release date: 10.06.2022
“Yao’s compositions hold the kind of steady, swinging cadence of classic Blue Note bop, but with a definite post-bop edge in their spikey harmonies.” – Jackson Sinnenberg, DownBeat
“[Yao’s] music swings, lopes and races forward. All five of the bandmembers share command of their instruments and a likeminded sense of joy that makes the album feel like an amusement park ride: energetic, exciting, yet safe.” – Franz A. Matzner, All About Jazz
Trombonist/composer John Yao and his audacious three-horn quintet Triceratops release their bold, inventive second album Off-Kilter on June 10, 2022 via See Tao Recordings.The album features Yao with saxophonists Billy Drewes and Jon Irabagon, along with bassist Robert Sabin and drummer Mark Ferber. They celebrate the album on Sunday, June 12 at Culture Lab LIC, 5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY.