Friday, January 4, 2013

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events, January 2013

Matt Shipp & Michael Bisio - Saturday 19 January 8pm

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


Wednesday 2 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
David Doms

Thursday 3 January @ Outpost, 8pm by donation
Markus Nechay presents The Whimsy!
in memoriam David Cutler

Friday 4 January @ 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
Hard-hitting, chill-out, groove music. Searching for the perfect lounge.

Saturday 5 January @ OUTPOST 186, 8PM, $5/10
 Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents
Fantasia on Breathing and Electronics-inspired music
 With special musical guests Carol Rowntree Jones, Tsuyoshi Honjo and Paul Jacobs
This show starts at 8pm but come earlier for workshops in writing and Soundpainting at 6:30. Carol Rowntree Jones comes from England to share her poems and images of breathing projected sprinkled with Soundpainting interludes.  Also, Dennis Shafer, Paul Jacobs and Tsuyoshi Honjo will share works for soprano saxophone by Heitor Villa-Lobos and Luciano Berio.
Carol Rowntree Jones – poetry / Tsuyoshi Honjo – soprano saxophone / Paul Jacobs – piano
ChagallPAC: Diana Norma – poetry / Dennis Shafer – saxophone

Tuesday 8 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
The Olson Pingrey Quartet
Randy Pingrey - trombone, compositions
Kathy Olson - bari sax, compositions
Mark Zaleski - bass
Austin McMahon - drums
The Olson Pingrey Quartet (aka the OPQ) started as a tribute to the subtle and strangely subversive modernism of the Gerry Mulligan/Bob Brookmeyer quartet. We’ve since found something interesting by continuing that tradition.  You’ll find our music to be lighthearted, but never frivolous as well as rigorous, but never academic.  We combine the harmonic freedom of free jazz with the melodic vocabulary of hard bop and the quirky individualism of early swing.  The unique timbre of the bari sax and trombone plus the lack of any chordal instrument really sets us apart from the average modern jazz group.
At this particular performance we'll be premiering some new compositions and arrangements.
You can check out recordings and learn more about the group here:

Thursday 10 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Laurence Cook & Luther Gray Percussion Duo
Laurence Cook & Luther Gray – drums & percussion

Friday 11 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Jeff Platz & New Industrial Policy
John McLellan – drums / Kit Demos – bass Scott Getchell – trumpets Andy Volker – saxes / Jeff Platz - guitar

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

Dr T presents Visual Music Live featuring
Dr T – live video mixing with:

New  Language Collaborative

Eric Zinman – piano / Glynis Loman – cello, aquasonic, voice / Syd Smart - drums

Sunday 13 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
mobius quartet + Ross Wallace Chait & Myles Emmons
mobius quartet
James Coleman – theremin / Derek Hoffend - electronics
Tom Plsek – trombone / Jed Speare - laptop

Ross Wallace Chait - percussion/guitar/loops/objects
Myles Emmons  - double-bass/electronics
Ross Chait + Myles Emmons are a composing and improvising duo of avant-garde music out of Oberlin Ohio.  Working with found objects, electronics and their respective primary instruments (percussion and double bass), the duo attempts to toe the ever-evolving line between atmosphere and abstraction, venturing from stark terrains often cultivated in silence, to wild outbursts of sonic extremities.  Having performed with the likes of Tim Feeney + Vic Rawlings, The EAR Duo and C. Spencer Yeh with releases current and upcoming on ILSE Records and Welcome to the 21st Century, the duo continues to explore via free improvisation, graphic score interpretation and formal composition, how their musical growth will pan out.
"clean dispersed chamber/duo/kitchen/cutlery music[...]a clean cover, clean music, clean body, sponged & quiet[...]gets on with it, no fuss" - pyongyang plastics
Here is a link to our premier release on ILSE:
A video of our performance opening for C. Spencer Yeh:

Monday 14 January @ Outpost
[Private event]

Thursday 17 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club
Charlie Kohlhase & Matt Langley – saxophones / Jeff Galindo – trombone / Jef Charland - bass / Curt Newton - drums

Friday 18 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Dave Bryant – keyboards / Tom Hall - tenor saxophone
Jacob William – bass / Eric Rosenthal - drums

Saturday 19 January @ Outpost, 8pm $20 or b/o
Matthew Shipp & Michael Bisio
Matthew Shipp – piano / Michael Bisio - bass
 "American pianist Matthew Shipp's trio recently played the London jazz festival, presenting this unique and singleminded artist's most inviting balance of fearless improv with compelling themes and grooves. This duo session with that ensemble's bassist, Michael Bisio, exhibits much the same character and power. Shipp hits a keyboard with fearsome steeliness, but if his playing has a percussive punch that belongs in the tradition of Thelonious Monk and Cecil Taylor, he has their emotional and spiritual breadth, too. The title track is a hard-struck, enigmatic melody, prodded at and danced around by Bisio, that becomes a purposeful walk, a lighter contemplation, and then a flood of sound before the bassist's tumbling solo. The Queen's Ballad shows how well Shipp maintains the integrity of a song while finding ever-changing new melodies in it, and hitting chords that fizz with compatible dissonances. Uptempo pieces such as Swing Laser (on which Bisio scampers at twice Shipp's tempo) and the joyous, stamping Holographic Rag demonstrate how inventively this pair turn swing tunes into full-on, free-improv tussles. Bisio's rich bowed chords establish a prayer-like atmosphere on the awed and rolling Supernova. There's a dense, abstract-improv dreamscape for Shipp's brittle harmonies and prepared-piano effects on the closing Decay. It's free-jazz, but full of melody, and every sound counts." John Fordham, Guardian UK 13 Dec. 2012

Tuesday 22 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Alan Chase / Steve Lantner Duo
Alan Chase – alto sax / Steve Lantner - piano

Thursday 24 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Elan Asch

Friday 25 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10, $5 student ID
Brett Walberg Group

Brett Walberg - saxophone/woodwinds

Jeremy quick - guitar 

Matt Mahoney - bass 

Jungho Kang - drums 
Brett Walberg Group is a forward thinking and lucid ensemble that has been together since 2007. This revamp of the BWG, including Jeremy Quick, Matt Mahoney, and Jungho Kang, is attractively spontaneous in their approaches towards the music. Brett Walberg has been striking out as a band leader and composer since 2004, and now runs bands in Quad Cities, IA/IL and in Boston, as well as, sessions in NYC and DC. Walberg will be releasing his newest record, "Progression" early Spring of 2013. 

Saturday 26 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Jacob William 'Para' Quintet

with special guest JON DAMIAN - guitar

Forbes Graham - trumpet / Jim Hobbs - alto sax / Jacob William - bass / Laurence Cook - drums

Monday 28 January
Karen Webb dance workshop