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Three Parts As One by John Yao

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Album Title: How We Do
Label: See Tao Recordings
Released: 2019


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Fiona's Comments

Brings to mind traffic signals and mild road rage, the cerebral kind - with carefully placed please and thank you's.

About the Album

"Three Parts As One" is the first track from "How We Do" from John Yao's Triceratops featuring trombonist/composer Yao's vigorous, thrilling three-horn quintet with master saxophonists Billy Drewes and Jon Irabagon, along with bassist Peter Brendler and drummer Mark Ferber. "How We Do" is the latest showcase for Yao's composing and arranging gifts, previously evidenced in his work with his own quintet and his adventurous big band, the 17-Piece Instrument. Yao's writing for Triceratops corrals the audacious virtuosity of the three horn masters, propelled by the vigorous rhythm tandem of Brendler and Ferber. Triceratops' name suggests multifarious parts coalescing into a harmonious, organic whole. In his orchestral thinking Yao echoes Duke Ellington, who famously thought of his renowned band as his instrument.

Track Listing

Three Parts as One; Triceratops Blues; How We Do; The Golden Hour; Doin’ The Thing; Circular Path; Two Sides; Tea for T.


John Yao
John Yao


Additional Personnel

John Yao: Trombone; Billy Drewes: soprano and alto saxophones; Jon Irabagon: tenor saxophone; Peter Brendler: bass; Mark Ferber: drums.


Date featured

October 26, 2019

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