Friday, May 3, 2013

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events, May 2013

                       AVANT-JAZZ PIANO PIONEER BURTON GREENE! Saturday 25 May,  8pm

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


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

Moira Lobianco


Friday 3 May @ 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 / Jim Hobbs - alto sax
Hard-hitting, chill-out, groove music. Searching for the perfect lounge.

Saturday 4 May @ OUTPOST 186, 8PM, $5/10

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

Soundpainting workshop 6pm and concert with special guests

Eight Foot Manchild

Dylan Foley – Guitar / Sara Honeywell – Trombone

ChagallPAC: Diana Norma – poetry & cello / Dennis Shafer – saxophone + Soundpainter / Jon Amon – saxophones

This evening we will have Eight Foot Manchild: a band that draws from rock, metal, free jazz, classical, world folk and cartoon music. This evening they will be playing a composition from their upcoming debut album. Also come see the newest compositions by David Krebs, who is composing backing tracks of mixed down fixed media using bee sounds and other samples for a harmonious Soundpainting backdrop.  Also a CLEPSYDRA surprise!

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

Dave Bryant - keyboards
Jacob William - bass
Curt Newton - drums

Eric Rosenthal - drums

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

"Adventure In Sound" featuring

David Tronzo - guitar
Phil Grenadier - trumpet
Bruno Raberg - bass
Josh Rosen - keyboards
Dave Fox - drums and percussion

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

Luther Gray Group

Jim Hobbs – alto / Winston Braman - electric bass / Luther Gray - drums

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

Birdsongs of the Mesozoic

 Ken Field - sax & loops / Michael Bierylo - gtr & loops / Rick Scott - kbd & loops / Encanti - electronics & loops

Note: We regret that the Batoh Masaki of Ghost show is cancelled for 12 May. No date has been rescheduled.

Wednesday 15 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Raven Bride

"Raven Bride is currently a one-man singer-songwriter act, solo piano & acoustic guitar with vocals,songs about love & death & dreams.”

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

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club
Jerry Sabatini – trumpet / Jef Charland – bass / Curt Newton - drums 
Old Bottle New Wine
Carlo Morena – piano / Michele Salgarello - drums / Joe Fonda - bass

Carlo Morena begins very early to listen to music, to sing and to play, graduating in Piano and later in Jazz Music.
He studied classical piano with Giuseppe Cantarelli, Jazz arranging with Gerardo Iacoucci,
Jazz piano with Enrico Pieranunzi, Franco D'Andrea, Alvaro Is Rojas, Mulgrew Miller and Walter Norris.
He’s been living in Bologna, Siena, Barcellona, Madrid, Lisbona and Berlin.
In 1994, after several years of musical collaboration as sidemen, together with the double bass player Joe Fonda,
he founded the Step in Trio with Jeff Hirshfield on drums (later replaced by George Schuller).

Born in Milan, Michele "Miki" Salgarello is one of the most complete up&coming drummers in the contemporary Italian jazz drumming community.

As a freelance jazz drummer is skills are numerous, with a style that is a mixture of the great American tradition and European sensitivity, with a large resumè of records, tours and jazz festivals.
His influences are many but his style reflects mostly the impact of drummers like Jeff Ballard, Jeff "Tain Watts", Bill Stewart, Eric Harland, Jon Christensen, Jorge Rossy, Brian Blade, Mark Guiliana, Antonio Sanchez, Tyshawn Sorey and Gerald Cleaver.

Joe Fonda is a composer, bassist, recording artist, interdisciplinary performer, producer and educator.
An accomplished international Jazz artist, Fonda has performed with his own ensembles throughout the United States ,Canada , Europe and Asia. He has  collaborated  and performed with such artists as Anthony Braxton ,Archie Shepp, Ken McIntyre, Lou Donaldson, Bill and Kenny Barron, Leo Smith, Perry Robinson, Dave Douglas, Curtis Fuller, ,  Bill Dixon, Han Bennink, Bobby Naughton, Xu Fengia, Randy Weston, Gebhard Ullmann, Carla Bley,  Carlo Zingaro, Barry Altschul, Billy Bang.

Fonda was the bassist with the renowned Anthony Braxton sextet, octet, tentet, from 1984 through 1999. Fonda also sat on the Board of Directors from 1994 to 1999, and was the President from 1997 to 1999 of the newly formed Tri-Centric Foundation. He has also performed with the 38-piece Tri-Centric orchestra under the direction of Anthony Braxton, and was the bassist for the premiere performance of Anthony Braxton’s opera, Shalla Fears for the Poor, performed at the John Jay Theater in New York, New York, October 1996.
Two of Fonda’s most recent projects are From the Source, The Off Road Quartet.
From the Source is a group that incorporates the tap dancing and poetry of Brenda Bufalino and the healing arts of Vicki Dodd, and four jazz musicians. The group has released their first CD entitled, Joe Fonda and From the Source, on Konnex Records.

The Off Road Quartet is comprised of four musicians from four different countries. Ux Fengia from Beijing China , Carlos Zingaro from Lisbon Portugal , Lucas Niggle from Zurich Switzerland and Joe Fonda New York USA. The Off Road Quartet blends the  musics from all four of these musicians cultures into a unique musical and visual experience.

