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We have to wait for spring to see Charlie Haden's Quartet West and the Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau duo, but there are still plenty of ways to keep an eye and ear on jazz in the winter months.
| December 30, 2011
Mark McGrain takes Plunge, music ensues
Trying to find continuities in the strains of jazz history can be a dizzying, foolish, irresistible head game. Original as it is, this stuff all comes from somewhere, right?
| June 24, 2011
Winter jazz preview: Sweet and sour
Next week we'll tell you all about the tenor saxophonist Charles Lloyd, who brings his great band with Jason Moran, Reuben Rogers, and Eric Harland to the Regattabar January 21-22. In the meantime, here are 10 other primo jazz acts to catch live this wi
All flavors of great jazz to catch live
| December 31, 2010
The old opera-based saying goes, "It's not over until the fat lady sings." But not only is that expression awfully offensive (what, "full-figured" has too...
| October 18, 2010
Fall Jazz Preview: Blindfold test
A search for this fall’s must-see jazz revealed a lot of overlapping personnel — Jim Hobbs, Allan Chase, Joe Morris, Taylor Ho Bynum. Hey, you wanted to know what’s good , right?
Trying new flavors in the new season
| September 17, 2010
G. Calvin Weston at Outpost 186
The stupendous drummer G. Calvin Weston has driven the harmolodic funk and blues of Ornette Coleman's Prime Time and James "Blood" Ulmer, so he'll probably...
| May 26, 2010
The hour's worth of film and dance that followed my absurdist journey offered flashbacks, edges, mysterious messages, and a thunderstorm. In 1924, Tristan Tzara described Dada as a resistance to the pretensions of art, "a snow of butterflies released f
'11+1' at Outpost 186
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| February 12, 2010
Michael Musillami at Outpost 186
The fine guitarist Michael Musillami - whose clean, dry, aggressive attack is worlds away from the jazz-guitar axis of Metheny/Frisell/Scofield - brings his superb long-time...
| February 10, 2010
Oh Pulsar Trio with Jim Hobbs
The exciting Boston guitarist Jeff Platz— working the lyrical outer edges of jazz, matching spare writing with free collective improvisation — brings his Oh Pulsar...
| January 27, 2010
Dave Bryant and Bern Nix
Across Inman Square from the Lily, at Outpost 186, keyboardist Dave Bryant teams up with his old bandmate in Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time, guitarist Bern...
| December 01, 2009
Allan Chase + Bruno Raberg
Our spies at New England Conservatory tell us that one of professor Allan Chase's regular assignments is to write "music for duo," so tonight we'll...
| October 27, 2009
Jeff Platz + Daniel Carter at Outpost 186
Local guitar adventurer Jeff Platz fronts a quartet featuring fearsome New York saxophonist/trumpeter Daniel Carter, bassist Kit Demos, and drummer Johnny McLellan at Outpost 186,...
| July 08, 2009
Steve Lantner at Outpost 186
Pianist Steve Lantner fronts a quartet of fellow heavy cats from the local scene playing for cheap at Outpost 186: saxophonist Allan Chase, guitarist-turned-bassist Joe...
| June 17, 2009
Tickle Juice at Outpost 186
That one-man jazz scene, the indefatigable alto-saxophonist and composer James Merenda, gathers the troops for his latest project, Tickle Juice: cornettist Tom Duprey, guitarist Andrew...
| June 17, 2009
Lola Danza + Eric Hofbauer + Justin Purtil + Nat Mugavero
Fearless free-jazz vocalist Lola Danza hits Outpost 186 with guitarist Eric Hofbauer, bassist Justin Purtil, and drummer Nat Mugavero | 186-1/2 Hampshire St, Cambridge |...
| May 13, 2009
Rare Frequencies: Cirque de so loud
Over the past few years, former Providence residents MEM1 (Laura and Mark Cetelia) have traveled ext...
| May 06, 2009
Museum pieces and other pieces
It's Jazz Week time again — that time when the Boston jazz community looks to expand its minority-appeal music to a larger public.
Jazz Week returns, the Jazz Hall of Fame inducts, Ron Gill says bye
| April 24, 2009
A comprovisational what?
Local saxophonist and electronic-musician JORRIT DIJKSTRA combines a variety of styles ranging from jazz to electro-acoustic improv and noise to create his own emotive and often idiosyncratic music.
Free jazz at 186; Grizzler at Axiom
| February 02, 2009
AVANT-ISH: STEVE LANTNER QUARTET
Another stellar night at the cozy Outpost 186: the STEVE LANTNER QUARTET, with Lantner at the keybo...
| January 27, 2009
POWER QUARTET: DAVE BRYANT ALL STARS
A couple of weeks ago in “Giant Steps” (December 5), we wrote about Ornette-damaged keyboardist Dav...
| December 17, 2008
AVANT-O-RAMA!: DAVID BRYANT + JAMES KAMAL JONES + JAMES MERENDA + MIKE RIVARD
There should be some Ornette-quality heat generated when two former Coleman sidemen, keyboardist DAV...
| November 19, 2008
Kevin Frenette’s playing is warm yet cerebral, and his music lies in the middleground between avant jazz and free improvisation.
Kevin Frenette and Ricardo Donoso sound off
| October 16, 2008
We’re not sure how tiny Outpost 186 is going to handle this, but our advice is to get there early. B...
| September 24, 2008
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