Good greetings to All of You Creative Music Fans Out There whereever you may be. It seems hard to fathom that most of us have been home for almost 2 months!?! Last night I actually sat out on the train platform near where I live and watched the sun set for the first time in many years. The birds all chirp at sunset and sunrise to remind us that Mother Nature still creates wonders for all of us every day if we take the time to notice. Hearing all those birds chirping together was like an organic
The Songlines label is based in Vancouver, BC, Canada and has been around since 1992 and has released more than 100 discs of consistently creative music from an international cast of musicians & composers: Wayne Horvitz, Jerry Granelli, Jim Black, Chris Speed, Theo Bleckmann, Ben Monder, Michael Blake, Gordon Grdina, Patrick Zimmerli and many others. They also released a couple dozen Super-Audio CD’s (SA-CD), each of which has marvelous sound. Over the past couple of years, Songlines has reduc
Greetings to all fellow prisoners at home in our own jails.
For two weeks now, many of us have been stuck in our own apartments or homes wherever we live. These are certainly some troubling and stressful times for all. I feel fortunate since I am enjoying being at home and catching up on cleaning, cooking, reorganizing my vast collection and finding so many gems. I’ve found over a hundred LP’s of doubles and occasionally triples of all sorts of Creative Music: Free/Jazz, Progressiv
JOEL HARRISON 18 with JON IRABAGON / CURTIS HASSELBRING / INGRID JENSEN / ALAN FERBER / BEN STAPP / KEN THOMSON / LISA PARROT / et al
WILLIAM PARKER'S INSIDE SONGS OF CURTIS MAYFIELD With LEWIS 'FLIP' BARNES/DARRYL FOSTER/SABIR MATEEN/DAVE BURRELL/LAFAYETTE GILCHRIST/HAMID DRAKE/GUILLERMO E BROWN/LEENA CONQUEST/AMIRI BARAKA
Monday, May 1st was the 26th Anniversary of Downtown Music Gallery! That’s right, you heard right! We opened our doors on May 1st of 1991 in the East Village at 211 East 5th (between 2nd & 3rd Aves), having no idea how long we would last considering that there were upwards of a hundred record stores in Manhattan alone at that time. Now there are less than a dozen!?! We are in our third location (13 Monroe St in Chinatown), for eight years now, struggling to survive but still providing creative