Listen to John Yao’s Triceratops’ new album, ‘How We Do’

    Three horns, just like the dinosaur.

    John Yao Triceratops album How We Do
    John Yao. Image: Peter Koloff

    John Yao’s Triceratops—the jazz quintet led by trombonist John Yao—have shared their new album How We Do.

    The quintet, fittingly named after the three-horned dinosaur, comprises trombonist John Yao and saxophonists Billy Drewes and Jon Irabagon. Backing the three horn players are bassist Peter Brendler and drummer Mark Ferber.

    How We Do is a tight eight-track offering of Yao’s lively compositions and the group’s improvisations, from the vivid cross-stick drum beats on the title track to the jubilant soprano and alto sax on “The Golden Hour.”

    John Yao previously dropped the album Presence under the John Yao Quintet name in 2017. Stream How We Do here: