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John Yao's Triceratops: How We Do

Read "How We Do" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro


Il quarantatreenne trombonista newyorchese di chiare origini orientali John Yao dirige in questo album un quintetto solido il cui punto di forza, oltre al leader, è costituito dalla coppia di sax, anche se tutti e cinque i musicisti impegnati fanno per intero la loro parte. Vi si respira un clima post-bop molto ben costruito e tornito, ...

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How We Do

Label: See Tao Recordings
Released: 2019
Track listing: Three Parts as One; Triceratops Blues; How We Do; The Golden Hour; Doin’ The Thing; Circular Path; Two Sides; Tea for T.

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Three Parts As One

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Released: 2019
Duration: 07:27

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John Yao's Triceratops: How We Do

Read "How We Do" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner


Trombonist and bandleader John Yao possesses a penchant for imposing ambitious artistic constraints on himself. How We Do continues that trend with a newly formed quintet comprised only of three horns, bass, and drums. Yao further ups the ante by composing demanding pieces that often careen from one stylistic approach to another within the same tune. ...

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Presence

Label: See Tao Recordings
Released: 2017
Track listing: Tight Rope; Presence; M. Howard; Over The Line; Fuzzy Logic; Nightfall; 1247 Chestnut; Bouncy's Bounce.

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John Yao Quintet: Presence

Read "Presence" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


As human beings we tend to take the very notion of presence for granted, be it the presence of a loved one in our lives, the presence manufactured by our own actions as we present ourselves to the world, or the presence of all that comes and goes in our daily existence. For some reason these ...

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Released: 2017
Duration: 4:40

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Flip-Flop

Label: See Tao Recordings
Released: 2015
Track listing: Flip-Flop; New Guy; Slow…Children at Play; Soundscape No.1; Hellgate; Reflection; Ode to the Last Twinkie; Soundscape No.2; Illumination

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Released: 2015
Duration: 08:23

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John Yao: Flip-Flop

Read "Flip-Flop" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


On his 2012 debut, trombonist John Yao navigated multiple complex territories ranging from the experimental to traditional balladry. A regular presence on the New York scene, Yao has worked with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and Arturo O'Farrill's Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra. Having absorbed those big band sensibilities, Yao graduates from his inaugural quintet to a seventeen-piece ensemble. ...


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