timba Harris! Xander Naylor! Plus Two Books by Keith Rowe and On K’A Davis! Ben Bennett / Michael Foster / Jacob Wick! Kyle Gann! Tapes from Sarah Bernstein & Kid Millions and Michael Foster & Ben Bennett!

LP’s from Carl Stone, Prince Far I and Jean Cohen-Solal! Plus Archival Discs by Van Der Graaf Generator, Don Cherry, Roy Haynes, Phil Woods, Two from Sonny Rollins, Mose Allison, Gene Clark, Ry Cooder & David Lindley and Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson!

Plus Eight New CD’s from the Mighty Clean Feed Label Due in Stock Very Soon!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

THE DMG 28TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, July 22nd:
6pm: GUSTAVO OBLIGADO / BRANDON SEABROOK / ANDREW DRURY - Alto Sax / Guitar / Drums
7pm: DREW WESLELY / HERY PAZ / RAF VERTESSEN - Guitar / Tenor Sax / Drums

Sunday, July 29th:
6pm: NATE SCHEIBLE and SARAH HUGHES - Drums and Alto Sax
7pm: STEVE SWELL and MARK SEGGER - Trombone and Drums

Sunday, August 5th:
6pm: JESSE DULMAN QUARTET: RAS MOSHE / DAVE SEWELSON / LEONID GALAGANOV
7pm: MATTEO LIBERATORE / MICHAEL FOSTER / JOANNA MATTREY - Guitar / Sax / Viola

Sunday August 12th:
6pm: BEN GOLDBERG and KIRK KNUFFKE
7pm: JUANMA TRUJILLO / HERY PAZ / DAYEON SECK - Guitar / Sax / Drums

Sunday, August 19th
6pm: ROBERT DICK and LESZEK “HEFI” WISNIOSKI - International Flute Duo
7pm: ALEX LOUDOUDIS and RAS MOSHE - Drums and Tenor Sax

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

DMG Newsletter for Friday, July the 13th, 2018 Read More

Is Friday the 13th really an unlucky day?
Does luck really exist or are we victims of fate?
Or Are we just manipulated by outside forces like the turning of the tides?

Special Thanks to Everyone who has Congratulated me on Winning the Jazz Hero Award!
It is Always Wonderful to Hear from my Old Friends from Way Back When…
You can view my acceptance speech on the DMG Website Homepage
I Remain the Same Friendly Dude, Inspired by Music - Recorded and Live!

This Week’s Sonic Treasures Include:

Joe McPhee / Rodrigo Amado / Kent Kessler / Chris Corsano! Michael Foster / Steve Swell / Brandon Lopez / Weasel Walter! Sarah Bernstein & Satoshi Takeishi! David Mott & Vinny Golia! Two from Roswell Rudd with Fay Victor / Lafayette Harris / Jamie Saft / Trevor Dunn..! Christy Doran Guitar Orchestra! Herbert Joos Spirit Jazz Orchestra! The CP Unit!

Matt Penman / Mark Turner / Nir Felder..! Plus Historic Discs from Don Cherry’s ‘Home Boy’! Eric Dolphy Sextet! Jackie McLean Quartet! Tony Williams Quintet with Brian Auger! Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup! Henry Mancini! Copperhead! Al Kooper! Desmond Dekker! The Maytals and Much More!


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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

THE DMG 28TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, July 15th:
6pm: WELF DORR / ON KA’A DAVIS / JOE HERTENSTEIN - Alto Sax / Guitar / Drums
7pm: * SCOTT FIELDS - Solo Guitar with Special Guest ELLIOTT SHARP - Guitar Duo

Sunday, July 22nd:
6pm: GUSTAVO OBLIGADO / BRANDON SEABROOK / ANDREW DRURY - Alto Sax / Guitar / Drums
7pm: DREW WESLELY / HERY PAZ / RAF VERTESSEN - Guitar / Tenor Sax / Drums

Sunday, July 29th:
6pm: NATE SCHEIBLE and SARAH HUGHES - Drums and Alto Sax
7pm: STEVE SWELL and MARK SEGGER - Trombone and Drums

Sunday, August 5th:
6pm: JESSE DULMAN QUARTET: RAS MOSHE / DAVE SEWELSON / LEONID GALAGANOV
7pm: MATTEO LIBERATORE / MICHAEL FOSTER / JOANNA MATTREY - Guitar / Sax / Viola!

Sunday August 12th:
6pm: BEN GOLDBERG and KIRK KNUFFKE
7pm: JUANMA TRUJILLO / HERY PAZ / DAYEON SECK - Guitar / Sax / Drums

Sunday, August 19th
6pm: ROBERT DICK and LESZEK “HEFI” WISNIOSKI - International Flute Duo
7pm: ALEX LOUDOUDIS and RAS MOSHE - Drums and Tenor Sax

* SCOTT FIELDS / ELLIOTT SHARP CD/LP Sale! This weekend will commence here at DMG with a rare performance from guitarists SCOTT FIELDS (solo & duo with) ELLIOTT SHARP! Purchase any & all three dozen plus CD’s & LP’s from both men and get $2 off of each one! Come on down and help celebrate both of these gifted guitarists!!!

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

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Big Gig Recommendation:

THUMBSCREW Featuring MARY HALVORSON on Guitar, MICHAEL FORMANEK on ContraBass and TOMAS FUJIWARA on Drums will make their Debut at The Village Vanguard in NYC from Tuesday July 17th until Sunday July 22nd! THUMBSCREW have two discs out on the Cuneiform label ‘Ours’ (originals) and ’Theirs’ (covers) and both are Outstanding! Get tickets here: villagevanguard.com/tickets

DMG Newsletter for July 6th, 2018 Read More

“Love is but a song we sing
Fear's the way we die
You can make the mountains ring
Or make the angels cry
Though the bird is on the wing
And you may not know why…

If you hear the song I sing
You will understand, listen
You hold the key to love and fear
All in your trembling hand
Just one key unlocks them both
It's there at your command

Come on, people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now”

The above song was an FM hit for the Youngbloods,
Released during the Summer of Love (1967), a little over a half century ago,
It was Written by Dino Valente (of Quicksilver Messenger Service) under the name Chet Powers
Today it still rings true for those of us who still have hope for better days

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Hot and Muggy, Humid and Yucky!
The Weather is a Drag this week,
With the Temperature approaching 100!
Try and Find Some Way to Cool Off and Listen to the Special Sounds of:

Two Gems from Dr. Eugene Chadbourne: Boston Quintet & Euro Unit Tribute to Thelonious Monk! Jesse Dulman & Blaise Siwula! Samara Lubelski & Bill Nace! Yukari / Thomas Morgan / Satoshi Takeishi! Aranda / Nastesjo / Andorra! Peter Brotzmann’s ‘Machine Gun’ on LP! Derek Bailey’s ‘Aida’ expanded on LP! Carla Bley Band Rarity from 1978! blues Box 10 CD set! Prince Buster! Son House! Howlin’ Wolf! John Lee Hooker! Plus a Big Sale from the Great Moonjune Progressive Label and NimbusWest / Horace Tapscott CD Sale - part 2!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

THE DMG 28TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, July 8th:
6pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / NICK JOZWIAK / NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC / TODD CAPP
7pm: SARAH BERNSTEIN - Solo violin Performing the Violin Music of ORNETTE COLEMAN

Sunday, July 15th:
6pm: WELF DORR / ON KA’A DAVIS / JOE HERTENSTEIN - Alto Sax / Guitar / Drums
7pm: SCOTT FIELDS - Solo Guitar with Special Guest ELLIOTT SHARP - Guitars

Sunday, July 22nd:
6pm: GUSTAVO OBLIGADO / BRANDON SEABROOK / ANDREW DRURY - Alto Sax / Guitar / Drums
7pm: DREW WESLELY / HERY PAZ / RAF VERTESSEN - Guitar / Tenor Sax / Drums

Sunday, July 29th:
6pm: NATE SCHEIBLE and SARAH HUGHES - Drums and Alto Sax
7pm: STEVE SWELL and MARK SEGGER - Trombone and Drums

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

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Friday, JULY 6, 2018 - Free Admission

ZORN AT THE FRICK MUSEUM, NYC * - 6pm - 9:30pm

Anteroom
AMBIENT WORK - ORGAN CD on loop

6:10 - Garden Court
GNOSTIC DUO (15’)
kenny wollesen vibes
carol emanuel harp

6:30 - Library
PASSAGEN (10’)
chris otto violin

7pm - West Gallery (Turner)
CELLO BAGATELLES (15’)
michael nicolas cello
erik friedlander cello

7:30 - Music Room
CLASSIC GUIDE TO STRATEGY (10’)
john zorn alto saxophone

8pm - Grand Staircase (opposite the Vermeer)
ZEITGEHOFT (8’)
chris otto violin
michael nicolas cello

8:30 - Living Hall (Bellini)
NOVE CANTICI PER FRANCESCO D’ASSISI world premiere (20’)
julian lage guitar
gyan riley guitar

The * Frick Museum is located at 1 East 70th St. (bet 5th Ave & Madison)
212-288-0700 / www.frick.org

DMG Newsletter for June 29th, 2018 Read More

Creative Music Often Cuts through the BS of Everyday Life
The Ritual and Evolving Search for Serious Sounds
Takes Time and Study and Allows us to Dig Deeper and Listen More Closely
True Freedom is an Illusion, Although ‘Free Music’ is a Good Example
Of Democracy in Motion, An Ongoing Dialogue Between Human Beings
A Balancing Act Between Several X-Dreams…

Check Out What is On This Week’s Menu:

John Zorn Voudun Trio: Ches Smith & Ikue Mori plus Three Sets This Weekend! John Coltrane Quartet: The Lost Album! Three from Intakt: Elliott Sharp Carbon: Zenna Parkins & Bobby Previte! Joey Baron & Robyn Schulkowsky! Julius Eastman / Kukuruz Quartet! Fay Victor’s SoundNoiseFunk: Joe Morris & Sam Newsome!

Peggy Lee Tentet Robin Holcomb! Stick Men David Cross! Butch Morris Rarity CD! Current 93! Amsterdam Klezmer Band! Plus Historic discs from Procol Harum! Klaus Schulze! And Big NimbusWest CD Sale! Plus vinyl from Acid Mothers Temple, Motopsycho, Bill Orcut & The Slits Doc DVD and Much More!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

THE DMG 28TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, July 1st:
6pm: BEN GOLDBERG and GERALD CLEAVER - Clarinet and Drums
7pm: JOSH SINTON / TODD NEUFELD / GIACOMO MEREGA - Bari Sax & Bass Clarinet / Guitar / Bass

Sunday, July 8th:
6pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / NICK JOZWIAK / NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC / TODD CAPP
7pm: SARAH BERNSTEIN - Solo violin Performing the Violin Music of ORNETTE COLEMAN

Sunday, July 15th:
6pm: WELF DORR UNIT with DAVE ROSS / DMITRY ISHENKO / JOE HERTENSTEIN
7pm: SCOTT FIELDS / ELLIOTT SHARP - Solo & Duo Guitars

Sunday, July 22nd:
6pm: GUSTAVO OBLIGADO / BRANDON SEABROOK / ANDREW DRURY - Alto Sax / Guitar / Drums
7pm: DREW WESLELY / HERY PAZ / RAF VERTESSEN - Guitar / Tenor Sax / Drums

Sunday, July 29th:
6pm: NATE SCHEIBLE and SARAH HUGHES - Drums and Alto Sax
7pm: STEVE SWELL and MARK SEGGER - Trombone and Drums

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

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Three Nights of Rare JOHN ZORN Performances Next Two Weekends:

FRIDAY JUNE 29 7PM NATIONAL SAWDUST*
Women Visionaries

In celebration of National Sawdust’s inaugural Hildegard competition and June performance, John Zorn programs a trifecta of concerts celebrating the essential contributions of Women in the Arts.
This first concert presents three Zorn works inspired by the visionary artists Hildegard von Bingen, Agnes Martin and Hilma Af Klint. Die Traumdeutung was written for the upcoming Hilma Af Klint retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum this fall, and it receives its world premiere here. Also included is one of Zorn’s most beloved and acclaimed works for voice—The Holy Visions, a mystery play in 11 strophes inspired by the life and work of Hildegard von Bingen. To complete the program is the world premiere of a moody and sensual work called Through a Glass Darkly that features Zorn on sax in the context of 3 percussionists on haitian tanbou and mysterious tones on electric piano—from Zorn’s newest CD release ‘In A Convex Mirror’ - just released and listed below…

PROGRAM:
Die Traumdeutung (2017)
David Fulmer, violin
Steve Gosling, piano
The Holy Visions (2012)
Sarah Brailey, voice
Elizabeth Bates, voice
Eliza Bagg, voice
Rachel Calloway, voice
Kirsten Sollek, voice
Through a Glass Darkly (2018) (found on the new Zorn CD called ‘In a Convex Mirror’)
John Zorn, sax
Brian Marsella, keyboards
Kenny Wollesen, haitian tanbou
Ches Smith, haitian tanbou
Cyro Baptista, haitian tanbou

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FRIDAY JUNE 29 10PM NATIONAL SAWDUST

Essential Cinema—Live Scores to films by Maya Deren, Marie Menken and Raha Raissnia. The work of three incredible 20th century women filmmakers—Maya Deren, Marie Menken, and Raha Raissnia—will be accompanied by live music composed, performed and conducted by John Zorn. The performers are some of the greatest musicians in the downtown scene, and include several musicians featured in his Stone Commissioning Series at National Sawdust. Electronics, strings, piano, drums and percussion will create a one-of-a-kind listening experience that only John Zorn can deliver. Live the magic of watching a film with a John Zorn soundtrack performed live in the same room by a group of master musicians!

FILMS
Maya Deren—Ritual in Transfigured Time (1946)
Ikue Mori, electronics
Erik Friedlander, cello
Kirsten Lamb, bass
Brian Marsella, keyboards
Kenny Wollesen, drums
Ches Smith, vibes, percussion,
John Zorn, conductor
Marie Menken—Go! Go! Go! (1964)
John Zorn, sax
Kirsten Lamb, bass
Kenny Wollesen, drums
Ches Smith, drums
Raha Raissnia—new work (2018)
Ikue Mori and John Zorn, electronics
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SATURDAY JUNE 30 7PM NATIONAL SAWDUST

John Zorn’s COBRA

Ava Mendoza, guitar
Wendy Eisenberg, guitar
Zeena Parkins; keyboards, electric harp
Sylvie Courvoisier, piano
Annie Gosfield, keyboards
Ikue Mori, electronics
Okkyung Lee, cello
Meaghan Burke cello
Kirsten Lamb, bass
Sae Hashimoto; vibes, percussion
Kate Gentile, drums
Mareike Wiening, drums
John Zorn - prompter

* National Sawdust is located at 80 North 6th St. Brooklyn, NY 11249
By subway - 3 blocks from the L train Bedford Ave.

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ZORN AT THE FRICK MUSEUM, NYC * - 6pm - 9:30pm

Friday, JULY 6, 2018 - Free Admission

Anteroom
AMBIENT WORK - ORGAN CD on loop

6:10 - Garden Court
GNOSTIC DUO (15’)
kenny wollesen vibes
carol emanuel harp

6:30 - Library
PASSAGEN (10’)
chris otto violin

7pm - West Gallery (Turner)
CELLO BAGATELLES (15’)
michael nicolas cello
erik friedlander cello

7:30 - Music Room
CLASSIC GUIDE TO STRATEGY (10’)
john zorn alto saxophone

8pm - Grand Staircase (opposite the Vermeer)
ZEITGEHOFT (8’)
chris otto violin
michael nicolas cello

8:30 - Living Hall (Bellini)
NOVE CANTICI PER FRANCESCO D’ASSISI world premiere (20’)
julian lage guitar
gyan riley guitar

The * Frick Museum is located at 1 East 70th St. (bet 5th Ave & Madison)
212-288-0700 / www.frick.org

DMG Newsletter for June 22nd, 2018 Read More

“I’m gonna raise a fuss
I'm gonna raise a holler
About workin' all summer
Just-a trying to earn a dollar
Every time I call my baby
Try to get a date
My boss says "No dice, son
You gotta work late"
Sometimes I wonder
What I'm-a gonna do
But there ain't no cure
For the summertime blues

“Summertime Blues” by Eddie Cochran - rel Aug, 1958
Covered by Blue Cheer - Spring of 1968
Is there a cure for the Summertime Blues???
Going to the beach? Having a picnic?
Seeing and hearing some free music in Central Park??

Here is the Menu for this week’s Delectable Sonic Delights from:

Two from Thumbscrew (Mary Halvorson / Michael Formanek / Tomas Fujiwara)! Jemeel Moondoc / Matt Shipp Qt! Louis Moholo-Moholo’s Five Blokes! Gordon Grdina: Solo & Qt: Oscar Noreiga/Russ Lossing / Satoshi Takeishi! Christian Wolff & Michael Leonhart Orchestras!

Two Nicola L. Hein Duos: Alfred 23 Harth & Paul Lytton! Robbie Lee / Norbert Rodenkirchen /James Ilgenfritz! Jack O’ the Clock! Motorpsycho! The Return of the SHIIIN label: Three from Elaine Radigue! Charlemagne Palestine! Luc Ferrari & Brunhild 4 CD Set!

Haco! The (EC) Nudes! Todd Dockstader! Ornette Coleman Trio! Paul Bley Trio! John Handy/Ali Akbar Khan/L. Subramanian..! Plus lots of Rare Vinyl from: Paul Panhuysen! Mikolaj Trzaska! Elaine Radigue and Luc Ferrari! And much more..!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

THE DMG 28TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, June 24th:
6pm: TODD CAPP’S MYSTERY TRAIN With KURT RALSKE / EMILIE LESBROS /
AUSTIN COVELL / ANDREW HAAS
7pm: XNN: ELI WALLACE / BEN COHEN / DANIEL CARTER / DAN KURFIRST

Sunday, July 1st:
6pm: BEN GOLDBERG and GERALD CLEAVER - Clarinet and Drums
7pm: JOSH SINTON / TODD NEUFELD / GIACOMO MEREGA - Bari Sax & Bass Clarinet / Guitar / Bass

Sunday, July 8th:
6pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / NICK JOZWIAK / NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC / TODD CAPP
7pm: SARAH BERNSTEIN - Solo violin Performing the Violin Music of ORNETTE COLEMAN

Sunday, July 15th:
6pm: WELF DORR UNIT with DAVE ROSS / DMITRY ISHENKO / JOE HERTENSTEIN
7pm: SCOTT FIELDS / ELLIOTT SHARP - Solo & Duo Guitars

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

DMG Newsletter for June 15th, 2018 Read More

Spirits Rejoice and Raise Your Voice!
Sing a Song That Makes You Feel Good to be Alive!
Creative Music is the Language that Speaks to Us All
So Listen Closely and Hear the Many Sonic Worlds Within…

Check Out New Sounds from These Special Spirits:

William Parker’s Special Voices and AMM Celebration 3 CD Sets! The Thing! Henry Kaiser / Spirit Quartet! William Hooker Jon Irabagon / James Brandon Lewis..! Gordon Grdina: Hank Roberts & Mark Helias! Ten Great Discs from FMR: Detail ’83: John Stevens / Johnny Dyani / Frode Gjerstad! Two Paul Dunmall Quartets! Tony Malaby/Rob Burke Trio!

Szilard Mezei Septet! Carrier / Lambert / Mazur! Big Blood! Cartoon Justice & G Calvin Weston! Return of The Trio: John Surman / Barre Phillips / Stu Martin! Gordon Beck Quartet with John McLaughlin! David Axelrod! Plus Rare Vinyl from: Evan Parker! Wadada Leo Smith! Josh Abrams! Bill Laswell & Nic Bullen and Much More..!


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DMG founder BRUCE LEE GALLANTER got a Jazz Hero Award from the Jazz Journalists Association earlier this week! You can read about this award here: www.jjajazzawards.org/p/2018-jazz-heroes.html

What is a “Jazz Hero” you ask?… Activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz who have had significant impact in their local communities. Jazz Heroes are nominated by their communities.

I was given this award at a ceremony in The New School last Tuesday, June 12th, 2018. Other musicians and journalists who received awards that night included: Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid, Claire Daley, Benny Golson and Nate Chinen. I am honored to amongst this important group of movers and shakers. Thanks to everyone who has sent their kind words of support. Special thanks to Howard Mandel & Lawrence Donahue-Greene. - BLG

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

THE DMG 28TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, June 17th:
6pm: PRACTITIONER: BEN GOLDBERG and MICHAEL COLEMAN - CD Release Set
7pm: NICOLA HEIN and BRIGGAN KRAUSS - Electric Guitar and Alto Sax
8pm: KAWAGUCHI KENYA and NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC - Shakuhachi and Acoustic Bass

Tuesday, June 19th: Bruce’s Birthday Bash!
Dance party Here at DMG with Snacks and Spirits!
Check out some Funky DJ Music by MC Bruce Lee

Sunday, June 24th:
6pm: TODD CAPP’S MYSTERY TRAIN: KURT RALSKE / EMILIE LESBROS /
AUSTIN COVELL / ANDREW HAAS / TODD CAPP
7pm: DCNN: DANIEL CARTER NEWS NETWORK: ELI WALLACE /
BEN COHEN / DANIEL CARTER / DAN KURFIRST

Sunday, July 1st:
6pm: BEN GOLDBERG and GERALD CLEAVER - Clarinet and Drums
7pm: JOSH SINTON / TODD NEUFELD / GIACOMO MEREGA - Bari Sax & Bass Clarinet/Guitar/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

DMG Newsletter for Friday, June 8th, 2018 Read More

Thanks to Those who Attended the DMG 28th Anniversary Celebration (Part 1)
Featuring a Rare Performance of KALABALIK at The New School last Monday (6/4/18)!
And special thanks to John Zorn, Rachel, Richard & Roberta and Scott Friedlander!

We do have some great music coming up at DMG on Sundays, a rare Monday & Tuesday as well

This Week’s Themes are Several Dynamic Duos! Two Ramboy Quartets! Six More Clean Feeds! 1000 1! Spiritual Jazz! Reggae and Rare Experimental Vinyl! Here’s the Menu:

Peter Evans & Weasel Walter! Juhani Aaltonen & Raoul Bjorkenheim! Two from Michael Moore: Wolter Weirbos / Michael Vatcher! 1000 1: Eugene Chadbourne / Jan Klare / Bart Maris / Wilbert DeJoode / Michael Vatcher! Six More from Clean Feed: Alberto Pinton! Rafael Toral! Scott Clark! Lana Trio! Lynn Cassier & Caterina Palazzi! Nicola L. Hein & Emilio Gordoa!

