Thursday, July 2, 2015

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events, July 2015

Daniel Rosenthal Quintet - Thursday 23 July, 8pm

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

"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




Steve Provizer has a jazz radio show, the Duplex Mystery Jazz Hour on WZBC 5-7 Thursdays. He has people on to play and promote their gigs. Contact if interested: s.g.improviz at gmail dot com  - streaming at :  90.3 FM


OUTPOST has now installed  theatre lights for performances, four (4) pots with gels on a wall dimmer. No more screwing around with the track lighting, you little bastards! ;)



some video of the 28 Jan. '12 Bern Nix show here

Interview with Bern Nix

NOTE : SUNDAY LIFE DRAWING WITH DAVID LEE is back! Contact: dleeway1116@hotmaildotcom
OUTPOST now hosts life drawing classes, Sunday mornings 10am - 12:30pm

Each and every Sunday Mick Goodrick and I host a meeting of the art worlds. 3 hours of drawing and our live improvisational music. We call it right brain sanctuary. It's quite amazing and indescribable how these sessions, with a live model, great friendly artists, musicians, music and chocolate all combine to offer the deepest insights into the creative process, how art and music inform one another.
If you're free, Outpost Gallery 186 1/2 Hampshire Street, Inman Sq Cambridge from 10 AM to 1 in the afternoon. We collect $15 for the model. All are welcome, bring your own drawing materials.

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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 (8:30pm Mondays).
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.


OUTPOST 186 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.


Leigh Kaulbach, Caer Maeko Ferguson &  Haley McHeil

outpost events schedule: 

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

Florie Namir - vocals & piano

Israeli singer-songwriter in an intimate show, where Jazz and pop flirt with classical music. 

Tuesday 7 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Jazz Barracudas presents

Jazz Jam : Special Welcome to the Cambridge Jazz Meetup for Civilians and Musicians!

Gillian De Lear - drums

Chris Pitts – tenor & soprano sax

Mike Ball - upright bass

Scott Davidson - guitar

It's finally heating up for Summer and so is this wonderful monthly hang for musicians and jazz music lovers.

Please join us.  We will have some food and beverages included in our $10 cover and want to encourage musicians to come and sit in.  The Cambridge Jazz Meetup for Civilians and Musicians will be having their first get together.

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

Luther Gray Trio

Luther Gray – drums / Jim Hobbs – alto sax / Allan Chase - saxes

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


Yulia Musayelian – flute

Gaia Wilmer – alto and bari sax

Flavio Lira – 7 strings guitar

Julio Santos - percussion

Comprised by four young musicians with different musical backgrounds and culture and through an international musical language and experience each member of the band brings one thing in common: the passion for Brazilian music and musicality. Hailing from different parts of Brazil and from Russia, this lineup comes together to explore the roots of choro and some of its main composers.

Working collectively to approach the style and to form the repertoire, the ensemble blends each individual creative voice with the strong Brazilian accent. The repertoire goes from Pixinguinha to Maurício Carrilho, from some of the first strong references of the genre to some excellent contemporary composer. 

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

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club presents

Charlie Kohlhase – alto, tenor & bari saxes / Daniel Rosenthal – trumpet / Matt Langley – tenor & soprano sax /Josiah Reibstein – tuba / Jeff Charland – drums / Curt Newton – drums

Sunday 19 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant Quartet

Dave Bryant - keyboards

Neil Leonard - saxophones and electronics

Jacob William - bass

Curt Newton - drums

Monday 20 July @ Outpost, 8:30 pm $10 or b/o

Colleen Raney with Hanz Araki & Owen Marshall

Colleen Raney – vocals, bodhrán / Hanz Araki - flute, whistles, vocals

Owen Marshall – guitar

Acclaimed traditional singer Colleen Raney will be joined by award winning musicians Hanz Araki and Owen Marshall for an exclusive tour of the Northeast in July 2015. 

Among the finest interpreters of traditional songs of her generation, Portland, Oregon’s Colleen Raney recently released her fourth album, titled Here This is Home, recorded in Dublin, Ireland over the summer of 2013.  Colleen grew up inspired by the Irish and Scottish songs and tunes in the rich Irish community in Seattle, Washington.  Her four solo CDs have staked her claim as a serious presence in Celtic music today and provoked Hearth Music to enthuse, "Singing with a deep love for the tradition and the dark poetry of Celtic song, Colleen has been drawing new life from old ballads and renewing our love for Celtic music." Irish Music Magazine recently called Raney “among the best in her genre.”

