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post-bop CKQ Reunion Concert: w/drummer Matt Wilson returning to play w/ original bandmates Kohlhase, Carlson, Turner, & Langley -- Boston-area, March 3rd, 2017

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The Charlie Kolhase Quintet Reunion Concert with original band members Charlie Kohlhase (alto, tenor & baritone saxophones), John Carlson (trumpet & flugelhorn), John Turner (bass), Matt Langley (tenor & soprano saxophones), and Matt Wilson (drums).

"For all the fine ensembles that call Boston home, one of the most accomplished has to be the Charlie Kohlhase Quintet, a one-of-a-kind band that made an exuberant appearance over the weekend..." [Chicago Tribune, 1995]

Originally from Portsmouth NH, alto/tenor/bari sax man Charlie Kohlhase made the leap to Boston in the early 1980's. After a few years of composing his own free jazz work, he formed The Charlie Kohlhase Quintet (CKQ) in 1989, in order to better realize his uncanny, oftentimes playful, pieces. Word travelled fast, since this particular unique combo of then local players ... Kohlhase joined by John Carlson (trumpet/flugelhorn), John Turner (bass), Matt Langley (tenor/soprano sax), and Matt Wilson (drums) ... performed jaw dropping performances both locally and nationally. CKQ disbanded after a dozen years, leaving in their wake four albums, all highly acclaimed: Research & Development (Accurate Records, 1992), Good Deeds (Accurate, 1992), Dart Night (Accurate, 1995), and Dancing On My Bedpost (CIMP, 1998) [Full Charlie Kohlhase discography at www.charliekohlhase.com/page3/page3.html].

Since then each player has carved out his own stellar niche in the jazz world, locally, nationally, and internationally. It may very well be impossible to predict what will take place during this reunion of highly respected jazz musicians. The only way to really know is to check them out ... in real time!

The concert will be held on Friday, March 3, 2017, at 8:00 pm. Tickets (cash at door): $15, $10 students/seniors. The Third Life Studio, 33 Union Sq., Somerville, MA 02143. For information: 617-800-7255, www.thirdlifestudio.com/upcoming-concerts. Further specifics on the reunion concert, can also be found at www.facebook.com/events/799512853520483/

"As a mainstay in Boston’s jazz scene, saxophonist Charlie Kohlhase has helped cultivate the city as one of America’s most fertile hotbeds for creative music." (Jazz Times, 1999)

Current background links to the players:
www.charliekohlhase.com
www.johncarlsontrumpet.com
www.jpmc.us/turner.html
www.mattlangley.com
www.mattwilsonjazz.com

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Welcome Mary, and thank you for the heads up on what I'm sure will be a great show.

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Damn, I wish I could go. I miss seeing this band at the Regattabar back in the 90s. Fun times for sure.

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I'm planning to attend. Anyone else, wanna grab a beer?

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On 2/10/2017 at 1:45 PM, Dmitry said:

I'm planning to attend. Anyone else, wanna grab a beer?

I'll be laid up and unable to travel for a few weeks so I'm out. Let me know the next time you'll be in Boston. Although I live in Maine now, it's not that far. :)

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Yeah, I read that you're moving to coastal Maine. How far from the beach?

Good luck with your procedure!

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Love that band. They came around Grand Rapids, Michigan, a few times back in the day; one of Matt Wilson's last hits with them before he went with Dewey. Ah, The Reptile House.  Charlie's The Explorer's Club was here within the last couple of years via www.adventuremusic.org . 

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