Steve Reich’s ‘Drumming’! New from Another Timbre: John Cage 2 CD Set! Biondi / Martel/ Schiller! The Congos & Pure Vida! Emanative Idris Ackamoor & Nat Birchall! 3 from Achim Kaufmann & Michael Moore! Ted Daniel Rarity! Borbetomagus! Plus LP’s from Martin Bisi’s BC35! Charlemagne Palestine! Alvin Lucier! Oren Ambarchi/Kassel Jaeger/James Rushford!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm
THE DMG 28TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, June 10th:
6pm: CARLO COSTA / C M S / SAM KULIK - Percussion / Bass / Trombone
7pm: JONATHAN MORITZ / SEAN ALI / CARLO COSTA - Sax / Bass/ Drums

Rare, Monday June 11th:
6:30 - CARTOON JUSTICE With G. CALVIN WESTON / MIKA PONTECORVO / KERSTI ABRAMS / ADRIANE PONTECORVO / MARK PINO / ELIJAH PONTECORVO - Drums/Guitar/Alto Sax/Cello/El. Bass/Waterphone

Sunday, June 17th:
6pm: PRACTITIONER: BEN GOLDBERG & MICHAEL COLEMAN - Clarinet & Keyboard -CD Release Set
7pm: NICOLA HEIN and BRIGGAN KRAUSS - Electric Guitar and Alto Sax
8pm: KAWAGUCHI KENYA and NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC - Shakuhachi and Acoustic Bass

Tuesday, June 19th: Bruce’s Birthday Bash!
Dance party Here at DMG with Snacks and Spirits!
Check out some Funky DJ Music by MC Bruce Lee

Sunday, June 24th:
6pm: TODD CAPP’S MYSTERY TRAIN: KURT RALSKE / EMILIE LESBROS /
AUSTIN COVELL / ANDREW HAAS / TODD CAPP
7pm: DCNN: DANIEL CARTER NEWS NETWORK: ELI WALLACE /
BEN COHEN / DANIEL CARTER / DAN KURFIRST

Sunday, July 1st:
6pm: BEN GOLDBERG and GERALD CLEAVER - Clarinet(s) and Drums
7pm: JOSH SINTON / TODD NEUFELD / GIACOMO MEREGA - Bari Sax & Bass Clarinet/Guitar/El 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

DMG Newsletter for Friday, June 1st, 2018 Read More

It’s the Singer Not the Song!
Raise a Toast to the Many Singers who have long Sang to Us
Through the many phase of our lives and Touched us in different Ways

Both Festivals I recently attended featured several great vocalists:
Victo: Julia Ulehla from Dalava, Audrey Chen, Yoshimi from Saicobab & Anna Homler
Vision Fest: Amirtha Kidambi from Code Girl, Fay Victor, Camae Ayewa & Julie Ezelle Patton
Each one was Enchanting in their own Distinctive Way! Most inspiring to One and All!

The Newsletter below also features some strong Vocalists
So Open your Mind of Take a Listen to some New Voices and Important Music from:

Six from Clean Feed: Marty Ehrlich/John Hebert/Nasheet Waits! Sean Conly/Michael Attias/Satoshi Takeishi! Angles 3: Martin Kuchen/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Kjell Nordeson! Chris Pitsiokos Unit! Honest John Ab Baars! Bill Frisell & Chantal Acda! Pharoah Sanders 1968! Joelle Leandre & Elisabeth Harnik! Angelika Niescier/Chris Tordini/Tyshawn Sorey!

Dave Gisler Trio! Three from Kristo Rodzevski with Mary Halvorson & Tomas Fujiwara! Big Blood & Chuck Bettis! Six Duck Baker Restocks! Plus Historic Discs from Bo Hansson! Nikki Sudden! Nurse with Wound! John Fahey DVD! Derek Bailey & Evan Parker LP! Serge Gainsbourg and Much More..!


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DMG 28th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION (Part 1) 

This Monday, June 4th at 8pm: 

KALABALIK featuring RAOUL BJORKENHEIM, ANDERS NILSSON & GERALD CLEAVER!

At The New School, 55 West 13th St (upstairs from The Stone) - just east of 6th Ave
on the fifth floor in the Jazz Performance Space

KALABALIK played their set at Downtown Music Gallery on January 2nd of 2011. Their debut set was recorded and released on our own DMG/ARC label. KALABALIK have performed on several DMG sponsored events through the years, blowing minds each time to play. To help celebrate our 28th year as the only record store left on the Planet Earth to remain open and still specialize in Creative/Avant-Jazz/Progressive & Downtown Musics. 

Admission: Donation - whatever you can afford

DMG News Department:

We (your friends at Downtown Music Gallery) are working on getting our lease extended for another three years. This will bring us to our 30th year! Our current lease is up in October of this year and we are struggling but still want to continue to provide a home for serious listeners and creative musicians worldwide.  

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

THE DMG 28TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

This Sunday, June 3rd:
6pm: DAVID AARON / ROB RITCHIE / DAVE GOULD -
Soprano Sax / Electric Guitar / Drums
7pm: SAM NEWSOME - Solo Soprano Sax

This Monday, June 4th: DMG 28th Anniversary Celebration! At The New School:
8pm: KALABALIK: RAOUL BJORKENHEIM / ANDERS NILSSON / GERALD CLEAVER!

Sunday, June 10th:
6pm: CARLO COSTA / CHRISTIAN MEAAS SVEDSEN / SAM KULIK - Percussion / Bass / Trombone
7pm: JONATHAN MORITZ / SEAN ALI / CARLO COSTA - Sax / Bass/ Drums

Rare, Monday June 11th:
6:30 - CARTOON JUSTICE With G. CALVIN WESTON/MIKA PONTECORVO/KERSTI ABRAMS/ADRIANE PONTECORVO/MARK PINO/ELIJAH PONTECORVO - Drums/Guitar/Alto Sax/Cello/El. Bass/Waterphone

Sunday, June 17th:
6pm: PRACTITIONER: BEN GOLDBERG and MICHAEL COLEMAN - CD Release Set
7pm: NICOLA HAIN / BRIGGAN KRAUSS - Electric Guitar & Alto Sax
8pm: KAWAGUCHI KENYA and NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC! - Shakuhachi & Acoustic Bass

Tuesday, June 19th: Bruce’s Birthday Bash!
Dance party Here at DMG with Snacks and Spirits!
Check out some Funky DJ Music by MC Bruce Lee

Sunday, June 24th:
6pm: TODD CAPP’S MYSTERY TRAIN: KURT RALSKE / EMILIE LESBROS /
AUSTIN COVELL / ANDREW HAAS / TODD CAPP
7pm: DCNN: DANIEL CARTER NEWS NETWORK: ELI WALLACE /
BEN COHEN / DANIEL CARTER / DAN KURFIRST

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

DMG Newsletter for Friday, May 25th, 2018 Read More

Back from the Victo Fest and We had a Big Blast!
As good as some of the older Victo’s from Way in the Past!
Favorites of FIMAV 2018: ROVA! DALAVA! AFRIRAMPO! SAICOBAB & FIRE!

Last Night the VISION FESTIVAL Began with an Important Celebration:
A Tribute to the Great DAVE BURRELL, Lifetime Achievement Award!
Tonight: MARY HALVORSON’s CODE GIRL! ROSCOE MITCHELL TRIO! WHIT DICKEY TRIO 2
And Four Feisty Women with An Axe to Grind: JOELLE LEANDRE / NICOLE MITCHELL /
PATRICIA NICHOLSON / MELANIE DYER!
Recommendations: MATT SHIPP New ENSEMBLE! AFRO HORN! FRODE GJERSTAD Trio STEVE SWELL!
JAIMIE BRANCH’S FLY OR DIE! NEW WORLD PYGMIES and OLIVER LAKE BIG BAND!
The Vision Festival is an Annual Gathering of Artists with a Vision of
Hope! Freedom (on many levels)! Communal Creativity and Self-Determination!
Monday, May 21st - Monday, May 28th at Roulette in Brooklyn -
Come on Down and Hang Out with Our Communal Family of Creative Spirits!

Downtown Music Gallery will close early at 5pm on Sunday, May 27th & Monday, May 28th

Check out the New Sounds from This Weeks’ Music Messengers:

Ivo Perelman & Matt Shipp 3 CD Set! Hikashu & AfriRampo Live 2 CD DVD! Nonoko Yoshida’s Trio Shinkai No Mado! Eugene Chadbourne CD Book! Peter Bruun/Marc Ducret/Kasper Tranberg/Simon Toldam! Three from Andreas Willers: Jan Roder/Axel Dorner/Achim Kaufmann/Urs Leimgruber! New from Sunnyside: Denny Zeitlin Trio! Román Filiú’s Quartetia! Jamie Baum Septet! James Tenney! Three Reissues from SUN RA Arkestra! WIRE! Blurt! Paul Desmond and Even More..!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

THE DMG 28TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, May 27th: No In-store during Vision Festival!

Sunday, June 3rd:
6pm: DAVID AARON / ROB RITCHIE / DAVE GOULD - Soprano Sax / Electric Guitar / Drums
7pm: SAM NEWSOME - Solo Soprano Sax

Monday, June 4th: DMG 28th Anniversary Celebration!
I am working on it - More info soon.

Sunday, June 10th:
6pm: CARLO COSTA / CHRISTIAN MEAAS SVEDSEN / SAM KULIK - Percussion / Bass / Trombone
7pm: JONATHAN MORITZ / SEAN ALI / CARLO COSTA - Sax / Bass/ Drums

Rare, Monday June 11th:
6:30 - CARTOON JUSTICE With G. CALVIN WESTON/MIKA PONTECORVO/KERSTI ABRAMS/ADRIANE PONTECORVO/MARK PINO/ELIJAH PONTECORVO - Drums/Guitar/Alto Sax/Cello/El. Bass/Waterphone!

Sunday, June 17th:
6pm: PRACTITIONER: BEN GOLDBERG and MICHAEL COLEMAN - CD Release Set
7pm: NICOLA HEIN TRIO

Sunday, June 24th:
6pm: TODD CAPP’S MYSTERY TRAIN: KURT RALSKE / EMILIE LESBROS /
AUSTIN COVELL / ANDREW HAAS!
7pm: DCNN: DANIEL CARTER NEWS NETWORK: 
     ELI WALLACE / BEN COHEN / DANIEL CARTER / DAN KURFIRST

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

DMG Newsletter for Friday, May 18th, 2018 Read More

There Seems to Be Something in the Air
And I am Not Sure Exactly What It Is
There has Been a Deluge of Live Creative Music
Erupting within The Downtown Underground… from
The Stone, Jazz Gallery, Cornelia Street and Here at DMG!
The end of February was the final week at The Old Stone
and it featured a different line-up of Downtown’s best improvisers for five nights
A perfect way to celebration our favorite performance place before it moves
These musicians are playing as if their lives and our lives are depending on it
Muaic is one of the most essential things in life, food for our mental health

We urge you to go out and experience some live music…let it inspire you
I am leaving for the FIMAV Festival in Victoriaville, Quebec tomorrow
Twenty Projects or Soloists (Diverse Creative Music) in four long days - Can’t wait!
The following week will be the annual Vision Festival at Roulette in Brooklyn this year
It will be another great source of musical/magical inspiration so please attend

New Sounds from These Folks:

Daniel Carter / William Parker / Matthew Shipp William Parker’s AquaSonics Quartet! Two More Gems from Satoko Fujii: Natsuki Tamura / Joe Fonda / Gianni Mimmo..! 5 from Relative Pitch: Tomeka Reid/Kyoko Kitamura/Joe Morris/Taylor Ho Bynum! Kirk Knuffke & Ben Goldberg! Martin Kuchen Trio! Stephanie Richards and Flamingo. Okkyung Lee with John Butcher/JOhn Edwards/Lasse Marhaug..! Oluyemi Thomas! Harvey Mandel Quartet! And much more..!

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DMG Newsletter for Friday, May 11th, 2018 Read More

Happy Mothers Day to All of Our Mothers Around the World!
This Sunday is Mothers Day, so call or e-mail or visit your Mom!

And for all of Us Music Freaks: Happy Mothers of Invention Day!
The Mothers of Invention were the Band to Blow My 13 Year Old Mind in 1967!
And make me realize that I was indeed a Freak for Weird Music

Spring Begins and Allows us to Hang Outside, Listening the Birds
Breathing some Fresh Air and Contemplating Life

I am leaving for the Victo New Music Fest (FIMAV) in Quebec Next Week
And Look forward to Spending a week in Canada with Creative Music Family & Friends
Check out the Line-up Here: http://www.fimav.qc.ca/en/edition/schedule
And Check These Discs from Your Weekly DMG Newsletter:

Two Jewels from Henry Threadgill! Tim Berne & Matt Mitchell! Robert Dick & Ulrike Lentz! David Rothenberg / Nicola L. Hein / Hans Tammen! Four 1 from AM: Ensemble SuperMusique! Bernard Falaise Solo Guitar! Joane Hetu’s Joker Chorale! Nous Percons les Quielles! Welf Dorr Unit: Dave Ross / Dmitry Ishenko / Joe Hertenstein! Evil Genius Return! Restroy Two!

Metal Chaos Ensemble! Five New CD’s from Neos! Three LP’s from Harris Eisenstadt! LP’s from Francis Bebey! Jean Dubuffet! Joe Meek! Basil Kirchin! Son House! Visions & Phurpa! Five Day Week Straw People! And lost more!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

THE DMG 28TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, May 13th:
6pm: JACKDAW: SEAN ALI / ERIKA DICKER / JOE MOFFETT - Contrabass / Violin / trumpet
7pm: WILLIAM PARKER AQUASONIC ENSEMBLE - ‘Lake of Light’ CD Release Celebration! Featuring: JEFF SCHLANGER/ANNE HUMANFELD/LEONID GALAGANOV/WILLIAM PARKER - Aquasonics

Sunday, May 20th: No In-Store - Bruce attending FIMAV Festival!

Sunday, May 27th: No In-store during Vision Festival!

Sunday, June 3rd:
6pm: DAVID AARON / ROB RITCHIE / DAVE GOULD - Soprano Sax / Electric Guitar / Drums
7pm: SAM NEWSOME - Solo Soprano Sax

Sunday, June 10th:
6pm: CARLO COSTA / CHRISTIAN MEAAS SVEDSEN / SAM KULIK - Percussion / Bass / Trombone
7pm: JONATHAN MORITZ / SEAN ALI / CARLO COSTA - Sax / Bass/ Drums

Rare, Monday June 11th:
6:30 - CARTOON JUSTICE With G. CALVIN WESTON/MIKA PONTECORVO/KERSTI ABRAMS/ADRIANE PONTECORVO/MARK PINO/ELIJAH PONTECORVO - Drums/Guitar/Alto Sax/Cello/El. Bass/Waterphone

Sunday, June 17th:
6pm: PRACTITIONER: BEN GOLDBERG and MICHAEL COLEMAN - CD Release Set
7pm: NICOLA HEIN TRIO

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

DMG Newsletter for Friday, May 4th, 2018 Read More

“There's a high flyin' bird, flying way up in the sky
And I wonder if she looks down as she goes on by
Well, she's flying so freely in the sky
Lord, look at me here
I'm rooted like a tree here
Got those sit-down, can't cry
Oh, Lord, (are we) gonna die blues”
From “High Flyin’ Bird” by Big Ed Wheeler

90 degrees and Hotter Than Hell!
It is the beginning of May, but who could Tell?
Winter to Spring to Summer all in one Weekend
Wishing that a Cool Breeze would come back to help us Chill Out
To the Sounds of These Sonic Wizards:

Paal Nilssen-Love’s Extra Large Unit! New from Not Two: Alexander Von Schlippenbach & Dag Magnus Narvesen LP! Clifford Thornton Memorial Quartet With Joe McPhee! Szilard Mezei Vocal Large Ensemble! Ramon Lopez / Percy Pursglove / Rafal Mazur! Barry Guy / Agusti Fernandez / Torben Snekkestad! Nate Wooley /TS Duo! Fernandez / Zakrocki / Olak Trio!

From CorbettVsDempsey: Steve Lacy Quintet 1979 Hat Art Rarity! Beaver Harris / Don Pullen 360 Degree Experience with Hamiet Bluiett! Ken Vandermark & Michael Snow! Mats Gustafsson & Jason Adasiewicz! Fred Lonberg-Holm & Amphibians..! Eugene Chadbourne / Steve Beresford / Alex Ward LP & Dr. Chad Boxholder Sale! Guillermo Gregorio / Nicolas Letman- Burtinovic / Todd Capp & NLB Duo Michael Lytle!

Plus Historic Discs from Alice Coltrane/Pharoah Sanders/Archie Shepp..! Paul Bley Trio! Live Under the Sky Fest: Ornette Coleman & Prime Time..! Spacemen 3! Steve Lacy/Yuji Takahashi/Takehisa Kosugi Rare LP! Mary Halvorson Code Girl on LP! and lots more..!


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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

THE DMG 28TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, May 6th:
6pm: NICOLA HEIN and ROBERT DICK - Guitar and Flutes
7pm: THOMAS HELTON and BRANDON LOPEZ - Contrabass Duo

Rare Monday, May 7th:
6:30 pm: LORIN BENEDICT / MARIA GRAND / CAROLINE DAVIS - Voice / Tenor Sax / Alto Sax
7:30 pm: CHRIS PITSIOKOS - Solo Alto Sax

Sunday, May 13th:
6pm: JACKDAW: SEAN ALI / ERIKA DICKER / JOE MOFFETT - Contrabass / Violin / trumpet
7pm: WILLIAM PARKER AQUASONIC ENSEMBLE - ‘Lake of Light’ CD Release Celebration! Featuring: JEFF SCHLANGER/ANNE HUMANFELD/LEONID GALAGANOV/WILLIAM PARKER - Aquasonics

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

DMG Newsletter for Friday, April 27h, 2018 Read More

April Ends and May Begins
Winter into Summer Soon but No Spring Once Again
The Sun is Shining Outside Today and
Mother Nature is Showing Off her True Colors

“Muslim Jewish Resistance
We Say Never Again!
We Mean It!
NEVER AGAIN: Believe it!
No Fascism! No Nazis!
No Jew Hater! NO KKK!
We Fight Back!” - Ceramic Dog - April/May, 2018!

Important New Sh*t from Our Favorite Rabble Rousers, Musicians and Composers:

Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog! ROVA Sax Quartet at 40! Jean Derome & Ensemble SuperMusique - Resitances! Kip Hanrahan Returns with Jack Bruce / Brandon Ross / Charles Neville / Steve Swallow..! Lotte Anker / Pat Thomas / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten / Stale Liavik Solberg!

Iva Bittova / Gyan Riley / Evan Ziporyan! Bob Downes Open Music: Barry Guy! Two from Leap of Faith! New from Sunnyside: Mike McGinnis / Art Lande / Steve Swallow! Caroline Davis / Marquis Hill! Edward Simon: David Binney / Adam Rogers! Miles Davis Classic Collaborations! Neil Young!

LP’s from Slapp Happy / Henry Cow! Heldon! Bass Communion! Richard Youngs! Steve Roach!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

THE DMG 27TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday April 29th:
6pm: JESSE DULMAN QUARTET: DAVE SEWELSON / RAS MOSHE / LEONID GALAGNOV
7pm: NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC / MICHAEL LYTLE - Contrabass & Bass Clarinet!

Rare Tuesday, May 1st:
6:30pm: ELLIOTT SHARP - Solo Acoustic Guitar and Reading from Book, ‘IrRational Music’; Plus refreshments and a talk from David Rothenberg and Kyla Rose-Smith about their new publishing venture Found Sound Record

Sunday, May 6th:
6pm: THOMAS HELTON and BRANDON LOPEZ - Contrabass Duo
7pm: NICOLA HEIN and ROBERT DICK - Guitar and Flutes

Rare Monday, May 7th:
6:30 pm: LORIN BENEDICT / MARIA GRAND / CAROLINE DAVIS - Voice / Tenor Sax / Alto Sax!
7:30 pm: CHRIS PITSIOKOS - Solo Alto Sax!

Sunday, May 13th:
6pm: JACKDAW: SEAN ALI / ERIKA DICKER / JOE MOFFETT - Contrabass / Violin / trumpet!
7pm: WILLIAM PARKER AQUASONIC ENSEMBLE - ‘Lake of Light’ CD Release Celebration! Featuring: JEFF SCHLANGER/ANNE HUMANFELD/LEONID GALAGANOV/WILLIAM PARKER - Aquasonics

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

DMG Newsletter for Friday, April 20h, 2018 Read More

Two Guitars, Bass and Drums
The Longevity that Set-Up
Has Continued for More than a Half Century
Since The Beatles hit Ed Sullivan in February of ’64
We have Continued to Hear those Ringing Guitars More & More

This Week’s Newsletter Features Several Great Quartets & Guitarists:

John Zorn//Matt Hollenberg/Julian Lage Qt! Nels Cline 4: Julian Lage/Scott Colley/Tom Rainey! Jakob Bro / Palle Mikkelborg Quartet! Yoni Kretzmer’s New Dilemma: Josh Sinton/Chris Hoffman / Frantz Loriot..! Diane Moser Trio: Ken Filiano & Anton Denner!

Leap of Faith Orchestra, Sub Units & Turbulence! Plus Rarities from: Edward Ka-Spel & Steve Stapleton! Mouvements! King Tubby! Satoko Fujii! Peter Brotzmann & All Purpose Weirdness from Feeding Tube Records!

Celebrate RECORD STORE DAY this Saturday, April 21st at your favorite local music emporium! Come on down to DMG and see what we have to set you FREE! Every day is Record Store Day at DMG so come visit as soon as you can!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

THE DMG 27TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, April 22nd:
6pm: NOAH BECKER and COLIN HINTON - Alto Sax and Drums
7pm: SPEEDO: DAVID GROLLMAN and CORY O’BRIEN - Two Snare Drums

Sunday April 29th:
6pm: JESSE DULMAN QUARTET: DAVE SEWELSON / RAS MOSHE / LEONID GALAGNOV
7pm: NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC / MICHAEL LYTLE - Contrabass & Bass Clarinet!

Rare Tuesday, May 1st:
6:30pm: ELLIOTT SHARP - Solo Acoustic Guitar and Reading from Book, ‘Found Sound Nation’
Plus refreshments and a talk from David Rothenberg and Kyla Rose-Smith

Sunday, May 6th:
6pm: THOMAS HELTON and BRANDON LOPEZ - Contrabass Duo
7pm: NICOLA HEIN and ROBERT DICK - Guitar and Flutes

Rare Monday, May 7th:
6pm: LORIN BENEDICT / MARIA GRAND / CAROLINE DAVIS - Voice / Tenor Sax / Alto Sax!

Sunday, May 13th:
6pm: JACKDAW: SEAN ALI / ERIKA DICKER / JOE MOFFETT - Contrabass / Violin / trumpet!
7pm: WILLIAM PARKER AQUASONIC ENSEMBLE - ‘Lake of Light’ CD Release Celebration! Featuring: JEFF SCHLANGER/ANNE HUMANFELD/LEONID GALAGANOV/WILLIAM PARKER - Aquasonics

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

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RECORD STORE DAY Celebration - This Saturday, April 21st, 2018

We used to say that Record Store Day was totally jive but but any holiday that celebrates the support and longevity of record stores, is fine with us. Sadly, Record Store Day has become too commercial. The majority of releases (100’s of them!?!) of little or no interest to most of the DMG subscribers, but we still seek out whatever buried treasures we can find… After searching through many lists, we have found a few items worth checking out…

A Short but Selective list of DMG’s Record Store Day Goodies:

ARTHUR LEE & LOVE - Coming Through You (Rock Beat 3417; USA) This set is a collection of rare live recordings, from a variety of venues, that originated between 1970 and 2004 and was produced by renowned archivist David Skye, with the blessing and participation of Diane Lee, Arthur Lee's widow. This is the first time a large collection of Arthur Lee & Love career spanning live recordings are being made available to the public. This vinyl package contains extensive liner notes and the cover artwork was designed by illustrator William Stout, internationally renowned as one of the first rock n roll bootleg cover artists. Stout also designed legitimate album covers for The Who, The Beach Boys, The Ramones, and The Smithereens and the original Rocky Rhino mascot. Released on Red Vinyl.
2 LP Set $35 [a handful in stock]


SUN RA - Astro Black (Modern Harmonic; USA) One of a handful of albums Sun Ra released on the legendary Impulse! label in the early '70s, Astro Black provides a comprehensive picture of where the Arkestra was around the time, drawing to the end of their ultra-free period and beginning to investigate more traditional jazz forms, and even the fringes of funk. Modern Harmonic is proud to present the first ever, proper reissue of this highly desired Sun Ra LP. The LP version is pressed on Astro Black/Purple vinyl and the record will look black on your turntable but show a purple swirl when you hold it between you and the sun, or the Sun.
CD $16 [LTD Edition of 1350]
LP (we are trying to get some but all copies are limited to just a few per store)


SUN RA - The Cymbals / Symbols Sessions: New York City 1973 (Modern Harmonic; USA) In 1973 Sun Ra and Arkestra established base in Variety Recording Studios in NYC to record an album for the Impulse! jazz label; depending on who you ask, this album was to be either titled Cymbals or Symbols. Half of this set eventually surfaced on the astro black market, but we've gone back to the original reels to bring you Cymbals as it was meant to be heard and paired with a second disc (Symbols) of unheard material from the 1973 sessions. Hear Ra's Baroque soundscapes, electrolytic clusters and dithering Moogs catalyze images of monoliths, space stations, computers malfunctioning and galaxies imploding on two compact saucers, all packaged in a gatefold jacket with liner notes by known Ra-fficianado Brother Cleve, with new art interpreted from the work of Jim Flora!
2 CD Set $26 [LTD Edition of 900 CD’s]
2 LP Set (we are still trying to get some but all copies are limited to just a few per store)

THE LEGENDARY MARVIN PONTIAC - Greatest Hits (Northern Spy 097; USA) “A bunch of us purchased Marvin Pontiac’s Greatest Hits back in 1999 on CD, and some of us totally bought into the story: Marvin Pontiac was an enigmatic genius of modern music. He was the son of an African father from Mali and a white Jewish mother from New York. Having been killed by a bus, this was a posthumous collection. Jackson Pollock listened solely to Marvin. Flea, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Iggy Pop, Beck, Angelique Kidjo, Mike Gordon and Michael Stipe were fans.
John Lurie’s story was deeply amusing and his music was extraordinary. The whole thing was characteristically ahead of its time and guaranteed to leave a permanent mark on your consciousness. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it still is and still does! We’re blissfully psyched to bring this music to vinyl for the first time for Record Store Day and to compact disc for a one-time pressing. Check out the music if you haven’t already and please help spread the word. The package, co-designed by John Lurie and Adam Downey, features a detail of Lurie's painting The sky is falling. I am learning to live with it.”
Personnel: Marc Ribot, Evan Lurie, John Medeski, Doug Weiselman, Jane Scarpantoni, Michael Blake, Steve Bernstein, Art Baron, Tony Scherr, Calvin Weston, Billy Martin and Marvin Pontiac.
LP $20 [LTD Edition Record Store Day Item]
CD Reissue due out: June 22nd, 2018


Saturday, April 21st is Record Store Day, so we will hopefully have the above Arthur Lee & Love LP, Sun Ra CDs and Marvin Pontiac LP in stock then. All items are first come, first served. After the weekend is over, we will be able to ship any orders that have come in from our international subscribers. So place your orders NOW please!

We just bought another small collection of rare vinyl: free/jazz, progressive and Downtown, so we will price as many of these as is possible for the Record Store day and regular clientele.

DMG Newsletter for Friday, April 13h, 2018 Read More

Food for Thought from a Song fifty years old this year:

“We'll call you when you're six years old
And send you to the factory
To train your brain for eighteen years
With promise of security
But then you're free
And forty years you waste to chase the dollar sign
So you may die in Florida
At the pleasant age of sixty-nine.

You're free to speak your mind my friend
As long as you agree with me
Don't criticize the father land
Or those who shape your destiny
'Cause if you do
You'll lose your job your mind and all the friends you knew
We'll send out all our boys in blue
They'll find a way to silence you”

Lyrics excerpt from “The Ostrich” by Steppenwolf, 1968

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The Passing of a Giant

Last week, as the DMG Newsletter was transmitted (04/05/18), we heard about the passing of piano master CECIL TAYLOR. Like myself and many of my friends, many of us are longtime fans of Mr. Taylor. Right from the beginning of my studies into the history of jazz at college (Glassboro State), I recall hearing a Cecil Taylor festival on WXPN-FM on Philly radio. Mr. Taylor’s music was then and remained uncompromising and it took some time to figure it out. For two semesters (1974/1975), Mr. Taylor taught a course at Glassboro State, which 2 of my roommates took and were mostly confused by. I did hear Mr. Taylor play in a trio with Jimmy Lyons and Andrew Cyrille at Glassboro in 1974, when it was finally starting to make sense to me. Since then, I’ve caught Cecil Taylor live around 50 times, solo and with his Units in places like: Five Spot, Town Hall, Whitney Museum, Carnegie Hall, Loeb Student Center, the Knitting Factory, Victoriaville Festival, Columbia University, Tonic, etc. Once you became a fan, you would go almost anywhere to hear Mr. Taylor play. Mr. Taylor’s music was always demanding and worthy of study. I had the great opportunity to talk with Mr. Taylor on a couple of occasions, once at Boomers with Archie Shepp & Stanley Crouch at the same table and once at the Victo fest where we both got tipsy and goofed on whoever came up to talk. Treasured memories indeed!

WKCR played many hours of Cecil Taylor’s music over the past week. Last Friday, we listed to the broadcast for the nearly six hours we were open. It felt great to celebrate his life and his music, which still remains challenging to avant music fans wherever they are. If you haven’t listened to any or very much of his music, I would advise that you start with that 5 CD set on Enlightenment (# 9018) called ‘The Complete Collection: 1956 - 1962’. - BLG/DMG

Here’s a list of my favorite Cecil Taylor records:

1.CECIL TAYLOR - Silent Tongues: Montreux Jazz Festival 1974 (Freedom) - Solo
2.CECIL TAYLOR With BILL DIXON/JIMMY LYONS/HENRY GRIMES/ALAN SILVA/ANDREW CYRILLE - Conquistador! (Blue Note)
3.CECIL TAYLOR With JIMMY LYONS/KEN McINTYRE/ALAN SILVA/HENRY GRIMES/ANDREW CYRILLE - Unit Structures (Blue Note)
4.CECIL TAYLOR With JIMMY LYONS/SUNNY MURRAY - Nefertiti, The Beautiful One Has Come/Innovations: The Complete Concert Live At The Cafe Montmartre 1962 (Revenant) 2 CD Set
5.CECIL TAYLOR - Air Above Mountains (Enja)
6.CECIL TAYLOR UNIT With JIMMY LYONS/DAVID S WARE/RAPHE MALIK/MARC EDWARDS - Dark To Themselves (Enja)
7.CECIL TAYLOR FEEL TRIO With WILLIAM PARKER/TONY OXLEY - 2 T's for a Lovely T (Codenza) - 10 CD Set
8.CECIL TAYLOR UNIT With JIMMY LYONS/RAPHE MALIK/RAMSEY AMEEN/SIRONE [NORRIS JONES]/RONALD SHANNON JACKSON - 3 Phases (New World Records)
9.CECIL TAYLOR UNIT With JIMMY LYONS/RAPHE MALIK/RAMSEY AMEEN/SIRONE [NORRIS JONES]/RONALD SHANNON JACKSON - One Too Many Salty Swift and Not Goodbye: Live June 14 1978 (Hat Art)
10.CECIL TAYLOR - Cecil Taylor In Berlin '88 (FMP LTD Edition)[Box Set 2 Books/11 CDs]

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Here’s List of What’s New Today in the DMG Newsletter:

Globe Unity Orchestra - 50 Years! Anthony Braxton Quartet - Willisau 1991 Studio 2 CD Set! Matt Shipp Early Solo! Two from Ken Vandermark: Nate Wooley/Christof Kurzmann/C. Spencer Yeh/Mars Williams//! Two from Dave Rempis: Tim Daisy Duos: Steve Swell/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Larry Ochs/Darren Johnston! Roberto Zorzi/Michael Manring/Scott Amendola!

Three duos from Erstwhile! Leap of Faith Orchestra! Plus Historic Discs from Gordon Beck: Kenny Wheeler/Ray Warleigh/Stan Sulzmann..! Cal Tjader! Edgard Varese Complete! Brooklyn Raga Massive Plays Terry Riley! Plus Loads of Vinyl from: Ennio Morricone! Erkin Koray! John Duncan! Jean Dubuffet! And Much More!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

THE DMG 27TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, April 15th, 2018:
6pm: AARON SHRAGGE / ELI ASHER - Trumpet Duo
7pm: NICOLA HEIN / MIA ZABELKA Special Guest

Sunday, April 22nd:
6pm: NOAH BECKER and COLIN HINTON - Alto sax and Drums
7pm: SPEEDO: DAVID GROLLMAN and CORY O’BRIEN - Two Snare Drums

Sunday April 29th:
6pm: JESSE DULMAN QUARTET
7pm: NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC / MICHAEL LYTLE - Contrabass & Bass Clarinet!

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

DMG Newsletter for April 6th, 2018 Read More

The more I listen to Creative Music
The more I believe that this is
The Universal Language which crosses all borders and barriers
A young musician from China named Lao Dan came to Visit DMG last week
He spoke no English but communicated by pointing to names on his phone
Of musicians and composers that he was interested in
I played him some challenging music which he dug and purchased
We bonded since we both recognized what we enjoyed about this music
Last Saturday (3/31/18), I caught Mr. Dan with Theresa Wong & John McCowan
At the New Stone, the set was splendid, with three new musicians to check out
Working at DMG, we often meet kindred spirits searching for music
That we need to help us get by and inspire us…
So come on down and join us or read the newsletter
and check out some New Music from…

Bg Bill Dixon Box Set! Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Sound Prints! Bill Frisell Solo Electric Guitar Gem! Two from Satoko Fujji: Orchestra Berlin & New Quartet! James Brandon Lewis & Chad Taylor! New from ECM: Django Bates Beloved & Michael Mantler! Karlheinz Stockhausen! New from Erstwhile: Christian Wolff & Antoine Beuger! Tsunoda & Unami!

Hong Chulki & Will Guthrie! Plus Archival Releases from the Sun Ra Trio! Ornette Coleman Trio 1966! Charles Lloyd Quartet! Michael Chapman! Eugene Chadbourne & Mike Cooper Rarities! Fela Ransome Kuti 7” and lots more!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

THE DMG 27TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, April 8th: CP Birthday 65 Celebration Gig: The Beyond Group:
6pm: CHERYL PYLE / DANIEL CARTER / MICHAEL EATON / CLAIRE de BRUNNER -
Flute / Reeds & Trumpet / Soprano Sax / Bassoon
7pm: ANDERS NILSSON / HAMPUS OHMAN-FROLUND CHARLES WATERS -
Electric Guitar / Drums / Alto Sax & Clarinet

Sunday, April 15th, 2018:
6pm: AARON SHRAGGE / ELI ASHER - Trumpet Duo
7pm: NICOLA HEIN / MIA ZABELKA Special Guest

Sunday, April 22nd:
6pm: NOAH BECKER and COLIN HINTON - Alto sax and Drums
7pm: SPEEDO: DAVID GROLLMAN and CORY O’BRIEN - Two Snare Drums

Sunday April 29th:
6pm: JESSE DULMAN QUARTET
7pm: NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC / MICHAEL LYTLE - Contrabass & Bass Clarinet!

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

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A Couple of Important Announcements:

MARY HALVOSON’S New ‘Code Girl’ CD which we listed in last week’s newsletter has been delayed once again do to a printing error. If you have already gotten a copy from somewhere else, the copy you have is the one with the mistake. Please be patient, we hope to get the correct version in sometime next week. - BLG


We listed a half dozen discs from the SHIIN label from France a couple of weeks ago which feature the music of ELAINE RADIGUE, CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE, LUC FERRARI and IVAN WYSCHNEGRADSKY. We quickly sold out of the first batch and will have our second batch sometime next month in May. All current orders for these discs will be fulfilled then plus we will be getting in another disc from Elaine Radigue called, ‘Naldjorlak Pour Charles Curtis’, which is soon to be reissued. Do not fret, you will all get your copies! - BLG

DMG Newsletter for March 30th, 2018 Read More

This Week’s Theme: Celebration of the Saxophone!
Rejoice! Evan Parker is in town this week for Two upcoming sets!
Two Duos with fellow Saxist Ned Rothenberg & a Duo with Dan Weiss!
April Fools/Easter Sunday Sax Blast here at DMG This Weekend for FREE:
Louise DE Jensen / TAMIO Shirashi / Chris Pitsiokos Jack Wright Duo!
Plus New Discs from: Kidd Jordan! Frode Gjerstad! Tony Malaby!
Ingrid laubrock! Patrick Zimmerli, Nick Mazzarella and Tubby Hayes!

Check Out These New Things from:

Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl (pre-order)! Kidd Jordan/Steve Swell/Joel Futterman/Alvin Fielder! Robert Dick & Tiffany Chang! Patrick Zimmerli / Ethan Iverson Qt! Ten from Clean Feed & Shhpuma: Frode Gjestad Trio Steve Swell! Benoit Delbecq/Mark Turner 4! Samo Salamon/Tony Malaby/Roberto Dani! Sara Serpa/Erik Friedlander/Ingrid Laubrock! The Ex!

Plus Historic/Archival Discs from Roy Haynes! Tubby Hayes Qt! Stan Tracey/Victor Feldman Compilation! Stan Kenton Classics! Snakefinger! Sonny Boy Williamson! Funkadelic! Bunny Wailer and Kenya Special!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

THE DMG 27TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, April 1st, 2018 / April Fool’s Day / Easter Sunday!
6pm: LOUISE D.E. JENSEN Birthday Celebration -
Rare Alto Sax Trio: TAMIO SIRASHI / CHRIS PITSIOKOS / LOUISE DE JENSEN
7pm: JACK WRIGHT and ZACH DARRUP - Alto Sax and Guitar

Sunday, April 8th: CP Birthday 65 Celebration Gig: The Beyond Group:
6pm: CHERYL PYLE / DANIEL CARTER / MICHAEL EATON / CLAIRE de BRUNNER -
Flute / Reeds & Trumpet / Soprano Sax / Bassoon
7pm: ANDERS NILSSON / HAMPUS OHMAN-FROLUND CHARLES WATERS -
Guitar / Drums / Alto Sax & Clarinet

Sunday, April 15th, 2018:
6pm: AARON SHRAGGE / ELI ASHER - Trumpet Duo
7pm: NICOLA HEIN / MIA ZABELKA Special Guest

Sunday, April 22nd:
6pm: NOAH BECKER and COLIN HINTON - Alto sax and Drums
7pm: SPEEDO: DAVID GROLLMAN and CORY O’BRIEN - Two Snare Drums

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

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Two Upcoming Performances Featuring EVAN PARKER who rarely comes to NYC:

Tuesday, April 3rd at The New Stone at 8:30:
8:30pm: EVAN PARKER & DAN WEISS - Solos & Duo!

Thursday, April 5th at 8pm at Zürcher Gallery
8pm: EVAN PARKER & NED ROTHENBERG - Sax Duo!
At 33 Bleecker Street, NY, NY, just east of Lafayette
Broadway & Lafayette subway stop

DMG Newsletter for March 23rd, 2018 Read More

If you Get the Blues
From Reading the News
Then Try and Rise Above the Daily Dues

Music is a Many Splendored Thing
So Raise Your Voices and Begin to Sing
An Antidote to the BitterSweet Pills
That we all must Swallow Every Day

The Medicine or Treasure Chest of Sonic Sorcery Begins with:

Dan Weiss: Matt Mitchell / Craig Taborn / Ben Monder / Trevor Dunn! Karl Berger w/ Jason Hwang & Tomas Ulrich! Alex Von Schlippenbach & Rudi Mahall! Mark Nauseef: Bill Laswell / Sylvie Couvoisier / Tony Oxley..! Vinny Golia Sextet! Henry Kaiser & Ed Pettersen! Cornelius Cardew’s ‘Treatise’ by London Experimental Ensemble! Ab Baars & Ig Henneman!

Nick Mazzarella & Tomeka Reid! Thollem McDonas Trio on ESP! Frank Zappa & the Mothers at the Fillmore West, 1970! Gun Club! Heldon! Spiritual Jazz Volume 8! Live rarities from: Elvin Jones / Dizzy Gillespie / Freddie Hubbard / Woody Shaw! Plus Vinyl from Merzbow! Bruce Gilbert! Kevin Drumm! John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers! And Even More..!



THE DMG 27TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, March 25th, 2018:
6pm: ROSS HAMMOND and ANDREW DRURY
7pm: BONNIE KANE and ADAM LANE
8pm: DENNIS REA - Solo Electric Guitar

Sunday, April 1st, 2018 / April Fool’s Day / Easter Sunday!
6pm: LOUISE D.E. JENSEN Birthday Celebration
7pm: JACK WRIGHT and ZACH DARRUP - Alto Sax and Guitar

Sunday, April 8th: CP Birthday 65 Celebration Gig: The Beyond Group:
6pm: CHERYL PYLE / DANIEL CARTER / MICHAEL EATON / CLAIRE de BRUNNER -
Flute / Reeds & Trumpet / Soprano Sax / Bassoon
7pm: ANDERS NILSSON / HAMPUS OHMAN-FROLUND CHARLES WATERS - Guitar/Drums/Alto Sax

Sunday, April 15th, 2018:
6pm: AARON SHRAGGE / ELI ASHER - Trumpet Duo
7pm: NICOLA HEIN / MIA ZABELKA Special Guest

Sunday, April 22nd:
6pm: NOAH BECKER and COLIN HINTON - Alto sax and Drums
7pm: SPEEDO: DAVID GROLLMAN and CORY O’BRIEN - Two Snare Drums

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

DMG Newsletter for March 16th, 2018 Read More

Two of Downtown’s Best Saxists:
Ingrid Laubrock and Chris Pitsiokos
Will be Performing Here This Sunday in Duos for Free!
Every Sunday, DMG Has Live Cutting Edge Music Here
So Come On Down and Visit, Put Creative Music in Your Ears!
For Those Who Live Far Away, Check out our Weekly Instagram Transmissions…

You Can Support DMG by Purchasing New Music from:

Derek Bailey & Company: Simon H Fell / Mark Wastell / Will Gaines! Georg Graewe & Mark Sanders! Phil Minton & Roger Turner! ZION80! Ben Goldberg & Michael Coleman Do Steve Lacy’s ‘Hocus Pocus’! Rarities from Shiiin: Elaine Radigue! Charlemagne Palestine! Luc Ferrari & Brunhild! Otomo Yoshihide & Xavier Charles! Jackie-O MF!

Plus Historic Discs: The Residents! Harold McNair with Ornette Coleman’s Rhythm Team! Masahiko Togashi Quartet! Bob Marley! Restocked Rarities from Evan Parker! Agusti Fernandez! Alvin Curran! Willem Breuker! Wadada Leo Smith & John Coxon! Vinyl from Derek Bailey! International Artists Psych Compilation! Sun Records Collection! And Much More!

Plus a Big Focus on *Ingrid Laubrock!


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THE DMG 27TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, March 18th:
6pm: NICK FRASER and INGRID LAUBROCK - Drums and Tenor and/or Soprano Saxes
7pm: NICOLA HEIN and CHRIS PITSIOKOS - Guitar and Alto Sax

Sunday, March 25th, 2018:
6pm: ROSS HAMMOND and ANDREW DRURY
7pm: BONNIE KANE and ADAM LANE
8pm: DENNIS REA - Solo Electric Guitar

Sunday, April 1st, 2018 / April Fool’s Day / Easter Sunday!
6pm: LOUISE D.E. JENSEN Birthday Celebration
7pm: JACK WRIGHT and ZACH DARRUP - Alto Sax and Guitar

Sunday, April 8th: CP Birthday 65 Celebration Gig: The Beyond Group:
6pm: CHERYL PYLE / MICHAEL EATON / CLAIRE de BRUNNER - Flutes / Soprano Sax / Bassoon

Sunday, April 15th, 2018:
6pm: AARON SHRAGGE / ELI ASHER - Trumpet Duo
7pm: NICOLA HEIN / MIA ZABELKA Special Guest

Sunday, April 22nd:
6pm: NOAH BECKER & COLIN HINTON - Alto sax and Drums
7pm: SPEEDO: DAVID GROLLMAN and CORY O’BRIEN - Two Snare Drums

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

DMG Newsletter for March 9th, 2018 Read More

If you think that Music doesn’t matter
Then try and not listen to any for a period of time
A day, a few hours, or even just one hour
Music is the soundtrack to our lives
Wherever we go, wherever we are - it is there surrounding us
It lifts our spirits, it inspires us to reach higher and share in its embrace
and become a part of the human race
It makes us want to smile, dance, sing, scream, weep, laugh and feel
So take some time to tune in to the those sounds which were created out of hard work
And Meant to Help Us Get Through These Trying Times.

Check Out the Sonic Medicine from:

Two from Elliott Sharp: Ensemble Resonanz & Gareth Davis Duo with Helene Breschand! Two from New World: Iannis Xenakis’ Orchestral Works & Sergio Sorrentino! Dave Liebman / Tatsuya Nakatani / Adam Rudolph! Josh Sinton’s Teenage Burnout! Tony Falco Quintet! Giant Dwarf: Martin Philadelphy/Rick Parker/Jeremy Carlstedt! Matt Mottel & Martin Escalante!

Adam Nussbaum Leadbelly Project! Samuel Blaser Trio! The Residents! Elephant9! Plus Archival Music from: Muddy Waters! Spacemen 3! Bobby Bradford / John Carter Quintet! Rare Vinyl from Peter Lemer Quintet: John Surman & Nisar Ahmad Khan! Archie Shepp Quintet 1967! Francois Bayle! Christian Zanesi! Max Roach! Kenny Dorham! Bukka White and Much More!


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THE DMG 27TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, March 11th:
6pm: SEAN ALI and AYAKO KANDA - ContraBass & Voice
7pm: DOGWOOD: NICO SOFFIATO and ZACH SWANSON - Guitar and Double Bass!
8pm: BEN GOLDBERG and TOM RAINEY - Clarinet and Drums!

Sunday, March 18th:
6pm: NICK FRASER and INGRID LAUBROCK - Drums and Tenor &/or Soprano Saxes
7pm: NIKOLY HAEN and CHRIS PITSIOKOS - Guitar & Alto Sax

Sunday, March 25th, 2018:
6pm: ROSS HAMMOND and ANDREW DRURY
7pm: BONNIE KANE and ADAM LANE
8pm: DENNIS REA - Solo Electric Guitar!

Sunday, April 1st, 2018 / April Fool’s Day / Easter Sunday!
6pm: LOUISE D.E. JENSEN Birthday Celebration
7pm: JACK WRIGHT and ZACH DARRUP - Alto Sax and Guitar

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

DMG Newsletter for March 9th, 2018 Read More

If you think that Music doesn’t matter
Then try and not listen to any for a period of time
A day, a few hours, or even just one hour
Music is the soundtrack to our lives
Wherever we go, wherever we are - it is there surrounding us
It lifts our spirits, it inspires us to reach higher and share in its embrace
and become a part of the human race
It makes us want to smile, dance, sing, scream, weep, laugh and feel
So take some time to tune in to the those sounds which were created out of hard work
And Meant to Help Us Get Through These Trying Times.

Check Out the Sonic Medicine from:

Two from Elliott Sharp: Ensemble Resonanz & Gareth Davis Duo with Helene Breschand! Two from New World: Iannis Xenakis’ Orchestral Works & Sergio Sorrentino! Dave Liebman / Tatsuya Nakatani / Adam Rudolph! Josh Sinton’s Teenage Burnout! Tony Falco Quintet! Giant Dwarf: Martin Philadelphy/Rick Parker/Jeremy Carlstedt! Matt Mottel & Martin Escalante!

Adam Nussbaum Leadbelly Project! Samuel Blaser Trio! The Residents! Elephant9! Plus Archival Music from: Muddy Waters! Spacemen 3! Bobby Bradford / John Carter Quintet! Rare Vinyl from Peter Lemer Quintet: John Surman & Nisar Ahmad Khan! Archie Shepp Quintet 1967! Francois Bayle! Christian Zanesi! Max Roach! Kenny Dorham! Bukka White and Much More!


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THE DMG 27TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, March 11th:
6pm: SEAN ALI and AYAKO KANDA - ContraBass & Voice
7pm: DOGWOOD: NICO SOFFIATO and ZACH SWANSON - Guitar and Double Bass!
8pm: BEN GOLDBERG and TOM RAINEY - Clarinet and Drums!

Sunday, March 18th:
6pm: NICK FRASER and INGRID LAUBROCK - Drums and Tenor &/or Soprano Saxes
7pm: NIKOLY HAEN and CHRIS PITSIOKOS - Guitar & Alto Sax

Sunday, March 25th, 2018:
6pm: ROSS HAMMOND and ANDREW DRURY
7pm: BONNIE KANE and ADAM LANE
8pm: DENNIS REA - Solo Electric Guitar!

Sunday, April 1st, 2018 / April Fool’s Day / Easter Sunday!
6pm: LOUISE D.E. JENSEN Birthday Celebration
7pm: JACK WRIGHT and ZACH DARRUP - Alto Sax and Guitar

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

DMG Newsletter for March 2nd, 2018 Read More

No Poem(s) Today, Nothing New to Say
Except that the Deluge of New & Creative Music Continues
So Check Out This Short List Sonic Treasures from:

Roscoe Mitchell Montreal-Toronto Art Orchestra! Fred Frith & Resident Hardy Fox! Matthew Shipp Quartet: Mat Walerin / Michael Bisio / Whit Dickey! Aruan Ortiz Trio: Brad Jones & Chad Taylor! Christy Doran Trio! Samuel Blaser Quartet with Marc Ducret! Klause Schulz!

Plus Archival Recordings by: Dizzy Gillespie! Nat Adderley! Un Drame Musical Instantane! $10 CD Sale! LP Records from Sun Ra Arkestra! Early Recordings from Iran! Iannis Xenakis! Max Eastley/Steve Beresford/David Toop/Paul Burwell! Massimo Pupillo & Creta! Maya Deren! Heldon! And Even More..!


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THE DMG 27TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, March 4th:
6pm: RAF VERTESSEN / KEISUKE MATSUNO / HANS TAMMEN - Drums / Guitar / Buchla Synth!
7pm: JIM DENLEY - Solo Bass Flute (Australian master of extended techniques)

Rare Tuesday, March 6th Performance:
6:30pm: GIANT DWARF: MARTIN PHILADELPHY / JEREMY CARLSTEDT - Guitar / Drums

Sunday, March 11th:
6pm: SEAN ALI and AYAKO KANDA - ContraBass & Voice
7pm: DOGWOOD: NICO SOFFIATO and ZACH SWANSON - Guitar and Double Bass!
8pm: BEN GOLDBERG and TOM RAINEY - Clarinet and Drums!

Sunday, March 18th:
6pm: NICK FRASER and INGRID LAUBROCK - Drums and Tenor &/or Soprano Saxes
7pm: NIKOLY HAEN and CHRIS PITSIOKOS - Guitar & Alto Sax

Sunday, March 25th, 2018:
6pm: ROSS HAMMOND & ANDREW DRURY
7pm: BONNIE KANE and ADAM LANE
8pm: DENNIS REA - Solo Electric Guitar!

Sunday, April 1st, 2018 / April Fool’s Day / Easter Sunday!
6pm: LOUISE D.E. JENSEN Birthday Celebration
7pm: JACK WRIGHT and ZACH DARRUP - Alto Sax and Guitar

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

DMG Newsletter for February 23rd, 2018 Read More

The Final Week of Downtown Style Improvisations at The Old Stone
Has Been a Blast Every Night, Playing to a Packed Room and Blowing Minds!
Four more Nights to GO, so Please Come Down before
The Old Stone closes and becomes History

Raise Your Glass of Spirits and Give a Toast to The Stone Founder: JOHN ZORN!
13 Years, More than Four Thousand Nights of Live Creative Music Performances!
Beginning Next Tuesday, February 27th, The New Stone at The New School Start
Its Weekly Schedule of five nights, Tuesday - Saturday, so come on Down!
Long Live The Stone, Old and New, the Home for Creative Music in NYC!

Here’s What’s Happening This Week on the DMG Menu for New Music Releases:

Anthony Braxton Sextet/Charlie Parker Project: Paul Smoker/Misha Mengelberg/Han Bennink! Scott Johnson/Alarm Will Sound! Amir ElSaffar & Hyper! Bobby Kapp/Abraham Burton Trio! Resonant Bodies: Andrew Drury & Stephanie Richards! Gunter Hampel New Quartet! The Astra Choir: Morton Feldman/Earl Brown/Pauline Oliveros..! Giacinto Scelsi Solo Cello!

Helmut Lachenmann for Clarinet! Thomas Ades String Qt & Piano Quintet! FMR restocks!
Historic Music from: Francois Hardy! Hugh Masakela! Desert Rose Band! The Ramones! And LP’s from: Loren Connors! Three from Pharoah Sanders! Miles Davis 1963! Bill Evans Trio! Herbie Hancock! John Coltrane! Ray Charles! Tony Allen! Scott Walker and more!

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THE DMG 27TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, February 25th:
6pm: CHET DOXAS - Tenor Sax and JOHN ESCREET - Drum Machine / Prophet Synth
7pm: MATT MOTTEL and MARTIN ESCALANTE - Talibam Keyboard Wiz & Mexican Multi-Phonic Saxist

Sunday, March 4th:
6pm: RAF VERTESSEN / KEISUKE MATSUNO / HANS TAMMEN - Drums / Guitar / Buchla Synth!
7pm: MIJ YELNED - Solo Bass Flute!

Rare Tuesday, March 6th Performance:
6:30pm: GIANT DWARF: MARTIN PHILADELPHY / JEREMY CARLSTEDT - Guitar / Drums

Sunday, March 11th:
6pm: SEAN ALI & AYAKO KANDA - ContraBass & Voice
7pm: DOGWOOD: NICO SOFFIATO and ZACH SWANSON - Guitar and Double Bass!
8pm: BEN GOLDBERG and TOM RAINEY - Clarinet and Drums!

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

DMG Newsletter for February 16th, 2018 Read More

A Majestic Toast to The Old Stone
Which will Close on Sunday, February 25th
A Thirteen Year Journey of Live Creative Music in New York City
This Week Features Frank London’s All-Star Big Band
Shekhina Orquesta’s Lower East Side Elegy
Next Week Concludes Tuesday - Sunday with Seven Days of
The John Zorn Improv Night Stone Benefit Celebration!
Different Musicians Each Night - Come on Down, Rejoice and Say Good-bye!

Great New Discs from:

Evan Parker / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton! Matthew Shipp Zer0: Solo! John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble! Andrew Drury;s Content Provider: Brandon Seabrook / Ingrid Laubrock / Briggan Krauss! Sarah Buechi Ensemble! Three from Deric Dickens! Havard Volden / Carlo Costa!

Five Minute Tape Series: Michael Foster / Jaimie Branch / Gen Ken Montgomery..! Three from Sunnyside: Wayhe Escoffery! John Raymond & Clovis Nicolas! Archival Discs from Paul Butterfield BB Better Days & Bonnie Raitt! Stephen Stills & Manassas!

Three Ornette Coleman Rarities! David Eyges/Byard Lancaster/Sunny Murray! Masahiko Toagashi/Don Cherry/Charlie Haden! Restocks from Emanem & PSI! Four books restocked from William Parker! Plus Loads of Vinyl from Joe McPhee! Andre Vida! David Toop & Paul Burwell and even More..!

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THE DMG 27TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, February 18th:
6pm: DEVIN BRAHJA WALDMAN / DANIEL CARTER / MALICK KOLY - Alto Sax/Winds & Brass/Drums
7pm: RAS MOSHE and BOBBY KAPP - Tenor Sax & Flute and Drums - A Rare appearance of Legendary ESP Free Jazz Drummer - Don’t Miss This one!

Sunday, February 25th:
6pm: CHET DOXAS - Tenor Sax and JOHN ESCREET - Drum Machine and Prophet Synth
7pm: MATT MOTTEL and MARTIN ESCALANTE - Talibam Keyboard Wiz and Mexican Multi-Phonic Saxist

Sunday, March 4th:
6pm: RAF VERTESSEN / KEISUKE MATSUNO / HANS TAMMEN - Drums / Guitar / Buchla Synth!
7pm: MIJ YELNED - Solo Bass Flute!

Sunday, March 11th:
6pm: SEAN ALI & AYAKO KANDA - ContraBass & Voice
7pm: DOGWOOD: NICO SOFFIATO and ZACH SWANSON - Guitar and Double Bass!
8pm: BEN GOLDBERG and TOM RAINEY - Clarinet and Drums!

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

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SPECIAL CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION!

GARY LUCAS’ The Edge of Heaven Live!

Fri, February 16, 2018
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM 
At the Laurie Beechman Theatre
407 West 42nd Street 
New York, NY 10036
 
A new concert version of guitarist GARY LUCAS'
celebrated salute to 30's Chinese Pop, featuring:

FEIFEI YANG—Vocals and Erhu 
JASON CANDLER — Alto Saxophone, Clarinet and Percussion
GARY LUCAS - Guitars

DMG Newsletter for February 9th, 2018 Read More

Three More Weeks to Go at The Old Stone
Check it Out Now before it Fades into History
13 Years and More Than 4,000 Nights of Experimental Music
It has been a Source of Inspiration for many of Us!

This Weeks Kaleidoscopic Selection of New Music Features:

Kaze: Natsuki Tamura/Christian Pruvost/Satoko Fujii/Peter Orins & Satoko Fujii Solo at 60!
Sandy Ewen & Weasel Walter! Min Xiao-Fen’s ‘Mao, Monk & Me’! Yuko Fujiyama Qt: Jennifer Choi / Graham Haynes / Susie Ibarra! New from Clean Feed: Susana Santos Silva Solo! Jon Rune Strøm Quintet! The Heat Death 3 CD Set: Martin Küchen! Michael Dessen Trio!

Igor Lumpert & InnerTextures with Greg Ward / Chris Tordini / Kenny Grohowsky! Nick Millevoi Desertation Trio Jamie Saft! Gard Nilssen’s Acoustic Unity 3CD 3 LP Set! Three Gems from Dr. Eugene Chadbourne! Fire! Mats Gustafsson! Makoto Kawabata / Richard Pinhas / Tatsuya Yoshida! John Luther Adams! Peter Garland! John Schott Actuel Trio!

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THE DMG 27TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, February 11th
6pm: DAVE SEWELSON TRIO With WILLIAM PARKER and MARVIN BUGALOO SMITH
7pm: CHRIS PITSIOKOS’ MYSTERY GUEST(S)

Sunday, February 18th:
6pm: DEVIN BRAHJA WALDMAN and FRIENDS
7pm: RAS MOSHE and MUSIC NOW

Sunday, February 25th:
6pm: CHET DOXAS and JOHN ESCREET - Tenor Sax / Drum Machine and Prophet Synth / Drum Machine
7pm: MATT MOTTEL and MARTIN ESCALANTE - Talibam Keyboard Wiz and Mexican Multi-Phonic Saxist

Sunday, March 4th:
6pm: RAF VERTESSEN / KEISUKE MATSUNO / HANS TAMMEN - Drums / Guitar / Buchla Synth!
7pm: MIJ YELNED - Solo Bass Flute!

Sunday, March 11th:
6pm: SEAN ALI & AYAKO KANDA - ContraBass & Voice
7pm: DOGWOOD: NICO SOFFIATO and ZACH SWANSON - Guitar and Double Bass!
8pm: BEN GOLDBERG and TOM RAINEY - Clarinet and Drums!

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

DMG Newsletter for February 2nd, 2018 Read More

International Free Music is Where It’s At!
It is the Common Language of Musicians Worldwide
The Word ‘Freedom’ is often Misunderstood and
Used like a Carrot to Those Who Think
that they aren’t being Manipulated by Outside Forces
The Music on the DMG Menu Has a Healthy Dose of Free Spirits
So Check out our Weekly List of Sonic Treasures from:

Susie Ibarra’s Dreamtime Ensemble! Daniel Levin / Chris Pitsiokos / Brandon Seabrook!
Vinny Golia Wind Quartet: John Carter / Bobby Bradford / Glenn Ferris! Jack Wright’s ‘Free Music’ Book CD! Ten Great CD’s from FMR: Paul Dunmall QT & Trio! Peter Kuhn Quintet: Dave Sewelson/Dan Clucas/Scott Walton/Alex Cline & New Peter Kuhn Trio!

Szilard Mezei Trio! The Delta Sax Quartet Plays David Bowie’s Berlin Years! Luis Vicente & Kabas! Simon Rose /Jan Roder / Willi Kellers! Frode Gjerstad & Cosmic Brotherhood! Elliott Levin & Gabriel Lauber! Plus Historic Discs from Andre Vida! Richard Pinhas and Ghedalia Tazartes!


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THE DMG 27TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, February 4th 2018:
6pm: ZERO POINT: DANIEL CARTER / DERIC DICKENS / MICHAEL BATES / MARIUS DUBOULE
7pm: BEYOND TRIO: CHERYL PYLE / CLAIRE de BRUNNER / DANIEL CARTER

Sunday, February 11th:
6pm: DAVE SEWELSON TRIO With WILLIAM PARKER and MARVIN BUGALOO SMITH
7pm: MICHAEL FOSTER’s Double Soprano Sax & Drums

Sunday, February 18th:
6pm: DEVIN BRAHIA WALDMAN Ensemble

Sunday, February 25th:
6pm: CHET DOXAS and JOHN ESCREET - Tenor Sax & Drum Machine and Prophet Synth & Drum Machine
7pm: MATT MOTTEL and MARTIN ESCALANTE - Talibam Keyboard Wiz and Mexican Multi-Phonic Saxist!

Sunday, March 4th:
6pm: RAF VERTESSEN / KEISUKE MATSUNO / HANS TAMMEN - Drums / Guitar / Buchla Synth!
7pm: MIJ YELNED - Solo Bass Flute!

Sunday, March 11th:
6pm: SEAN ALI & AYAKO KANDA - ContraBass & Voice
7pm: DOGWOOD: NICO SOFFIATO and ZACH SWANSON - Guitar and Double Bass!
8pm: BEN GOLDBERG

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

DMG Newsletter for January 26th, 2018 Read More

Slowly the Sun Peeks through the Clouds
And Radiates the Planet Earth, Bringing Warmth and Rays of Hope
Here We go again with Another Weeks Worth of Sonic Treasures
To Inspire, Uplift, Challenge and Show Us Another World to Consider
Created by the Sounds We Listen to Closely and Reflect Upon from These folks:

John Zorn’s ‘Urmuz Epigrams’! Henry Kaiser’s ‘The Deep Unreal’ Solo Guitar! Kris Davis & Craig Taborn’s ‘Octopus’! Two from Tomchess: Trio & Quartet! The Core-Tet: Evelyn Glennie / Szilard Mezei / Jon Hemmersam / Michael J Stevens! Robbie Basho!

Luke Barlow’s Death Drag! Plus Historic Discs from: Frank Zappa & The Mothers’ 1974!
John Coltrane’s Classic Collaborations! Phil Woods’ ‘Classic Albums’! Janis Joplin’s Early Sessions!

Monochrome Set Big Box! Sly & Robbie Meet Dubmatix! Dennis Brown! Judge Dread! K. Leimer! Plus Vinyl from: Charles Hayward & Thurston Moore! Roscoe Mitchell! Cluster! Alvin Curran! Nikki Sudden & Roland S. Howard! High Rise: II! And Even More..!


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THE DMG 27TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday January 28th:
6pm: MICHAEL VATCHER & JACK WRIGHT - Drums and Sax
7pm: MICHAEL FOSTER / BEN GERSTEIN / SEAN ALI / FLIN VAN HEMMEN - While We Still Have Bodies - Sax / Trombone / Acoustic Bass / Percussion

Sunday, February 4th 2018:
6pm: ZERO POINT: DANIEL CARTER / DERIC DICKENS / MICHAEL BATES / MARIUS DUBOULE
7pm: BEYOND TRIO: CHERYL PYLE / CLAIRE de BRUNNER / DANIEL CARTER

Sunday, February 11th:
6pm: DAVE SEWELSON TRIO With WILLIAM PARKER and MARVIN BUGALOO SMITH
7pm: MICHAEL FOSTER / INGRID LAUBROCK - Double Soprano Sax & Drums Trio

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


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Bruce’s Recommended Gig This Week:

MATTHEW SHIPP TRIO & ROSCOE MITCHELL!
This Saturday, January 27th at 9pm
At Zankel Hall, underneath Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019 - (212) 903-9600
Check: https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2018/01/27/MATTHEW-SHIPP-TRIO-ROSCOE-MITCHELL-SAXOPHONE-0900PM

DMG Newsletter for January 19th, 2018 Read More

More Cold Rain and Snow, When Will This Winter End?
Are Our Winters Getting Worse, Is this just another Trend?
The subways suck more and more Every Day
While NJ Transit is Always filled with delays!
Tired of Complaining, Will Things Ever Change?
A Toast to Creative Music, the Medicine of Mortals
Let’s Check Out This Week’s List of Sonic Delights from:

Julie Tippetts & Mark Wastell! New from Relative Pitch: Brandon Lopez/Matt Nelson/Andria Nicodemou/Gerald Cleaver & Ben Hall’s Racehorse Names: Joe Morris! Shakers N’ Bakers Tribute to Late Period Albert Ayler! Aaron Novik’s LP Only/Comic Book Gem! Two from Terp: Ab Baars & Terrie Ex Fendika! Dogwood: Nicco Soffiato & Zach Swanson! Vancouver’s Sick Boss with Tony Wilson, Peggy Lee & JP Carter! Michael Winter on New World!

Restocks from Confront: IST & John Zorn! Simon H Fell Solo! 10Tet with Radu Malfatti & Tetuzi Akiyama, Tin: Axel Dorner, Dominic Lash & Roger Turner! Restocks from Not Two & Listen! Foundation: Agusti Fernandez! Bergman / Brotzmann / Gjerstad! Bobby Zankel Trubute to William Parker! Evan Parker/Mikolaj Trzaska Quartet and Barry Guy/ Homburger Trio! And Restocks from Little i Music: Jeff Lederer! Mary LaRose! Shakers N’ Bakers and more!

Plus a Clean Feed Overstock Sale! Vinyl from Michael Hurley! Thomas Dimuzio & Alan Courtis! Jean Rollin! Javier Segura! Bruno Zambini! Edmondo Giulliani!


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THE DMG 27TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Rare Saturday, January 20th Event:
6pm: DAMON SMITH and MICHAEL VATCHER - Contrabass & Drums
7pm: TOMCHESS - Oud, Ney, Morsing / ESAT EKINCIOGLU - Acoustic Bass

Sunday, January 21st:
6pm: ZODIAC SAX QUARTET: CHARLES WATERS / CLAIRE DALY / LEE ODOM / RAS MOSHE
7pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / NICK JOZWIAK / TODD CAPP - Clarinet / Cello / Drums

Sunday January 28th:
6pm: MICHAEL VATCHER & JACK WRIGHT - Drums and Sax
7pm: MICHAEL FOSTER / BEN GERSTEIN / SEAN ALI / FLIN VAN HEMMEN - While We Still Have Bodies - Sax / Trombone / Acoustic Bass / Percussion

Sunday, February 4th 2018:
6pm: ZERO POINT: DANIEL CARTER / DERIC DICKENS / MICHAEL BATES / MARIUS DUBOULE
7pm: BEYOND TRIO: CHERYL PYLE / CLAIRE de BRUNNER / DANIEL CARTER

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

DMG Newsletter for January 12th, 2018 Read More

While the News Gets More Ridiculous Every Day
Creative Music Seems to be One of the Few Things
That Continues to Evolve, Enrich and Inspire Us All
No Matter What Anybody Might Say or Do
Check Out The Sounds, This Note’s For You!

Here is This Week’s Menu of Sonic Delights:

Peter Blegvad Quintet! Sylvie Couvoisier Trio: Drew Gress & Kenny Wollesen! ZNR: Hector Zazou & Joseph Racaille! New Jazz Fest Balver Hohle: Brotzmann & Bennink, John Surman Trio Albert Mangelsdorff, Willem Breuker Kollektief, Eddie Prevost! Florian Egli Weird Beard!

Ernest Dawkins’ New Horizons Ensemble Vijay Iyer! New from Not Two & Listen! Foundation: DKV Trio: Drake/Kessler/Vandermark! Frode Gjerstad/Willam Parker/Hamid Drake! Trevor Watts & Strings! Joe Morris! Agusti Fernandez! Samo Salamon / Szilard Mezei / Achille Succi!

Plus Archival Music from Herbie Hancock! U Roy! A Tribute to Roswell Rudd! A Relative Pitch Sale! And Loads of Vinyl from: Duck Baker Plays Thelonious Monk! Sun Ra Arkestra! David Behrman! Lasse Marhaug/Jon Wesseltoft! John Coltrane! Billie Holiday! B.B. King! Four from Heldon! Cosey Fanni Tutti! Tropicalia and Even More!


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THE DMG 27TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, January 14th:
6pm: XANDER NAYLOR - Solo Electric Guitar
7pm: VIV CORRINGHAM and NYKOILA HAYN- Vocals and Guitar

Rare Saturday, January 20th Event:
6pm: DAMON SMITH and MICHAEL VATCHER - Contrabass & Drums
7pm: TOMCHESS - Oud, Ney, Morsing / ESAT EKINCIOGLU - Acoustic Bass

Sunday, January 21st:
6pm: ZODIAC SAX QUARTET: CHARLES WATERS / CLAIRE DALY /
LEE ODOM / RAS MOSHE BURNETT - Saxes
7pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / NICK JOZWIAK / TODD CAPP - Clarinet / Cello / Drums

Sunday January 28th:
6pm: MICHAEL VATCHER & JACK WRIGHT - Drums and Sax
7pm: MICHAEL FOSTER / BEN GERSTEIN / SEAN ALI / FLIN VAN HEMMEN - While We Still Have Bodies - Sax / Trombone / Acoustic Bass / Percussion

Sunday, February 4th 2018:
6pm: ZERO POINT: DANIEL CARTER / DERIC DICKENS / MICHAEL BATES / MARIUS DUBOULE
7pm: BEYOND TRIO: CHERYL PYLE / CLAIRE de BRUNNER / DANIEL CARTER

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

DMG Newsletter for January 5th, 2018 Read More

First Week of the New Year and The Winter is Here!
23 degrees F, Windy, a Snow Storm Brewing Up Outside
So Good to be Inside, Warm and Listening to Great Music!
Ken Vandermark is in Residence at The Old Stone This Week
So Come On Down and Brave the Elements If You Can

Here is a Short Newsletter of Sonic Treasures from:

Roscoe Mitchell & Matthew Shipp! Rob Mazurek’s Third Coast Ensemble! Didier Petit Solo Cello! Two from Ra Kalam Bob Moses With Greg Burk & Bukky Leo! The Jim Campilongo Trio Nels Cline! Rare Lester Bowie 50th Anniversary Reissue!

Dollar Brand Trio & Hugh Masakela/Jonas Gwangwa/Kippie Moeketsi! Krzysztof Komeda Rarity! Prurient! Roland Kayn! Back in Stock from Screwgun: Tim Berne / Julius Hemphill / Marc Ducret / Craig Taborn / Michael Formanek..! Plus Rare Vinyl from John Coltrane! Alvin Lucier! Bob Marley! Sly & Robbie!

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THE DMG 27TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, January 7th, 2018:
6pm: BRANDON LOPEZ & NINA DANTE - ContraBass and Vocals
7pm: STAN ZENKOFF and SEAN ALI - Bb Clarinet and ContraBass

Sunday, January 14th:
6pm: XANDER NAYLOR - Solo Electric Guitar
7pm: VIV CORRINGHAM and N L H - Vocals and Guitar
8pm: BEN GOLDBERG and GERALD CLEAVER - Clarinets and Drums

Sunday, January 21st:
6pm: ZODIAC SAXOPHONE QUARTET: CHARLES WATERS / CLAIRE DALY / LEE ODOM / RAS MOSHE BURNETT - Saxes
7pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / NICK JOZWIAK / TODD CAPP - Clarinet / Cello / Drums

Sunday January 28th:
6pm: MICHAEL VATCHER & JACK WRIGHT - Drums and Sax
7pm: MICHAEL FOSTER / BEN GERSTEIN / SEAN ALI / FLIN VAN HEMMEN - While We Still Have Bodies - Sax / Trombone / Acoustic Bass / Percussion

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

DMG Newsletter for December 29th, 2017 Read More

Happy New Year to One and All!

