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In The Now

Label: Innova Recordings
Released: 2012
Track listing: Divisions; Funky Sunday; For NDJ; In The Now; Now Even Close; Pink Eye; Shorter Days; Snafu.

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John Yao: In The Now

Read "In The Now" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

Trombonist John Yao's debut as a leader In the Now successfully fuses contemporary flavors and more traditional jazz idioms to produce a solid, hip collection of tunes bounding with vitality and fun.A protégé of Luis Bonilla, Yao reflects that trombonist's thoughtful compositional style, crafting an album of intelligently constructed pieces that give his powerful ...

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John Yao Quintet: In The Now

Read "In The Now" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Freedom and streamlined focus don't often get along on jazz recordings, but when they do, it can make for an inspired outing. Trombonist John Yao managed to merge these divergent pathways into a single direction on his debut album, creating a flavorful feast for the senses. Yao's music is teeming with danger and uncertainty, yet it ...

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John Yao: In the Now

Read "In the Now" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

In the Now, album di debutto del trombonista/compositore/arrangiatore di origine asiatica John Yao fa tornare in mente le incisioni che nel lustro centrale degli anni sessanta portarono la Blue Note Records ad essere un'etichetta di riferimento per comprendere alcune delle direzioni possibili del jazz a venire. Ossia, grande attenzione alla qualità dell'aspetto compositivo, la ricerca all'interno ...


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