Sunday, March 1, 2015

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events, March 2015

Mat Maneri - Friday 20 March 8pm - w. Eliot Cardinaux - piano, Hugo Abraham - bass, Kresten Osgood - drums

OUTPOST: 186 ½ Hampshire St., Inman Sq. Cambridge - All Shows All Ages

"The finest in real-time analog musical experience!"
"Something for everyone, nothing for nobody!"


For what it's worth, we have a Facebook page: OUTPOST186

A short helpful video on how to locate OUTPOST186




Steve Provizer has a jazz radio show, the Duplex Mystery Jazz Hour on WZBC 5-7 Thursdays. He has people on to play and promote their gigs. Contact if interested: s.g.improviz at gmail dot com  - streaming at :  90.3 FM


OUTPOST has now installed  theatre lights for performances, four (4) pots with gels on a wall dimmer. No more screwing around with the track lighting, you little bastards! ;)



some video of the 28 Jan. '12 Bern Nix show here

Interview with Bern Nix

NOTE : SUNDAY LIFE DRAWING WITH DAVID LEE is back! Contact: dleeway1116@hotmaildotcom
OUTPOST now hosts life drawing classes, Sunday mornings 10am - 12:30pm

Each and every Sunday Mick Goodrick and I host a meeting of the art worlds. 3 hours of drawing and our live improvisational music. We call it right brain sanctuary. It's quite amazing and indescribable how these sessions, with a live model, great friendly artists, musicians, music and chocolate all combine to offer the deepest insights into the creative process, how art and music inform one another.
If you're free, Outpost Gallery 186 1/2 Hampshire Street, Inman Sq Cambridge from 10 AM to 1 in the afternoon. We collect $15 for the model. All are welcome, bring your own drawing materials.

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Near cr. Prospect, opposite Hess gas, behind 7-11 parking lot. Big ‘186’ on R side. Follow walk at Left to gallery, REAR.

All shows 8pm door unless otherwise noted (8:30pm Mondays).
General admission, donations requested.
No reservations, come early!
All shows all ages.
No smoking, spitting, alcohol, ether, qat or laudanum please!
Note: nothing is served, it's just music & chairs, Pal!
Parking: are you feeling lucky? well are ya?


OUTPOST is currently available for most public performances @ $75 per single event -
Recurring series are available @ $50 per event.
Detailed rate card see OUTPOST PRODUCER'S HANDBOOK

CONTACT: Rob Chalfen, director:
DETAILS: OUTPOST PRODUCER'S HANDBOOK - You must read this before you produce a show @ Outpost!
AACHTUNG! You must be 21 to produce events at Outpost.


is also available for meetings, readings, workshops, film shoots, theatre rehearsals, & other (non-musical) weekday daytime events.


Outpost regularly exhibits visual art! If you are an artist and would like to exhibit @ Outpost, please send your website url to, or arrange to show your portfolio. Outpost does not charge artists to display art.

ARIA TUDANGER - paintings and graphic works 


Sunday 1 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

giuseppe paradiso  presents

In Momentum Concert Series

- Ken Field - saxophone + Jeff Platz - guitar
- Josh Rosen – piano, keys + Giuseppe Paradiso – drums, percussion
- Ehud Ettun – bass + Daniel Schwarzwald – piano + Nathan Blankett - drums
- Thiago Gomes – guitar + Caio Afiune - guitar

Wednesday 4 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Jazz Barracudas

Chris Pitts – sax / Scott Davidson – guitar / Richard Shaw - bass / Gillian Delear – drums

Thursday 5 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

EulipiaJazz Workshop

Scott Samenfeld – bass

Ethan K – guitar

Karen Gruber – congas

Dan Zupan – sax

Susanna Fiore – piano, percussion

Mark Mullins – trumpet

Join us for the third concert in our EulipiaJazz Workshop series at the Outpost.   We're exploring tunes by bassist and band leader, Scott Samenfeld. 