I am currently working on my best of lists for 2017
And hope to broadcast them by the end of January
Trying not to be distracted by current events
Or the Brutal Cold of Going Outside
So its time to Savor the Sounds, Zines, books and DVD’s
That We’ve Collected over the Past Year
Rejoice! A New Year is about to Wipe the Slate Clean!


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THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, December 31st: New Years Eve - No In-store

Sunday, January 7th, 2018:
6pm: BRANDON LOPEZ & NINA DANTE - ContraBass and Vocals
7pm: STAN ZENKOFF and SEAN ALI - Bb Clarinet and ContraBass

Sunday, January 14th:
6pm: XANDER NAYLOR - Solo Electric Guitar
7pm: VIV CORRINGHAM and N L H - Vocals and Guitar
8pm: BEN GOLDBERG and GERALD CLEAVER - Clarinets and Drums

Sunday, January 21st:
6pm: ZODIAC SAXOPHONE QUARTET: CHARLES WATERS / CLAIRE DALY / LEE ODOM / RAS MOSHE BURNETT - Saxes
7pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / NICK JOZWIAK / TODD CAPP - Clarinet / Cello / Drums

Sunday January 28th:
6pm: MICHAEL VATCHER & JACK WRIGHT - Drums and Sax
7pm: MICHAEL FOSTER / BEN GERSTEIN / SEAN ALI / FLIN VAN HEMMEN - While We Still Have Bodies - Sax / Trombone / Acoustic Bass / Percussion

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

DMG Newsletter for December 22nd, 2017 Read More

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah and Great Kwanzaa Spirits
to All who Celebrate These Joyous Holidays
It is the Last Week of the Year So
It the Time to Reflect on the Many Great Discs and Live Sets We’ve Heard and Seen

Here is a short Newsletter with just a couple of new Items
But a Large USED CD/LP List Well Worth Checking Out…
In the Maentime, You can check some Inspirational Live Music at
The Arts for Art / Evolving Justice is Compassion / Action is Power Festival and
At The Old Stone, The New Stone and the Zorn Curation Series at National Sawdust…
All Listed at the bottom of this newsletter

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THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, December 24th: Christmas Eve - No in-store

Sunday, December 31st: New Years Eve - No In-store

Sunday, January 7th, 2018:
6pm: BRANDON LOPEZ & NINA DANTE - ContraBass and Vocals
7pm: STAN ZENKOFF and SEAN ALI - Bb Clarinet and ContraBass

Sunday, January 14th:
6pm: XANDER NAYLOR - Solo Electric Guitar
7pm: VIV CORRINGHAM and N L H - Vocals and Guitar
8pm: BEN GOLDBERG and GERALD CLEAVER - Clarinets and Drums

Sunday, January 21st:
6pm: ZODIAC SAXOPHONE QUARTET: CHARLES WATERS / CLAIRE DALY / LEE ODOM / RAS MOSHE BURNETT
7pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / NICK JOZWIAK / TODD CAPP - Clarinet / Cello / Drums

Sunday January 28th:
6pm: MICHAEL VATCHER & JACK WRIGHT - Drums and Sax
7pm: MICHAEL FOSTER / BEN GERSTEIN / SEAN ALI / FLIN VAN HEMMEN - While We Still Have Bodies - Sax / Trombone / Acoustic Bass / Percussion

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

DMG Newsletter for December 15th, 2017 Read More

Colder Still, That Arctic Chill
Rattles the Bones and Everyone Groans as the Wind Blows Through Our Frozen Souls
So Warm Up with Tasty Tea or Hot Saki or Something Similar
And Listen to the Sounds of New Music from Our Favorite Heroes:

Kramer & Bill Frisell: Brill II! Ron Miles: Jason Moran / Thomas Morgan / Brian Blade / Bill Frisell! Keiji Haino & John Butcher! Frank Zappa Summer ’82 Legit Blu-Ray! Kan Mikami / John Edwards / Alex Neilson! Jon Catler & RaKalam Bob Moses! Gerrit Hatcher Duo & Trio! New from Sunnyside: Kirk Nurock & Jay Clayton, Guilem Flouzat Trio & Vince Mendoza / WDR Big Band!

Archival Discs from Norma Winstone! Albert & BB King & Bobby Blue Bland! Chicago Blues All-Stars! The Gist! Johnny Thunders! Chimera! Cimberline! Hamas Kalkaba & Golden Sounds! Les Filles de Illighadad!

Plus Rare Vinyl from: Derek Bailey / Anthony Braxton / Hans Bennink! Khan Jamal Creative Arts Ensemble! Leadbelly! Basil Kirchen! Crystallized Movements! And a big CD Nuscope sale!

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THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, December 17th:
6pm: ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE: CRAIG FLANAGIN & NORMANDY SHERWOOD & AMI YAMASAKI Guitar and Modular Electronics & Guest Vocalist
7pm: PRAIRIE MUFFIN: FUNG CHERN HWEI - Solo Violin

Sunday, December 24th: Christmas Eve - No in-store

Sunday, December 31st: New Years Eve - No In-store

Sunday, January 7th, 2018:
6pm: BRANDON LOPEZ & NINA DANTE - ContraBass and Vocals
7pm: STAN ZENKOFF and SEAN ALI - Bb Clarinet and ContraBass

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

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STONEFEST ONE AT THE NEW SCHOOL!
DECEMBER 17-18-19, This Sunday - Tuesday
TISHMAN AUDITORIUM—63 FIFTH AVENUE

SUNDAY DECEMBER 17
7pm JAY CAMPBELL SOLO
jay campbell cello
8pm MARY HALVORSON QUARTET
mary halvorson guitar
miles okazaki guitar
drew gress bass
tomas fujiwara drums
9pm CRAIG TABORN - piano
10pm SHARDIK
matt hollenberg guitar
nick shellenberger bass
matt buckley drums

MONDAY DECEMBER 18
7pm JACK QUARTET
chris otto violin
austin wulliman violin
john pickford richards viola
jay campbell cello
8pm BILL FRISELL SOLO guitar
9pm KRIS DAVIS TRIO
kris davis piano
eric revis bass
johnathan blake drums
10pm COBRA
eyal maoz guitar
bill frisell guitar
matt hollenberg guitar
taylor levine guitar
brian marsella keyboards
craig taborn piano
jay campbell cello
michael nicolas cello
simon hanes bass
ches smith vibes
ikue mori electronics
kenny grohowski drums
tim keiper drums
john zorn prompter

TUESDAY DECEMBER 19
7pm VICKY CHOW
vicky chow piano
8pm MILFORD GRAVES with BILL LASWELL and JOHN ZORN
milford graves drums
bill laswell bass
john zorn sax
9pm PETER EVANS
peter evans trumpet
10pm UNNATURAL WAYS featuring Ava Mendoza
ava mendoza guitar, voice
tim dahl bass
sam ospovat drums


DMG Newsletter for December 8th, 2017 Read More

Although the Arctic Chill Has Just Begun
The Time is Right to Have Some Sonic Sound Fun
Check Out Some Music Live to Help Us to Survive!
Several Festivals are Going on Simultaneously:
The StoneFest! The Evolving Free Jazz Fest!
The Winter Jazz Fest! The Steve Gauci Monday & Wednesday Series!
Plus Great Gigs at Cornelia Street! Shapeshifter! I-Beam! Roulette!
And the Ongoing Free Music Series at DMG! Most are Listed Below!
So Please Get Out of the House and Support Live Music!

In the Meantime, Help Support Recorded Music from This Week’s list of Gems from:

Steve Swell Messiaen Project: Jason Kao Hwang / Rob Brown / Tom Ulrich..! Jon Irabagon / Joe Fieldler / Todd Neufeld! John McLaughlin & Fourth Dimension! New from Iluso: John Butcher / John Russell / Dominic Lash / SL Solberg! Alvaro Domene & Briggan Krauss!

Mike Caratti / Rachel Musson / Steve Beresford! Dominic Lash / Alex Ward Quartet! Alex Maguire & Nikolas Skorgas! IVO PERELMAN / MATTHEW SHIPP 7 CD Sale Set with William Parker! Bobby Kapp! Nate Wooley! Brandon Lopez! Gerald Cleaver..!

Plus 100 Years of Jazz 10 CD set! And Vinyl from Eyvind Kang! The Transcendence Orchestra! George Mukabi! Plus a Big TZADIK SPECTRUM SERIES Sale!


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THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, December 10th:
6pm: DISSIPATED FACE: DANIEL CARTER / KURT RALSKE / STEPHEN POPKIN /
MICHAEL LUBLIN / WILL DAHL / BILL MILKOWSKI
7pm: RAS MOSHE BURNETT /KYOKO KITAMURA / REUBEN RADDING / LEONID GALAGANOV

Sunday, December 17th:
6pm: ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE: CRAIG FLANAGIN & NORMANDY SHERWOOD: Guitar and Modular Electronics //
7pm: PRAIRIE MUFFIN: FUNG CHERN HWEI - Solo Violin!

Sunday, December 24th: Christmas Eve - No in-store

Sunday, December 31st: New Years Eve - No In-store

Sunday, January 7th, 2018:
6pm: BRANDON LOPEZ & NINA DANTE - ContraBass and Vocals!
7pm: STAN ZENKOFF and SEAN ALI - Bb Clarinet and ContraBass!

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

DMG Newsletter for December 1st, 2017 Read More

December Arrives with a Chill in the Air
Working on Those Best Of Lists, So Don’t Despair
It Takes Time to Go through Newsletters and Do Listening Sessions
So Please be Patient and Those Recommendations will Appear Soon…

New Things from: Die Enttäuschung: Rudi Mahall / Axel Dorner / Christof Thewees / Michael Griener! Alexander Hawkins / Elaine Mitcherner Quartet! J.A. Granelli and Mr. Lucky! Szilard Mezei & Jon Hemmersam! Jeff Parker / Kjetil Moster / Joshua Abrams / John Herndon! Espen Aalberg / Jonas Kulhhammar / Tonrbjorn Zetterberg / Susana Santos Silva!

New & Reissued Discs from Acid Mother Temple & Makoto Kawabata!
Reissues from Spiritualized! The Darkside! UT! The Orb! Pandit Pran Nath!

And a large John Zorn/Tzadik Guitarist Sale: the Gnostic Trio (Bill Frisell), Jon Madof (Rashanim & Zion80) and Matt Hollenberg (Simulacrum)! The Cyber December Monthly Sale Begins Now!

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THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, December 3rd:
6pm: ANDERS NILSSON / HAMPUS OHMAN-FROLUND / SAM KULIK Scandinavian Guitar & Drums Trombone
7pm: AARON NOVIK / PATRICK HOLMES / THOMAS HEBERER / PASCAL NIGGENKEMPER - Clarinet / B-flat Clarinet / Trumpet / ContraBass

Rare Monday, December 4th Event:
6pm: CHRIS PITSIOKOS - Solo Alto Sax
M M / GERALD CLEAVER Duo
CHRIS PITSIOKOS / M M / GERALD CLEAVER - Alto Sax / Trombone / Drums

Sunday, December 10th:
6pm: DISSIPATED FACE: DANIEL CARTER / KURT RALSKE / STEPHEN POPKIN /
MICHAEL LUBLIN / WILL DAHL / BILL MILKOWSKI
7pm: RAS MOSHE /KYOKO KITAMURA / ANDERS NILSSON

Sunday, December 17th:
6pm: ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE: CRAIG FLANAGIN & NORMANDY SHERWOOD: Guitar and Modular Electronics
7pm: PRAIRIE MUFFIN: FUNG CHERN HWEI - Solo Violin!

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

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Fans of Composer JAMES TENNEY, please take note -

Help Be a Part of the James Tenney Recording Project:

Check out: https://www.hatchfund.org/project/world_premiere_recording_of_james_tenneys_changes_64_studies_for_6_harps

DMG Newsletter for November 24th, 2017 Read More

Happy Thanksgiving to All!
Let’s Give Thanks to All of the Musicians, Composers and Bandleaders
Who Compose, Perform and Play Music which Inspires us and is the Soundtrack to Our Lives
Each Performance, Each Musical Offering is a Letter from Another World
A Piece of a Giant Jigsaw Puzzle, Which is a Cosmic Map to Help Guide Us…
A Toast to New and Old Music from the Spirit World…

Rare Tom Cora Solo Cello! Near Dozen from Clean Feed: Imaginary Numbers: Joe McPhee/Pascal Niggenkemper/Stale Solberg! Nick Fraser/Tony Malaby Qt! Jeff Parker/Kjetil Moster/Josh Abrams/John Herndon! Eve Risser / Kaja Draksler Piano Duo! Aalberg/Kullhammar/Zetterberg/Silva! João Lencastre /Jacob Sacks / Eivind Opsvik!

Gard Nilssen’s Acoustic Unity: Fredrik Ljungvist! Francisco Cusa Trio Carlos Atti! Tree Ear: Gerry Hemingway/Sebastian Strinning/Manuel Troller! Ada Rave/Nicola L Hein/Wilbert DeJoode! Mars Williams’ Witches & Devils: An Ayler Xmas! Sylvain Kassap/Julian Touery/Fabien Duscombs! Stephen Flinn/Michael Lytle/Denman Maroney!

Trio S: Doug Weisleman/Jane Scarpantoni/Kenny Wollesen! Historic Discs from Roscoe Mitchell & Anthony Braxton! Michael Cosmic & Phil Musra Group! Hypnotic Brass Band! Henry Flynt! Lady June’s Linguistic Leprosy! Suicide Early Tapes! Etc, Etc…!


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THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, November 26th:
6pm: FRANCOIS GRILLOT / RICH ROSENTHAL / LEONID GALAGANOV - ContraBass / Guitar / Drums

Sunday, December 3rd:
6pm: ANDERS NILSSON / HAMPUS OHMAN-FROLUND / SAM KULIK Scandinavian Guitar & Drums Trombone
7pm: AARON NOVIK / PATRICK HOLMES / THOMAS HEBERER - Clarinet / B-flat Clarinet / Trumpet

Rare Monday, December 4th Event:
6pm: MM / GERALD CLEAVER Duo
7pm: CHRIS PITSIOKOS - Solo Alto Sax

Sunday, December 10th:
6pm: DISSIPATED FACE: DANIEL CARTER / KURT RALSKE / STEPHEN POPKIN /
MICHAEL LUBLIN / WILL DAHL / BILL MILKOWSKI
7pm: RAS MOSHE /KYOKO KITAMURA / ANDERS NILSSON

Sunday, December 17th:
6pm: ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE: CRAIG FLANAGIN & NORMANDY SHERWOOD: Guitar and Modular Electronics
7pm: PRAIRIE MUFFIN: FUNG CHERN HWEI - Solo Violin!

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

DMG Newsletter for November 17th, 2017 Read More

International Improv is a Language of Its Own
Which Crosses All Borders or Barriers and is not Held Down by Words or Lyrics
Each Disc Reviewed This Week Creates its Own World or Mythology
So Take the Time to Experience These New Worlds with Music from:

John Zorn’s Hermetic Organ Vol 5! Connie Converse Comp: Laurie Anderson / Mike Patton / Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone..! Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit & Duo: Frode Gjerstad! Jurg Frey 5 CD Set! Julius Eastman! John Butcher & Akio Suzuki!

Robert Dick / Uli Johannes Kieckbusch / Alfred Zimmerlin! Zero Point: Daniel Carter/Marius Duboule/Michael Bates/Deric Dickens! Keiji Haino / Jim O’Rourke / Oren Ambarchi LP! Todd Capp’s Mystery Train!

Plus Historic Music from Charles Mingus Sextet 1964! Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band! Cluster! John Cage 3 CD Set Edition RZ! Harry Bertoia CD/DVD! Pascal Comelade! Albert Ayler on LP’s! Serge Gainsbourg & Jean-Claude Vannier! And Even More..!


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THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, November 19th:
6pm: TODD CAPP / SYLVAIN KASSAP / GUILLERMO GREGORIO / PATRICK HOLMES / MICHAEL LYTLE Clarinet Choir
7pm: ANDY HAAS and DON FIORINO - Sax/Electronics and Guitar

Sunday, November 26th:
6pm: FRANCOIS GRILLOT / RICH ROSENTHAL / LEONID GALAGANOV - ContraBass/Guitar/Drums
7pm: VIV CORRINGHAM and GLEN HALL - Experimental Vocals and Multi-Instruments

Sunday, December 3rd:
6pm: ANDERS NILSSON / HAMPUS OHMAN-FROLUND / SAM KULIK Scandinavian Guitar & Drums Trombone
7pm: AARON NOVIK / PATRICK HOLMES / THOMAS HEBERER - Clarinet / B-flat Clarinet / Trumpet

Rare Monday, December 4th Event:
6pm: NH / MM / GERALD CLEAVER Trio
7pm: CHRIS PITSIOKOS - Solo Alto Sax!

Sunday, December 10th:
6pm: DISSIPATED FACE: DANIEL CARTER / KURT RALSKE / STEPHEN POPKIN /
MICHAEL LUBLIN / WILL DAHL / BILL MILKOWSKI
7pm: RAS MOSHE /KYOKO KITAMURA / ANDERS NILSSON

Sunday, December 17th:
6pm: ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE: CRAIG FLANAGIN & NORMANDY SHERWOOD: Modular Electronics
7pm: PRAIRIE MUFFIN: FUNG CHERN HWEI - Solo Violin!

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

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This week, the Village Vanguard in NYC is the place to be!
Six nights & one matinee of John Zorn’s Masada Book Three! Tonight is ABRAXAS!
Picture the Mahavishnu Orchestra going Electric Klez - They Rule!!!

John Zorn’s Masada Book Three: NOVEMBER 14 - 19 2017
MASADA at the VANGUARD Next Week
6 Nights & a Matinee Performance

Here’s the rest of the schedule:

thursday 16 
ABRAXAS—early set
Eyal Maoz - guitar
Aram Bajakian - guitar
shanir blumenkranz - bass
Kenny Grohowski - drums

CLERIC—late set
matt hollenberg guitar
nick shellenberger keyboards, voice
dan kennedy bass
larry kwartowitz drums

friday  17 
VADIM NESELOVSKYI TRIO—early set
vadim neselovskyi piano
ronen itzik bass
dan loomis drums

BRIAN MARSELLA TRIO—late set
brian marsella piano
kim cass bass
kenny wollesen drums

saturday 18 
BANQUET OF THE SPIRITS—2 sets
Shanir Blumenkranz - bass    
Tim Keiper drums    
Brian Marsella keyboards      
Cyro Baptista - percussion  

sunday 19 
3pm matinee LAGE-RILEY
gyan riley - guitar
julian lage - guitar

ZION 80—2 sets
Jon Madof - guitar   
Frank London - trumpet
Greg Wall - tenor sax   
Jessica Lurie - bari sax   
Zach Mayer - bari sax   
Brian Marsella - organ
Yoshie Fruchter - guitar   
Shanir Blumenkranz - bass
Evan Pazner - drums   
Marlon Sobol - percussion   
Cyro Baptista - percussion
special guest- John Zorn - sax

The Village Vanguard is located at
178 Seventh Ave. South (just below West 11th St. in Greenwich Village)
New York, New York, 10014 - 212-255-4037
Reserve tickets at: www.instantseats.com/index.cfmfuseaction=home.venue&VenueID=1&sid=3

DMG Newsletter for November 10th, 2017 Read More

Inspiration of the Week is comes from
A Box of CD’s featuring FELA Ransome Kuti Traded in…
Nearly Every Friday, We Listen to a long disc from Fela Kuti
This Helps us to Get through the Day with a Smile
Dancing in our Places, Behind the Counter and Feeling Good to be Alive!
Music has a Way of Reaching Deep into our Bodies, Souls and Minds
And Shaking us Free of our Everyday Worries and Woes..!

This Week’s Dynamic Discs Feature These Important Musicians and Composers:

Spontaneous Music Ensemble’s ‘Karyobin’! Sun Ra Arkestra’s ‘Discipline 27’ on CD! Eugene Chadbourne Lost Sessions! Joe McPhee’s Willisau Concert Reissue! Rob Mazurek! While We Still Have Bodies: Ben Gerstein/Michael Foster/Sean Ali/Flin Van Hemmen! Sandcatchers: Yoshi Fruchter/Myk Freedman/Erik Friedlander/Michael Bates..! The Dwarfs of East Agouza!

John Cage/John Tilbury Piano Quartet! Jurg Frey! Brooklyn Rider! Bruce Russell! Asmus Tietchens! Plus Archival Recordings from Suns of Arqa! Davy Graham! Klaus Schulze! Gary Bias! Flamin’ Groovies! Plus LP’s from: Two Sun Ra LP Rarities! Lou Reed! The Gun Club! Hector Zazou & Bony Biyake! Barry Adamson Pan Sonic Hafler Trio! Mary Jane Leach! Suzanne Ciani!

And a Large Michael Vatcher / Michael Moore / Ramboy Discs Sale!

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THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, November 12th:
6pm: ROBERT DICK - Rare Solo Flute Performance
7pm: GIACOMO MEREGA / ANDREW SMILEY / ELI ASHER - Electric Bass / Guitar / Trumpet

Sunday, November 19th:
6pm: TODD CAPP / SYLVAIN KASSAP / GUILLERMO GREGORIO / PATRICK HOLMES / MICHAEL LYTLE Clarinet Choir
7pm: ANDY HAAS and DON FIORINO - Sax/Electronics and Guitar

Sunday, November 26th:
6pm: FRANCOIS GRILLOT / RICH ROSENTHAL / LEONID GALAGANOV - ContraBass/Guitar/Drums
7pm: VIV CORRINGHAM and GLEN HALL - Experimental Vocals and Multi-Instruments

Sunday, December 3rd:
6pm: ANDERS NILSSON / HAMPUS OHMAN-FROLUND / SAM KULIK Scandinavian Guitar & Drums Trombone
7pm: AARON NOVIK / PATRICK HOLMES / THOMAS HEBERER - Clarinet / B-flat Clarinet / Trumpet

Rare Monday, December 4th Event:
6pm: NH / MM / GERALD CLEAVER Trio

Sunday, December 10th:
6pm: DISSIPATED FACE: DANIEL CARTER / KURT RALSKE / STEPHEN POPKIN /
MICHAEL LUBLIN / WILL DAHL / BILL MILKOWSKI
7pm: RAS MOSHE /KYOKO KITAMURA / ANDERS NILSSON

Sunday, December 17th:
6pm: ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE: CRAIG FLANAGIN & NORMANDY SHERWOOD: Modular Electronics
7pm: PRAIRIE MUFFIN: FUNG CHERN HWEI - Solo Violin!

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

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John Zorn’s Masada Book Three: NOVEMBER 14 - 19 2017
MASADA at the VANGUARD Next Week
6 Nights & a Matinee Performance

Here’s the schedule:
tuesday November 14     
GNOSTIC TRIO—2 sets
bill frisell guitar
kenny wollesen vibes
carol emanuel harp

wednesday 15 
KLEZMERSON—2 sets
Benjamin Shwartz keyboard, viola
Carina Lopez bass
Todd Clouser guitar
Fede Schmucler  guitar
Tavo Nandayapa drums
Osito “moro”  sax, flute, accordeon

thursday 16 
ABRAXAS—early set
Eyal Maoz - guitar
Aram Bajakian - guitar
shanir blumenkranz - bass
Kenny Grohowski - drums

CLERIC—late set
matt hollenberg guitar
nick shellenberger keyboards, voice
dan kennedy bass
larry kwartowitz drums

friday  17 
VADIM NESELOVSKYI TRIO—early set
vadim neselovskyi piano
ronen itzik bass
dan loomis drums

BRIAN MARSELLA TRIO—late set
brian marsella piano
kim cass bass
kenny wollesen drums

saturday 18 
BANQUET OF THE SPIRITS—2 sets
Shanir Blumenkranz - bass    
Tim Keiper drums    
Brian Marsella keyboards      
Cyro Baptista - percussion  

sunday 19 
3pm matinee LAGE-RILEY
gyan riley - guitar
julian lage - guitar

ZION 80—2 sets
Jon Madof - guitar   
Frank London - trumpet
Greg Wall - tenor sax   
Jessica Lurie - bari sax   
Zach Mayer - bari sax   
Brian Marsella - organ
Yoshie Fruchter - guitar   
Shanir Blumenkranz - bass
Evan Pazner - drums   
Marlon Sobol - percussion   
Cyro Baptista - percussion
special guest- John Zorn - sax

The Village Vanguard is located at
178 Seventh Ave. South (just below West 11th St. in Greenwich Village)
New York, New York, 10014 - 212-255-4037
Reserve tickets at: www.instantseats.com/index.cfmfuseaction=home.venue&VenueID=1&sid=3

DMG Newsletter for November 3rd, 2017 Read More

Saw King Crimson on Halloween
Blew my Mind, What a Scene
Nearly fifty years since their first album Erupted
And that material still sounds Fresh, Intense and Appropriate
for Our Current Situation: “Politicians, Funeral Pyre”
“21st Century Schizoid Man!”
Who are they singing about..?
Today’s Super Special Sonic Delights Feature these Fine Folks:

Anthony Braxton: Solo at FIMAV! David Bindman with Frank London / Reut Regev..! Jen Shyu with Mat Maneri / Anna Webber / Thomas Morgan..! Acid Mothers Temple! Alan Sondheim & Stephen Dydo on ESP! Nine from FMR: Frode Gjerstad & Fred Lonberg-Holm! Glasgow Improv Orchestra with Marilyn Crispell! Alan Tomlinson / Dave Tucker Trio! Szilard Mezei Trio!

