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
TREVOR DUNN with VICKY CHOW / JENNIFER CHOI / CARLA KIHLSTEDT / CORNELIUS DUFALO / LEV ZHURBIN / YVES DHARAMRAJ
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
EUGENE CHADBOURNE / HENRY KAISER // WADADA LEO SMITH
HERBIE HANCOCK with BENNIE MAUPIN / EDDIE HENDERSON / JULIAN PRIESTER / BUSTER WILLIAMS / BILLY HART / et al
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