130

Triceratops: Triceratops

Joel Roberts By

Sign in to view read count
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.

| Record Label: IGMOD | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


Shop

More Articles

Read Road to Forever CD/LP/Track Review Road to Forever
by Jack Bowers
Published: February 27, 2017
Read Avenida Graham CD/LP/Track Review Avenida Graham
by Edward Blanco
Published: February 27, 2017
Read TAI Fest #1 (Vol.1&2) CD/LP/Track Review TAI Fest #1 (Vol.1&2)
by Nicola Negri
Published: February 27, 2017
Read Goat Man & The House of the Dead CD/LP/Track Review Goat Man & The House of the Dead
by Dave Wayne
Published: February 27, 2017
Read Backlog CD/LP/Track Review Backlog
by James Nadal
Published: February 27, 2017
Read Acceptance CD/LP/Track Review Acceptance
by Tyran Grillo
Published: February 26, 2017
Read "Sea Ahead" CD/LP/Track Review Sea Ahead
by James Nadal
Published: July 28, 2016
Read "Greatest Hits" CD/LP/Track Review Greatest Hits
by Doug Collette
Published: November 18, 2016
Read "Now And Then" CD/LP/Track Review Now And Then
by Roger Farbey
Published: March 20, 2016
Read "2-Man Jazz Band" CD/LP/Track Review 2-Man Jazz Band
by Budd Kopman
Published: November 27, 2016
Read "Eleven Promises" CD/LP/Track Review Eleven Promises
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: July 30, 2016
Read "Serpentines" CD/LP/Track Review Serpentines
by John Sharpe
Published: December 15, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: Jazz Near You | GET IT  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!