Two from Udo Schindler Sebastano Tremontana! Francois Carrier & Michel Lambert! Half Dozen Gems from Confront: Derek Bailey & Simon H Fell! Beins / Butcher / Wastell! Ian Brighton Solo! Tin: Axel Dorner / Dominc Lash / Roger Turner! 10Tet: Akiyama / Malfatti / Unami / Sugimoto!

Plus Archival Discs from the Mothers of Invention! Hermeto Pascoal! Nurse with Wound! Two Generations of Dave Brubeck! And Rare Vinyl from: Okay Temiz & Johnny Dyani! Che Chen & Robbie Lee! Alvarius B.! Bob Dylan! Fifty Foot Hose! Serge Gainsbourg! Dizzy Gillespie and The Raincoats!

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THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, November 5th:
6pm: BEYOND GROUP: CHERYL PYLE - Flutes / MICHAEL EATON - Soprano sax / JAMIE BAUM - Flutes / CLAIRE DALY - Bari Sax / MATT LAVELLE Bass Clarinet / GENE COLEMAN - Flutes
7pm: JONATHAN MORITZ / SEAN ALI / CARLO COSTA - Tenor Sax / ContraBass / Percussion

Sunday, November 12th:
6pm: ROBERT DICK - Rare Solo Flute Performance
7pm: GIACOMO MEREGA / ANDREW SMILEY / ELI ASHER - Electric Bass / Guitar / Trumpet

Sunday, November 19th:
6pm: TODD CAPP / SYLVAIN KASSAP / GUILLERMO GREGORIO / PATRICK HOLMES / MICHAEL LYTLE Clarinet Choir
7pm: ANDY HAAS and DON FIORINO - Sax/Electronics and Guitar

Sunday, November 26th:
6pm: FRANCOIS GRILLOT / RICH ROSENTHAL / LEONID GALAGANOV - ContraBass/Guitar/Drums
7pm: VIV CORRINGHAM and GLEN HALL - Experimental Vocals and Multi-Instruments

Sunday, December 3rd:
6pm: ANDERS NILSSON / HAMPUS OHMAN-FROLUND / SAM KULIK Scandinavian Guitar & Drums Trombone
7pm: AARON NOVIK / PATRICK HOLMES / THOMAS HEBERER - Clarinet / B-flat Clarinet / Trumpet

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

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Attention Fans of Live Creative Music, THE STONE needs your help!

The Stone was and remains the most hospitable place to hear creative/experimental music in NYC. Opening in April of 2005 and soon closing in February of 2018 in its current location: for 13 years, 6 night a week, over 7,500 sets, The Stone has been a home to 1,000’s of creative musicians from around the world. John Zorn founded The Stone in 2005 and the policy has been the same: musicians get 100% of the door and the musicians are the one who curate. There are no distractions like food or drink or loud music played through the PA before or afterwards. There is only live music served at The Stone and the nightly staff are all volunteers. To me, The Stone is something quite special, a revered place to hear challenging music time and again. I am proud to be a long time volunteer and still help out whenever I can. I had the honor of curating there for a month in December of 2006 and still remember many transcendent moments. You can view the entire schedule/history of events at The Stone at www.thestonenyc.com/calendar.php

In March of 2018, The Stone will move to a new location in the Glass Box Theatre at the New School (13th St., just east of 6th Ave). The New Stone started having concerts on weekends in June of this year and will begin the regular six night run in March of next year. The Stone has long been curated by the musicians who play there and this will tradition will continue. During this period of transition, The Stone needs your help in order deal with the rising costs incurred over last few month at its location on Ave C & 2nd St. If you care about the present and future of The Stone please help - check out this: www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/help-the-stone-start-its-next-chapter - shalom, Bruce L Gallanter at DMG

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Get Your KING CRIMSON Tickets Now!

As I was saying in my above intro poem, I saw the mighty KING CRIMSON earlier this week on Halloween at NJPAC. They were just incredible!!! And they are currently on tour and playing again in NYC on November 17 & 18th at the Beacon Theatre. I’ve seen them many times (a dozen?) since their second tour in 1971 and this was their best set ever!

In you want to get tickets, go here: www.vividseats.com/concerts/king-crimson-tickets.html?regionId=7&utm_source=msn&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Rock&utm_term=king crimson at beacon&vkid=13468476

And if you want to watch a 30 second TV spot, then check this out: https://we.tl/8PDzUj5S0v  

DMG Newsletter for October 27th, 2017 Read More

So Much to Hear and So Little Time
Just Keep on Listening, Keep on Trying
To Savor Each Sound before It Fades Away
When Time Slows Down, We Hear So Much More
So Try to be Patient, and Take Some Time to Explore
The New Sounds of:

New from Cuneiform: Raoul Bjorkenheim & eCsTaSy: Doors of Perception! Ed Palermo Big Band! SchnellerTollerMeier! 4S’d: Man or The Muffins! Vinny Golia Syncquistic Quartet: Steve Adams/Ken Filiano/Tina Raymond! Mostly Other People Do the Killing Trio Version!

Tony Malaby New Argentinian Trio! Three from Michael Vatcher: 1000 / RKeT: Jan Klare & Luc Ex / Gene Carl Band! Reddeer: Fay Victor/Elisabeth Harnik/Dominic Lash! Dafna Naphtali & Gordon Beeferman! Brooklyn Rider! Alvarius B.!

Plus Archival Music from: Richard Thompson! Albert Mangelsdorff! Jon Hassell & Brian Eno! BYG/JazzActuel 3 CD Set! Duke Ellington & Classic Collaborators! Plus restocks from Emanem & Psi: Braxton & Bailey, Evan Parker & Spontaneous Music Ensemble! Rare Vinyl from Little Axe, Pierre Bastien and Keiji Haino/Oren Ambarchi/Stephen O’Malley!




THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, October 29th:
6pm: FLIP CITY: DAVID AARON / WILL McEVOY / DAVE GOULD - Saxes / Bass / Drums

Sunday, November 5th:
6pm: BEYOND GROUP: CHERYL PYLE - Flutes / MICHAEL EATON - Soprano sax / JAMIE BAUM - Flutes / CLAIRE DALY - Bari Sax / MATT LAVELLE Bass Clarinet / GENE COLEMAN - Flutes
7pm: JONATHAN MORITZ / SEAN ALI / CARLO COSTA - Tenor Sax / ContraBass / Percussion

Sunday, November 12th:
6pm: ROBERT DICK - Solo Flute!
7pm: GIACOMO MEREGA / ANDREW SMILEY / ELI ASHER - Electric Bass / Guitar / Trumpet

Sunday, November 19th:
6pm: TODD CAPP / SYLVAIN KASSAP / GUILLERMO GREGORIO / PATRICK HOLMES / MICHAEL LYTLE Clarinet Choir
7pm: ANDY HAAS and DON FIORINO - Sax/Electronics and Guitar

Sunday, November 26th:
6pm: FRANCOIS GRILLOT / RICH ROSENTHAL / LEONID GALAGANOV - ContraBass/Guitar/Drums
7pm: VIV CORRINGHAM and GLEN HALL - Experimental Vocals and Multi-Instruments

Sunday, December 3rd:
6pm: ANDERS NILSSON & HAMPUS OHMAN-FROLUND - Scandinavian Guitar & Drums Duo!
7pm: AARON NOVIK / PATRICK HOLMES / THOMAS HEBERER - Clarinet / B-flat Clarinet / Trumpet!

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

DMG Newsletter for October 20th, 2017 Read More

There’s a Chill in the Air
And It’s Starting to Get Colder
Winter is Coming and We’re All Getting Older
Take Time to Warm Up with Some Good Tea or Tasty Soup
And Savor the Sounds of These Musicians/Magicians:

John Zorn & Eugene Chadbourne Book/LP Rarity! Mary Halvorson Quartet with Miles Okazaki Perform the Final Masada Book of Angels CD! Tomas Fujiwara Triple Double: Brandon Seabrook/Mary Halvorson/Ralph Alessi/Taylor Ho Bynum/Gerald Cleaver!

Dave Douglas and the Westerlies! Henry Kaiser & Ian Brighton! Brian Chase / Ben Goldberg / Ron Reich! Josh Sinton Solo Contrabass Clarinet! Dirty Songs: Evan Parker / David Toop / Steve Beresford..! Randy Weston Solo! Plus Lots of Vinyl from: Taylor Ho Bynum! Harry Partch & Gate 5 Ensemble! Men & Volts! And even more…


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THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, October 22nd:
6pm: XPANDED RōNIN PHASING: PATRICK BRENNAN - Alto Sax & Compositions / JASON KAO HWANG - Violin / PATRICK HOLMES - Clarinet / BRIAN GRODER - Trumpet
7pm: LUIS CONDE from Buenos Aires & JOSH SINTON from NYC - International Multi-Reeds Duo!

Sunday, October 29th:
6pm: FLIP CITY: DAVID AARON / WILL McEVOY / DAVE GOULD -

Sunday, November 5th:
6pm: CHERYL PYLE / MICHAEL EATON / CLAIRE DALY / MATT LAVELLE / GENE COLEMAN - Flutes / Soprano Sax / Bari Sax/ Bass Clarinet / Flutes
7pm: JONATHAN MORITZ / SEAN ALI / CARLO COSTA - Tenor Sax / ContraBass / Percussion

Sunday, November 12th:
6pm: ROBERT DICK - Solo Flute!
7pm: GIACOMO MEREGA / ANDREW SMILEY / ELI ASHER - Electric Bass / Guitar / Trumpet!

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

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JOHN ZORN and RYAN McNAMARA Performances This Weekend:

This Sunday & Monday, October 22nd & 23rd at 9pm at the Guggenheim Museum

This is the premiere of a Works & Process commission for the unique architecture of the Guggenheim’s Peter B. Lewis Theater. Collaborating with a community of dancers and artists with whom he has worked for years, Ryan McNamara will create a performance set to Commedia dell’arte by composer John Zorn.

TICKET LINK: www.guggenheim.org/event/ryan-mcnamara-and-john-zorn
 
CODE: PULCINELLA - $20  - no cap on numbers 
CODE: HARLEQUIN - $10 – capped at 30 per performance, i.e. once 30 tickets have been purchased the code expires

DMG Newsletter for Friday, October 13th, 2017 Read More

Another Day, Cool and Gray
Where is the Sunshine When We Need it?
Savoring the Sounds is What We Want
So Let’s Take the Time to Listen More Closely

The Bagatelles Marathon was a Blast, Almost too Much for Some!
The October Revolution in Philly was also Amazing
According to My Many Friends who Attended
This Weeks Worthy Sounds are Coming from
Ben Goldberg, Steve Bernstein and George Lewis…

For those of you who don’t live nearby, check out the demanding sounds from:

Fred Frith / Lotte Anker / Samuel Duhsler! Borderlands Trio: Kris Davis / Stephan Crump / Eric McPherson! Scott DuBois QT: Gebhard Ullmann / Thomas Morgan / Kresten Osgood String & Woodwind Quartets! Scott Robinson/Sun Ra Tribute: Marshall Allen / Frank Lacy/ JD Parran!

Gunter Hampel Quartett! Heath Watts & Blue Armstrong! Plus Archival Discs from: John Surman Rainbow! Lindsay Cooper! Two from Tubby Hayes! Teddy Charles & Shelly Manne 4 CD Sets! The Residents & Renaldo and the Loaf! Asmus Tiechens! Laaraji! Merzbow rarity! And More..!


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THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, October 15th:
ROBERTO OTTAVIANO - Rare Solo Sax Set has been Canceled due to Visa problems!?!
6pm: BRANDON LOPEZ - Solo ContraBass & CD Release Set
7pm: JUDI SILVANO & BRUCE ARNOLD ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC DUO - CD Release Set

Sunday, October 22nd:
6pm: XPANDED RōNIN PHASING: PATRICK BRENNAN - Alto Sax & Comps. / JASON KAO HWANG - Violin / PATRICK HOLMES - Clarinet / BRIAN GRODER - Trumpet
7pm: LUIS CONDE from Buenos Aires & JOSH SINTON from NYC - International Multi-Reeds Duo!

Sunday, October 29th:
6pm: FLIP CITY: DAVID AARON / WILL McEVOY / DAVE GOULD

Sunday, November 5th:
6pm: CHERYL PYLE / MICHAEL EATON / CLAIRE DALY / MATT LAVELLE / GENE COLEMAN -
C & Alto Flutes / Soprano Sax / bari sax/ bass clarinet / C & Bass Flutes
7pm: JONATHAN MORITZ / SEAN ALI / CARLO COSTA - Tenor Sax / ContraBass / Percussion

Sunday, November 12th:
6pm: ROBERT DICK - Solo Flute!
7pm: GIACOMO MEREGA / ANDREW SMILEY / ELI ASHER - Electric Bass / Guitar / Trumpet!


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

DMG Newsletter for October 6th, 2017 Read More

When Life Becomes Surreal
We are Not Sure How We Feel
So We look to Artists for Inspiration
Keep Going to Gigs, Keep Listening to Discs
Searching for the Answers that We know Exist
The Keys to the Treasure Chest of Sonic Delights is Within:

Lisa Mezzacappa Large Ensemble: Myra Melford/Nicole Mitchell/Vinny Golia/Darren Johnston..! Adam Rudolph//Momenta String Quartet / Marco Cappelli / Sana Nagano / Kaoru Watanabe! Denny Zeitlin & George Marsh! Dave Liebman & Martial Solal! Dave King & Vector Families! Alan Ferber Big Band! Antonio Sanchez Solo! Louise Dam Eckhardt Jensen!

Logan Strosahl! 2 from Gebhard Ullmann: Clarinet Trio Alexey Kruglov & Oliver Potratz/Eric Schaefer! New from Pere Ubu! The Residents 4 CD set! Marginal Consort! Woodie Guthrie Tribute Box Set! Harold Land & Buddy Terry Reissues from Mainstream! Mother Earth! Ash Ra Tempel Experience! Klaus Schulze..!


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THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, October 8th:
6pm: LEONOR FALCON & SANA NAGANO - All New String Duo

Sunday, October 15th:
6pm: ROBERTO OTTAVIANO - Rare Solo Sax Set
7pm: JUDI SILVANO & BRUCE ARNOLD ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC DUO - CD Release Set

Sunday, October 22nd:
6pm: XPANDED RōNIN PHASING: PATRICK BRENNAN - Alto Sax & Comps. / JASON KAO HWANG - Violin / PATRICK HOLMES - Clarinet / BRIAN GRODER - Trumpet
7pm: LUIS CONDE from Buenos Aires & JOSH SINTON from NYC - International Multi-Reeds Duo!

Sunday, October 29th:
6pm: FLIP CITY: DAVID AARON / WILL McEVOY / DAVE GOULD!
7pm: DISSIPATED FACE: DANIEL CARTER / KURT RALSKE / STEPHEN POPKIN /
MICHAEL LUBLIN / WILL DAHL / BILL MILKOWSKI!

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

DMG Newsletter for September 29th, 2017 Read More

It Can’t Happen Here!
It Can’t Happen Here!
I’m Telling you My Dear
That It Can’t Happen Here! - Sinclair Lewis (the novel) / Mothers of Invention - ‘Freak-Out!’ (the song)

Summer turns to Fall
The Cool Breeze Chills us All
Forget about The Wall
And Seize the Sounds That Unite Us All… from:

Wadada Leo Smith: Monk Solo & All-Stars: Henry Kaiser/Brandon Ross/Michael Gregory Jackson/Bill Laswell/Adam Rudolph/Pheeraon AkLaff..! James Blood Ulmer & The Thing! Matt Mitchell 12 Piece: Jon Irabagon/Anna Webber/Scott Robinson/Ches Smith/Dan Weiss..!

Iannis Xenakis Orchestral Works Volume 15! Another Deluge from Clean Feed & Shppuma: MetaGuitar Volume 4: Rhys Chatham/Bern Nix/Robert Poss/Ron Anderson..! Cortex! Dre Hocevar! Frantz Loriot Der Verboten! Humcrush Five! Christian Wolff & Eddie Prevost! Plus Vinyl from: Oren Ambarchi! Two from Talibam! Pharaoh Sanders 1st! Paul Bley Trio! Laaraji! More and More!


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THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, October 1st:
6pm: JEREMY CARLSTEDT & RICK PARKER - Drums & Trombone/Electronics
7pm: WILL GREENE / ZOE CHRISTIANSEN / DANIEL PENCER WOODWIND TRIO

Sunday, October 8th:
6pm: LEONOR FALCON & SANA NAGANO - All New String Duo

Sunday, October 15th:
6pm: ROBERTO OTTAVIANO - Rare Solo Sax Set
7pm: JUDI SILVANO & BRUCE ARNOLD ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC DUO - CD Release Set

Sunday, October 22nd:
6pm: PATRICK BRENNAN / JASON KAO HWANG / PATRICK HOLMES / BRIAN GRODER
7pm: LUIS CONDE & JOSH SINTON

Sunday, October 29th:
6pm: FLIP CITY: DAVID AARON / WILL McEVOY / DAVE GOULD!
7pm: DISSIPATED FACE: DANIEL CARTER / KURT RALSKE / STEPHEN POPKIN /
MICHAEL LUBLIN / WILL DAHL / BILL MILKOWSKI!

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

DMG Newsletter for September 22nd, 2017 Read More

Back from Guelph and I Had a Blast
Great Weather and a Fine International Cast
of Friends Made this a Most Worthy Trip
A Shout Out to Great Sets from Matt Shipp, John Butcher, Peggy Lee, Rene Lussier,
BassDrumBone, Peter Brotzmann Solo and the Sandcatchers from Brooklyn!?!
Back to DMG for Another Week’s Worth of Incredible Discs from:

John Zorn - The Interpretations of Dreams! ARCANA VIII: Musicians on Music - Ten Year Anniversary Edition Book! Irene Schweizer & Joey Baron! Tom Rainey Obbligato: Ingrid Laubrock / Ralph Alessi / Kris Davis / Drew Gress! John Butcher / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter! Dave Rempis Percussion Quartet & Solo Sax Debut!

Boneshaker: Mars Williams/Kent Kessler/Paal Nilsson-Love! Scottish Sax Great Raymond MacDonald CD & LP sale: GIO, Evan Parker, Lol Coxhill, Satoko Fujii, Natsuki Tamura..! Brooklyn Raga Massive: Terry Riley’s ‘In C’! The Return of the Italian Surf Academy!

Joan La Barbara! John Cage ‘Works for Percussion 4’! Wolfgang Rihm! Philip Jeck! Whitehouse! More Rare Sun Ra Vinyl! The Thing & James Blood Ulmer LP! Sven-Ake Johansson & Alex Von Schlippenbach! The Ashra Tempel Experience! And Even More..!


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THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, September 24th:
6pm: KYOKO KITAMURA / KEN FILIANO / DAYEON SEOK - Vocals / ContraBass / Percussion
7pm: IRENE KEPL and DAVID GROLLMAN - Violin and Snare Drum

Sunday, October 1st:
6pm: JEREMY CARLSTEDT & RICK PARKER - Drums & Trombone/Electronics
7pm: WILL GREENE / ZOE CHRISTIANSEN / DANIEL PENCER WOODWIND TRIO

Sunday, October 8th:
6pm: LEONOR FALCON & SANA NAGANO - All New String Duo

Sunday, October 15th:
6pm: ROBERTO OTTAVIANO - Rare Solo Sax Set
7pm: JUDI SILVANO & BRUCE ARNOLD ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC DUO - CD Release Set

Sunday, October 22nd:
6pm: PATRICK BRENNAN / JASON KAO HWANG / PATRICK HOLMES / BRIAN GRODER
7pm: LUIS CONDE & JOSH SINTON

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

DMG Newsletter for September 15th, 2017 Read More

DMG Newsletter for September 15th, 2017

While the Cat is Away, The Mice are Gonna Play
So Come on Down Today and Check the Sounds They We Will Play
Heading to the Guelph Jazz Fest, just northeast of Toronto
For a Short Vacation and Some Serious Listening Sessions
And Perhaps Some Fresh Cool Air for a New Perspective
See you on the Other Side of the Sun Far Up North…
Meanwhile some Wonderful CD’s and LP’s
Have or Will Soon Be Here at DMG, so check out The Sounds from…


Sky Music Tribute to Terje Rydal: Henry Kaiser/Nels Cline/Raoul Bjorkenheim/Jim O’Rourke/Bill Frisell/David Torn/Hedvig Mollestad..! Vijay Iyer New Sextet! Nate Wooley ‘Battle Pieces 2’: Ingrid Laubrock/Sylvie Courvoisier/Matt Moran! Mario Pavone / Matt Mitchell / Tyshawn Sorey! Jason Stein/Keefe Jackson/Joshua Abrams/Tom Rainey!

James Brandon Lewis Trio! Duo B: Lisa Mezzacappa & Jason Levis! Judi Silvano & Bruce Arnold! Roscoe Mitchell & Anthony Braxton Rare Reissue! Luc Ferrari 3 CD Set! Paul Bley Synth Show! Fugu! New Tony Williams Lifetime! John Hammond! The People Band! Lee “Scratch” Perry! Another Nimbus West CD Sale! And Lots More..!

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THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, September 17th: No in-store...
Bruce up at Guelph Jazz Festival!

Sunday, September 24th:
6pm: KYOKO KITAMURA / KEN FILIANO / DAYEON SEOK - Vocals / ContraBass / Percussion
7pm: IRENE KEPL and DAVID GROLLMAN - Violin and Snare Drum

Sunday, October 1st:
6pm: JEREMY CARLSTEDT & RICK PARKER - Drums & Trombone/Electronics
7pm: WILL GREENE / ZOE CHRISTIANSEN / DANIEL PENCER Woodwind Trio

Sunday, October 8th:
6pm: LEONOR FALCON & SANA NAGANO - String Duo

Sunday, October 15th:
6pm: ROBERTO OTTAVIANO - Solo Sax!
7pm: JUDI SILVANO & BRUCE ARNOLD ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC DUO - CD Release Set!

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


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DMG Newsletter for September 8th, 2017 Read More

Hurricane Harry and Hurricane Irma
Natural Disasters Destroying Terra Firma
Is Our World Coming to an End?
Is Climate Change Denial just another Trend?
No One is Certain
But it is Time to Draw the Curtain
And Say Goodbye to the Comforts of the Past
And Say Hello to the Unpredictable Future
The One Thing We can Count on is Creative Music
To Help Inspire and Lift Our Spirits… with Special sounds from…

Tim Berne’s Snakeoil: Oscar Noreiga / Matt Mitchell / Ryan Ferreira / Ches Smith! Roscoe Mitchell Orchestra! George Lewis / Ensemble Dal Niente! Two from Sam Newsome: Solo & Duo with Jean-Michel Pilc! Kenny Warren Quartet! Leap of Faith! Three from Cold Blue: Larry Polansky! Daniel Lentz! Stephen Whittington! Sun Ra’s ‘My Brother the Wind’! Charlemagne Palestine 3 CD Set! Penny Rimbaud! John Stevens’ Away! Two from Mike Westbrook: 1969 and 1972 Live! The Residents and even more!


THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

 Sunday, September 10th:
6pm: THOMAS HELTON & MICHAEL BISIO - ContraBass Duo!
7pm: DOU B 2: LISA MEZZACAPPA / JOSH SINTON / AARON NOVIK / JASON LEVIS -
Two Bass Clarinets / Acoustic Bass / Drums!

Sunday, September 17th: No in-store... 
Bruce up at Guelph Jazz Festival!

Sunday, September 24th:
6pm: KYOKO KITAMURA / KEN FILIANO / DAYEON SEOK - Vocals / ContraBass / Percussion
7pm: IRENE KEPL and DAVID GROLLMAN - Violin and Snare Drum

Sunday, October 1st:
6pm: JEREMY CARLSTEDT & RICK PARKER - Drums & Trombone/Electronics

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

DMG Newsletter for September 1st, 2017 Read More

Let’s Build an Ark and Sail Away
Forget About the Nonsense for Another Day
And Take Some Time to Savor the Sound
Listening Closely to What We’ve Found
Here is Another Bunch of Wonderful Discs from:

Wadada Leo Smith / Satoko Fujii / Ikue Mori / Natsuki Tamura! Matt Shipp / Daniel Carter / Michael Bisio / Whit Dickey! Musicianer: Josh Sinton / Jason Ajemian / Chad Taylor! New from Not Two: Bobby Zankel’s Tribute to William Parker With Dave Burrell / Steve Swell / Muhammad Ali! Barru Altschul 3Dom Factor: Jon Irabagon & Joe Fonda!

Ken Vandermark / Mark Tokar / Klaus Kugel! Jeb Bishop Trombone Tribute for Johannes Bauer! Agusti Fernandez Trio & 4 CD Set! Plus Historic Discs from: Cecil Taylor / Jimmy Lyons/ Sunny Murray! Paul Bley with Annette Peacock & Han Bennink! Jon Hassell & Brian Eno! New Tony William Lifetime! Klaus Schulze! Caspar Brotzmann / Massimo Pupillo! Jacques Berrocal! Francois Tusques!


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THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, September 3rd: Two Debut CD Release Sets in One Night
6pm: KENNY WARREN / ADAM HOPKINS / FLIN VAN HEMMEN - Trumpet / Bass / Drums
7pm: LEONOR FALCON Quartet: JUANMA TRUJILLO / CHRISTOPH KNOCHE / JUAN PABLO CARLETTI - Violin / Guitar / Bass Clarinet / Drums

 Sunday, September 10th:
6pm: THOMAS HELTON & MICHAEL BISIO - ContraBass Duo!
7pm: DOU B 2: LISA MEZZACAPPA / JOSH SINTON / AARON NOVIK / JASON LEVIS -
Two Bass Clarinets / Acoustic Bass / Drums!

Sunday, September 17th: No in-store... 
Bruce up at Guelph Jazz Festival!

Sunday, September 24th:
6pm: KYOKO KITAMURA / KEN FILIANO / DAYEON SEOK - Vocals / ContraBass / Percussion
7pm: IRENE KEPL - Solo Violin

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

DMG Newsletter for August 25th, 2017 Read More

As the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love
Draws Near, I recall that Hendrix Once sang:
Move Over Rover and Let Jimi Take Over
So Let’s Celebrate By taking those Skeletons Out of Our Closets
Dusting them off, Putting on Our Dancing Shoes…
And forgetting about the Absurdity of Life around Us
The One Thing that Remains Constant is
The Power of Music to Inspire, Heal and Help Bring Us Together

This Week’s Sonic Treasures Feature the Special Sounds of:

SHARDIK With Matt Hollenberg! The SEEN 5 CD LTD Ed Set: Mark Wastell / John Butcher / Wolfgang Fuchs / Rhodri Davies / David Toop..! Merzbow! Nurse With Wound! Yasunao Tone! Jaco Pastorius! Freddie Hubbard! Gary Burton Quartet with Larry Coryell or Jim Hall! Plus a dozen restocks from Emanem and Psi Labels! Rare vinyl from Aksak Maboul! Mutantes! And a Great Overstock/Understock CD Sales List!

DMG Newsletter for August 18th, 2017 Read More

Well I got a hammer
And I got a bell
And I got a song to sing
All over this land
It's the hammer of justice, it's the bell of freedom
It's a song about love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land - Pete Seeger, 1949

I recall singing this song as a kid at day camp in the early 1960’s
It touched me then and it still resonates inside a half century later
I just finished reading a book called ‘The Ballad of Pete Seeger’
It made me realize the true power of songs to inspire us
and help us get through some difficult times… BLG/DMG

Mid August Treasures from:

Emanem: Steve Lacy Rarity with: Kent Carter / Enrico Rava / Steve Potts / Irene Aebi / Aldo Romano / Paul Motian! Paul Rutherford Solos, Duo & Trio: Paul Rogers / Veryan Weston / Marcio Mattos! Chris Speed Trio! Omri Ziegele Where’s Africa Trio! Jason Kao Hwang: Steve Swell / Chris Forbes / Ken Filiano / Andrew Drury! Two More from Cuneiform!

Motorpsycho 4 CD Set! Raymond Scott! Two More from Leap of Faith! Vinyl from Evan Parker / John Edwards / John Russell! Serge Gainsbourg! George Russell Sextet! John Sinclair! Bernard Herrmann! Plus a Dozen Restocks from the Emanem and PSI Labels!


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THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, August 20th:
6pm: ZODIAC SAX QUARTET: CHARLES WATERS / RAS MOSHE BURNETT / CLAIRE DALY / LEE ODOM
7pm: REDS & WHITES: JOHN WELSH / AUSTIN WHITE / ANDERS ZELINSKI

Sunday, August 27th:
6pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / MAT MANERI / NICHOLAS JOZWIAK - New Clarinet, Viola, Cello Trio!

Rare Tuesday, August 29 Set:
6pm: RAYMOND MacDONALD & GEORGE BURT - Sax & Guitar from Glasgow!

Sunday, September 3rd: Two Debut CD Release Sets in One Night
6pm: KENNY WARREN / ADAM HOPKINS / FLIN VAN HEMMEN - Trumpet / Bass / Drums
7pm: LEONOR FALCON Quartet: JUANMA TRUJILLO / CHRISTOPH KNOCHE / JUAN PABLO CARLETTI - Violin / Guitar / Bass Clarinet / Drums

 Sunday, September 10th:
6pm: THOMAS HELTON & MICHAEL BISIO - ContraBass Duo!
7pm: DOU B 2: LISA MEZZACAPPA / JOSH SINTON / AARON NOVIK / JASON LEVIS -
Two Bass Clarinets / Acoustic Bass / Drums!

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

DMG Newsletter for August 11th, 2017 Read More

In Some Far Place, Many Light Years in Space
I’ll Wait for You
Where Human Eyes Have Never Seen
We will Build a World of Abstract Dream
And I’ll Wait for You..!
We are Still Waiting for Sun Ra to Return
To Lead us out of the Land of Nod

In the Meantime, Check out these Important Discs from:

The Righteous Return of Sun Ra’s ‘The Magic City! MZM: Myra Melford / Zeena Parkins / Miya Masaoka! Zeena’s Music for Three Harps, Tuning Forks & Electronics! Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp 7 CD Set! New from FMR: Paul Dunmall/Matt Shipp/John Edwards/Mark Sanders! Tipple: Frode Gjerstad / David Watson / Kevin Norton!

Steve Beresford/Trevor Taylor/Ian Brighton! Alvin Fielder/Damon Smith/Joe Hertenstein Qt! Orion Tango: Tim Motzer/Meehan/Carlstedt! Krzysztof Penederecki! Phil Ranelin! Stan Getz/Gary Burton/Chet Baker Qt! Andrea Belfi! Cecil Taylor! Amalgam 3 CD Set! The Last of the Ken Vandermark Momentum Stone Boxes!

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THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, August 13th:
6pm: CHRIS PITSIOKOS - Solo Alto Sax - Welcome Home from Euro Tour Set!
7pm: BRANDON LOPEZ - Solo ContraBass!

Sunday, August 20th:
6pm: RAS MOSHE and MUSIC NOW!
7pm: REDS & WHITES: JOHN WELSH / AUSTIN WHITE / ANDERS ZELINSKI!

Sunday, August 27th:
6pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO & NICHOLAS JOZWIAK - Clarinet and Cello Duo!

Rare Tuesday, August 29 Set:
6pm: RAYMOND MacDONALD & GEORGE BURT - Sax & Guitar from Glasgow!

Sunday, September 3rd: Two Debut CD Release Sets in One Night
6pm: KENNY WARREN / ADAM HOPKINS / FLIN VAN HEMMEN - Trumpet / Bass / Drums
7pm: LEONOR FALCON Quartet: JUANMA TRUJILLO / CHRISTOPH KNOCHE / JUAN PABLO CARLETTI -
Violin / Guitar / Bass Clarinet / Drums

 Sunday, September 10th:
6pm: THOMAS HELTON & MICHAEL BISIO - ContraBass Duo!
7pm: DOUBLE B: LISA MEZZACAPPA / JOSH SINTON / AARON NOVIK / JASON LEVIS -
Two Bass Clarinets / Acoustic Bass / Drums!

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

DMG Newsletter for August 4th, 2017 Read More

If the News is Fake, Then Who do We Believe?
Lies and More Distractions, Are We are All Being Deceived?!?
When This Era is Over, Will We all Feel Relieved?
We Certainly Hope So, Since We do Need a Break…

Time for Another DMG Newsletter Blast
Of Creative Music from Around the World,
So Take Some Time to Consider and Dig In to the Sounds of:

Ken Vandermark / Nate Wooley Shelter! Pan-Scan Ensemble: Lotte Anker / Julie Kjaer / Sten Sandell / Paal Nilssen-Love..! Lean Left: Terrie & Andy Ex! Vinny Golia ‘ Ken Filiano Ensemble! Three from Relative Pitch: John Butcher/John Edwards/Mark Sanders! Fred Van Hove & Roger Turner! Magda Mayas & Jim Denley!

Carol Liebowitz/Claire de Brunner/Daniel Carter/Kevin Norton! Tony Geballe’s Zero Times Everything! More from Leap of Faith & Their Off-shoots! Tony Williams Lifetime With John McLaughlin & Larry Young Live! Klaus Schulze! The Fall! Controlled Bleeding! C-Schulze! Suzanne Ciani! Plus Magma on Vinyl and a Barry Guy 7”!?!

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THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, August 6th:
6pm: PAPER BALLS DUO: DAVID GROLLMAN / JEFF BARSKY

Sunday, August 13th:
6pm: CHRIS PITSIOKOS - Solo Alto Sax - Welcome Home from Euro Tour Set
7pm: BRANDON LOPEZ - Solo ContraBass

Sunday, August 20th:
6pm: RAS MOSHE & MUSIC NOW

Sunday, August 27th:
6pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO

Rare Tuesday, August 29 Set:
6pm: RAYMOND MacDONALD & GEORGE BURT - Sax & Guitar from Glasgow

 Sunday, September 10th:
6pm: THOMAS HELTON & MICHAEL BISIO - ContraBass Duo
7pm: DUOBLE B: LISA MEZZACAPPA / JOSH SINTON / AARON NOVIK / JASON LEVIS -
Two Bass Clarinets / Acoustic Bass / Drums

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

DMG Newsletter for July 28th, 2017 Read More

July Comes to an End
And soon it is August, My Friend
Another Weeks Worth of Sonic Delights from
These Master Musicians and Composers:

Roscoe Mitchell Trios: Craig Taborn / Tyshawn Sorey / James Fei / Hugh Ragin / Jaribu Shahid / Tani Tabbal! Ikue Mori With Sylvie Courvoisier / Okkyung Lee / Jim Black! The Return of Progressive Greats: Miriodor & Cheer-Accident! Alexandra Grimal/Duboc/Ceccaldi!
Lazro/Cappozzo/Lasserre! Morton Feldman! Michael Pisaro! Maria de Alvear!


Plus Historic Discs from: Sun Ra & His Arkestra! Gruppo Di Improvvisazione! Patto With Ollie Halsall! Grant Green! Blue Mitchell! Lester Young! Mike Bloomfirld & Mark Naftalin! Delaney & Bonnie & Friends! The Byrds! Delroy Wilson! Rare LPs from Pharaoh Sanders! Joe McPhee & Bryan Eubanks! Christian Wolff! Carl Stone, Phill Niblock and Pat Thomas!

Plus a Big Relative Pitch CD Sale!


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THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

 Sunday, July 30th:
6pm: PABLO DIAZ and PAULA SHOCRON - From the Argentinian Underground - New CD on HATology!
7pm: JESSE DULMAN & LEONIC GALAGANOV - Tuba $ Percussion

Sunday, August 6th:
6pm: PAPER BALLS DUO: DAVID GROLLMAN / JEFF BARSKY!

Sunday, August 13th:
6pm: CHRIS PITSIOKOS - Solo Alto Sax - Welcome Home from Euro Tour Set!
7pm: BRANDON LOPEZ - Solo ContraBass!

Sunday, August 20th:
6pm: RAS MOSHE & MUSIC NOW!

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

DMG Newsletter for July, 21, 2017 Read More

Hot and Steamy or Cool and Dreamy,
Will Creative Music Save us from Alternative Facts?!?
Let’s Find Out…
Check Out New Music from:

Tyshawn Sorey / Cory Smythe / Chris Tordini! Simon Nabatov / Max Johnson / Michael Sarin!
Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan! Noah Kaplan / Joe Morris QT! Rarities from Einstein Records: Jim Staley With John Zorn, Joey Baron, William Parker, Fred Frith, Elliott Sharp, Shelley Hirsch,

The Long Lost KMB Jazz Label Sale: Joe Morris Solo! Sabir Mateen & William Hooker! Ideal Bread! Matt Lavelle & Ras Moshe! Super-Rare New Unplayed Vinyl from: Polly Bradfield & Eugene Chadbourne! Don Cherry & Krzysztof Penderecki! Michael Garrick Quartet! Half Japanese! Dollar Brand! Robin Holcomb and Butch Morris!

DMG Newsletter for July 14th, 2017 Read More

Take some time from your busy day to Check out New Music from:

King Crimson: ['Elements 2017’ 2 CD-Set & ‘Heroes’ CD-EP! Erstwhile Goodies: Keith Rowe / Michael Pisaro & Graham Lambkin / Taku Unami! Brandon Seabrook: Marika Hughes / Chuck Bettis / Eivind Opsvik..! Brian Marsella: Cyro Baptista/Marshall Allen/Meg Okura..!

14 CDs from Clean Feed & Shhpuma: Eric Revis/Ken Vandermark/Kris Davis/Chad Taylor! Nate Wooley/Chris Pitsiokos/Brandon Lopez/Dre Hocevar! Max Johnson/Susan Alcorn/Kris Davis/Mike Pride! Joachim Badenhorst/Susan Santos Silva LAMA! Angelika Niescier Qt: Maroney/Ilgenfritz/Drury! Rob Mazurek Solo! Roots Magic! Platform: Xavier Charles..! Marco Von Orelli: Big Bold Black Bone!

JG Thirwell/Noveller: Xordox! Plus Historic Discs from John Cale & Band! Rolling Stones! Guy Clark! Alex Chilton! Link Wray! LPs from: Univers Zero! Bruce Langhorne! Movie Gold Restocks and Even More..!


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THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Super Rare Night Saturday, July 15th Set:
6pm: HENRY KAISER - Solo Electric Guitar!

Sunday, July 16th:
6pm: New Clarinet Trio: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / AARON NOVIK / STAN ZENKOFF!

Sunday, July 23rd:
6pm: BILLY MINTZ QUINTET: TONY MALABY/JOHN GROSS/ROBERTA PIKET/HILLIARD GREENE!
7pm: MAT MANERI & TANYA KALMANOVITCH - LP Release Set!

 Sunday, July 30th:
6pm: PABLO DIAZ & PAULA SHOCRON - From the Argentinian Underground - New CD on Hatology!
7pm: JESSE DULMAN - Solo Tuba

Sunday, August 6th:
6pm: PAPER BALLS DUO: DAVID GROLLMAN & JEFF BARSKY!

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

DMG Newsletter for July 7th, 2017 Read More

Peter Brotzmann/Steve Swell/Paal Nilssen-Love Live III! Detail 1982: Frode Gjestad/Johnny Dyani/John Stevens! Joe McPhee/Damon Smith/Alvin Fielder! Two Evan Parker QT’s: Mikolaj Trzaska/Joh Edwards/Mark Sanders! Barry Guy/Maya Homburger/Zlatko Kaucic! Agusti Fernandez Celebration: Nate Wooley/Joe Morris/Mats Gustafsson/F-M Uitti..! Paul Dunmall New Trio!

SexMob (Steve Bernstein/Briggan Krauss/Tony Scherr/Kenny Wollsesn) & Burnt Sugar Arkestra - 2 Great Studio Efforts! Annea Lockwood! Keeril Makan! Plus Archival & Reissue Rarities from: The Residents! Snakefinger! Chrome! LP’s from Mike Cooper! The Cosmic Jokers! Terry Fox! R. Buckminster Fuller! Maria Rita! The Spirit of Indonesia and Early Traditional Instruments of Asia and Lots More..!

DMG Newsletter for June 30th, 2017 Read More

Attention DMG Newsletter Subscribers:

For some strange reason, many of you never received ‘Part 1’ of last week’s newsletter, which was transmitted on Thursday (6/22/17), when you usually send it out. And a number of you got ‘Part 2’ twice?!?!

In the future, when you get one part of the newsletter and not the other part, PLEASE just respond to the part you got and ask for the one you didn’t. As long as it is during working hours, it will get sent to you ASAP. Also, don’t forget that you can always read it on-line on our website usually within a short time of e-mail transmission. thanks for your understanding and support. -

I have included a handful of reviews from last week’s newsletter since I’m sure that some of you missed these listings the first time around. thanks for your understanding, Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG

DMG Newsletter for June 23rd, 2017 Read More

After a Drenching Downpour on My Birthday Celebration Last Monday
In between two sets of Spiritual Jazz, We went outside The Stone and
Lo and Behold, the Rain had stopped and the Setting Sun Reappeared
A Beautiful Rainbow Emanated in the Distance, My Oh My Oh My!
It was one of those Transcendent Moments that We won’t forget anytime soon…

In there meantime, you can check out these Discs from:

David Sylvian / Rhodri Davies / Mark Wastell! Riverside: Dave Douglas/Steve Swallow/Chet & Jim Doxas! Ryan Keberle & Catharsis! Gato Libre: Natsuki Tamura/Satoko Fujii/Yasuko Kaneko! From Cantaloupe: Bobby Previte Terminals Quartets!

John Luther Adams Canticles! David Lang / Molly Barth! Contact/Brian Eno’s ‘Discreet Music’! Arto Lindsay! Okkyung Lee & Christian Marclay! Dan Tepfer / Thomas Morgan / Nate Wood! Adam Kolker / Steve Cardenas / Billy Mintz!

Rhys Chatham & Oneida! Dominique Eade & Ran Blake! Invisible Guy: Michael Coleman & Ben Goldberg! Machine Mass Does Jimi Hendrix! Diego Barber! Amirtha Kidambi Elder Ones! Come On! Plus Rare Vinyl from Dorothy Ashby Roberto Musci, Maria Teresa Luciani & Ragnar Johnson!

DMG Newsletter for June 16th, 2017 Read More

The William Parker Quartets: Rob Brown / Cooper-Moore / Hamid Drake / Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson! The David S. Ware Trio in 2010: William Parker & Warren Smith! Matthew Shipp Solo! Amir ElSaffar Rivers of Sound Orchestra! Aruán Ortiz Solo! Louis Sclavis Quintet!

Silke Eberhard Trio! Uri Caine & The Lutoslawski String Quartet! Ugly Beauties: Marilyn Lerner / Matt Brubeck / Nick Fraser! Arve Henriksen! Lea Bertucci & Leila Bordreuil! Patrick Higgins’ Bachanalia! Kelly Moran’s Piano Preparations! Two from Max Nagl!

Plus Archival Discs from Albert Mangelsdorff: Don Cherry, Lee Konitz, Karl Berger, Wolfgang Dauner & Elvin Jones! Frank Zappa Palladium 1981! TackHead! Robert Ashley! Dieter Moebius! Haino Keiji LP Rarity! The New York Contemporary Five: John Tchicai & Archie Shepp and Cream!

DMG Newsletter for June 9th, 2017 Read More

The Willem Breuker Boxes Have Finally Arrived! Steve Coleman’s Natal Eclipse! Tim Hagans & NDR Big Band Tribute to John Cassavetes! Gordon Grdina / Francois Houle / Benoit Delbecq Qt! Hear in Now: Mazz Swift / Tomeka Reid / Silvia Bolognesi! Leap of Faith Orchestra!

Four from Tani Tabbal! Evan Parker / Wolfgang Fuchs / Hans Koch / Louis Sclavis CD Rarity Returns! Four Books from Buddy’s Knife: Silent Solos! William Parker / Henry Grimes / Noah Howard / Roy Nathanson! Plus Essential Vinyl from Terry Riley! Faust! Had Fair & Kramer! Arve Henriksen and More..!

DMG Newsletter for June 2nd, 2017 Read More

Raoul Bjorkenheim Triad! Lindsey Horner Solo/Duo! Simon Nabatov Trio! Amina Baraka & Red Microphone with Ras Moshe! Scott Robinson & Aska Kaneko! Joseph Bowie & Oliver Lake! Louis Hayes Sextet with Charles Tolliver & Gary Bartz! Cal Massey Tribute to Coltrane!

Rob Mazurek/Mwata Bowden/Douglas Ewart! Marquis Hill/Jeff Parker Qt! Magic Malik/Jeb Bishop/Tyshawn Sorey! Plus Historic Recordings from: Linval Thompson! Alton Ellis! I-Roy! Flatt & Scruggs! More from Love Slave and More from Nimbus West!

DMG Newsletter for May 26th, 2017 Read More

The Elton Dean Quintet: Harry Beckett & Paul Rutherford! Han Bennink Trio: Joachim Badenhorst & Simon Toldam! Guus Jansen & Lee Konitz / Michael Moore / Wolter Weirbos! Ab Baars / Ig Henneman / Dave Burrell! Ernst Glerum Omnibus!

Jan Nijdam Kwartet: Tobias Delius / Michiel Scheen! Paul Van Kemenade / Jasper Van’t Hof / Maria Portugal! Gravitones & Strings! Tristan Honsinger / Nicolas Caloia / Joshua Zubot! Christian Lillinger & Tobias Delius! Isabelle Duthoit & Franz Hautzinger! Peter Garland!

LP’s from John & Alice Coltrane! Raymond Scott! Orlando Julius & the West Coast Pop Experimental Band! Plus the Return of Discs from Horace Tapscott & the Nimbus West Label!

DMG Newsletter for May 19th, 2017 Read More

Craig Taborn & Ikue Mori! Peter Brotzmann & Heather Leigh! Ten from Clean Feed: Mario Pavone/Dave Ballou/Tony Malaby/Oscar Noriega/Peter McEachern/Mike Sarin! Mat Maneri / Evan Parker / Lucian Ban! Rova/Henry Kaiser/Kyle Bruckmann Play Steve Lacy’s Sax Special! Meridian Trio: Nick Mazzarella/Matt Ulery..! David Stackenas Solo Guitar! Stale Storlokken/Thomas Stronen!

Pre-orders for Willem Breuker Kollektief 11 CD Set! Historic: Billy Bang Solo from 1979! Two essential from Hans Reichel! Rudiger Carl/Gunter Christmann Trio! Black Cube Marriage with Rob Mazurek & Steve Jansen! Leap of Faith! Tony Conrad! Trad, Gras Och Stenar! Tony Conrad Rarities! Kevin Drumm 6 CD Set! New from Neos: Vinko Globakar! Edward Ka-Spel!