More information:

Check out videos from our last show on the EulipiaJazz Youtube channel

Friday 6 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

"First Fridays avec Le Prestige":

Le Prestige

Chris Forkey – bass /John Glenshaw – drums / Kit Buckley - tenor sax
Scott Getchell – trumpet / Jeff Platz – guitar / Gary Wallen - vibraphone

Hard-hitting, chill-out, groove music. Searching for the perfect lounge.

Saturday 7 March @ OUTPOST 186, 8PM, $5/10

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

Work by Sharon Chen, Electronics, and Aromatic Performance

 Join ChagallPAC for an evening of new music. A saxophone quartet premiere of a work by Sharon Chen, more Smellovision with essential oils… and Dennis Shafer will present a sneak preview of his RendrGram project featuring performance art using the Xbox Kinect! 


Jon Amon – sax / Dennis Shafer – sax and Soundpainter / Diana Norma – poetry / Sean Mix – sax / MaryJoy Patchett – sax / Jon Amon – sax / Emily Cox – tenor sax / Scott Chamberlin – alto sax 

Sunday 8 March @ Outpost, 7pm $10 or b/o

Aaron Darrell presents Recreation Night


Jacob Matheus - guitar 

Dan Rosenthal - trumpet  

TBA - drums


Leandro Pellegrino - guitar

Josiah Reibstein - tuba

Curt Newton - drums 

Friday 13 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Walberg / Skendo / Melvin / Kang

Brett Walberg - saxophones and woodwinds 

Geni skendo - bass flute 

Ben Melvin -  bass 

Jungho Kang - drums

Saturday 14 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dr T presents Light Into Motion featuring

Dr T – live video mixing with:

Doctor t - video

Eric Crawley -- Harpejji and Cajon

Honjo Tsuyoshi -- saxophone

Eric Zinman -- synthesizer

Karen Klein -- Poetry and movement

Reme Gold -- Movement
Leslie lawrence - movement

Anyone care to join us? We could use 2 more musicians and any number of dancers,


Light into Motion is a series of performances that combine improvised video, music,  dance and sometimes poetry in an intimate space. These events have been outstanding -- with multiple forms of improv interacting in the intimate, funky space of Outpost 186. Videos from previous events can be seen at These are low-key events -- something between a workshop and a performance.

Sunday 15 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

giuseppe paradiso  presents

In Momentum Concert Series

- Natalie Dietz – voice + Vaughn Stoffey - guitar

- Kody Glazer - trombone, ukelele, voice + Sonny Lalchandani - sarod, guitar

- Maxim Lubarsky - piano + Gabriela Martina - voice

- Abigale Reisman – violin + Abby Swidler - violin

Wednesday 18 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant / Jim Hobbs / Jacob William

Dave Bryant - keyboards

Jim Hobbs - alto saxophone

Jacob William - bass

Chris Bowman - drums

Thursday 19 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club presents

Time & Materials

Nate McBride - bass / Curt Newton - drumset

Headless Explorers

Daniel Rosenthal - trumpet / Josiah Reibstein - tuba / Pandelis Karayorgis - piano / Nate McBride - bass / Curt Newton - drums / and others TBAThis is the first Time & Materials performance since Nate returned to Boston.
Headless Explorers will keep the Explorers Club monthly streak going, just without our fearless leader.  We'll feature some highlights from the past year, dust off a couple oldies, and probably dip a toe into
some new territory.

Friday 20 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Stephanie Marie Germaine - steph stuph
Christos Koulendros - modular synth
Walter Wright - percussion
Egregoros represents a “thoughtform” or “collective group mind”, an autonomous psychic entity made up of, and influencing, the thoughts of a group of people. The Greek word ἑγρήγορος means “Watcher.”