HANZ ARAKI – flutes, whistles, vocals
Internationally recognized flute player and singer Hanz Araki is known for his fresh an innovative approach to traditional Irish and Scottish music.  The son of a Japanese shakuhachi Grand Master, Araki Kodo V, and a Scots-Irish mother, his musical sensibility is both inspired and disciplined and has made him a household name from the UK to Japan.  In his 25 year career, Araki has earned the praise of the international music community including Fatea Magazine, who raves “(His) musicianship is superb …achingly beautiful; a real delight.”  Irish Music Magazine writes that Araki is “an Irish music phenomenon in West Coast America.”

Owen Marshall has performed and recorded with many of traditional music’s top performers including Aoife Clancy, Liz Carroll, Darol Anger, John Doyle, Andrea Beaton, Jerry Holland, Ari & Mia Friedman, his own traditional Irish trio The Press Gang and the acoustic trio Haas, Walsh and Marshall. His music has appeared on NPR’s “Thistle and Shamrock,” BBC television, and the back of his left elbow has appeared on MTV. In addition to being a respected performer, Owen is in demand at music camps throughout New England and the U.S., where he shares his
approach to accompanying traditional music.

"Among the best in her genre." - Irish Music Magazine, Ireland

"Superb vocals." - Folkwords Magazine, UK

"A powerful and expressive voice." Folk Lantern, Netherlands

"A sound that is truly authentic." Tradconnect, Ireland

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

Alcatraz Quartet 
Ryan Strumpfler - guitar

Caitlin Walsh - tenor sax

Luke Sakakeeny - bass

The Alcatraz quartet plays a hybrid of styles, drawing in original compositions from blues, funk, avant-garde, rock, modal jazz and world music. These eclectic styles are all thrown together in blender of silliness to ensure a good time. The music is bound to lift you with the serenading sounds of Cat's sax, shredding lines of Ryan's guitar, skunky grooves of Luke's bass, and heavy stomp of John's drums. So come join us for a night of crazy playing, epic tunes, and quality laughs as the Alcatraz Quartet rocks the house just for you!

Thursday 23 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Daniel Rosenthal Quintet

Charlie Kohlhase - alto & baritone sax

Rick Stone - alto sax

Luther Gray - drums

tba - bass

Dan Rosenthal - trumpet, flugelhorn

Playing original tunes and a few by Monk

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

Kit Demos Group

Sunday 26 July @ Outpost, 3pm $10 or b/o

The Composer's Saxophone Quartet

Diane Wernick - alto and soprano saxes

Rick Stone - alto sax

Sean Berry - tenor sax

Kathy Olson - baritone sax

 We'll be playing music by Tom Hojnacki, Randy Pingrey, Rick Stone, and Kathy Olson.

 For more information and recordings please visit our website:

Sunday 26 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Andrew Dow Group

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

Steve Lantner Quartet

Forbes Graham - trumpet

Jim Hobbs - alto saxophone

Steve Lantner - piano

Luther Gray  drums

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

notloB Music presents

Dave Rowe

Maine native Dave Rowe grew up with folk music flowing through his veins. The son of a member of folk trio Schooner Fare, there was always a sort of expectation that Dave would “join the family business,” which he did at the tender age of 15. With thirteen critically-acclaimed recordings under his belt—by himself and with his various bands—and a career in the music business that has endured for some 26 years, Dave is a force to be reckoned with. A long-time staple of pubs and music halls throughout New England, Dave has spent more than half of his life playing sing-alongs having a rollicking good time for himself. He has decided it’s time to take his well-honed solo show on the road to concert halls and festivals around the US and Canada. 

Having cut his on-stage teeth on the rough edge of Irish pubs, Dave is a singular entertainer, able to relate to even the most reticent audience members and get them singing along. He firmly believes that singing is balm for the soul, and that singing together—whether in choirs, in pubs, at concerts, or in kitchen parties—is a primary part of the human experience (it certainly has been for him).