Restocks from ICP Orchestra! Jewels & Binoculars Tribute to Bob Dylan: Michael Moore/Lindsey Horner/Michael Vatcher! Lee Perry! John Hartford. Three LP Rarities from Peter Brotzmann/Fred Van Hove/Han Bennink Albert Mangelsdorff! 3 from Ned Rothenberg Double Band with Thomas Chapin! Lee Perry!John Hartford! Charelmagne Palestine!

DMG Newsletter for May 12th, 2017 Read More

Elliott Sharp / Mary Halvoson Marc Ribot! Peter Evans / Christian Lillinger / Petter Eldh / Wanja Slavin! The Ben Goldberg School! Brian ENO’s Reflection! Louis Sclavis / Dominique Pifarely / Vincent Coutois! Myk Freedman / Patrick Breiner / Kenny Warren!

Happening with Thollem McDonas! Debo Band! Qwanqwa! The Runcible Quintet: Neil Metcalfe/John Edwards! Paolo Bacchetta / Piero Bittolo Bon! Plus Archival Discs from Arthur Lee & Love! Arthur Blythe 4 Essential Albums = 2 CDs! Joe Harriott & Co.! Bob Downes With John Stevens! Cluster! Trad, Gras,Och Stenar! More and More!

DMG Newsletter for May 5th, 2017 Read More

Yet Another Great Weeks Worth of Sonic Delights from:

Alice Coltrane’s World Spirituality! Mat Walerian / Matthew Shipp / William Parker! Cuong Vu 4-Tet with Bill Frisell! Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Ensemble! Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die: Tomeka Reid / Jason Ajemian / Chad Taylor! New from FMR: Paul Dunmall / Liam Noble / John Edwards / Mark Sanders! George Lewis/Rob Burke/Paul Grabowsky/Mark Helias! John Cage’s Radio Music! Szilard Mezei Trio! Maggie Nicols Duo! Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet!

John Abercrombie/Marc Copland/Drew Gress/Joey Baron! New from Makigami’s Hikashu! New from Auand: Zeno De Rossi! Piero Bittolo Bon! Aunad Family 50th Release! Pascal Comelade! Sun Ra & Jac Berrocal 7” Singles! Faust! Albert Ayler! Max Roach! Paul Gonsalves! Bert Jansch! Jon Gibson! Arnold Dreyblatt! And more ans more..!

DMG Newsletter for April 28th, 2017 Read More

DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY Turns 26 and Celebrates Our Longevity!

This Monday, May 1st will be 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!?!

DMG Newsletter for April 21st, 2017 Read More

John Zorn’s Final Book of Angels: Volume 31: Brian Marsella Trio & Complete ‘Book of Angels’ Sale! JR3: Olaf Rupp / Rudi Mahall / Jan Roder! Thollem McDonas & Rob Mazurek! Dave PEK’s Chicxulub Trio! New from Sunnyside: Mike McGinnis / Art Lande / Steve Swallow! Kurt Rosenwinkel & Eric Clapton! Rebecca Martin & Guillermo Klein! Enrico Pieranunzi & Bruno Canino!

Plus Archival Discs from Miles Davis Sextet - Fillmore West, 1970! Bill Evans / Scott LaFaro / Paul Motian Trio 1960! Albert King & Dickie Betts! Rare LPs from Don Cherry / Karl Berger Quartet - 1967! Pierre Henry’s ‘Maléfices’! Bert Jansch! Ken Ikeda & David Toop! More and more!

DMG Newsletter for April 14th, 2017 Read More

A Good Passover and Happy, Healthy Easter Greetings to
All Who Celebrate These Holidays.
Here Comes the Sun so Let’s Have Some Fun
And Savor the Sounds that Help Heal and Inspire Us All
So Here is a New List of Sonic Delights to Check out:

Roscoe Mitchell & Yuganaut! Oliver Lake & Flux String Quartet! Elliott Sharp / Tectonics - 2017! Jenny Scheinman / Bill Frisell OST! Nate Wooley’s Syllables 4 CD Set! Two from Tisziji Munoz with Dave Liebman/John Medeski/Paul Shaffer! Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society! Richard Pinhas!

Three from Maurizio Brunod w/ Miroslav Vituos! Leap of Faith at DMG CD!
Plus historic/archival music from Fuzzy Haskins & P-Funks All-Stars! John Coltrane Quartet DVD! Robert Ashley 2 CD Set! Velvet Underground! Peter Kuhn LP! Damo Suzuki and More!

DMG Newsletter for April 7th, 2017 Read More

April Showers are on their Way, A Little More Sunshine Every Day
You Need some Serious Sounds, That’s what I heard you Say…
More Music New and Old from these Gifted Musicians, Composers and Sonic Specialists:

Reunion: Evan Parker / John Russell / Ian Brighton / Philipp Wachsmann / Marcio Mattos / Trevor Taylor! Ted Daniel / Marvin Sewell / Charlie Burnham’s Tribute to King Oliver! Martin Philadelphy/Jamie Saft/Tom Abbs/Kresten Osgood! Led Bib! Biggi Vinkeloe’s Jade - New Spiritual Music! Zeitkratzer Performs Kraftwerk! Ten More Lovely Music Reissues! LP Only Section: John Coltrane & Ennio Morricone and a Big Chet Baker CD Sale!

DMG Newsletter for March 31st, 2017 Read More

The Sun Finally Came Out Today, Spreading Warmth and Sunshine
Took a Seniors Exercise and a Chair Yoga Class at the Y and felt Better
The Doctor Says that I am in Pretty Good Shape for My Age (almost 63)
So, Here I Go, Here We Go with Another Weekly NEWSletter of Deep Listening
So Much to Hear and So Little Time to Listen Closely and More Than Once…
Check Out Great Discs from:

Henry Kaiser / Bob Bralove /Chris Muir! Bob Downes Open Music with Barry Guy! The Residents & Eric Drew Feldman! Charles Hayward! This Heat - Live 80/81! Aram Bajakian & Dalava & Peggy Lee! Nicola L. Hein & Emilio Gordoa! Three from Wanderweiser: John Cage & Luigi Nono!

Historic Recordings from Milt Jackson! Sonny Stitt! Brother Ah! Nana Vasconcelos! Orchestra Baobob! Franco & Le Tpok Jazz! More Great CD Reissues from Lovely Music and a Giant Leap of Faith CD Sale!

DMG Newsletter for March 24th, 2017 Read More

The Weeks go by so Fast
We turn around and they're Past
It is Creative Music that Keeps us Alive
So Let’s See what’s in store this week at DMG:

John Zorn Composer Series! Alex Cline Flower Garland Orchestra 2 CD Mini Box-Set! Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures! A Dozen Discs from Clean Feed: Tony Malaby/Mat Maneri/Daniel Levin! Harris Eisenstadt Canada Day Qt! Angelica Sanchez Trio! Michael Attias Quartet!

Rob Mazurek! Samo Salamon/Achille Succi/Julian Arguelles..! Kaja Draksler Octet 2 CD Set! Trespass Trio! Carlos Bica Azul & Jim Black! Zack Clarke Trio! Daniel Levin/Haker Flaten/Corsano Trio! Sebastien Ammann/Michael Attias Qt! The Urge Trio: Tomeka Reid/Keefe Jackson/Christoph Erb! Steve Jansen!

Plus Historic Discs from Eugene Chadbourne & Jimmy Carl Black! Herbie Hancock/Marsalis Brothers/Tony Williams! Freddie King! B.B. King! Prince Far I! Conrad Schnitzler/Pole! Nine More Lovely Music CD Reissues: Robert Ashley/Joan La Barbara! ‘Blue’ Gene Tyranny! David Rosenboom & Anthony Braxton! Plus loads of Great Vinyl!

DMG Newsletter for March 17th, 2017 Read More

Where does it Begin and How will it end?!?
Confused or not sure or who knows..where or when?
Snow storms today, Disasters Coming our Way?
It is just another Day in the Life of Those who Need
Creative Music to help us Survive, to keep us Alive,
With New Music from These Folks to help us turn the Tides:

Ned Rothenberg & Hamid Drake! William Parker & Stefano Scodanibbio! Whit Dickey / Mat Maneri / Matthew Shipp! Elliott Sharp & Zeitkratzer! Alfred 23 Harth & Kazuhisa Uchihashi! Miles Okazaki / Craig Taborn / Anthony Tidd / Sean Rickman! Eivind Opsvik Overseas V: Tony Malaby / Jacob Sacks / Brandon Seabrook / Kenny Wolleson! Gary Lucas & Toni Dezso!

Amina Claudine Myers! Two from Philip Gibbs! Leah Paul with Chris Speed & Mark Feldman! Plus Archival Music from Spiritual Jazz 7! More Lovely Music Reissues! LP’s from Luc Ferrari! Painkiller (John Zorn/Bill Laswell/Mick Harris), AMM, Zeitkratzer! Albert Ayler & Octopus from ESP on cassette!?! And much more!

DMG Newsletter for March 10th, 2017 Read More

Too Busy Thinking About the State of the World
To Spend Time Dwelling on Things We Can’t Change
Better to Reflect and Think of the Things that Make us Smile
Every Day is a Celebration of Life so…
Listen to the Sounds that will Help Heal Us Once More
Another Week’s Worth of Treasures…
So Hear What’s in store:

Keith Tippett/Tom Jackson/Benedict Taylor/Ashley John Long LTD Edition CD! Harris Eisenstadt With Anna Webber/Sara Schoenbeck/Nate Wooley/Brandon Seabrook..! Johannes Bauer & Peter Brotzmann! Ken Vandermark’s DEK Trio! Trio 3: Andrew Cyrille/Oliver Lake/Reggie Workman! Satoko Fujii Solo Piano 2 CD Set! Two Great Franklin Kiermyer Quartets! Spunk Return!

Axel Dorner/Dominic Lash/Roger Turner! Andrea Parkins & Brain Chase! Rich & Carson Halley! Julie Slick’s EchoTest! Two from Tim Motzer! Sun Ra Definitive Singles Collection! Bulent Arel! More Restocks from the Lovely Music label! Lightnin’ Hopkins! Michael Hurley! The Velvet Underground and More//!

DMG Newsletter for March 3rd, 2017 Read More

The Weeks get Weirder as Time Goes On
While the Music Remains Hopeful for those who Need to Listen
Check Out This Week's Treasures from This Cast of Musicians & Magicians:

Craig Taborn Quartet With Chris Speed! Two from Satoko Fujii: Kaze Sextet & Orchestra Tokyo! Rob Price Trio! Three from Leap of Faith! Seven from Leo: Ivo Perelman/Karl Berger/Mat Maneri/Joe Morris/Gerald Cleaver! John Butcher Trio Kimmig!

Simon Nabatov Plays Monk! Frank Gratkowski & Sebi Tramontana! Alex Von Schlippenbach & Bertand Denzler Trio! Kent Carter & Itaru Oki! Two from Mode: Alvin Lucier & Langston Hughes!

Historic Recordings & Restocks from Lovely Music! Frank Zappa 1974! Chicago Blues! Jorge Ben! Three Great Albums from Peter Brotzmann/ Fred Van Hove/Han Bennink Albert Mangelsdorff! Barney Wilen! Dorothy Ashby! Ed Sanders! More and More and More..!

DMG Newsletter for February 24th, 2017 Read More

February Fades into March as the Chills Turn into Sunshine
Its Time for Spring to Break through from the Long Winter’s Grip
Time for Some New Sounds to Help Inspire and Soothe the Weird Vibes
So Check Out This Weeks Growing List of Important Discs from:

John Zorn/Simulacrum Six Trevor Dunn & Sara Serpa! Harriet Tubman [Brandon Ross/Melvin Gibbs/JT Lewis] Wadada Leo Smith! Paquito D’Rivera & the Vitral Sax Quartet! Gary Smulyan! Vitor Goncalves! Glenn Zaleski Trio! Victor Provost! Karl Nyberg & Bone Machine!

Harvey Mandel! Davy Mooney/John Ellis/Jon Cowherd/Matt Clohesy/Brian Blade! Seven New Discs from the Neos Label! Krokofant! Skullflower! A Dozen Reissued Gems from Be! Jazz: Albert Mangelsdorff! Irene Schweizer! Brotzmann/Van Hove/Bennink! Tomasz Stanko! Krzysztof Komeda! Dave Pike Set! Eje Thelin and Even More!

Plus Archival Discs from Ry Cooder! Little Feat! Eddie Hinton! Nurse with Wound! The Last of the Masada Studio CDs! And Lots More!

DMG Newsletter for February 17th, 2017 Read More

This Week’s Sonic Menu Features Tasty Treats from:

Stephan Crump / Ingrid Laubrock / Cory Smythe! Aki Takase & David Murray! Four from Cuneiform: Microscopic Septet/Chicago/London Underground/Thinking Plague/Ed Palermo Big Band! Stuart Popejoy/Steve Swell/Avram Fefer/Sarah Bernstein/Kenny Wolleson! Iconoclast!

Ross Hammond Solo 12-String! Jon Irabagon New Trio! Plus Historic/Archival/Restocked discs from: Terry Riley Classic 2 CD Set! Karen Dalton! Duology Andrew Cyrille! Marco Eneidi’s Cosmic Brujo Mutafuka! Big Ellery Eskelin Collection of Rarities! FMR Sale and LP’s from Diz & Bird! Marcel Duchamp! And even more..!

DMG Newsletter for February 10th, 2017 Read More

This Week's Menu Features
Another Cornucopia of Challenging Sounds from Around the World
The Music of Exploration, The Sounds of Hope,
We Need the Spirit and Inspiration Now, More Than Ever, So Dig In:

Matt Mitchell Performs Tim Berne for Solo Piano! Mostly Other People Do the Killing Steve Berstein/Dave Taylor/Brandon Seabrook! Stephan Crumb’s Rhombal: Adam O’Farrill/Ellery Eskelin/Tyshawn Sorey! Tiger Trio: Myra Melford/Joelle Leandre/Nicole Mitchell! Joelle Leandre 10tet!

New from Not Two: Return of the Nu Band: Heberer/Whitecage/Fonda/Grassi! Peter Evans/Agusti Fernandez/Mats Gustafsson! Liudas Mockunas/Rafal Mazur/Raymond Strid! Ballister: Dave Rempis/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Paal Nilssen-Love! Joel Futterman Solo! Lajos Dudas Trios!

Plus Historic Discs from: East of Eden! Conrad Schnitzler! Mike Cooper! Charles Hayward Duo! Jim O’Rourke Duo! 2 from Phil Milstein & Thurston Moore! John Fahey & His Orchestra! And Even More Dynamite Treasures..!

DMG Newsletter for February 3rd, 2017 Read More

No Silly or Sly Poems today
Nothing Special Left to say
Can’t comment on the world as it is
Since Reality is Stranger than Fiction Right Now!

Just Another Newsletters Worth of Discs to Explore from:

Vinny Golia/Oliver Lake/Ross Hammond/Adam Lane! Ellery Eskelin/Christian Weber/Michael Griener! Jim Black New Quartet! Matthew Shipp Trio and John Butcher/Thomas Lehn/Matt Shipp! Ten Releases from Clean Feed: Mats Gustafsson & Craig Taborn! Daniel Levin QT!

Chris Pitsiokos QT! Lisa Mezzacappa Sextet! Angles 9! John McNeil/Jeremy Uden Hush Point III! Nico Letman-Burtinovic Split Cycle! Blaise Siwula & Luciano Troja! Sean Ali Solo Bass! George Lewis & Splitter Orchestra! John Tilbury/Christian Wolff!

Plus Historic/Archival Recordings from Marion Brown/Brandon Ross QT! Massacre! Ornette Coleman Complete Early Albums! Prince Lasha & Sonny Simmons! Sonny Stitt! Albert Ayler! George Russell! Jefferson Airplane and much more!

DMG Newsletter for January 27th, 2017 Read More

My Favorite Signs at the Million Woman March in NYC Last Saturday:
Resistance is Not Futile so Organize and Resist!
What we Want is an Honest Leader, Not a Knucklehead Daily Tweeter!
This is What a Real Democracy Looks Like!

The Sky May Be Gray, But There is a Ray of Sunshine Emanating from These Discs:

Hideo Yamaki / Bill Laswell Dave Douglas! New from Tzadik: Garth Knox & Saltarello Tio - Book of Angels - Vol 30! Tisziji Munoz & Dave Liebman Octet! Gary Lucas New Hungarian Trio! Meredith Monk! Linda Sharrock/Zinman/Rosen/Rechtern!

Jeff Platz & Daniel Carter! Steve Reich & So Percussion! Philip Corner! Renaldo & the Loaf! The Necks! Plus Archival Music from Frank Zappa! Bud Powell! Townes Van Zandt & Guy Clark! My Cat is an Alien & Jean-Marc Montera! Mike Cooper and Much More..!

DMG Newsletter for January 20th, 2017 Read More

Do protests matter?
Will our Voices be heard?!?
The Million Women March on Washington
Will be something to Remember for Those who Went
In Spirit and in Action…

Going Uptown to Be with the Masses and
Show Solidarity This Saturday - Where will you Be?

Medicine for the Soul, Manna for the Ears and Mind
Continuing to Inspire Those Who Make the Time to Listen…
Presenting New Sounds from These Fabulous Folks This week:

New from Not Two: Joelle Leandre 8 CD Box Set: Evan Parker/Irene Schweizer/Agusti Fernandez..! Steve Swell/Peter Brotzmann/Paal Nilsson-Love! Paul Dunmall/Paul Rogers/Mark Sanders Deep Whole Trio! Mars Williams/Waclaw Zimpel QT! Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio!

New from FMR: Paul Dunmall Quintet with Hamid Drake! Alvin Fielder/Frode Gjerstad/Damon Smith! Carrier/Lampert/Pain! Three from Finland’s finest Mikko Innanen! 2 CD Set from Fredrik Nordstrom & Gerald Cleaver! Keiji Haino/Jozef Dumoulin/Teun Verbruggen!

Please Historic Records from Lol Coxhill! Sir Richard Bishop! Richard Pinhas! K. Leimer! Marc Barreca! Betty Davis! Demon Fuzz! The Staple Singers! Abbey Lincoln! Lavern Baker and more!

DMG Newsletter for December 1st, 2017 Read More

December Arrives with a Chill in the Air
Working on Those Best Of Lists, So Don’t Despair
It Takes Time to Go through Newsletters and Do Listening Sessions
So Please be Patient and Those Recommendations will Appear Soon…

New Things from: Die Enttäuschung: Rudi Mahall / Axel Dorner / Christof Thewees / Michael Griener! Alexander Hawkins / Elaine Mitcherner Quartet! J.A. Granelli and Mr. Lucky! Szilard Mezei & Jon Hemmersam! Jeff Parker / Kjetil Moster / Joshua Abrams / John Herndon! Espen Aalberg / Jonas Kulhhammar / Tonrbjorn Zetterberg / Susana Santos Silva!

New & Reissued Discs from Acid Mother Temple & Makoto Kawabata!
Reissues from Spiritualized! The Darkside! UT! The Orb! Pandit Pran Nath!

And a large John Zorn/Tzadik Guitarist Sale: the Gnostic Trio (Bill Frisell), Jon Madof (Rashanim & Zion80) and Matt Hollenberg (Simulacrum)! The Cyber December Monthly Sale Begins Now!

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THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, December 3rd:
6pm: ANDERS NILSSON / HAMPUS OHMAN-FROLUND / SAM KULIK Scandinavian Guitar & Drums Trombone
7pm: AARON NOVIK / PATRICK HOLMES / THOMAS HEBERER / PASCAL NIGGENKEMPER - Clarinet / B-flat Clarinet / Trumpet / ContraBass

Rare Monday, December 4th Event:
6pm: CHRIS PITSIOKOS - Solo Alto Sax
M M / GERALD CLEAVER Duo (check out DMG website...)
CHRIS PITSIOKOS / M M / GERALD CLEAVER - Alto Sax / Trombone / Drums

Sunday, December 10th:
6pm: DISSIPATED FACE: DANIEL CARTER / KURT RALSKE / STEPHEN POPKIN /
MICHAEL LUBLIN / WILL DAHL / BILL MILKOWSKI
7pm: RAS MOSHE /KYOKO KITAMURA / ANDERS NILSSON

Sunday, December 17th:
6pm: ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE: CRAIG FLANAGIN & NORMANDY SHERWOOD: Guitar and Modular Electronics
7pm: PRAIRIE MUFFIN: FUNG CHERN HWEI - Solo Violin!

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

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Fans of Composer JAMES TENNEY, please take note -

Help Be a Part of the James Tenney Recording Project:

Check out: https://www.hatchfund.org/project/world_premiere_recording_of_james_tenneys_changes_64_studies_for_6_harps



DMG Newsletter for April 6th, 2018 Read More

The more I listen to Creative Music
The more I believe that this is
The Universal Language which crosses all borders and barriers
A young musician from China named Lao Dan came to Visit DMG last week
He spoke no English but communicated by pointing to names on his phone
Of musicians and composers that he was interested in
I played him some challenging music which he dug and purchased
We bonded since we both recognized what we enjoyed about this music
Last Saturday (3/31/18), I caught Mr. Dan with Theresa Wong & John McCowan
At the New Stone, the set was splendid, with three new musicians to check out
Working at DMG, we often meet kindred spirits searching for music
That we need to help us get by and inspire us…
So come on down and join us or read the newsletter
and check out some New Music from…

Bg Bill Dixon Box Set! Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Sound Prints! Bill Frisell Solo Electric Guitar Gem! Two from Satoko Fujji: Orchestra Berlin & New Quartet! James Brandon Lewis & Chad Taylor! New from ECM: Django Bates Beloved & Michael Mantler! Karlheinz Stockhausen! New from Erstwhile: Christian Wolff & Antoine Beuger! Tsunoda & Unami!

Hong Chulki & Will Guthrie! Plus Archival Releases from the Sun Ra Trio! Ornette Coleman Trio 1966! Charles Lloyd Quartet! Michael Chapman! Eugene Chadbourne & Mike Cooper Rarities! Fela Ransome Kuti 7” and lots more!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

THE DMG 27TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, April 8th: CP Birthday 65 Celebration Gig: The Beyond Group:
6pm: CHERYL PYLE / DANIEL CARTER / MICHAEL EATON / CLAIRE de BRUNNER -
Flute / Reeds & Trumpet / Soprano Sax / Bassoon
7pm: ANDERS NILSSON / HAMPUS OHMAN-FROLUND CHARLES WATERS -
Electric Guitar / Drums / Alto Sax & Clarinet

Sunday, April 15th, 2018:
6pm: AARON SHRAGGE / ELI ASHER - Trumpet Duo
7pm: NICOLA HEIN / MIA ZABELKA Special Guest

Sunday, April 22nd:
6pm: NOAH BECKER and COLIN HINTON - Alto sax and Drums
7pm: SPEEDO: DAVID GROLLMAN and CORY O’BRIEN - Two Snare Drums

Sunday April 29th:
6pm: JESSE DULMAN QUARTET
7pm: NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC / MICHAEL LYTLE - Contrabass & Bass Clarinet!

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

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A Couple of Important Announcements:

MARY HALVOSON’S New ‘Code Girl’ CD which we listed in last week’s newsletter has been delayed once again do to a printing error. If you have already gotten a copy from somewhere else, the copy you have is the one with the mistake. Please be patient, we hope to get the correct version in sometime next week. - BLG


We listed a half dozen discs from the SHIIN label from France a couple of weeks ago which feature the music of ELAINE RADIGUE, CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE, LUC FERRARI and IVAN WYSCHNEGRADSKY. We quickly sold out of the first batch and will have our second batch sometime next month in May. All current orders for these discs will be fulfilled then plus we will be getting in another disc from Elaine Radigue called, ‘Naldjorlak Pour Charles Curtis’, which is soon to be reissued. Do not fret, you will all get your copies! - BLG


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