Maneri / Cardinaux / Abraham / Osgood

Mat Maneri - viola
Eliot Cardinaux - piano
Hugo Abraham (Paris) - bass
Kresten Osgood (Denmark) - drums

Saturday 21 March @ Outpost, 3pm by donation

John Mulrooney presents poets

Simon Pettet & Jim Dunn

Sunday 22 March @ Outpost, 1:30 - 3 pm, free

“Dostoievskian” Buenos Aires:

Russian Literature Translation and its influence on the Argentine Avant-Garde 

by Adel Faitaninho

In the process of reexamining the footprint that 19th-century Russian literature left on Latin American writers, I have found that translation is both the bridge between the two continents and the very material out of which a culture and national identity is built. Claridad, one of the major publishers of Russian literary translations, played a key role in shaping the publishing market in Argentina, as well as in the construction of Argentine ideological and cultural thought during the first half of the 20th century. This talk is part of an attempt to trace the path that Russian realism took in the hands of the Argentine Left by analyzing the publisher’s choice of Russian literary works to be translated into Spanish and examining the shifts that reflected political and cultural changes in Argentina, the Soviet Union, and Europe.

Adel Faitaninho is a doctoral candidate in Hispanic Language and Literatures at Boston University. Her research interests include Latin American and Brazilian Twentieth Century Literature, Avant-Garde Literature and Arts in Spain, Brazil, and Argentina, Cultural Dialogues between Latin America and the Soviet Union, and Literary Translation. She translated Jennifer Haigh’s short story “Sublimation” into Russian which was part of a Boston Book Festival project, Jacques Fux’s short story “Perelman: the Bartleby of Mathematics” from Portuguese into English. Adel is currently working on a Russian translation of Fux’s novel Anti-terápias.

Sunday 22 March @ Outpost, 7:30pm $15 general admission, $10 students & seniors

notloB Music presents

Ellie & Sumaia | Jenna & Mairi

 Ellie & Sumaia

As long-time friends from their studies at Berklee College of Music, Ellie Buckland and Sumaia Jackson explore their mutual love of songs with accompaniment of guitar and fiddle. To this new project, both musicians bring backgrounds in American Old Time Appalachian music as well as Bluegrass and Celtic fiddle styles.  Stemming from these influences comes Ellie's original songs, complemented by Sumaia's engaging and lyrical fiddle playing. As a duo, their delicate interpretation of songs demonstrate a deep understanding of the melodic and rhythmic aspects of traditional roots music while blending elements of contemporary sound.
Jenna & Mairi
Rooted in traditional Scottish and Appalachian Old-Time music, Jenna and Mairi have developed a sound which celebrates and explores beautiful melodies. The pair met whilst studying at Berklee College of Music and are a product of the thriving and rich Boston music community. Jenna and Mairi have both been heavily steeped in tradition, but their arrangements push boundaries with original compositions and breathe new life into old tunes.

Tuesday 24 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

with spectral guest Jim Hobbs – alto sax
Allan Chase – saxophones

Forbes Graham - trumpet

Steve Lantner - piano

Thursday 26 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

8pm:The Olson-Pingrey Quartet

Kathy Olson - baritone saxophone

Randy Pingrey - trombone

Aaron Darrell - bass

Austin McMahon - drums

9pm: Daniel Rosenthal Quaret

Daniel Rosenthal - trumpet/flugelhorn

Eric Hofbauer - guitar

Aaron Darrell - bass

Austin McMahon - drums

Friday 27 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

James Merenda & Tickle Juice

James Merenda - alto saxophone / Tom Duprey – cornet / David Hawthorne – guitar / Vanessa Morris – piano / Jon Dreyer – bass / Miki Matsuki - drums

Saturday 28 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Kit Demos' Dark Matter Series presents

"Dark Matter Bouncers" featuring

Eric Rosenthal – drums / Jeff Platz – guitar / Pandelis Karayorgis – piano / Kit Demos - bass

Original compositions by each member. 

Sunday 29 March @ Outpost, 3:30 pm $10 or b/o


 Steve Thomas – vocals, songs, arrangements

John Funkhouser - electric keys

Greg Loughman - electric bass

Mike Connors - drums

The Stones and Bob Marley in a funky Bentley, some Muscle Shoals soul cats in a dusty T-Bird convertible, the uberhip Steely Dans in a vintage Peugeot, and Monk and Max in a Morris Minor all collide at the corner of Groove and Mystery. Surprisingly, there are no injuries. Turns out everyone gets along just fine. Voila! ----------------> Steve Thomas & REAL INCOGNITO . . . at your service.