When Dave is not touring, you can find him writing songs on his back porch at his home in Portland, working on the house or in his small yard, enjoying the sea air, and walking or bicycling and enjoying the beauty of Maine’s largest city.
presented by notloB Music

Monday 3 August @ Outpost, 8:30 pm $10 or b/o

Phillip Greenlief / Ken Filiano / Andrew Drury

Phillip Greenlief – tenor sax / Ken Filiano – bass / Andrew Drury - drums

Phillip Greenlief – tenor sax

Since his emergence on the west coast in the late 1970s, Evander Music founder and saxophonist Phillip Greenlief has achieved international critical acclaim for his recordings and performances with musicians and composers in the post-jazz continuum as well as new music innovators and virtuosic improvisers. He has performed and recorded with Fred Frith, Meredith Monk and They Might Be Giants; albums include THAT OVERT DESIRE OF OBJECT with Joelle Leandre, and ALL AT ONCE with FPR (Frank Gratkowski, Jon Raskin, Phillip Greenlief). Recent residencies have included Headlands Center for the Arts and from 2012 to 2014 he was the curator at Berkeley Arts, a home for progressive music. He is the recipient of a San Francisco Bay Guardian Goldie Award.

"The Bay Area's do-it-yourself ethos has produced a bevy of dazzlingly creative musicians, but few have put the philosophy to work as effectively as Phillip Greenlief." – Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Chronicle

Ken Filiano – bass (b. 1952) is an American jazz and orchestral bassist[7][8] based in Brooklyn, New York. Since the 1970s, Filiano has played or recorded with Anthony Braxton, Fred Ho, Nels Cline, Bill Dixon, Fay Victor, and many others. Filiano is on the teaching roster at the New School in New York, and is a guest artist lecturer at the School of Visual Arts and Hunter College. He teaches master classes in bass and improvisation, and has a private bass studio in Brooklyn.

Andrew Drury – drums

Andrew Drury grew up near Seattle (USA) and works primarily in avant-jazz and free improvisation. He studied with Ed Blackwell, Bill Lowe, Bill Barron, and the writer Annie Dillard at Wesleyan University.

In addition to groups that he leads and frequent encounters with improvisers from various parts of the world he plays regularly with Jason Kao Hwang, Jessica Lurie, Reuben Radding, the Rat Race Choir, the Steve Swell Trio, TOTEM>, Nate Wooley, Jack Wright, and others.

Tuesday 4 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Gilly's Jazz Jam featuring the Jazz Barracudas

Gillian De Lear - drums

Chris Pitts - tenor sax

Richard Shaw - bass

Mike Ball - bass

Scott Davidson - guitar

Jazz Jam with food and beverages 

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

Kira Daglio Fine Quartet

Kira Daglio Fine - saxophone

Andrés Rovira - piano

Conner Duke - bass

Benny Woodard - drums

Sunday 9 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Meicht/Dumma/Dicke + Kowal/Darrell/Sobrino

Meicht / Dumma / Dicke

Seth Meicht - sax
Anastasiya Dumma - guitar
Ben Dicke - drums
Kowal / Darrell / Sobrino
Ryan Kowal - vibes
Aaron Darrell - bass
Yuriana Sobrino - drums

Thursday 13 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o


Jim Hobbs - alto

Kaethe Hostetter - viola (tbc)

Winston Braman - electric bass

Luther gray - drums

Friday 14, Saturday 15, Sunday 16 August

Boston Poetry Marathon

Friday :        7 - 10pm

Saturday : 1 - 11pm

Sunday :      1 -   5pm

Tuesday 18 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Luke Marantz Trio featuring Noah Preminger

Luke Marantz – piano / Jacob Cole – drums /special guest Noah Preminger - Tenor Sax

We'll be playing improvisations, standards and a few originals.

Thursday 20 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club

Charlie Kohlhase - alto, tenor & baritone sax / Daniel Rosenthal - trumpet & flugelhorn / Josiah Reibstein – tuba / Pandelis Karayorgis – piano / Aaron Darrell - bass / Curt Newton - drums

Friday 21 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant Quintet

Dave Bryant – keyboards
Tom Hall – tenor sax
Neil Leonard – saxes & electronics
TBA - bass
Eric Rosenthal – drums

Saturday 22 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Kit Demos Group + Projection Zero (NYC)

Kit Demos Group

Junko Fujiwara – cello / Jeff Platz – guitar / Charlie Kohlhase – sax / Kit Demos – bass / Lawrence Cook - drums

Projection Zero (NYC)
Blaise Siwula – sax / Carsten Radtke - guitar

Tuesday 25 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Steve Lantner Quartet

Forbes Graham - trumpet

Jim Hobbs - alto saxophone

Steve Lantner - piano

Luther Gray  drums

John Purcell & Matt Marcus

Wednesday 26 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Matt Marcus Quartet

John Purcell – sax / Matt Marcus – piano / Bill McCormick – bass / Greg Conroy - drums

We'll play arrangements of timeless jazz standards, and debut some original compositions as well.

