Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Outpost 186 October 2016 Concerts & Events

RAS MOSHE Improvising Ensemble - Saturday, 22 October 8pm

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

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

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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 : http://wzbc.org/  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

SUNDAY LIFE DRAWING WITH DAVID LEE is back! Contact: dleeway1116@hotmaildotcom
OUTPOST now hosts life drawing classes, Sunday mornings 10am - 1pm
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 of 3 or more events are available @ $50 per event.
Detailed rate card see OUTPOST PRODUCER'S HANDBOOK

CONTACT: Rob Chalfen, director: robchalfen@hotmail.com
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 robchalfen@hotmail.com, or arrange to show your portfolio. Outpost does not charge artists to display art.

Ariel Norris - “The Action Is the Juice”

Ariel Danielle Norris works within and without the language of photo-realism. Her paintings confront the poetic violence she sees as inherent in representation, while celebrating the timeless frivolity of the painted surface. She graduated from Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2014. This show surveys her work from her time at school to the present.
 (this show opened 24 September & will be up for a few months, tbd)

 October Concerts & Events:

Saturday 1 October @ Outpost, 3 – 5 pm, by donation, bring your ax

Harvey Diamond’s “No Fake Book” Jazz Jam

Intrepid piano legend Harvey Diamond leads the adventurous on expeditions into the Unknown

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

Please Join us for their Monthly Jazz Jam at the Outpost 186!

the Jazz Barracudas

I'm super excited that I have our very own Chris Pitts on Tenor Sax as our featured guest artist.

I really have  enjoyed playing with Chris Pitts over the past couple years with the Jazz Barracudas .

. I love how  he is always trying to improve on what he is done before.

 In conversations with him about playing jazz, I love hearing his concepts and his approach. 

Gillian De Lear – drums / Christopher Bonnier Pitts - tenor sax / Scott Davidson – guitar / Richard Hale Shaw – bass / Mike Ball – upright bass

jam session with Boston musicians. Please join the Jazz Barracudas and bring your instrument because we're having a wonderful Jazz Jam 

With a fun Jazz Trivia and a Raffle with an amazing Prizes. Refreshments and snacks are included

Wednesday 5 October @ Outpost, 8pm, $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant / Jacob William / Bob Gulotti

Dave Bryant – keyboard / Jacob William - bass / Bob Gulotti - drums

Saturday 8 October @ Outpost, 3 – 5 pm, by donation, bring your ax

Harvey Diamond’s “No Fake Book” Jazz Jam

Intrepid piano legend Harvey Diamond leads the adventurous on expeditions into the Unknown

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


the gal & her guitar

Rosa was raised to the sounds of folk music, harmony singing and traditional Americana by her parents in upstate NY.  She was playing piano and writing her first songs by age 5.  At age 19 she moved to Boston and started experimenting with electronica, layered harmonies and beats.  While in Boston she met many musicians and artists (including David Maxwell, who Rosa was lucky to have a few blues lessons with).  She collaborated with Michael McDonald in the band Jupiter88.  After  Michael’s tragic death, Rosa visited India, where she lived for 5 years, studying tabla and continuing to record her vocal based electronica music. Rosa moved to Los Angeles in 2009 and started writing songs that were again inspired by folk, country, blues and roots music.  She co-founded a band called The Lovers and had a two and a half year weekly residency at The Piano Bar, a beloved hub for live music in Hollywood. Following the Lovers' full-length release, Rosa has begun playing and recording again under her own name, sometimes solo, sometimes with a band.  She has an EP release in October and a single out now called 'Animal Eyes'.  2016 finds Rosa ready to hit the road and bring her soul and groove and joy as far and as wide as she can.  Her performances are spirited and raw, honest and true, and her songs and voice are old and new.  Come witness an emerging old soul.  Your heart will thank you for it.  