Music and info:


Sunday 29 March @ Outpost, 8 pm $10 or b/o

Andrew Dow Ensemble
Andrew Dow - electric bass/composition
Rafael Aguiar - alto sax
Dan Searl - nylon string/electric guitar
Luke Marantz - piano/synthesizer
Yuriana Sobrino - drums
Aaron Darrell - voice/acoustic bass
Songyi Jeon - voice


Giacomo Merega - solo electric bass

Tuesday 31 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Modern Jazztet + The Payne Killers
Modern Jazztet
Julianne Johnston - sax
Joe Walters - sax
Joshua Abraham - sax
Mark Schlack - guitar
Yosef Klein - piano
John Turner - bass
Bill O'Connor - drums
The Payne Killers
Howard Rubinstein - baritone sax
Pete McCormac - tenor sax
George Vasios - guitar
Len Lyons - piano
John Turner - bass

Wednesday 1 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Jazz Barracudas

Chris Pitts – tenor & soprano sax / Scott Davidson – guitar / Richard Shaw – bass / Gillian Delear – drums

Thursday 2 April @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o

EulipiaJazz Workshop
Scott Samenfeld – bass
Ethan K – guitar
Karen Gruber – congas
Dan Zupan – sax
Susanna Fiore – piano, percussion
Mark Mullins – trumpet
Come Explore Outer and Inner Space....We'll be “travelin' the spaceways from planet to planet”
Join us for the next installment of our EulipiaJazz Workshop series at the Outpost.   We're exploring tunes by bassist and band leader, Scott Samenfeld.
More information:
Check out videos from our February show on the EulipiaJazz Youtube channel

Friday 3 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

"First Fridays avec Le Prestige":

Le Prestige Version Grand Mal Septette

presents “Vibes vs. Vibes”!

Gary Wallen & ryan Kowal – dueling vibraphones / Chris Forkey - bass / John Glenshaw - drums / Scott Getchell - trumpet / Jeff Platz – guitar /Jim Hobbs - alto sax

Hard-hitting, chill-out, groove music. Searching for the perfect lounge.

Thursday 9 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Acoustic Night

Rinat Tregerman – piano / Linnéa Lundgren - voice and clarinet / Allegra Cramer - harp and voice / Daniel Forde - guitar, voice 

Saturday 11 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o


Eric Hofbauer / Garrison Fewell Duo

Eric Hofbauer - guitar

Garrison Fewell - guitar

Ryan Kowal's Meeting of the Minds CD Release Show

Ryan Kowal - vibraphone

Charlie Kohlhase - saxophones

Phil Mazza - guitar

Kit Demos - bass

Ben Dicke - drums

Sunday 12 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Aaron Darrell presents Recreation Night

Recreation Night is a monthly performance event in which two sets of improvised music take place. The second Sunday of each month, Aaron Darrell and Andy Dow select a group of musicians to perform two sets of improvised music. The music is an exploration of improvisation. No rehearsals or material is predetermined, making each performance a fresh, interpretive creation of the individuals participating that night. The instrumentation and and pairings vary greatly and always make for a unique and original experience. 

Monday 13 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Daniel Levin + Pedro Ström

Daniel Levin – cello / Pedro Ström - bass

Daniel Levin is “one of the outstanding cellists working in the vanguard arena” (All About Jazz), "ridiculously fluent, virtually overflowing with ideas” (New York City Jazz Record) and “very much the man to watch.” (Penguin Guide to Jazz). No matter what setting he plays in, cellist Daniel Levin occupies a musical space bordered by many kinds of music, but fully defined by none of them.

Elements of European classical music, American jazz, microtonal and new music, and European free improvisation all figure prominently in his unique sound. As critic John Sharpe observes in The New York City Jazz Record, “he invokes all manner of musics with prodigious skill: jazz, classical, improv, noise, vocal chorus. His technique is unquestioned and he revels in the physicality of the instrument. Those with an adventurous streak or interest in the outer reaches of the cello universe will find much to savor.”

