Thursday, June 3, 2010

OUTPOST 186 Concert & Event Schedule, June 2010

David Maxwell in June @ Outpost:
Outtakes Unltd. 4 June, Master Class 14 June, Gongs & Bowls 21 June, Quintet 28 June

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



Tuesday 1 June @ Outpost, 8pm $5/10
BOSTON FREE JAZZ ASSN. presents: open jam
hosted by
Julee Avallone - flute
Garrison Fewell - guitar

Thursday 3 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
rough night presents

Friday 4 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
The Vortex Series for new and improvised music:
Dave Maxwell’s Out Takes Unlimited
David Maxwell - piano & percussion / Andrew Hickman - tenor sax, soprano sax & percussion / Blake Newman - double bass /
Todd Brunel - clarinets / Rob Bethel - cello / Lawrence Cook - drumset

Saturday 5 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
David Haney Trio with Blaise Siwula & Dominic Duval
David Haney - piano / Dominic Duval - bass / Blaise Siwula - reeds / Juan Pablo Carletti - drums

Pianist David Haney studied composition for six years with the great Czech composer, Tomas Svoboda. After years of working with the Society of Oregon Composers, Haney honed his skills as a jazz pianist, often paired up with some of the greatest minds in jazz improvisation. From the famed Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, to the Bla Jazz in Oslo, Haney has performed worldwide with such featured artists as Andrew Cyrille, Roswell Rudd, John Tchicai, Bud Shank, Bernard Purdie, Buell Neidlinger, Julian Priester, Han Bennink, Obo Addy, Wilbert de Joode, Gerry Hemingway, Wolter Weirbos, Perry Robinson, and Johannes Bauer.

Haney has recorded 12 albums in ten years for C.I.M.P. Records and Cadence Jazz Records. He has also collaborated on 14 albums on other labels such as Canada Jazz Studio, That Swan Records, NoSeSo Records, and his own labels, JazzAudioDotCom, Arctic Records, and Space Rat Records.

He has received grants and commissions for his creative work from the U.S. State Department; Alberta Film Works; and the Oregon Ballet Theatre. He was awarded a travel grant from the U.S. State Department to present the music of composer Herbie Nichols in concerts throughout Argentina and Chile. Haney's piano/trombone work “Ota Benga of the Batwa” was included in the critics pick for best Jazz Album of 2007 (Coda Magazine). David's recent releases "Conspiracy a go go" and "Clandestine" were were both selected Top Ten Jazz Albums of 2009 (Cadence Magazine).

Dominic Duval is one of the most-recorded free jazz bassists on the planet. Associations with producer Bob Rusch's C.I.M.P. and Cadence Jazz labels and producer Leo Feigin's Leo Records led to Duval's appearances on an extraordinary number of albums. Everything Duval's recorded presents him in a positive light, yet there's so much to choose from, one hardly knows where to begin. Remarkable is its Nightbird Inventions, a solo disc made for Cadence Jazz on which Duval electronically manipulates the bass to fascinating ends. Other collaborations of note include the band Trio X, a cooperative trio with saxophonist Joe McPhee and drummer Jay Rosen, and his various projects with saxophonist Mark Whitecage. Duval has also recorded and toured as a member of pianist Cecil Taylor's band.

Saxophonist Blaise Siwula has been an active participant in New York's 'underground' jazz scene for the past two decades. Although he released several recordings on independent labels, it wasn't until the millennium that he started garnering attention. Siwula is a committed free player and his highly unique sound couples a dry throaty wail with a command of his instrument's entire range and a wavering vibrato that's very effective. All About Jazz, New York

Videos, Music samples, Photos, Press Release all at

Sunday 6 June @ Outpost, 2pm - by donation
a classical appetizer with
John Jervis - classical guitar
Bach and Spanish repertoire

Sunday 6 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Bryant / Solomon / Song / Wang
Dave Bryant - piano / Gabriel Solomon - violin / Jeff Song - cello / Jane Wang - bass

Monday 7 June @ Outpost, 8pm $3
depraved dave's back alley cinema presents

7pm: SUCCUBARE - Oriental occultists make a man a vampire who spawns bloody snakes,and that's a sliver of the insanity found in this 1981 Hong Kong horror!

Marlene Clark is the title serpentine shape-shifter in this outlandish U.S.-Filipino co-production directed by NYC underground filmmaker Andrew Meyer!

10pm: A CALAMITY OF SNAKES - Vengeful vipers overtake a condo amid kinds of craziness(including a kung fu fight with a flying boa constrictor!)