“Rosa Pullman is a very accomplished singer, songwriter and performer to be sure, but watching and listening to her play you see the pure light of inspiration that is a great artist who has connected with her true calling. Musically her influence is American folk music, rhythm and blues. Lyrically the songs evoke spirit and light that brings smiles to the heart. And live Rosa is more than an amazing singer. Onstage she channels otherworld energies from heaven to hell, high water and back when she plays her music. It is a memorable ride well worth taking.”

-City Roots

Tuesday 11 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Luther Gray Trio

Luther Gray – drums / Allan Chase – alto sax / Steve Lantner – piano

Wednesday 12 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

The Easter Egg

Thiago Gomes – guitar / Gustavo D'amico – sax / Henrique Eisenmann – piano  Kirsten Lamb – bass / Dor Herskovits - drums

Led by Thiago Gomes, The Easter Egg is the name of his next album coming out at the end of this year.

Thiago will play his new compositions based on collective improvisation.

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

John Schott Actual Trio

John Schott – guitar / Dan Seamans – bass / John Hanes – drums

Hailed as one of the most dynamic guitarists out of the Bay Area, composer/musician John Schott recently released Actual Trio (Tzadik), his first recording as a bandleader in five years. The eponymous album,  Schott's third for John Zorn's boutique label, features his long working band, Actual Trio: bassist Dan Seamans (New Klezmer Trio, Lost Trio), and drummer John Hanes (Henry Kaiser, Victor Krummenacher).

Formed in 2011 to play a monthly gig at the Actual Café in Oakland, California, this deeply bonded trio exercises virtuoso listening, and brings Schott’s off-kilter compositions to vivid life.

John Schott graduated from Seattle's Cornish College of the Arts, where he studied with Gary Peacock and Julian Priester. In 1992, he and Ben Goldberg formed Junk Genius, which released records on Knitting Factory and Songlines, as well as in other combinations on Tzadik, Nuscope, and Victo. Schott was also, with Charlie Hunter, Will Bernard, and Scott Amendola, a member of the jazz/funk band T.J. Kirk, whose second album If Four Was One (Warner Bros.) received a 1997 Grammy nomination. Schott s CD Shuffle Play: Elegies for the Recording Angel (New World Recordings) featuring his 16 piece Ensemble Diglossia in a 70 minute composition, was named one of the best records of 2002 by The Wire magazine. Schott can also be heard on records by John Zorn, Tom Waits, The Baguette Quartette, and Steven Bernstein.

album excerpts:  http://www.johnschott.com/actual-trio/
youtube https://goo.gl/AGv7t3


Saturday 15 October @ Outpost, 3 – 5 pm, by donation, bring your ax
Harvey Diamond’s “No Fake Book” Jazz Jam
Intrepid piano legend Harvey Diamond leads the adventurous on expeditions into the Unknown

Saturday 15 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

String TheoryCompactifications

PEK - clarinets, saxophones, double reeds

Clara Kebabian - violin

Glynis Lomon - cello, aquasonic, voice

Brendan Higgins - bass

Sylvain Casellano - bass

String Theory was formed in 2015 to be the string section of the Leap of Faith Orchestra, but also to stand alone as a strings ensemble with the added woodwinds of PEK.​  This time we’re on the Low End….  Welcoming new member Sylvain Caellano on the bass!!! 

"This disc contains some of the best, most engaging strings and reeds quartet music I’ve heard. Most often quite mesmerizing."

     - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery (on Condensed Phases of Matter recorded in June 2016)
Sunday 16 October @ Outpost, 8pm Free show, Participant entry fee $1

“Doing Stuff, Seeing People”  - comedy/game

A comedy variety show for fun experimentation by local independent comics.
1 dollar, 1 line, 1 get
Local comedians compete in a tournament style joke-off for a cash prize!  It’s winner take all and decided by the audience.  There can only be PUN! 