Born in Burlington, Vermont, he began playing the cello at the age of six. In 2001, he graduated with a degree in Jazz Studies from the New England Conservatory of Music, and arrived on New York City jazz scene shortly therafter. Since then, Daniel has developed his own unique voice as a cellist, improviser, and composer. Ed Hazell noted upon release of Levin’s first record as a leader, “Cellist Daniel Levin is a major new voice on his instrument and in improvised music.” He has performed and/or recorded with Billy Bang, Borah Bergman, Tim Berne, Anthony Braxton, Gerald Cleaver, Andrew Cyrille, Mark Dresser, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, Tony Malaby, Mat Maneri, Joe Morris, William Parker, Ivo Perelman, Warren Smith, Ken Vandermark, and many others. Daniel is the recipient of a 2010 Jerome Foundation award.

"The ridiculously talented" (Number 1 Magazine) Portuguese-Scandinavian bassist Pedro Ström is a consistently innovative voice in the global Free Music community.  He has contributed his big warm sound and unique harmonic mind to a vast array of performances, both live and on record. In the past few years, he has worked with Carlos Garnett, Sonny Fortune, Sonny Simmons, Ivo Perelman, Benny Golson, Benny Bailey, Mulato Aztatke, Jonas Kullhammar, Kresten Osgood, Lotte Anker, Fredrik Ljungqvist, Magnus Broo, and Martin Küchen, to name a few.  He has received several awards and distinctions, including two Grammy Award nominations.

Pedro's playing has been described as "an elemental force and gorgeously harmonious" (Lutfisk Sweden) and "Epic" (KanelgiflerJazz – Norway). And only a few months ago, Downbeat magazine wrote that "his playing is on a new level". 

Further words about Pedro:  " of our favorite bassists..." (Action Jazz)

"Profound, inspired brilliance” (New Music Guide)

Thursday 16 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

 Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club presents

Charlie Kohlhase - alto, tenor & baritone saxes / Daniel Rosenthal – trumpet / Jeff Galindo – trombone / Josiah Reibstein – tuba / Pandelis Karayorgis – piano / Eric Hofbauer – guitar / Aaron Darrell - bass / Curt Newton - drums

April 16 should be a humdinger! That's an Octet isn't it? Hopefully there'll be room for a couple audience members.

Friday 17 April  @ Outpost, 8pm $5/$10

notloB Music presents

The Onlies
Sami Braman - fiddle, vocals, guitar / Riley Calcagno and Leo Shannon – vocals, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo

When a young band is recommended by the likes of Darol Anger, Brittany Haas, Tristan Clairridge and Kristen Andreassen (notloBBers all), one listens...and responds...and books.

All three are only children (hence 'The Onlies") and are juniors at Seattle's Garfield High School. They will be traveling to the Boston and Amherst areas to look at colleges during spring break. We understand they are top-notch musicians; they're also charming, witty, and fun before audiences large and small. They've played gigs up and down the West Coast, and have been featured performers at Northwest Folklife, the Berkeley Old-TIme Music Convention, and the Festival of American FIddle Tunes.

notloB gives you once again the opportunity to be able to say "I saw them when."

Saturday 18 April @ Outpost, 2pm – refreshments, free

art opening
Leigh Kaulbach & friends paintings & works on paper

Sunday 19 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
gabriela martina  presents
In Momentum Concert Series
Minta White – flute + Chris Cretella – guitar + Tim Peck - piano/effects
Thiago Gomes - guitar + Caio Afiune - guitar
Panayota Haloulakou – voice + Giuseppe Paradiso - drums and percussion
Ruthie Odom - dance
Sarah Hughes – sax + Hugo Abraham - bass

Tuesday 21 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Steve Fell / Andrew Stern / Jared Seabrook
Steve Fell – guitar / Andrew Stern – guitar / Jared Seabrook - drums

Sunday 26 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dr T presents Light Into Motion featuring

Dr T – live video mixing with:

double-barreled poetics

Doctor T -- video

Tim Mungenast -- guitar
Tom Plsek -- trombone
John Voigt -- bass and poetry
 Karen Klein -- poetry and movement 

