Thursday, July 3, 2014

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events, July 2014

Burton Greene - piano & Adam Lane - bass - Saturday 26 July, 8pm

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

NOTE:  We regret that The Small Animal Project reading series for Weds. 5 Feb has been cancelled because most of the readers can't make it to town. It has been rescheduled for Wednesday 23 April.

"The finest in real-time analog musical experience!"
"Something for everyone, nothing for nobody!"


For what it's worth, we have a Facebook page: OUTPOST186

A short helpful video on how to locate OUTPOST186


OUTPOST DIRECTIONS : Near cr. Prospect, opposite Hess gas, behind 7-11 parking lot. Big ‘186’ on R side. Follow walk at Left to gallery, REAR.

All shows 8pm door unless otherwise noted.
General admission, donations requested.
No reservations, come early!
All shows all ages.
No smoking, spitting, alcohol, ether, qat or laudanum please!
Note: nothing is served, it's just music & chairs, Pal!
Parking: are you feeling lucky? well are ya?


OUTPOST is currently available for most public performances @ $75 per single event -
Recurring series are available @ $50 per event.
Detailed rate card see OUTPOST PRODUCER'S HANDBOOK

CONTACT: Rob Chalfen, director:
DETAILS: OUTPOST PRODUCER'S HANDBOOK - You must read this before you produce a show @ Outpost!
AACHTUNG! You must be 21 to produce events at Outpost.


is also available for meetings, readings, workshops, film shoots, theatre rehearsals, & other (non-musical) weekday daytime events.


Outpost regularly exhibits visual art! If you are an artist and would like to exhibit @ Outpost, please send your website url to, or arrange to show your portfolio. Outpost does not charge artists to display art.




Wednesday 2 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Luther Gray Trio

Luther Gray – drums / Allan Chase & Jim hobbs – alto saxes 

Thursday 3 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant + Jacob William + Eric Rosenthal

Dave Bryant – piano / Jacob William – bass / Eric Rosenthal - drums

Sunday 6 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Jacinta Clusellas Group

presents her original music influenced by jazz and Argentinian music

Raquel Quiñones-Rivera - voice

Jacinta Clusellas – guitar, music

Rob Taylor - bass

Tiago Michelin - drums


Tomoko Ozawa Trio

presents original music and arrangements of classical music in a jazz setting.

Rob Taylor - bass

Dor Herskovits - drums

Tomoko Ozawa – piano, music

Wedsnesday 9 July @ Outpost, 8pm $20 or b/o

Matthew Shipp + Michael Bisio

Matthew Shipp – piano / Michael Bisio – bass

"It's free-jazz, but full of melody, and every sound counts." (****) - John Fordham, The Guardian

"The music created by Michael Bisio and Matthew Shipp on "Floating Ice" demands your attention and deserves it. The 2 musicians know each other well and that friendship gives them the freedom to make music that goes in many directions (and never gets lost.) "
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"They play music with the structure and heft of composition, but it's spontaneous. That is remarkable.
These are two at the top of the era and they behave like it on this wonderful disk. It's beyond category. Avant, sure. But essential no matter what you call it. Piano-bass duets? Call it that. This is our music today and they are making some of the best!" - Grego Applegate Edwards

"Superbly recorded at Parkwest Studios in Brooklyn, Floating Ice is a revealing portrait of two master improvisers engaged in spontaneous discourse, with every nuance of their attentive interplay captured in minute detail. A testament to their shared chemistry, this session suggests the beginning of a long and fruitful collaboration." -  Troy Collins


Photo credit Jason Moran

Friday 11 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Brett Walberg - woodwinds

Yuran Han – electric piano

Brian race - bass

Brett Walberg is an original music based project by Brett Walberg. The music explores the traditions of the jazz idiom while moving it forward in a constructive and thoughtful manner. 

Thursday 17 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club

with special guest pianist & composer Joe Berkovitz

Charlie Kohlhase & Jared Sims – woodwinds / Daniel Rosenthal – trumpet / Joe Berkovitz – piano / Jef Charland - bass / Curt Newton - drums

Friday 18 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Boston Sprockettes

The Boston Sprockettes Vaudeville Review is an adventurous program of vintage variety entertainment. "The time traveling troupe", we have scoured the decades and the centuries to bring you the finest entertainments known to man. Inspired by the retro-futuristic movement and the age of steam, we bring humor, dramatics, music, amazing feats and some of the rarest delights this side of the Apocalypse. Enter the world of the wandering medicine show and the speakeasy cabaret, where all that is, is never as it seems.

