"Dart Night" commemorates the night CKQ showed up to its regular gig
at the Willow Jazz Club, outside of Boston, only to discover that they
had been replaced by a dart league! With characteristic wit, Kohlhase
throws his own dart back by naming a tune, and now an album, after this
untimely demise. Fortunately for us, the CKQ has been finding plenty of
other venues, and their new recording, made fresh off a US tour, is
evidence that Kohlhase's writing and the band's concept continue to
grow. It's their first recording with trumpeter John Carlson, who joined
the band right after "Good Deeds," and has played with Kohlhase in the
Either/Orchestra since 1987.
Personnel: Charlie Kohlhase, as, bar.s; Matt Langley, ts, ss; John
Carlson, tr, fl; John Turner, bs; Matt Wilson, dms; Paul Lichter,
recitation on 6.
Tracks: 1.But I Can't; 2.Dart Night at the Willow; 3.Bossa Macabre;
4.Hard to Forget; 5.If I Could; 6.Deep Purple; 7.Egyptian Processional;
8.Wraiths; 9.Knee Bop; 10.It Don't Mean a Thing; 11.I Surely Would;