Monday 27 April @ Outpost, 8:30 pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant Quartet
Dave Bryant - piano
Gabriel Solomon - violin
Jeff Song - cello
Jacob William - bass

Tuesday 28 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Steve Lantner Quartet

Forbes Graham - trumpet

Jim Hobbs - alto saxophone

Steve Lantner - piano
Joe Morris - bass

Luther Gray - drums

Wednesday 29 April  @ Outpost, 8pm $5/$10

notloB Music presents

Wrong is Right

Jake Howard - mandolin
Sumaia Jackson - fiddle
Mike Gaisbacher - bass
As tune writers, arrangers, and transcribers, these three vibrant players met through a love of roots music at Berklee College of Music. With combined skill and finesse on their instruments they are paving a way through the acoustic scene as they explore the converging aspects of Bluegrass, Jazz and other roots music.

Thursday 30 April @ Outpost, 8pm $20

Dave Burrell / Garrison Fewell duo: New Earth

Dave Burrell - piano / Garrison Fewell - Guitar

Dave Burrell and Garrison Fewell perform on Thursday April 30, 8-10:00 pm at Outpost 186, Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA. Performing compositions, graphic scores and improvisations, the duo will also present their LP New Earth on Creative Nation Music, recorded live during their first meeting at Third Life Studio in Somerville, December, 2013.

Pianist, composer, improviser Dave Burrell has made 115 recordings and 30 as a leader. After receiving a degree in composition from Berklee College of Music in 1965, he recorded Tauhid with saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, Juba-Lee with Marion Brown and Three for Shepp with Archie Shepp. In 1968 Burrell co-founded �360 Degree Experience� with trombonist Grachan Moncur and drummer Beaver Harris, and in 1969 recorded Live the Pan-African Festival with Archie Shepp in Algiers for the French BYG label. His playing combines the entire history of jazz from Dixieland to free, though it is as an inside/outside player that he most excels. He has also recorded with David Murray, Alan Silva, William Parker, Andrew Cyrille and Sunny Murray. Burrell is currently composer-in-residence at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia where he was commissioned to write a series of important musical works titled The American Civil War (1861-1865). Artist website:

Guitarist Garrison Fewell has pursued a unique pathway of creative musical evolution while touring the globe for forty years, receiving critical acclaim across a wide range of musical styles. He has 15 recordings for labels such as Soul Note, Koch Jazz, No Business, Not Two, Splasc(H), Boxholder, Accurate, Nu Bop, deN Records and Creative Nation Music. The guitarist formerly known as one of Boston's most eloquent inside players has become one of its leading experimenters, writes Boston Phoenix's Jon Garelick, who included Fewell's ensemble, the Variable Density Sound Orchestra, on his best of 2009 list. Fewell's recent recordings are the VDSO - Evolving Strategies with John Tchicai, Roy Campbell, Steve Swell and Reggie Nicholson (Not Two 2014) and Tribal Ghost, recorded live at Birdland with John Tchicai, Charlie Kohlhase, Cecil McBee and Billy Hart (No Business LP, 2013). He is the author of five books on improvisation. His new book, Outside Music, Inside Voices (Saturn University Press 2014) is a series of 25 dialogues with creative improvisers such as Wadada Leo Smith, Henry Threadgill, Oliver Lake, Matthew Shipp, Han Bennink, William Parker, Milford Graves, Marilyn Crispell and Joe McPhee. Artist website:

Excerpt from Jon Garelick's live review of New Earth:

At the Third Life Studio, the duo began with a minor blues by Burrell called “The Box” “We’ll pour our all of our emotions in to this minor blues,” Burrell said. It was a lovely blues, grounded by Burrell’s left-hand stride patterns, embellished by melodic flights from both players, and some lucid counterpoint.

Other pieces were less grounded in form simply the spontaneous sonic response of one player to the other. His one solo piece, “Paradox of Freedom” (based on his research into the freed slaves enlisted to fight in the Civil War) was the most thunderous. But it too was based in a clear melody and a boogie-woogie bass line between eruptions.

