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Outpost 186 March Highlights: Jacob William


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Jacob William returns his Para Quintet to Outpost 186 on Saturday March 24th after an interlude of gigs in other dubious roosts.

Now that he is once more in the cozier confines of the Outpost, free of the concerns attending tavern work, he'll shine at his usual level of dazzle with his astute and earnest compadres. Laurence Cook will once again demonstrate his agile defiance of the aging process til the walls well ring as sonic cascades, thunderclaps and whirlwinds ricochet around the coy room from the applied exhaustiveness hurtling every which way.

Jim Hobbs, fresh from the triumphant release of Aych on Relative Pitch Records, will be at a sharply honed frenzy point as Steve Lantner focuses on the moment in his laser like way and the astute conjurations of Forbes Graham make a sonic mandala mosaic of it all.

Saturday 24 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Jacob William 'Para' Quintet

Forbes Graham—trumpet
Jim Hobbs—alto sax
Steve Lantner—piano
Jacob William—bass
Laurence Cook—drums

In other Outpost news.

Our very own beloved Dr T has trotted out a well polished gem from the vault of his imaginative capacities. Don't let that anarchist beard, those Clyde Crashcup glasses and the aged baseball cap fool you. Dr. T is to his art what the musicians are to theirs. He has brought the many astonishing qualities of the structural film tribe to the age of web 2.0.

The facets of the gem turn on lung powers pumped by no less than stalwarts, Neil Leonard, Tom Plsek and the aforementioned team of Graham and Hobbs. It promises to be light years ahead of “Four Brothers."

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

Dr T presents Visual Music Live featuring Doctor T with “Four Winds Blow"—four of the best wind players in (or out of) the Boston area.

Doctor T—Video mixing

Neil Leonard—Reeds/ Tom Plsek—Trombone/ Jim Hobbs—Alto Sax/ Forbes Graham— Trumpet

Charlie Kohlhase will return with Explorers Club on Thursday March 15th and the magnanimous and ever early adopter Tom Hall showed up last month to capture his typically high quality video of the moment as part of an increasingly astonishing and valuable series at Improv Live 365.

Thursday 15 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club

Charlie Kohlhase—alto, tenor & baritone saxophones
Jerry Sabatini—trumpet
Jeff Galindo—trombone
Eric Hofbauer—guitar
Jef Charland—bass
Mike Connors & Curt Newton—drums

Ross Hammond is a West-Coast electric guitarist playing solo free-jazz improvisations, folk songs and soundscapes.

“I'll be playing a solo electric show (live looping/improvising over folk themes/original instrumentals/electronics, etc). I play frequently with Vinny Golia, Alex Cline, Scott Amendola, Steve Adams, Lucio Menegon, Amy Reed, poets Josh Fernandez and NSAA, Phillip Greenlief, Lisa Mezzacappa and many more. I'll be touring in support of a new record I just made with Alex Cline, Vinny Golia and Steuart Liebig."

Thursday 22 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Ross Hammond—solo guitar (on tour, Sacramento CA)

+ Ken Field—sax

This is followed with the third scintillating exploration evinced by Esther Viola and her colleagues from First Worst Thirst, Eric Hofbauer and Ben Dicke.

“Music will be performed on anything but musical. instruments. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own 'instruments' to play in a group performance at the end of the evening."

Friday 23 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Junk Kitchen Series #3—The Sound of Found

And the month winds down with two piano philosophers of some stature, Steve Lantner and Dave Bryant. Mr. Lantner shares his monthly gathering with his core ensemble bristling with rigor.

Tuesday 27 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Steve Lantner Quartet.

Allan Chase—saxophones
Steve Lantner—piano
Joe Morris—bass
Luther Gray—drums

Mr Bryant prefers to work his way through a variety of ensemble options from one month to the next with this one marked by a return by Junko Fujiwara, our splendid lady of the Green Umbrella and cello of infinite possibility.

Thursday 29 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant Quartet

Dave Bryant—keys
Neil Leonard—saxes and electronics
Junko Fujiwara—cello
Curt Newton—drums

April promises to be teeming as well. Stanley Jason Zappa returns from afar to perform with Eric Zinman on the 16th and Jon Damian arrives on the 20th with his Quartet.

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