All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.
Triceratops is a three-horned sextet that takes its name from the three-horned dinosaur. With an alternating front line of saxophones, flutes, clarinets, and trombone, this veteran San Francisco-area band creates warm jazz moods in a variety of genres.
The album's original compositions by Tony Corman (alto / soprano saxophones, flute), Dave Tidball (tenor / soprano saxophones, clarinet), and Laura Klein (piano) are an eclectic mix of modern jazz, ranging from fairly straight-ahead bebop in an Art Blakey mode to more exotic, impressionistic tunes that combine elements of samba, Klezmer, and other world music. The core of this group has been together for over a decade, and they play with a great sense of comfort and mutual understanding. The ensemble playing is always first-rate and the soloists are engaging, if not especially memorable. This is earthy, sensual, and highly accessible jazz that should appeal to many listeners.
I love jazz because it mixes intellect and emotion in a very spontaneous way.
I was first exposed to jazz by liberating a Coltrane and a Pharoah Sanders record from a friend in NYC and listening to them over and over until I got it.
My advice to new listeners is you have to take the time to listen to some jazz tunes a number of times until it starts to make sense.