Twitter - @DStuffCPeople
Facebook - @DStuffCPeople

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

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club
Charlie Kohlhase - alto, tenor & bari sax / Seth Meicht – tenor & alto sax / Daniel Rosenthal - trumpet & flugelhorn / Josiah Reibstein - tuba / Aaron Darrell – bass / Eric Hofbauer – guitar / Curt Newton - drums

Saturday 22 October @ Outpost, 3 – 5 pm, by donation, bring your ax
Harvey Diamond’s “No Fake Book” Jazz Jam
Intrepid piano legend Harvey Diamond leads the adventurous on expeditions into the Unknown

Saturday 22 October @ Outpost, 8pm $20 or b/o

rob chalfen & subconsciouscafe productions presents

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Ras Moshe

Ras Moshe – tenor sax, flute, percussion / Eric Zinman – piano / Glynis Loman – cello / Syd Smart - drums

RAS pays homage to Coltrane, Albert Ayler, John Gilmore and his other favorites on a permanent basis. He has played with Bill Cole's Untempered Ensemble, Warren Smith, William Hooker, William Parker and Karl Berger. He definitely believes in the positive effect new music will have on social and personal change. The music is a spiritual and social force. The music is indeed the voice of the people.

Ras Moshe Burnett (Theodore Burnett III) is a jazz musician, saxophonist, poet, activist and teacher.  He hails from East New York/Brooklyn NY with maternal grandparents who hail from Harlem, NYC.

RAS studied music in the public schools, mentored in jazz history by Don Payne in Junior High. With his father and grandfather, he played in reggae bands in the 80's and early 90's, and has led his own jazz groups since 1987.

He is a nine-year member of Bill Cole's Untempered Ensemble featuring Warren Smith, Joseph Daley, Gerald Veasley, Althea SullyCole and Lisette Santiago.
RAS is the direct heir of a long family jazz performance heritage. His father Yaakov Levi (Ted Burnett II) played alto sax, flute and bass clarinet in the Brooklyn/Harlem area throughout the 70's.
His paternal grandfather Ted Burnett ("Barnett" professionally) played tenor and alto saxophones in the bands of Chick Webb, Earl Bostic, Lucky Millinder, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Don Redman, Henri Woode and many others after his arrival here from Jamaica in the early 1930's. Later on in the early 70's he began writing religious music for the church, most prominently for New Canaan Baptist Church in Brooklyn.

Ras believes in the positive effect that Jazz and New Music can have on personal and socio-political life and also utilizes jazz for social movements in the Black community and human rights causes. 
He is currently working toward a music therapy degree in the NY area.

Sunday 23 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Scallions and Poetry: The music of Louis Alexander and Tomoko Ozawa

Jacob Matheus – guitar / Dor Herskovits - drums / Alex Gasser – bass / Louis Alexander – voice, guitar
Each influenced by classical music, jazz, scallions and poetry, pianist Tomoko Ozawa's compositions highlight playful improvisation while multi-instrumentalist Louis Alexander shines a sultry line through the historical prism of the pop song.

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

Steve Lantner Trio

Steve Lantner - piano

Joe Morris - bass

Luther Gray - drums

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

Çeşni Duo - Original music inspired by the Ottoman Art Tradition

Tev Stevig - tanbur, 7-string fretless guitar, saz, oud

Michael Harrist - contrabass, yayli tanbur

This month we will be premiering new pieces and arrangements!

Tev and Mike first met by happenstance in Istanbul in 2010. Back home in Boston, MA they found themselves playing and studying Ottoman art music with Orkestra Marhaba. A modal tradition, Ottoman art music has a history of over 500 years and includes a wide range of repertoire, composers, and practitioners.

This project is a creative outlet for original composition and improvisation within the style. The concert may include a few favorites from the repertoire as well.


Painting by Anthony Brown: https://anthonyebrown.com/

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

James Merenda & Tickle Juice + Morris / Sandvik Duo

James Merenda - alto saxophone / Tom Duprey – cornet / David Hawthorne – bass / Vanessa Morris – piano / Scott Sandvik - guitar / Jon Dreyer – bass / Miki Matsuki - drums

Saturday 29 October @ Outpost, 3 – 5 pm, by donation, bring your ax
Harvey Diamond’s “No Fake Book” Jazz Jam
Intrepid piano legend Harvey Diamond leads the adventurous on expeditions into the Unknown