Sunday 20 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Karl Evangelista presents GREX + Angela Sawyer Trio + Morgan Evans-Weiler

 Karl Evangelista – guitar / Rei Scampavia - keys / Robert Lopez - drums

Angela Sawyer - piano, etc. / Nick Neuberg – drums / Ethan Parcell -  clarinet

Morgan Evans-Weiler Solo
MEW - violin, electronics

San Francisco-based trio Grex brings its current blend of free jazz and art rock to Cambridge, touring in support of its new album "Monster Music." Called "an otherworldy experience" and "completely original" (Tiny Mix Tapes) Grex was formed as a way to explore the meeting point between popular song and experimental jazz, fostering a new music that both encompasses and expands upon its influences. At Outpost 186, Grex offers a rare set of largely improvised music, joined by a bill of violinist Morgan Evans-Weiler and a new ensemble featuring locals Angela Sawyer, Nick Neuberg, and Ethan Parcell.

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

Jim Hobbs  / Steve Lantner  / Luther Gray

Jim Hobbs – alto / Steve Lantner – piano / Luther Gray - drums

Thursday 24 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Lou Moreno Percussion Ensemble presents

"The four elements"

Ten musicians from Brazil, Israel, Japan, Colombia, Kuwait, Spain, Argentina and the US will be presenting original compositions inspired by the four elements, while a visual artist improvises painting live to the music. We will also feature an astrologist from Argentina, who will talk about the theme of the evening.

Presented by Lou Moreno Campos and Jacinta Clusellas

Friday 25 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dave Maxwell presents 
The Shapeshifters

special guest – Tom Plsek – trombone (chair of brass dept., Berklee)

David Maxwell - piano

Jim Hobbs - alto sax

Lawrence Cook - drums

Adam Lane

Saturday 26 July @ Outpost, 8pm $20 or b/o

rob chalfen & subconsciouscafe productions presents

60’s ESP Records Free Jazz pioneer
Burton Greene & Adam Lane

Burton Greene – piano + Adam Lane - bass

Burton Greene was born and spent his early years in Chicago, Illinois. He had seven years of classical music training with Isadore Buchalter of the Fine Arts Building. Burton studied jazz theory and harmony with Dick Marx, and continued his music education in the "School of the Streets" of the mid 1950's from such luminaries as Billy Green and Ira Sullivan. He arrived in New York in 1962 and formed probably the first spontaneous composition group with bassist Alan Silva in '63: The Free Form Improvisation Ensemble. He joined the Jazz Composers Guild in '64 (organized by Bill Dixon and Cecil Taylor) and formed his first recorded quartet in '65 which included Marion Brown and Henry Grimes. He performed in New York in the 1960's with such people as Sam Rivers, Rashied Ali, Albert Ayler, Patty Waters, Byard Lancaster, Gato Barbieri, etc. Burton was involved with the New Music Concert Series in Town Hall and YMHA organized by Max Pollikoff which included panel discussions with Morton Feldman and Earl Brown.

Burton moved to Europe in 1969--first to Paris and then to Amsterdam. Since that time he has toured and recorded extensively in both Western and Eastern Europe with occasional tours in America. Mr. Greene has recorded over 60 records and CD's of his compositions in many and varied contexts. As an eclectic composer and performer, his works are involved with jazz, contemporary classics, electronics, and a great variety of folklore musics.

Burton has collaborated with many musicians; among them are John Tchicai, Johnny Dyani, Archie Shepp, Anthony Braxton, Willem Breuker, Han Bennink, Keshavan Maslak, Sunny Murray, Steve Tintweiss, Shelly Rusten, Frank Wright, Sean Bergin, Paul Stocker, Theo Loevendie, Maarten van Regteren Altena, Martin van Duynhoven, Clarence Becton, Perry Robinson, Roswell Rudd, Tjitze Vogel, Raoul van der Weide, Tom Jones, Tobias Delius, Michael Moore, Akki Hak, Lou Grassi, Wilber Morris, Roy Campbell, Mark Dresser, Adam Lane, Paul Smoker, Russ Nolan, Ed and George Schuller etc., etc.

Adam Lane is one of my most favorite all time bass players.. We've toured and recorded together with different ensembles in the States and Europe over the past 10 years or so..  Most notably was our work together with Roy Campbell and Lou Grassi.   Our recordings together are on the CIMP label.. The most recent release is Burton Greene with R*time: Burton's Time (2014)

Tuesday 29 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Luther Gray + George Garzone + Jim Hobbs + Timo Shanko

Luther Gray – drums / George Garzone – tenor / Jim Hobbs – alto / Timo Shanko - bass

Wednesday 30 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

City of Four

City of Four is a quartet based out of Western Massachusetts that is committed to creating and performing new music.  Their self-titled debut album, released in September 2013, features ten compositions from the group's members. 

Mike Caudill – saxophones / Christian Tremblay – piano,keyboards
Stephen Kerr – bass / Lucas Apostoleris - drums
Thursday 31 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Ben Morse presents folk/rock/psych/country with:


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