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Steve Lantner

Steve Lantner brings the disparate natures of a wide range of musical styles--free improvisation, jazz, contemporary chamber and microtonal music--together to create an all encompassing voice that is uniquely his. He is known for his originality, energy, versatility and a style that places melody and harmony back on the improviser's palette alongside texture, velocity and abstraction. Part of his pursuit is to find a new language that embraces the deep traditions of Jazz without picking one side or the other in its dichotomy--to establish a style that embraces the breadth of all the developments at our disposal.

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

A Steve Lantner Summer At Outpost 186 In Cambridge (MA)

A Steve Lantner Summer At Outpost 186 In Cambridge (MA)

Since Steve Lantner is the only Outpost 186 artist to actually lay out his entire season schedule in a grown up and timely manner, it is only fair that we at the Outpost call attention to this fact. And what a season it is. July is a twofer with his usual Tuesday slot given to a ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Outpost 186 March Highlights: Jacob William

Outpost 186 March Highlights: Jacob William

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. ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Charlie Kohlhase Launches an Outpost 186 Exploration for February

Charlie Kohlhase Launches an Outpost 186 Exploration for February

After a dismal 2011, in which the Explorers Club only performed once, Boston's beloved cranky yankee polishes his battery of saxophones and follows the groundhog out of midwinter torpor. Over the course of the unrolling spring, saxophonist/composer Charlie Kohlhase will oversee mid month explorations in Inman Squares favorite back yard gallery, Outpost 186. Starting on Thursday, ...

NEWS: EVENT

2012 Arrives at Outpost 186 with Bern Nix and Much More

2012 Arrives at Outpost 186 with Bern Nix and Much More

Having shaken off holiday torpor and distractions, the Boston area array of gifted musicians roosting at Outpost 186 are shaping their event streams for the beckoning year. The highlight for January will be a reunion of colleagues from Ornette Coleman's Prime Time, guitarist Bern Nix and keyboardist Dave Bryant with help from Jacob Williams on bass ...

Outpost 186 leans in to a piano laden summer for Inman Square, Cambridge

Outpost 186  leans in to a piano laden summer for Inman Square, Cambridge

Piano players are coming out of the woodwork at Outpost 186. Mothers Day saw an astonishing turnout for Matthew Shipp, who followed a solo set with a long awaited Jim Hobbs duet, sponsored in part by All About Jazz. A snippet of the night awaits below. After a respite from Memorial Day, Hans Poppel has a ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

A Dispatch from Steve Lantner.

A Dispatch from Steve Lantner.

Mr Lantner works an acoustic piano like a trumpeter working different mutes. Of all the exemplary pianists who are regulars at the Outpost, Steve is the only one to really open the thing up, literally. He removes all removeable covers so the thing can really resonate getting into its sonic quintessence. He doesn't want a single ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Lawnmover: West

Read "West" reviewed by Troy Collins

Drummer Luther Gray explains in the brief liner notes to West, the debut of his ensemble Lawnmower, that the album is an attempt to reconcile the various genres he has worked in throughout his musical development. From his early days spent in punk bands like Tsunami, to his jazz-oriented work as a sideman with fellow Bostonians ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Joe Morris: Today on Earth; Colorfield; The Necessary and the Possible; Fine Objects

Read "Joe Morris: Today on Earth; Colorfield; The Necessary and the Possible; Fine Objects" reviewed by Wilbur MacKenzie

Joe MorrisToday on EarthAUM Fidelity2009 Joe MorrisColorfieldESP-Disk2009 Joe Morris/Simon H. Fell/Alex WardThe Necessary and the PossibleRecord Label #3Year Joe MorrisFine Objects

Given - Live In Munster

Label: Hat Hut Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: Given, part 1; Given, part 2; Given, part 3; Given, part 4; Given, part 5; Given, part 6.


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