Tuesday 8 June @ Outpost, 8pm
Dijkstra / Karayorgis / Newton
Jorrit Dijkstra - reeds / Pandelis Karayorgis - piano / Curt Newton - drums

Wednesday 9 June @ Outpost. 8pm $10 or b/o
Skye Carrasco

Thursday 10 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Luther Gray presents
Clear Audience + Timo Shanko & Peter Kenagy
Andy Voelker - saxes / Peter Kenagy - trumpet / Steve Fell - guitar / Jef Charland - bass / Timo Shanko - bass / Luther Gray - drums

Saturday 10 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Ken Bonfield - the artistry of the guitar

Saturday 12 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Johnny Butler
+Ginger Ibex

Johnny Butler:

Johnny Butler is a multi-genre saxophonist and composer. He is a member of the Brooklyn, NY music community and was born in Seattle, WA. Butler performs nationally and internationally solo (with his saxophone and laptop), with his band Scurvy, and with several other groups.

He currently play with The Skeletons Big Band, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Sonia's Party and the Everyone's Invited Band, Ryan Snow's Pull, Indra Raj, Afuche, and Dak Dies and has made recent appearances with Joe Lally (of Fugazi), Scott Stein and The Ramblers, Margaret (Rhodes) Butler, and the Stumble Bums. Additionally, he donates his time and music to Musicians On Call, a not-for-profit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in health care facilities.

Johnny graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with a BM in Jazz Studies and Performance with an emphasis in classical composition, studying with Gary Bartz, Robin Eubanks, Billy Hart, Randolph Coleman and Lewis Neilson and has continued his studies with Lenny Tristano disciple Connie Cruthers, Vijay Iyer, and Ableton Live sponsored electro-acoustic violinist Todd Reynolds.

Johnny Butler - sax (Brooklyn)


UNDO is the name this musician uses for his solo performances and recordings. UNDO was born in London, England and currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

UNDO plays “Unguitar” – a term he coined in 1994 to describe his approach to guitar. “With UNDO I play guitar, but what you hear doesn’t really sound like a guitar as I use little pedals and delays to make very un-guitar-like sounds – hence the name, unguitar."

“I like if listeners have their own mental imagery to accompany their experience of this music. I like to slow things down. The time between when things happen makes this magical space I like to hold open as long as I can.”

UNDO music is at:
For information about UNDO releases, please contact UNDO at UNSTRUNGONE@YAHOO.COM.

Ginger Ibex:

One of Sharon Crumrine's earliest influences was Beethoven, whose music alternately rocks the world or moves listeners to tears with its dark lyrical beauty. She was also deeply affected by the Romantic Classical composers (Schubert, Rachmaninoff), Impressionistic composers, Middle Eastern modes, Tango and contemporary Rock. Betty Widerski's radically eclectic background (Classical gone Irish Punk/Rock/Improv) and endless creative & technical ability on a wild variety of stringed instruments, plus some percussion added to the mix, give Ginger Ibex a powerful yet lyrical sound.

Sunday 13 June @ Outpost, 7pm $10 or b/o
Tom Hall & Session VIII

Session VIII: Solo Saxophone Improvisations, Songs, Poetry, and Performance

The Sessions, a series of performances hosted by saxophonist Tom Hall, brings creative musicians from any and all musical styles and genres together and turns them loose in a free improvisatory setting. But for Session VIII Tom hasn't invited anybody. He's going solo, and anything could happen.

Monday 14 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
David Maxwell presents
Gong With The Wind - Thibetan gongs and bowls

David Maxwell brings an assortment of seven gongs, including one
Balinese (male) and a bunch of Tibetan bowls and some miscellaneous
stuff to the resonant 186 space. Through this soundscape various
performers will interact; individually at first, and then in
combination of twos and threes and more ----possibly leading up to a
divine cacophony of ecstatic sound. Featured performers:
Allan Chase - soprano, alto and baritone saxes / Kelly Roberge - tenor sax / Fred Stubbs - ney (Turkish flute) / Tom Plesk - trombone, blown and bowed / Junko Simmons - cello / Bruno Raberg - double bass

Maxwell will play
the gongs and bowls and bring a Moroccan flute, raita and Tunisian
mijwids for some group fun.
All the usual blather about meditative and trance states will apply
if the gods cooperate. We are very hopeful.

Tuesday 15 @ Outpost, 3pm $mall donation

small animal project reading series presents
Brian Foley, Joshua Harmon, Emily Pettit
Small Animal Project presents Brian Foley, Joshua Harmon, and Emily Pettit at Outpost 186 on Tuesday, 6/15. 8 pm, small donation suggested. See for more details.

Brian Foley is the author of THE BLACK EYE (Brave Men Press, 2010). He has poems forthcoming in Fou, Typo, notnostrums and others. He edits the online magazine SIR!, is poetry editor of Brave Men Press, and runs The Deep Moat Reading Series in Cambridge, MA. He currently attends the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at UMass Amherst.

Read excerpts from Brian’s work here and here.

