Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events - July 2011


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



Tuesday 5 July @ Outpost, 8pm $5/participant

open jam hosted by Julee Avallone

Thursday 7 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
BOLT (a new band from the Boston area):
Jorrit Dijkstra - alto sax
Eric Hofbauer - guitar
Eric Rosenthal - drums, percussion

+CYLINDER (from the Bay area):
Darren Johnston - trumpet
Aram Shelton - alto saxophone and Bb clarinet
Lisa Mezzacapa - acoustic bass
Kjell Nordeson - drums

" … they improvise like they're inside one another's heads and play sensitively written tunes pitched at one another's strengths ..."
- Chicago Reader

" ... a complete group with a swirl of theories and concepts that makes it one of the best future-forward bands on the scene right now"
- JazzWrap

John McLellan
Friday 8 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o


JOHN McLELLAN- drums- (b. 1968), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and raised in Massachusetts, has a resume that is expansive and varied, including work with Joe and Mat Maneri, Roswell Rudd, Bern Nix, Roy Campbell, William Parker, Ken Vandermark, Denman Marony, Ben Monder, and the Either/Orchestra. He has performed at festivals including the Newport Jazz Festival, the Iowa City Jazz Festival, Munster International Jazz Festival in Germany and New York's Vision Festival. John‘s
inventive drumming can be heard on his duo record with saxophonist Joe McPhee, Grand Marquis on Boxholder records and Mat Maneri’s latest release on Thirsty Ear Records, Pentagon.

John McLellan has performed with Bern Nix, Ben Monder, Joe Morris, Garrison Fewell, Rick Peckham, Jon Damien, Joe McPhee, Joe Maneri, Jack Wright, Daniel Carter,
Blasie Siwula, Perry Robinson, Matana Roberts, Douglas Yates, Roy Campbell, Dave Balauo, Brian Groder, Herb Pomeroy, Nate Wooley, John Carlson, Michael Formanack, Ed Schuller, Mark Helelias, William Parker, Shayna Dulberger, Eivend Opsvik, John
Herbert, Craig Taborn, Jamie Saft, Denman Marony, Ran Blake, Roswell Rudd, Ben Gerstein, Either Orchestra. Has performed at the Newport Jazz Festival, C M J Jazz
Festival (NY), San Juan Island Jazz Festival, Boston Globe Jazz Festival, Munster International Jazz Festival (Germany).

Sunday 10 July @ Outpost, 7:30pm $10 or b/o
Brazilian/Greek singing sensation
Katerina Polemi

Katerina Polemi is a natural talent with music in her soul, a guitar in
her hands, and rhythm in her feet. Bossa nova has been in her blood since
she was a child, as well as the intricate melodies and harmonies of jazz
and Greek music. Katerina has emerged as the next creative force in Gypsy
Jazz, and with her Brazilian/Greek background brings an international
presence, accessibility and flair to all of her performances.

Katerina Polemi: voice/guitar
Ben Powell: violin
Spencer Stewar: Upright Bass
Vishal Nayak: Drums

Thursday 14 July @ Outpost, $10 or b/o

green umbrellas presents
EVOCATION TRIO (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Steve Peplin - guitar / Junko Fujiwara - cello / Ben Hans - drums

Friday 15 July @ Outpost, $10 or b/o
The Four Bags
Michael McGinnis - woodwinds / Jacob Garchik - accordion, trombone / Sean Moran - guitar / Brian Drye - trombone, piano


Combining the vibrancy of modern jazz and popular music with the sophistication of a classical chamber group, The Four Bags feature a captivating blend of Trombone, Accordion, Guitar and Woodwinds. With mature improvisation and a wide array of tonal colors, The Four Bags approach music from Schoenberg to the Beastie Boys in a way that is "wonderfully difficult to define, easy to enjoy." (David Garland, WNYC “Spinning on Air”)

Based in New York City since 1999, The Four Bags have been featured at Symphony Space’s Thalia Theatre Music Series, the "Next Next" festival at BAM Café, the "Celebrate Brooklyn!" festival in Prospect Park, The Wall to Wall Joni Mitchell Marathon at Symphony Space, A Tribute to Burt Bacharach in the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Konnichiwa Festa! (Japan), The Friends of Alec Wilder Concert at St. Peter's Church, The Greenwich House Concert Series, the “Almost Mozart” Festival, and numerous live features on NPR.

The Four Bags have released three albums on NCM East Records and are about to release their fourth recording, "Forth" due out in the Fall of 2011, featuring a collection of original tunes as well as their spin on music from Brazil, Iran and French electronica.

