Tuesday, May 3, 2011

OUTPOST 186 Concert & Event Schedule, May 2011




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

Fausto Sierakowski (France) - alto sax / Nigel Taylor, Ezra Weller - trumpets / Randy Pingrey - trombone

Monday 2 May @ Outpost, 8pm

Small Animal Project Reading Series presents
Carrie Bennett, Jennifer Denrow & Jen Tynes

Carrie Bennett is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and author of biography of water (Word Works’ Washington Prize, 2004). She currently lives in Somerville, MA and teaches writing at Boston University. Her poetry has been published in Boston Review, Caketrain, Denver Quarterly, Indiana Review, and Interim, among others. Her chapbook, A Quiet Winter, will be published next Spring (dancing girl press).

Jennifer Denrow has two chapbooks: A Knee for a Life (Horse Less Press) and From California, On (Brave Men Press). Her first book, California, is available from Four Way Books.

Jen Tynes
lives in Denver and is the founding editor of Horse Less Press. She also edits interviews and reviews for the Denver Quarterly and is the author or co-author of several books and chapbooks, most recently Heron/Girlfriend (Coconut Books) and Autogeography (a collaboration with Michael Sikkema, from Black Warrior Review).

For more information, visit smallanimalproject.com

Tuesday 3 May @ Outpost, 8pm $5/participant
open jam hosted by Julee Avallone

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

Bill O'Connor and Friends
The music of Horace Silver will be featured during this night of modern jazz.
Joe Hellerstein: Trumpet and Flugelhorn
Julianne Johnston: Alto saxophone and flute
Joe Walters: Alto saxophone
Prentice Pilot: Tenor saxophone
Richard Pierce: Piano
Mike Grappo: Guitar
John Turner: Bass
Bill O'Connor Jr.: Drums

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

Mill City Trio
Jamie Dunphy - guitar / Greg Passler - guitar, bass / Tony D'Anna - drums

Since its formation in 2005, the Mill City Trio has appeared regularly in clubs, galleries and concert venues all over New England. They are dedicated to the performance of original jazz compositions, although recent concerts have included revved-up versions of "Canarios" by Baroque composer Gaspar Sanz, and "Overkill" by the 80's rock band Men at Work.
Mill City Trio released their debut CD, Solstice, in 2006 to extensive critical acclaim. Their 2008 release, Down Deep, was featured on "Eric in the Evening" on WGBH, Boston and "Jazz New England" on WICN, Worcester. Most recently, the trio has presented concerts in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts featuring "The Syncopated Bird," an extended composition for jazz trio and narrator by Jamie and Drew Dunphy. Mill City Trio is currently performing in support of their third CD, Looking Up, which Music Web Express called, "one of the best guitar-based instrumental jazz albums of 2010," and Vintage Guitar called, "a winner."

Saturday 7 May @ Outpost, 3pm - by dontation

unaffiliated poetry series presents
William Corbett & Patrick James Dunagan

William Corbett is a poet who lives in Boston’s South End and teaches writing at MIT. He writes frequently on art, directs the small press Pressed Wafer and is on the advisory board of Manhattan’s CUE Art Foundation. Among his books are the memoirs Furthering My Education and Philip Guston’s Late Work: A Memoir. He edited Just the Thing: Selected Letters of James Schuyler and The Letters of James Schuyler to Frank O’Hara. His most recent book of poetry is The Whalen Poem.

Patrick James Dunagan lives in San Francisco. His first book, “There are people who think painters shouldn’t talk”: A GUSTONBOOK (Post-Apollo, 2011), is a workman’s notebook of sorts sketched out in response to years spent contemplating the work and life of Philip Guston.

Sunday 8 May @ Outpost 8pm
robchalfen & subconsciouscafe presents
Matthew Shipp & Jim Hobbs
Matthew Shipp - piano / Jim Hobbs - alto

BBC Music Review of Art of the Improviser by Matthew Shipp

Matthew Shipp was born December 7, 1960 in Wilmington, Delaware. He started piano at 5 years old with the regular piano lessons most kids have experienced. He fell in love with jazz at 12 years old. After moving to New York in 1984 he quickly became one of the leading lights in the New York jazz scene. He was a sideman in the David S. Ware quartet and also for Roscoe Mitchell’s Note Factory before making the decision to concentrate on his own music.
Mr Shipp has reached the holy grail of jazz in that he possesses a unique style on his instrument that is all of his own -- and he’s one of the few in jazz that can say so. Mr. Shipp has recorded a lot of albums with many labels but his 2 most enduring relationships have been with two labels. In the 1990s he recorded a number of chamber jazz CDs with Hatology, a group of CDs that charted a new course for jazz that, to this day, the jazz world has not realized. In the 2000s Mr Shipp has been curator and director of the label Thirsty Ear’s “Blue Series” and has also recorded for them. In this collection of recordings he has generated a whole body of work that is visionary, far reaching and many faceted .
Matthew Shipp is truly one of the leading lights of a new generation of jazz giants.

