Electric Bassist STUART POPEJOY is hard to pin down since he can play heavy (metal) bass is certain projects like Bassoon or Iron Dog while playing more jazz-oriented projects like the Sarah Bernstein Quartet or his own quintet. Alto saxist CHRIS PITSIOKOS is a current local hero who plays with extended technique and has consistently explored and expanded his sound/tone. He has more than a half dozen strong discs out as a leader, all highly recommended! Since leaving DMG and doing graduate work at Wesleyan, he hasn’t been playing in town as often as the past.
Bassist ZACH SWANSON has played here a couple of times recently and is someone to watch & listen closely. He has organized a new quartet featuring AYAKO KANDA on vocals, ROCCO JOHN IACONE on saxes and DALIUS NAUJO on drums.
After retiring from performing for a few years, tuba great JESSE DULMAN returned to DMG with a new quartet last summer (2018) and recorded a full length album. It is the first LP recorded at DMG and it is a true gem! For this upcoming set, the slightly altered personnel will feature BLAISE SIWULA on sax, DAVE SEWELSON on bari sax and LEONID GALAGANOV on drums!
This looks to be yet another truly eclectic, diverse and hopefully historic night like most Sundays here at DMG!
Greetings to Serious Music Listeners around the world! In January I asked a handful of my favorite journalists & label heads to submit their top 10 recommendations lists for 2018, plus another 5 of anything they would like to recommend: books, movies, plays, concerts, anything that occurred or was released in 2018. All formats and genres are welcome, whether new or reissued. I picked a diverse cast of my favorite journalists and serious listeners. Here is what they had to say ...
THE BIG BOX SET SALE! There are some thirty plus box sets listed below.
If you spend $100 or more on any of the below titles, you will get a 10% discount.
GEORGE ADAMS With DON PULLEN/CAMERON BROWN/DANNIE RICHMOND/JIMMY KNEPPER/HUGH LAWSON/MIKE RICHMOND - Complete Black Saint-Soul Note Recordings: Don't Lose Control/Hand To Hand/Gentlemen's Agreement/Live At The Village Vanguard Vol 1
Will Take Place at Roulette in Brooklyn on Monday, November 12th from 7:30 to 9:30
THE SPELLCASTERS with JOEL HARRISON / DAVE CHAPPELL / ANTHONY PIROG / JOHN PREVITE / BARRY HART
HENRY KAISER / ANTHONY PIROG / TRACY SILVERMAN / ANDY WEST / JEFF SIPE
ALLEN LOWE with JULIUS HEMPHILL / MATT SHIPP / DAVID MURRAY / MARC RIBOT / NELS CLINE / DON BYRON / JOE ALBANY / ROSWELL RUDD / GARY BARTZ / DOC CHEATHAM / RANDY SANDKE / BOBBY ZANKEL / et al
PAUL DUNMALL SUN SHIP QUARTET ALAN SKIDMORE / MARK WASTELL / JULIE KJAER / STALE LIAVIK SOLBERG
NUCLEUS & IAN CARR with CHRIS SPEDDING / KARL JENKINS / ALAN HOLDSWORTH / BRIAN SMITH / DAVE MacRAE / JEFF CLYNE / JOHN MARSHALL / et al
THE ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO With ROSCOE MITCHELL / DON MOYE NICOLE MITCHELL / HUGH RAGIN / JEAN COOK / TOMEKA REID / JARIBU SHAHID / FRED BERRY / JEAN COOK/ et a
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