|This 1993 recording documents the "best working jazz band in Boston" (Boston Phoenix), and shows the leader's A&R skills in selecting Monk's "Crepescule with Nellie," the Billie Holliday-associated "The End of a Love Affair," and "To Her Ladyship," which is on a Coltrane recording as "Untitled Original." Waldron Ricks, the last trumpeter in the Jazz Messengers, guests. Originals include Art Blakey elegy "Buhaina Checked Out," and "La Vie En 'Roz,'" dedicated to his teacher Roswell Rudd.
"Charlie Kohlhase is years ahead of most of the so-called Young Lions and is extending rather than just reviving the tradition." Scott Yanow, L.A. Jazz Scene
"They don't play anything safe and their music is better for it." John Basile, Neon Navigator