Joshua Harmon is the author of Scape (poems, 2009) and Quinnehtukqut (a novel, 2007), and the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Poems from his current project, Le Spleen de Poughkeepsie, are published or forthcoming in Absent, Agni, Colorado Review, Copper Nickel, Massachusetts Review, Mid-American Review, The Offending Adam, Sentence, Typo, and Volt, as well as in the chapbook The Poughkeepsiad (Greying Ghost Press, August 2010). He no longer lives in Poughkeepsie.

Read excerpts from Josh’s work here, here, and here.

Emily Pettit is the author of two chapbooks HOW (Octopus Books) and WHAT HAPPENED TO LIMBO (Pilot Books). She is an editor for notnostrums and Factory Hollow Press.

Read some of Emily’s work here, here, and here.

Wednesday 16 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Ulf Bandgren/Bruno Råberg Group

About Ulf Bandgren - Swedish guitarist

Guest teacher at Ithaca College and just back from a tour of the West Coast playing in duo formation with guitar legend John Stowall.
Also performed with: Etta & Debbie Cameron, Anders Jormin, Nisse Landgren, Lars Jansson, Anders Persson, Yasuhito Mori, Helen Sjöholm, Mario Venzago, Nemi Järvi, Pietro Rizzo, H.K Gruber, Martin Yates.

Bruno Råberg - bass

JazzTimes Bill Milkowski writes about Raberg's 2 CD set "Leifelines"
"For sheer output it's astounding..and the depth of expression and degree of surprise is remarkable" Lifelines features Ben Monder, Chris Cheek, Ted Poor and Matt Wilson.

Kyle Nasser
- saxophone

Kyle has performed with Terry-Lynn Carrington, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas, Hank Jones and others.

Lee Fish - drums

Lee has performed with: George Garzone, Hal Crook, Jason Palmer, Esperanza Spaulding, David Gilmore, Lawrence Fields, Julian Lage and many more.

Thursday 17 June @ Outpost, 8pm $8 or b/o
Dave Fox 4 in “Adventures in Sound”
David Tronzo - guitar / Bruno Raberg - bass / Josh Rosen -piano, keys, special effects / Dave Fox - drums, percussion

Friday 18 June @ Outpost - 9pm, $5/10
Chagall Performance Art Collaborative presents
The Juan Ruiz Group (Columbia, SA)
Juan Ruiz - clarinet / Massimo Sammi - guitar / Hiro Sakaba - bass / George Lernis - drums

With his clarinet playing in high demand and his fresh exploration of music composition, Colombian clarinetist Juan Ruiz has chartered a brand-new group with the scene’s spiciest, young--but serious--jazz and world musicians. They will react to the art of Sarah Kinne, who’s art dons the walls of the OUTPOST. Don’t miss this premiere one-of-a-kind performance, just as things are heating up in Boston!

check out Juan Ruiz on YouTube!

Saturday 19 June @ Outpost, 8pm, $10 or b/o
green umbrellas presents
Junko Simons - cello / Charlie Kohlhase - saxes / Mike Connors - drums

Sunday 20 June @ Outpost 8pm
Dr T presents Visual Music Live featuring:
DAVE BRYANT - piano + guests tba
with Doctor T -- Video mixing

Monday 21 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10
Master Class with

Tuesday 22 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Randy Pingrey - solo trombone
A recent performance example
+James Wylie - solo saxophone

Thursday 24 & Friday 25 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10
Brian Haas - piano / Josh Raymer - drums / Chris Combs - lap steel / Jeff Harshbarger - double bass

Saturday 26 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Steve Lantner Quartet
Alan Chase - alto / Steve Lantner - piano / Joe Morris – bass / Luther Gray – drums

Sunday 27 June @ Outpost, 8pm $3
depraved dave's back alley cinema presents


7pm: CREATURES THE WORLD FORGOT - Bond Girl and 70s sexpot Julie Ege stars in the last of Hammer Films' prehistoric world adventures (which began Raquel Welch in ONE MILLION YEARS B.C.)! This film has carnage scenes later seen in A CLOCKWORK ORANGE!


8:30pm: DAMNATION ALLEY - This 1977 adaptation of Roger Zelazny's iconic novel dispensed with nearly everything that profoundly influenced later MAD MAX variety films, but does offer jaw-dropping moments of cheapo monster-horror.See Paul Winfield eaten alive by mutant insects a few years before he was subject to a nasty alien parasite in STAR TREK 2!

10pm: NO BLADE OF GRASS - John Christopher's THE DEATH OF GRASS gets a chaotic and downright delirious treatment courtesy of actor-director Cornel Wilde!

Monday 28 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
David Maxwell Quintet
Allan Chase - alto sax / Luther Gray - drums / Bruno Raberg - bass / Kelly Roberge - tenor sax