Thursday 27 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Hofbauer/Rosenthal Quartet

Daniel Rosenthal - trumpet & flugelhorn

Eric Hofbauer - guitar

Aaron Darrell - bass

Austin McMahon - drums

Playing music by Rosenthal, Hofbauer, McMahon, Monk and Mulligan

video: “Introspection” (Monk):

Friday 28 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Tatsuya Nakatani Quartet

Jim Hobbs - alto sax / Tatsuya Nakatani – percussion / Forbes Graham - trumpet / John Voigt - bass

Saturday 29 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Sean Kim + Kira Daglio Fine Quintet: T Stop Suite

T Stop Suite is a collaborative project by Sean Kim and Kira Daglio Fine, consisting of original compositions inspired by various Boston area subway stops and their surrounding neighborhoods. Join us for the project's debut live performance with a stellar quintet of young musicians, and stay tuned as we prepare for studio recordings in the coming year.

Kira Daglio Fine - saxophone

Hersh Gupta - saxophone

Sean Kim - piano

Daniel Winshall - bass

Shane Dahler - drums

Sunday 30 August @ Outpost, 3pm $10 or b/o

The Olson Pingrey Quartet

Kathy Olson - bari sax

Randy Pingrey - trombone

Aaron Darrell - bass

Austin McMahon - drums

Saturday 5 September @ Outpost, 8pm - donations welcome

“Long Weekend” : A night of poetry - featuring


ADRIENNE RAPHEL was born in southern New Jersey and raised in northern Vermont. She has an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and is currently a PhD candidate at Harvard, where she studies poetics and plays word games. Her writing can be found in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, Lana Turner, Prelude, Wag's Revue, and other publications. 

JESSICA LASER, a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, is the author of a chapbook, "Assumed Knowledge and the Knowledge Assumed from Experience." Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, The Iowa Review, Lana Turner, and elsewhere. Visit her at

Born and raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, CHRISTIAN SCHLEGEL studied German at Princeton and received an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 2013. He is an English PhD student at Harvard and lives in Somerville, MA. His first book, HONEST JAMES, is out September 1 from The Song Cave.

JAKE FOURNIER is a Pennsylvanian. A graduate of New York University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he has published poems in Lana Turner, Meridian, Petri Press, and elsewhere. This year, he will be working as a language assistant near Versailles, France. 

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

Umbrella Pine

 Magdalena Abrego – Guitar + Allison Burik – Alto Saxophone

Since first meeting in 2013, Magdalena Abrego and Allison Burik have steadily cultivated their duo sound through original compositions. As Abrego’s angular lines propel Burik’s melodic contours, the two seek to extend the textures of contemporary jazz. Umbrella Pine marks the duo’s first, self-titled album.

Magdalena Abrego – Guitar
Magdalena Abrego is currently attending Berklee College of Music where she is pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree of Music with a focus in Guitar Performance. She has had the privilege of studying with notable instructors Mick Goodrick, Sheryl Bailey, Tim Miller, Amanda Monaco, and Kim Perlak. Ms. Abrego is currently refining her artistic vision as she performs in the Boston area with her latest project, Umbrella Pine.

Allison Burik – Alto Saxophone
Umbrella Pine marks Allison Burik’s second album release following Lakeside, recorded in 2014 with her quintet. Apart from leading her own bands, Burik has performed in the New Jazz Order Big Band and the Black House Collective Composers Ensemble in Kansas City. Over the years Allison has studied with notable instructors including George Garzone, Frank Tiberi, Bobby Watson, Shannon LeClaire and Dan Thomas. Today she is pursuing her degree in performance at Berklee College of Music with a full scholarship, while gigging in the Boston area.

Friday 18 September @ Outpost, 8pm $20 or b/o

rob chalfen & subconsciouscafe productions presents

the Bern Nix Quartet

Bern Nix – guitar (Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time)

Matt Lavelle – trumpet

Francois Grillot - bass

Reggie Slyvester - drums

Saturday 17 October @ Outpost, 8pm $20 or b/o

rob chalfen & subconsciouscafe productions presents

nyc tenor monster ras moshe

Saturday 30 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

The Jon Damian Quartet  

Jon Damian - guitar and rubbertellie

Allan Chase - saxophones

Bob Nieske - double bass

Ralph Rosen - percussion

The Jon Damian Quartet This exciting quartet delivers an array of Jon Damian’s original music inspired by people and places, tradition, and visions of new possibilities. Jon’s Rubbertellie, his invention, along with his refreshing approach to the guitar will add a special touch to the concert. He will be joined by a stellar cast of players; Allan Chase on saxophone, Bob Nieske on bass and Ralph Rosen on percussion.

