Holiday ‘Kissin’ Christmas’ Record + CD Sale Starts Tomorrow! Dec 7 – 22, 2019 @ ARC Headquarters located at 54 White Street, Tribeca, NYC Open everyday 11am-6pm • Be nice and we can stay a little later! • Free admission As always… read more >>
posts tagged: jazz
Sorted, Packed and On The Road!
Yesterday ARC sent off the Saul Nowitz Collection, a Gift of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation, to Philly to be digitized by George Blood Audio and the Internet Archive. This batch 23,124 seventy-eight rpm shellac discs and 1200 sixteen-inch transcription discs, V-discs… read more >>
Sizzlin’ Summer Sale is Jazz HOT!
Forgive the lousy image, but rejoice at the more than 2,300 Jazz CDs and LPs at this years sale. The above is a pic of the pile of some of the Jazz box sets …Fab stuff @ Fab prices… WHAT: ARC Sizzlin’… read more >>
Roomful of Blues
HI! The ARC Website is undergoing a code update for the next few days – S0 Main Stories in the center are active, but our side panels are down for now. You can still see and contribute to our fundraiser – Rebuilding… read more >>
Happy Satchmo Day!
For many years, Louis Armstrong claimed to have been born on the Fourth of July in the year 1900. Because of that, the Fourth of July has been a time to celebrate the great jazz trumpet player by playing his records. Satchmo,… read more >>
End of Summer Blues
Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer in the United States. We now look back at the summer and think, did we go to the beach often enough? The answer is always a resounding, NO! Somehow, we never go to the… read more >>
Oh Magoo, You’ve done it again!
It is time to get excited about the semi-annual ARChive of Contemporary Music Record and CD Sale that will be taking place this June. There are major changes in the future for The ARC, so we have been extensively scouring the shelves… read more >>
Jazz Me, Bookish
Here’s a shot of some of the Jazz books that will be available at the ARC’s Holiday Record + CD Sale, Dec 13-21. More that 600 titles never offered before, all shinny new + nice. Zoom in if you can and see… read more >>
One LP Ongoing Exhibition
Here’s a shot by Bob Barry from the opening night party of ONE LP, ARC fist gallery exhibition. Folks are engrossed in reading the captions that describe why a particular album is so important to the musician photographed, or have gone to… read more >>
One LP – Portraits Sold Out!
We are pleased to announce that the six portraits offered by Will Ellis sold out in a few hours! Mr. Ellis, to accompany his gallery exhibition One LP here at ARC, generously offered to photograph ARC supporters with their favorite album. We… read more >>
The One LP Project – ARC First Gallery Show
The ARChive of Contemporary Music is pleased to present its first gallery exhibition by British photographer William Ellis. The exhibition offers 50 portraits of musicians holding one of their favorite albums. The above portrait is of Jack Bruce with his copy of… read more >>
Steve Lacy Digital Collection @ ARC
In 2012 ARC created a digital archive of Steve Lacy’s handwritten manuscripts and notebooks containing over 500 published and unpublished compositions. Mr. Lacy (July 23, 1934 – June 4, 2004) was a pioneer of the soprano saxophone, who excelled as a performer… read more >>
What’s a desk jockey to do? It’s been five sedentary years since my last out-of-office experience (see Colombian stories; Picolandia and Vallenato) — much too long to go without nudging the equator, swizzle-sticking fuzzy drinks and scooping up rare petroleum based audio… read more >>
2 new adds 2 The Keith Richards Blues Collection + 1 Jazz LP
Our fearless leader here at the ARC, known affectionately as B., often prowls rural flea markets, combing the stalls for unique and/or interesting sound recordings. The recent Fourth of July weekend was no exception, as B. returned with an armful of 12-inch… read more >>
The Girls In the Band = Women+music+film 2 C
We recommend you hike over to Lincoln Center the end of this week (May 10 – 16) and enjoy a new award winning documentary on female jazz and big band instrumentalists – The Girls In the Band by Judy Chaikin The trailer… read more >>
Bossa Big Beatles Beat
Hey, over at our Brazilian Day blog I’ve been posting a slew of recording by US playing THEIR music, how about the other way around? Here’s a sought after rarity called Os Sambeatles, recently unearthed here at the ARC, as we re-shelved… read more >>
Yup, that’s how I spent my last tree huggin’ beach lovin’ day in San Fran, touring Muir Woods, Chimney Rock, Point Reyes (et fried oysters), Inverness (et Bar-B-Que’d oysters) and the Drake Bay Lighthouse – all north of the Golden Gate. Muir… read more >>
Another Great Donation -wanna help catalog?
Today, me and the boys picked up a generous donation of over 6000 LPs from Jerry Rappaport. Now Jerry has the life, a former record exec. he runs a swell hotel with his wife in Grenada, La Sagesse, and they just planted… read more >>
Oh No, we gotta listen to ALL of them?
Freddie, who does the weeding @ ARC, was comparing our three copies of the LP “Combo” by Henry Mancini and His Orchestra ( RCA Victor Records, LPM-2258 , 1961). We sell third copies, keep two of everything. Well why not hava… read more >>
Well, the Summer Sale is over and was a great success. Thanks to all who braved the rain and helped us out by carting off our wretched excess. We’ve neglected the blog for a while, so here’s some recent things that caught… read more >>