Fewell’s “Universe” (“Because why leave anything out?,” he said by way of introduction) was the most “out” extended excursion of the evening. It began with the guitarist tapping his strings with a drum stick and his fingers, conjuring African balafon and kalimba with his muted tones. Each player was extremely sensitive to dynamics, fashioning atonal filigree around each other’s gestures, Burrell creating the loudest outbursts with the occasional heavy chord or stabbed single note. But more often than not, his figures drifted with bits of pedal sustain or harp-like arpeggios. The piece ended with some big major chords from Burrell and some sighing figures from Fewell.

The next piece, “New Earth” sometimes suggested a bit of Satie in Burrell’s chording, and sometimes a hint of Brahms’s Lullabye in fragments of melody. Fewell played his strings with a violin bow, conjuring a realm where African string music meets a European viola da gamba on some polyphonic plane.

Friday 22 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Rich Halley 4 (Portland, Oregon)

Rich Halley – tenor sax / Michael Vlatkovich – trombone / Clyde Reed – bass / Carson Halley - drums

Rich Halley – tenor saxophonist and composer
Rich Halley is a saxophonist and composer based in Portland, Oregon who has released sixteen recordings as a leader.  He leads the Rich Halley 4 which has released four critically acclaimed recordings. Rich has performed with Tony Malaby, Julius Hemphill, Vinny Golia, Bobby Bradford, Nels Cline, Michael Bisio, Obo Addy, Andrew Hill and Oliver Lake.

"Rich Halley has a big full-throated sound that may recall prime Sonny Rollins.
-Kevin Whitehead, Fresh Air, National Public Radio

"Tenor saxophonist Rich Halley has been making bold, uncompromising music outside the jazz mainstream for over 30 years.”
-Troy Collins, Point of Departure
"Oregon-based saxophonist Rich Halley has been turning out smart, brawny music for a couple of decades…This is a group that deserves to be more than a regional treasure...4 Stars."
-James Hale, DownBeat

"A free rider from the Left Coast, tenor saxophonist-composer Rich Halley is a powerful player… In New York, he’d be a star on the avant-garde scene."
-Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times

"As we enter the second decade of the 21st Century, Rich Halley has flourished into one of the world's very finest jazz tenor saxophonists.”
-Dave Wayne,

"No saxophonist out there is playing with more fire, muscle, sheer guts or wild abandon than Halley. But as out there as he can get, there's always a boppish discipline, a thread of containment.”
-Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz

"Heartland American jazz of the very highest order.”
-Brian Morton, Point of Departure

Accomplishments and recent activities

Sixteen critically acclaimed recordings as leader

Prolific composer with over 100 recorded original compositions 

Recent performances at major West Coast festivals (Vancouver B.C., Earshot - Seattle)

Included in the Penguin Guide to Jazz

Co-Founder of Portland’s Creative Music Guild

Artistic Director of the Penofin Jazz Festival for 21 years

Recent interviews on Point of Departure and Avant Music News can be found here:

Here are links to recent YouTube Videos of the band performing live:

Wednesday 27 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Michael Harrist –-  solo bass & trio

solo bass interpretations and compositions and trio playing original compositions and classical Ottoman Makam music

Friday 29 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

James Merenda & Tickle Juice

ames Merenda - alto saxophone / Tom Duprey – cornet / David Hawthorne – guitar / Vanessa Morris – piano / Jon Dreyer – bass / Miki Matsuki - drums


subconsciouscafe new chamber music : - occasional Saturdays, 8pm $10 or b/o
Rob Chalfen's long-running improvised music series continues at OUTPOST and elsewhere. Innovative chamber music at play on the spectra of jazz, electronic, classical and world. Also may be dug by the non-subconscious mind.

This disclaimer is for reflexive and tautological purposes only, and may not be construed as eluding responsibility for any errors, typos, or logical absurdities, real or imagined, that may be contained in this notice, without further notice.

Thank you,
Harlan T. Flash
Corresponding Secretary,
Outpost World Enterprises