DMG Newsletter December 17th, 2009

From DMG:

Agusti Fernandez & Barry Guy! Ab Baars/Ig Henneman/Misha Mengelberg! Elliott Sharp‘s Carbon! Roscoe Mitchell & David Wessel! Paul Rogers Solo! Tim Hodgkinson & Milo Fine! Eugene Chadbourne Volunteer Fire Dept!

Joe McPhee & Joe Morris LP’s! Laura Andel Orchestra! Dafna Naftali & Chuck Bettis! Tatsuya Yoshida DVD’s & CD’s! A Big Alan Lomax in Haiti 10CD+2Book Box Set! Bert Jansch LP/CD combo packs! El Gallo Rojo Catalogue Restocked!..

And, an Impressive HAT CD SALE! [Newsletter readers only – reduced prices NOT in database]

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Downtown Music Gallery FREE In-Store Performance Schedule Continues with:

Sunday, December 20th at 6pm:
JUDITH INSELL & REUT REGEV!
Amazing New Viola & Trombone Duo!

Sundays, December 27th & January 3rd – nothing scheduled (Hey, we gotta relax, too!)

Sunday, January 10th at 6pm:
JEREMIAH CYMERMAN / CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN / HARRIS EISENSTADT!
Extraordinary New Clarinet / Cello / Percussion Trio!

Sunday, January 17th at 6pm:
ANDY HAAS & DEE POP!
Two Magical/Mystical Musicians Return to DMG for a Rare Duo Set!

Sunday, January 24th at 6pm:
RAS MOSHE Returns!

Sunday, January 31st at 6pm:
JESSE ELDER & LOGAN RICHARDSON!
Excellent Piano & Alto Sax Duo & CD Release Celebration!

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DMG Newsletter November 27th, 2009

From DMG:

Sun Ra: Antique Blacks! Marty Ehrlich Qt! The Necks! Tony Malaby Qt! Ethnic Heritage Ensemble DVD! Famoudou Don Moye! Philip Cohran with Pete Cosey! Fred Anderson!

Phill Niblock ltd DVD! Kath Bloom/Loren Mazzacane Connors Archive #2! LPs from Edwards/Corsano and Fine/Metzger

Downtown Music Gallery FREE In-Store Performance Schedule Continues with:

This Sunday, November 29th at 6pm – DOUBLEHEADER!:
NONOKO YOSHIDA & DAVE SCANLON!
Wonderful New Sax & Guitar Duo!
BIGGI VINKELOE & STEVE SWELL!
Swedish Alto Sax Great Meets Downtown Trombone Giant!

Sunday, December 6th at 6pm:
ERGO! Cuneiform Recording Artists Featuring:
BRETT SROKA / SAM HARRIS / SHAWN BALTAZOR!
Celebrating the Release of their Fabulous New CD!

Sunday, December 13th at 6pm:
MIKKO INNANEN / JOE FONDA / LOU GRASSI!
Superb Reeds / Acoustic Bass / Drums Trio!

Tuesday, December 15th at 6pm:
DANIEL LEVIN / INGEBRIGT HAKER-FLATEN / FRANK ROSALY!
New Cello / Contrabass / drums Trio! Rare DMG Tuesday Gig!

Sunday, December 20th at 6pm:
JUDITH INSELL & REUT REGEV!
Amazing New Viola & Trombone Duo!

Sundays, December 27th & January 3rd – nothing scheduled

Sunday, January 10th at 6pm:
JEREMIAH CYMERMAN / CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN / HARRIS EISENSTADT!
Extraordinary New Clarinet / Cello / Percussion Trio!

Sunday, January 17th at 6pm:
ANDY HAAS & DEE POP!
Two Magical/Mystical Musicians Return to DMG for a Rare Duo Set!

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DMG Newsletter November 13th, 2009

From DMG:

Bill Dixon Triple Disc Set! Dave Douglas Big Band! 4 from ReR: 2 Gems from Fred Frith! Many Intergalactic Gems from Sun Ra! Ochs/Dresser/Tarasov Trio!