Jon Damian is an active international performer, composer, lecturer, clinician and author as well as a professor at The Berklee College of Music. His varied performances have ranged from Luciano Pavarotti to Bill Frisell and from the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa to Johnny Cash with the Boston Pops under John Williams. Jon Damian has recorded in a wide range of settings including The Boston Pops Orchestra under Keith Lockhart and John Williams, Bill Frisell, Bob Nieske’s Wolf Soup, The Boston Symphony Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa, Collage, and for NOVA.  His new book Fresh Music is now available as is his The Guitarists Guide to Composing and Improvising and The Chord Factory: Build Your Own Guitar Chord Dictionary.

“…the most experienced and admired guitar teacher I know”          Jim Hall

“ Jon is one of the few musicians I know who has found his own unique voice and the courage to stay true to it. He continues to be an inspiration and example.        Bill Frisell

“….a very special musician”        Mike Stern

“….and the rhythm guitar part was handled beautifully by Jon Damian” Keith Lockhart

Allan Chase is a jazz saxophonist and educator. He chairs the Berklee Ear Training department and appears as a soloist on over forty CDs, and LPs and movie soundtracks. He has been a member of Your Neighborhood Saxophone Quartet since 1981, and plays regularly with his own trio and quartet and with bands led by Steve Lantner, Bruno Råberg, Bob Nieske, Ayn

Inserto, and others. Allan has also played and recorded with Rashied Ali and Prima  Materia from 1992 to 2000.

Bob Nieske was the bassist with the Jimmy Giuffre 4 from 1979-1992 and appears on Jimmy’s three Soul Note recordings. Bob has also recorded with Alan Dawson, Dave Grisman, Stephane Grappelli, George Russell and the Living Time Orchestra, Bevan Manson, Jay Geils, Duke Robillard, The Either Orchestra and Herb Pomeroy and has performed with  Charlie Byrd, Eartha Kitt, Attila Zoller, Ronnie Earl, Tiger Okoshi, Dakota Stayton, John Blake,  Jackie and Roy, Richie Cole, and Larry Coryell.  In 1991 Bob was nominated for outstanding bassist by the Boston music awards and in 1994 he won the Jazz Composers Alliance composition contest. Bob’s compositions have been performed around the world by his own groups, The Either Orchestra and Jimmy Giuffre 4. Bob is currently Jazz Artist-in-Residence at Brandeis University and on the faculty of New England Conservatory.

He really does something different”  Jimmy Giuffre

Ralph Rosen Drummer, composer and arranger Ralph Rosen has performed widely with jazz and blues greats – from the legendary Bo Diddley, Albert King, Jimmy Vivino, Al Kooper and Joe Beard to regional notables Ronnie Earl, Duke Robillard, Michelle Willson and Stovall Brown. His resume includes performances with Bud Johnson, Norris Tunney, Billy Mitchell, Gray Sargent, Wayne Krantz, George Garzone, Bill Frisell, Billy Pierce, Dave McKenna and John Medeski.

Rosen now performs internationally with the Bruce Katz Band with whom he has recorded 3 CDs. He also composes and arranges his own work, performed by ensembles in the Boston metro area, and has recorded and produced a CD, “So Taken.” A second album, “No Secrets,” was released in 2007. As one jazz critic describes it, Rosen’s work is “expansive and architectonic” and “a soul-scrubbing, hallowing experience.”

Saturday 14 November @ Outpost, 8pm $20 or b/o

rob chalfen & subconsciouscafe productions presents

Matthew Shipp & Michael Bisio

Matthew Shipp – piano / Michael Bisio - bass


subconsciouscafe new chamber music : - occasional Saturdays, 8pm $10 or b/o
Rob Chalfen's long-running improvised music series continues at OUTPOST and elsewhere. Innovative chamber music at play on the spectra of jazz, electronic, classical and world. Also may be dug by the non-subconscious mind.

This disclaimer is for reflexive and tautological purposes only, and may not be construed as eluding responsibility for any errors, typos, or logical absurdities, real or imagined, that may be contained in this notice, without further notice.

Thank you,
Harlan T. Flash
Corresponding Secretary,
Outpost World Enterprises