COVID 19 - How we are operating as of 30/3/2020
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FREE EXPRESS POST for all Orders over $100.*
* Offer applies to In-stock CDs and DVDs only.
For the first time in nearly 29 years you won't be able to browse in the store. As of Monday 30th March the physical store will be closed to shoppers. We'll be here to answer the phone and process stock, mail orders etc. The ongoing pandemic has forced us into this situation, which we think is the only safe thing to do. By social distancing we all should stay safe and healthy.
The website is open 24/7 for browsing and we have most, but not all of our catalogue on-line. The Vinyl LP section of the webstore is being added too eveyday, so sometime in the near future it will all be on the webstore. Please call or email if you are after something specific.
TAKE AWAY / CLICK AND COLLECT. For the time being, we will allow in-store pick up of items ordered on-line or over the phone. You will have to call and arrange a time for pick-up. No dropping in please. This may change depending on what the Government decides.
Now's the time to try our great mail order service if you haven't before. All orders over $100 for in-stock CDs / DVDs will be sent by Express Post for FREE, so if you are stuck at home you'll still be able to hear some new music.
Get your orders in BEFORE 2pm weekdays for next day delivery to most areas. Orders sent after 3pm will not arrive the next day. 2pm is the new cutoff for us to get to the Post Office in time.
Our hours for the time being will now be Monday to Friday from 10am until 4pm. During these times you can call, or use the website.
thanks for all your support over the years.
Stay safe and healthy.
How to get to the store:
Birdland is open from Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5:30pm and on Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. If you are travelling by train, get off at Town Hall Station and walk one and a half blocks down George Street towards Circular Quay. We are located in the Dymocks Building, 428 George Street, between Market and King Streets. Use any of the 4 lifts to Level 4. Exit the lift, turn left and left again. We are in the corner overlooking George Street right next to the Dymocks sign.
Top Forty for 2019
# 1 - Mike Nock + Hamish Stuart + Julien Wilson + Jonathan Zwartz - This World
# 2 - The Vampires - Pacifica
# 3 - John Coltrane - Blue World
# 4 - Eric Dolphy - Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions
# 5 - Mike Nock - Ondas
# 6 - Bill Evans - Evans In England
# 7 - Phil Slater - The Dark Pattern
# 8 - Esbjörn Svensson Trio / e.s.t. - live in Gothenburg
# 9 - Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan - Epistrophy
# 10 - Rory Gallagher - Blues
# 11 - Stan Getz - Getz at The Gate
# 12 - Tubby Hayes - Grits, Beans and Greens: The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969
# 13 - Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi - There Is No Other
# 14 - Moses Boyd Exodus - Displaced Diaspora
# 15 - Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell - songs of our native daughters
# 16 - Jazzmeia Horn - Love and Liberation
# 17 - Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter / Crosscurrents Trio - Good Hope
# 18 - Nerija - Blume
# 19 - Wes Montgomery - Back on Indiana Avenue: The Carroll DeCamp Recordings
# 20 - Fred Hersch Trio '97 - @ The Village Vanguard
# 21 - Andrew Dickeson, Rodney Whitaker, Wayne Kelly - Groove !
# 22 - Andrea Keller - Transients Volume 1
# 23 - Art Pepper - Promise Kept: Complete Artists House Recordings
# 24 - Abdullah Ibrahim - The Balance
# 25 - Tomeka Reid Quartet - Old New
# 26 - Maisha - There Is A Place
# 27 - Keith Jarrett - Munich 2016
# 28 - Miles Okazaki - Work - The complete compositions of Thelonious Monk, Volumes 1-6)
# 29 - Binker Golding - Abstractions Of Reality Past & Incredible Feathers
# 30 - Matt Mitchell - Phalanx Ambassadors
# 31 - Wynton Marsalis - Bolden
# 32 - Chick Corea - Trilogy 2
# 33 - Nat King Cole - Hittin' The Ramp: The Early Years 1936-1943
# 34 - Jimmy Cobb - This I Dig Of You
# 35 - The Comet Is Coming - Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery
# 36 - Joel Ross - Kingmaker
# 37 - Yazz Ahmed - Polyhymnia
# 38 - Tim Rollinson - Old New Blues
# 39 - Mike Stern & Jeff Lorber Fusion - Eleven
# 40 - Alister Spence Music and Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe - Imagine Meeting You Here
Glad you made it to our new website. Much of the data on the old site was inaccurate. To overcome that we are busy doing data entry to give you an accurate idea of what's actually in-stock @ birdland. It's a huge task and we are a long way from finishing this process, so if you are looking for something and can't find it on the site at the moment please call us on 02 9231 1188 or email - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Established in 1991 we offer a huge range of music from all around the world. Regular shipments from USA, Japan and Europe means that we have most new releases on or before the overseas release date. We have the most extensive range of Jazz CDs (and LPs) in the country, if not the Southern Hemisphere. Labels we stock include Blue Note, ECM, Verve, Impulse, ACT, Smoke Sessions, Columbia, Winter&Winter, Sunnyside, Motema, Pi Recordings, Mack Avenue, Palmetto, HighNote, Savant, Cuneiform, Okeh, Dust-to-Digital and many more.
We also stock other music CDs / LPs such as Blues, Soul, World, Brazilian, etc.
We carry a very extensive range of Hybrid SACDs from Analogue Productions, Mobile Fidelity. We also stock Audio Wave Blue Note XRCDS. We are probably the only shop outside of Japan to actually carry a comprehensive range of the fantastic SHM SACDs releases.
As for Vinyl LPs - we carry LPs from Mobile Fidelity, Quality Record Pressings, Analogue Productions ORG, Pure Pleasure, Impex and many more high quality LP records. Lots of 45 rpm x 2 LPs sets in stock - Audiophile heaven ! At the moment only a few of our many, many Vinyl LPs are displayed on the web site - if you are looking for something please call, email, or visit the store to check out our range. Otherwise Old School crate digging is required !
If you are looking for something and can't find it on our store please call or email with your requests. Whilst we stock many 1000's of titles we can access many 100,000s of titles on CD, LP, SACD, XRCD, Blu-spec CD2, DVD and Blu-ray. Finding and stocking hard-to-get stuff is what we've been doing for over 25 years !
All CDs / DVDs are dispatched in overnight Express Post Bags (with tracking #) for next day* delivery to most post codes in Australia. Provided we receive your order before 3pm - Monday to Friday - we'll dispatch your order the same day. The only exceptions to this are Public Holidays and orders received on days we are closed. The Postage charge within Australia is a flat $10 regardless of how many items you order.
* Australia Post don't always deliver the next day. Once we lodge your parcel at the Post Office it's up to them to deliver it on time.
Overseas orders: please contact us by email and we'll let you know the postage. Once that's all worked out we'll send you an invoice via Paypal.