New Magma & Van Der Graaf CD & DVD! James Blood Ulmer/Calvin Weston Trio! Han Bennink Trio! Eddie Prevost/Seymour Wright Trio! Julie Wolfe! Philip Glass! Erik Satie and Lots More Amazing Gems!

Downtown Music Gallery FREE In-Store Performance Schedule Continues with:

This Sunday, November 15th at 6pm:
JEFF ARNAL & LIUDAS MOCKUNAS!
Downtown Drum Wiz Engages Lithuanian Saxist!

Sunday, November 22nd at 6pm:
ANDERS NILSSON – Guitar Wiz Will Blow Your Mind!

Sunday, November 29th at 6pm – Doubleheader!: NONOKO YOSHIDA & DAVE SCANLON!
Wonderful New Sax & Guitar Duo!
BIGGI VINKELOE & STEVE SWELL!
Swedish Alto Sax Great Meets Downtown Trombone Giant!

Sunday, December 6th at 6pm:
ERGO! Cuneiform Recording Artists Featuring
BRETT SROKA / SAM HARRIS / SHAWN BALTAZOR!
Celebrating the Release of their Fabulous New CD!

Tuesday, December 15th at 6pm:
DANIEL LEVIN / INGEBRIGT HAKER-FLATEN / FRANK ROSALY!
New Cello / Contrabass / drums Trio! Rare DMG Tuesday Gig!

Sunday, December 20th at 6pm:
JUDITH INSELL & REUT REGEV!
Amazing New Viola & Trombone Duo!

Sundays, December 27th & January 3rd – nothing scheduled

Sunday, January 10th at 6pm:
JEREMIAH CYMERMAN / CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN / HARRIS EISENSTADT!
Extraordinary New Clarinet / Cello / Percussion Trio!

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DMG Newsletter October 23rd, 2009

From DMG:

John Zorn‘s Femina! Fujii & Kihlstedt! Jessica Pavone! Lester Bowie: The Entire 1967 ‘Numbers’ sessions! David Simons! Bob Downes/Barry Guy Open Music! Amiri Baraka & Rob Brown DVD! Chad Taylor! Mike Reed! Leo Smith’s Spirit Catcher!

Matthew Welch! Radu Malfatti/Klaus Filip! Anders Nilsson! Keith Lowe/Toshimaru Nakamura! Phill NIblock! OOIOO! European Jazz Ensemble! Espers! Christopher Hobbs! Kai Fagaschinski/Burhard Stangl! Brian Groder & Burton Greene! Dom Minasi String Qt!

Historic Recordings from Disconforme: Lots of Ornette Coleman! Sonny Rollins & Don Cherry! John Lewis! Bob Brookmeyer! ..Mosaic 3CD Sets from John Handy & Denny Zeitlin!..and Rare DIW Out-Of-Print CDs!

..and much more!

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Downtown Music Gallery FREE In-Store Performance Schedule Continues with:

Friday, November 6th at 7pm –
KEN ALDCROFT & WILLIAM PARKER – Rare Friday Set!
Toronto Jazz Guitar Great meets Downtown’s Best Bassist!

Sunday, November 15th at 6pm:
JEFF ARNAL & LIUDAS MOCHUNAS!
Downtown Drum Wiz Engages Lithuanian Saxist!

Sunday, November 22nd at 6pm:
ANDERS NILSSON – Guitar Wiz Will Blow Your Mind!

Sunday, November 29th at 6pm: NONOKO YOSHIDA & DAVE SCANLON! Wonderful New Sax & Guitar Duo!

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DMG Newsletter October 16th, 2009

From DMG:

Henry Threadgill’s Zooid! Duck Baker with Derek Bailey, John Zorn & Roswell Rudd! Vandermark 5! Bobby Bradford/Frode Gjerstad Qt! 100NKA & Herb Robertson!