Saturday 16 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Hofbauer/Karayorgis/Williams/Gray Quartet
Eric Hofbauer - guitar / Pandelis Karayorgis - Wurlitzer / Jacob William - bass / Luther Gray - drums

July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Bruno Raberg Ensemble

Wednesday 20 July @ Outpost, 8pm $20 or b/o

Adam Rudolph: handrumset (congas, djembe, tarija), frame drum, thumb pianos, gongs, percussion and mulitphonic singing, sintir, piano

Joseph Bowie: trombone, electronics, vocal, harmonica, congas, djembe, percussion)

"The evening was transformed into an extraordinary and lyrical happening with music of ethereal light" IL GIORNALE

Adam Rudolph and Joseph Bowie first performed together in 2000 @ Lincoln Center with Yusef Lateef. They have collaborated together in numerous projects since then, including a trio with Omar Sosa and, most recently, in Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures.
Their music is grounded in the American improvisational tradition while embracing music forms, languages, instrumentation, and cosmologies of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the African Diaspora. Decades of performance and research into these music cultures have given the artists the background and experience to create a unique and unprecedented improvisational art form.




"A pioneer in world music."

"Percussionist Adam Rudolph has been fusing jazz and world music for decades, to the point where the two coexist as a seamless whole."
-The Philadelphia Daily News

"A project of haunting power and beauty. Captivating and profoundly beautiful."
-Earshot Jazz

"Adam Rudolph is percussion master...Dream Garden [is] a career achievement for Rudolph, one that should finally make the jazz world sit up and take notice."
-All Music Guide

"A vibrant collage that's soulful, edgy and refreshingly spiritual."

About the music:

Compositional forms serve as thematic material to provide an orchestrated context for improvisational dialogue. Music materials consist, among other things, of original melodies, textural gestures, sound languages, tone rows, traditional and synthetic scales, diadic and intervallicaly generated harmonies, call and response, polyphony, dynamics, and the coloration of silences.

Unique forms are generated through the concept of “Cyclic Verticalism”, whereby polyrhythms, as used in African music, are combined with rhythm cycles, as used in Indian music. When combined with the above-described tonal materials, larger forms can be generated. In the compositions these materials are utilized to serve emotional coloration; what in India is called Rasa. Performers are given the freedom to use their imagination and listening ability to develop the compositions within their own individual motion and timing, while still relating to the overall form and to the aesthetic and musical functions. The concept is to generate unusual relationships of sound against sound, form against form, and rhythm against rhythm in a non-linear, ever shifting kaleidoscope of music images.


Born in 1955, handrummer, percussionist, composer, multi instrumentalist and improviser ADAM RUDOLPH has been hailed as “a pioneer in world music” by the NY times. Currently he composes for his groups Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures Organic Orchestra, a 15 – 50 piece ensemble for which he has developed an original music notation and conducting system. He has taught and conducted hundreds of musicians in the Go: Organic Orchestra concept in both North America and Europe. He has performed at festivals and concerts throughout North & South America, Europe, Africa, and Japan, appeared on numerous albums and released over twenty recordings as a leader.

Over the past 25 years Rudolph has developed a unique syncretic approach to hand drumming in creative collaborations with outstanding artists of cross-cultural and improvised music, including Yusef Lateef, Jon Hassel, L. Shankar, Muhal Richard Abrams, Fred Anderson, Hassan Hakmoun, Sam Rivers, Omar Sosa, and Pharaoh Sanders, and Wadada Leo Smith among others. He has released over a dozen recordings on his own Meta Records label documenting his compositions for various size ensembles.

Thursday 21 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
New Language Collaborative
New York Guitarist Shoshke Rayzl appearing with New Language Collaborative
Shoshke Rayzl-guitar / Eric Zinman - piano / Syd Smart - drums /

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

Dave Bryant - solo piano

Saturday 23 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
The Alternate Universe Quintet
Allan Chase - saxophones
Jim Hobbs – alto saxophone
Steve Lantner - piano
Joe Morris - bass
Laurence Cook - drums

Wednesday 27 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Rock Flint Contemporary Ensemble
Forbes Graham - trumpet/electronics
Andrea Pensado - electronics
Junko Simons - cello
Todd Brunel - woodwinds
Luther Gray - percussion

Thursday 28 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Patrick Breiner - tenor sax (Madison, WI) / Max Goldman - drums (NYC) / Mette Henriette Rolvag - tenor sax (Oslo, Norway)
music sample

+Sons of Daughters
Aaron Darrell - bass and voice
Patrick Breiner - tenor sax, clarinet, and voice
Devin Drobka - drums

July 29/30/31 : A Boston Poetry Marathon and BBQ!


A Summer Poetry Marathon
featuring 88 local and visiting poets
reading for 8 minutes apiece
Admission is free but the hat will be be passed

Friday 7/29, 7 PM - 10 PM
Saturday 7/30, 1 PM - 10:30 PM
Sunday 7/31, 1 PM - 5 PM

see for reading schedule

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