"Watching Matthew Shipp play the piano is a bit like sitting ringside. Lefts and rights hit the keyboard's midsection in steady jabs, finding a rhythm that alternately lulls and stings. Or he might work his left hand, creating a rumbling dance of low-end notes. Then it comes: An unanticipated chiming cluster, landing like a roundhouse punch. At times, his playing turns meditative. Mr. Shipp's style knows no single pattern. Yet the boxing parallel is clear." -- Larry Blumenfeld, Wall Street Journal

"It doesn't seem so long ago that pianist Matthew Shipp emerged as a fiery iconoclast of the piano, a fearless experimenter whose tempestuous soliloquies ranged freely among jazz, classical and avant-garde idioms. Shipp recently turned 50, and to mark the occasion he has released a monumental double-CD, "Art of the Improviser". Though not for timid ears, Shipp's pianism sounds as galvanic as ever…Few pianists command a comparable improvisational imagination, nor the technical wherewithal to realize it. Shipp sounds similarly dynamic in the live trio recording of the first CD, which…flies like the wind. Ultimately, "Art of the Improviser" not only sums up Shipp's achievements to date but points promisingly toward important music yet to come."
-- Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

"One of the most daring and original pianists in jazz." -- Rolling Stone

Monday 9 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Kenji Herbert & Aaron Darrell

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

Randy Pingrey - trombone / Steve Norton - reeds / Tom Plsek - trombone (tbd)

Thursday 12 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Rick Stone - alto / Matt Langley - tenor / Keala Kaumeheiwa - bass / Luther Gray - drums


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

jeff platz' Mile High Club presents
EARWURM! featuring James Rohr - piano
James Rohr - piano / Jeff Platz - guitar / Jim Hobbs - alto / Junko Simons - cello / Jef Charland - bass / Luther Gray - drums

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

Jacob William 'Para' Quintet
Forbes Graham - trumpet / Jim Hobbs - alto / Steve Lantner - piano / Jacob William - bass / Laurence Cook - drums

Sunday 15 May @ Outpost, 8pm
Dr T presents Visual Music Live featuring
Duets Plus with
Glynis Lomon - cello / Andrea Pensado - electronics / Eric Crawley - harpejji & electronics / Dave Bryant - piano

Doctor T
Emile Tobenfeld (Doctor T) has been doing improvised projections to music since 1974 -- always with the goal of creating Visual Music, a music that combines imagery and sound. His projections are produced by mixing multiple DVD sources with a video mixer and effects processor. The sources consist of computer-manipulated original material derived from his still photography and videography. The original subject matter is usually recognizable, but sometimes processed to complete abstraction. The projections and music respond sometimes directly to each other -- at other times they simply co-exist.

His videos (including some recordings made at Outpost 186) can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/Tobenfeld. A photo essay of images taken at Outpost 86 can be viewed at http://www.flickr.com/photos/22231918@N06/sets/72157624670849749

Tuesday 17 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Living Room Music concert series presents
Esther Viola - oboe, voice / Eric Hofbauer - guitar / Ben Dicke - drums / Michael Dobiel - saxophone and electronics
This unusual and intriguing quartet configuration is the brainchild of Esther Viola, who has envisioned this type of group for several years. She recently asked Michael to compose a piece for the group. The evening will consist of two types of musicmaking: free improvisation by all the players involved, and compositions by the players. Michael's piece will be played in public for only the second time.

Esther Viola has pursued her calling as a musician since her teens. She studied at the Eastman school of music. Her career has brought her to many corners of the world. For ten years she studied and performed modern music in the Netherlands. She also spent six months in Rio de Janeiro, immersed in Brazilian music and culture. She uses oboe, English horn, flute, piano, voice, and percussion in her creative pursuits. Her music reflects the diversity and beauty of her tools and influences.

Eric Hofbauer has been an integral member of Boston's jazz scene for more than a decade. He leads his own group, The Infrared Band, and collaborates with local luminaries such as Garrison Fewell and Charlie Kohlhase. Hofbauer supervises his own record label, Creative Nation Music. He teaches jazz guitar and jazz history at Emerson College and The University of Rhode Island. His honors include a 2009 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Music Composition.

Ben Dicke is a drummer and educator in the Boston area, originally from Trenton, NJ. At age eleven, he began to teach himself to drum and has played in bands ever since. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, his teachers have included Joe Falcey (a great player and personal hero) Jon Hazilla, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Ian Froman.

Michael Dobiel is a musician in the Boston area. Before becoming active in Boston he studied at the University of Louisville and Westfield State College. He is currently involved in several projects as saxophonist, composer and laptop musician. He is the instigator of the Living Room Music series at Outpost 186 in Cambridge.

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

Bruno Raberg - bass / Andrew Halchak - saxes / Jussi Reijonen - guitar, oud / Fugan Dineen - mridangam, drums / Noriko Terada - percussion

Friday 20 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Citizen's Orchestra
featuring special guest from Vienna : Stefan Krist - trombone
Kevin Frenette - guitar / Forbes Graham - trumpet / Chris Kottke - trumpet / Glynis Lomon - cello / Jim Hobbs - alto / Jacob William - bass / Syd Smart - drums / Eric Zinman - piano

Saturday 21 May @ Outpost 8pm
green umbrella presents
Tom Plsek - trombone / Junko Simons - cello / Curt Newton - drums

Sunday 22 May @ Outpost, 3-5pm free

art opening party: wine/snacks, all welcome!

work from seven Boston-area artists

Nina Ata
Wesley Ennis
Kristin Ford
Shea Justice
Joshua Luke
Roberto Mighty
Jason Pramas

all participants are MFA Visual Arts candidates at The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University

contact jason@openmediaboston.org or 617-506-9515 for more information

Tuesday 24 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Aaron Darrell - bass / Jun Young Sun - drums / Michael Sachs - soprano sax

Wednesday 25 May @ Outpost, 8pm

Broadcloth Trio
Anne Rhodes - Voice
Nathan Bontrager - 'Cello
Adam Matlock - Accordion, Recorders

Thursday 26 May @ Outpost, 8pm
Jared Seabrook - drums / Steve Fell - guitar, electronics

Friday 27 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Dave Bryant - piano / Jim Hobbs - alto / Jacob William - drums / Eric Rosenthal - drums

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

Steve Lantner Quartet
Allan Chase – saxophones / Steve Lantner – piano
Joe Morris – bass / Luther Gray – drums

Sunday 29 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Eric Zinman - piano / Jacob William - bass / Laurence Cook - drums