Pandelis Karyorgis
Friday 17 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o


Jeff Platz – guitar / Kit Demos – bass / John McLellan – drums / Charlie Kohlhase – saxophones / Todd Brunel – clarinets / Pandelis Karyorgis  - wurlitzer piano

Saturday 18 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Jacob William 'Para' Quintet
Forbes Graham – trumpet / Steve Lantner – piano
Jacob William – bass /Laurence Cook - drums 

 Sunday 19 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Juan Perez Rodriguez

Pianist and composer, Juan Perez Rodriguez, is one of the most promising new talents in today's music scene. Hailing from Andalucia, Spain, Juan's main strength comes from the art of improvisation, in which he freely explores various soundscapes blending the elements of Flamenco, Jazz, and Classical, in ways that are meticulous, but also wild, nostalgic, and fresh. 

Here is a link to his first album, "Fabulare", which was released in 2010, in which he recorded his original compositions in a trio settings. 

Here is a link to some of his live performance videos on YouTube:


Monday 20 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Act 1: Eva Walsh - vocals & guitar

Act 2: Amethyst :
          Raquel Quiñones Rivera - vocals

          Anna Talpe - vocals

          Jared Yee - tenor sax

          Evan Waaramaa - piano

          Doug Richards - bass

          Matt Raphaelian - drums

Friday 24 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

James Merenda & Tickle Juice

James Merenda alto sax/piano
Tom Duprey - cornet/accordion
David Hawthorne - guitar
Jon Dreyer - bass
Miki Matsuki - drums

Saturday 25 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
avant-jazz piano pioneer
Burton Greene!  in solo piano concert & film

Outpost 186 is very pleased to present Burton Greene on tour with his latest composition "Variations on the Hungarian Folk Songs of Bela Bartok" and featuring a documentary film about his life and music called “Moldavian Blues” by the English film maker Malcolm Hart. The film will precede the concert.


The film Moldavian Blues tells the story of how Jazz Pianist Burton Greene evolved from the pursuit of the American idiom to a more pressing awareness of his own Jewish roots and to the formation of Klezmokum, a group of contemporary Jazz musicians exploring old Jewish themes. It's a film about music and Burton is brief in telling his story.

After a mind-bending career in New York in the 60s when he made his mark in radical free-form jazz, he came to Holland on a gig, a nervous breakdown creeping up on him. He recalls how his serendipitous meeting with and subsequent devotion to the teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda got him through that particular night.

While resting in Amsterdam, his horizons changed. He could no longer see himself playing the crazy, improvised free-form Jazz and instead felt drawn to traditional East European ideas. His forefathers were from Moldavia. He was tapping into Gypsy and Klezmer music.

To give its audience a sense of Burton's music history there are pieces in the film from some of his earlier recordings; The Free Form Improvisation Ensemble for ESP Records in New York; moving from outer to inner space, a duet between piano and sitar recalling his encounter with Sitar Master Jamal Bhatyia and the formation of their East West Trio.

As the story progresses into present time the talking is done and Klezmokum becomes prominent with its extraordinary jazz vocalist Marek Balata who has a range of four octaves and the scat-ability of Charlie Parker. The film ends with a new composition played solo by Burton, a wistful love song written for and to him by a friend.

Watch Burton Greene in Concert at, Amsterdam


Wei Zhongle 
Jason Sanford

Tuesday 28 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Wei Zhongle (Carbondale, Illinois)
Shenzhen (Asheville, NC)
Jason Sanford (Cambridge, Mass.)

The dissonant whirlwind of Wei Zhongle is reminiscent of Aksak Maboul, or somewhere between Sun City Girls and Philip Glass. Guitarist and vocalist Rob Jacobs writes and arranges the engaging but challenging music for this five-piece consisting of guitar, percussion (Sam Klickner), bass (Carly Lappin), and two clarinets (Jon Goodman and John McCowen).

Shenzhen is the recording and musical performance project of Nick Scavo and Alex Cummings. Shenzhen hones in on an aggressive and uncertain middle ground between the guitar and laptop. This is human vs. machine music: deep narrative content supported by dissonant sub-frequencies and harsh samples.

Jason Sanford is a founding member and instrument maker in Boston’s avant-rock band NEPTUNE. His continuing experiments with sound have led to development of instruments such as the Feedback Organ and the Asynchronous Looper.

I've attached a photo of Wei Zhongle (photographer unknown) and a photo of Jason (photo credit Bill T Miller)

Thursday 30 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Todd Marston Trio

Todd Marston - vocals, piano, songwriting
Colin Sapp - guitar
Mark Zaleski - upright bass

Mike Connors - drums

w/ special guest songwriters, Alia Braley, Paul Hansen and Mally Smith

Friday 31 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Nazan Nihal – vocal, guitar / Utar Artun – piano, percussion
Hagai Perets – guitar / Galen Willet - fretless bass
Victor-Andres Cruz – percussion


Music is a universal language, spanning across all of space and time. Today, Nazan Nihal and Utar Artun are taking music into a new dimension, bringing the old sounds of Turkish Folk Songs (Turku) to life in their new project, Neotolia. Nazan is a remarkable singer/songwriter and Utar possesses unlimited potential as a composer, conductor, film scorer and arranger.

When the two met, they were inspired by their mutual addiction to music. Nazan’s unique interpretation of the old Anatolian songs sparked a chord in the musical heart of Utar and it was at this moment that the concept for their new project, Neotolia, was born.

Nazan and Utar want to share their contemporary perception of the music that rose out of Anatolia, music with the power to erase the boundaries between history and current times.

Neotolia will bring ancient tunes to life in new places and will capture the performances through live recording sessions