Dennis Gonzalez! Ben Allison! David Lang! Akira Sakata/Chris Corsano/Darin Gray! Manuel Mengis Gruupe 6! Lacy Pool! ..and The first of the Great ‘CD DVD-A’ Reissues of King Crimson’s classic titles: Red!

Downtown Music Gallery FREE In-Store Performances:

Sunday, October 18th at 6pm:
JOACHIM BADENHORST, NICO ROIG & MARTY MELIA!
Superb New bass clarinet, baritone guitar & bass sax Trio!
Joachim plays in the Han Bennink Trio & this is a rare gig not to be missed!

Friday, November 6th at 7pm :
KEN ALDCROFT & WILLIAM PARKER – Rare Friday Set!
Toronto Jazz Guitar Great meets Downtown’s Best Bassist!

Sunday, November 15th at 6pm:
JEFF ARNAL & LIUDAS MOCHUNAS!
Downtown Drum Wiz Engages Lithuanian Saxist!

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The Squid’s Ear Reivews

From the Squid’s Ear:

Peter Evans:
nature / culture
(psi)

Archetti, Luigi / Bo Wiget:
Low Tide Digitals III
(Rune Grammofon)

Charity Chan:
Somewhere the sea and salt
(Ambiances Magnetiques)

Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Research Arkestra:
Helsinki 1971 – The Complete Concert & Interview (2 CDs & DVD)
(Transparency)

Savoldelli, Boris & Elliott Sharp:
Protoplasmic
(MoonJune Records)

Blast 4tet:
Sift
(ReR Megacorp)

Cancura / Morris / Nazary:
Fine Objects
(Not Two)

Pansonic / Haino Keiji:
Shall I Download A Blackhole And Offer It To You
(Blast First Petite)

Fred Anderson:
Staying in the Game
(Engine)

Francois Carrier and Michel Lambert:
Nada
(Creative Sources)

Honsinger, Tristan & Massimo Simonini:
Call Me Us
(I Dischi de )

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DMG Newsletter August 28th, 2009

From DMG:

Two Takanayagi DVDs! Midorikawa/Togashi/Takayanagi/Sato 2 CD set! The Wildflowers Sessions 3 CD Set! The Creative Music Studio Jams! Herb Robertson & Mark Solborg! Wayne Krantz Trio! Gordon Grdina String Qt! Gary Peacock & Marc Copland! 2 from Elaine Radigue! Elliott Carter! Wolfgang Rihm! More Merzbow..

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Downtown Music Gallery FREE In-Store Performance Schedule Continues with:

Sunday, August 30th at 6pm:
PIERRE YVES MARTEL – Viola da Gamba!

Sunday, September 6th at 6pm:
JACAM MANRICKS CD Celebration Set!
Gifted Saxist & Composer Will Perform Music from His Debut CD!

Sunday, Septembr 13th at 6pm:
LOUIE BELOGENIS & SHANIR BLUMENKRANZ!
Amazing Free/Jazz Sax & Contrabass Duo!

Sunday, September 20th at 6pm:
MATT LAVELLE & JASON STEIN!
Two Colossal Bass Clarinetists in a Rare Duet!

Sunday, September 27th Double Header!
6pm – DAVE GROLLMAN/BRAD HENKEL/VALERIE KUEHNE!
A Fine New Drums/Trumpet/Cello Trio!
7pm – BEN GERSTEIN & TONY MALABY!
Wow! Powerful Trombone & Tenor/Soprano sax Duo!

Tuesday, September 29th at 6pm:
STEFANO PASTOR – Solo Violin!
Slam Recording Artist Performs a Rare Tuesday Set at DMG!

Sunday, October 4th at 6pm:
FRODE GJERSTAD & KEVIN NORTON!
The Amazing Alto Sax & Drums Duo Returns to DMG!

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DMG Newsletter August 7th, 2009

From DMG:

John Hollenbeck! Two from Henry Kaiser! Paul Motian Trio 2000 2! DJ Spooky Matt Shipp Trio DVD! Donny McCaslin! Yitzhak Yedid!

