Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

This is the section where I usually recommend upcoming concerts in the NYC area. As far as I can tell there are no upcoming shows anywhere around here, except perhaps on-line. All places I usually frequent are now closed for the foreseeable future. And everyone is worried about the near future, their health and their sanity for their friends and family. I am trying to come up with something inspirational to put out there but I am also very worried about myself, the store, all of the creative musicians that we need and support, as well as everyone else who has lost their jobs.

I have been at home at my old apartment in New Jersey, cleaning, reorganizing my collection, finding lots of doubles, listening to dozens of records, CD’s,cassettes and DVD’s. And working on my ongoing series of discographies and assorted music lists.

Over the past week or so a number of musicians have been putting up some music on-line for anyone to check out. I know that many of us are going a bit stir crazy so it is time to do some soul searching and serious listening. Here is a list of some music links to check out:

From Ingrid Laubrock:
https://ingrid-laubrock.bandcamp.com/track/stir-crazy-episode-1

From Henry Kaiser:
https://www.tisziji.com/treasure
Outdoor Festival in Toronto, June 1971
Tisziji Muñoz featuring Lenny Breau on guitar
Lenny’s solo opens the piece, Tisziji’s solo closes the piece.
Bernie Senensky, piano, Michael Malone, trumpet
Michel Donato, bass & Clayton Johnson, drums

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My good friend, JESSICA HALLOCK, has a great website called NYC-Noise, which has hundreds of links for all sorts of different musicians, many local, some not. She recently set up a large Bandcamp Roundup for those of you who want to support local creative musicians: here is the website address: nyc-noise.com It is exhausting just checking out her list of musicians, many I know of and some I don’t. Now that we all have some time on our hands, this is a great way to check out some new creative musicians.