Jon Hemmersam/Dave Liebman! Chris Corsano! Eddie Prevost/Courtis/Bruce Russell/Mattin! John Cage DVD-A!

Mirage! Turning Point! and more Important Archival Jazz Discs from the UK Vocalion Label!

Downtown Music Gallery FREE In-Store Performance Schedule Continues with:

Sunday, August 9th at 6pm:
TED DANIEL TRIO CD Release Celebration from Legendary Loft Jazz Trumpet Hero!
Featuring Ted Daniel on trumpet, Richard Pierce on bass & Jay Rosen on drums!

Sunday, August 16th at 6pm:
CLIFTON HYDE Returns!

Sunday, August 23rd at 6pm:
THINK SHADOW featuring
MICHAEL ATTIAS & SEAN CONLY – Amazing New Sax & Bass Duo!

Sunday, August 30th at 6pm:
PIERRE YVES MARTEL – Viola da Gamba!

Sunday, Septembr 13th at 6pm:
LOUIE BELOGENIS & SHANIR BLUMENKRANZ!
Amazing Free/Jazz Sax & Contrabass Duo!

Sunday, September 20th at 6pm:
MATT LAVELLE & JASON STEIN!
Two Colossal Bass Clarinetists in a Rare Duet!

Sunday, September 27th Double Header!
6pm – DAVE GROLLMAN/BRAD HENKEL/VALERIE KUEHNE!
A Fine New Drums/Trumpet/Cello Trio!
7pm – BEN GERSTEIN & TONY MALABY!
Wow! Powerful Trombone & Tenor/Soprano sax Duo!

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DMG Newsletter July 31st, 2009

From DMG:

Paul Dunmall Documentary DVD! John Butcher Group! John Shiurba Qnt with Anthony Braxton! Dunmall/Chang/Gibbs/Taylor! Daniel Carter/Paul Flaherty/Randall Colbourne! Zinc Nine Psychedelic: Dave Ballou/Nick Didkovsky/Kevin Norton!

Elliott Levin & Seesaw People! Dave Stapleton Double Quartet! Gino Robair & Birgit Ulher! Fabio Orsi/Gianluca Becuzzi/Etre! Anthology of Chinese Experimental Music 4 CD Set! ..and Gino Robair’s Rastascan catalog!

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Downtown Music Gallery FREE In-Store Performance Schedule Continues with:

This Sunday, August 2nd at 6pm:
GIACOMO MEREGA / NOAH KAPLAN / MARCO CAPPELLI!
International Electric Bass / Saxes / Guitar Trio!

This Sunday, August 9th at 6pm:
TED DANIEL TRIO! With RICHARD PIERCE & JAY ROSEN!
CD Release Celebration from Legendary Loft Jazz Trumpet Hero!

Sunday, August 16th at 6pm:
CLIFTON HYDE Returns!

Sunday, August 23rd at 6pm:
THINK SHADOW featuring MICHAEL ATTIAS & SEAN CONLY
Amazing New Sax & Bass Duo!

Sunday, August 30th at 6pm:
PIERRE YVES MARTEL – Viola da Gamba!

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Bagatellen Reviews

From Bagatellen:

Joe McPhee — Angels, Devils & Haints (CjR)

In the many years that I’ve known Craig Johnson, his appetite for music — the kind one would expect to find among college students, debating the merits or lineage of any particular artist into the wee hours — remains insatiable, relieved perhaps by an expansive and steadily growing music and film collections, a neatly […]

Pavel Borodin – Speak Easy: The Loft Concert (DVD)

Cologne’s Loft has become a hunting reserve for Pavel Borodin’s shooting of improvising artists (pun intended). After last year’s excellent documentary on Elliott Sharp, The Velocity Of Hue (for which, reports the director, no willing label was found for distribution – a shame, given the quality of that particular work), we’re now able to watch […]

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