Discography

AS A LEADER:

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YAO SMITH HUGHES SEXTET, THE GATES

Shifting Paradigm Records

John Yao, Trombone Compositions | Jimmy Smith, Trumpet | James Hughes, Alto, Tenor, Soprano Saxes | Corey Kendrick, Piano | Jeff Pedraz, Bass | Nick Collins, Drums

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JOHN YAO QUINTET, IN THE NOW

Innova Recordings 823

John Yao, Trombone & Compositions | Jon Irabagon, Soprano & Sopranino Saxes | Randy Ingram, Piano & Rhoades | Leon Boykins, Bass | Will Clark, Drums

Recorded for and released by:

JOHN YAO QUINTET, PRESENCE

See Tao Recordings 002

John Yao, Trombone & Compositions | Jon Irabagon, Soprano & Sopranino Saxes | Randy Ingram, Piano & Rhoades | Peter Brendler, Bass | Shawn Baltazor, Drums

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JOHN YAO & HIS 17-PIECE INSTRUMENT, FLIP-FL0P

See Tao Recordings 001

John Yao, Trombone. Compositions, Conductor

Saxes: John O’Gallagher, Alto & Soprano Saxes | Alejandro Aviles, Alto Sax, Flute | Rich Perry, Tenor Sax | Jon Irabagon, Tenor Sax, Clarinet | Frank Basilie, Baritone Sax, Bass Clarinet

Trumpets and Flugels: John Walsh, Jason Wiseman, Andy Gravish, David Smith

Trombones: Luis Bonilla, Matt McDonald, Tokunouri Kajiwara, Jennifer Wharton

Rhythm Section: Jesse Stacken, Piano | Robert Sabin, Bass | Vince Cherico, Drums

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AS A SIDEMAN:

Upcoming big band release of pianist, composer, arranger Shota Lee.

Robert Sabin's Humanity Part II released in 2015.

Jeff Fairbanks 2011 big band release Mulberry Street.

2009 Big band recording by guitarist, composer, arranger Russ Spiegel.

Bassist, composer, arranger's 2006 recording with his band La Tiria.

Soundtrack for the the 2007 movie The Hottest State.

Chicago-based pianist, composer, arranger Brian O'Hern's 2003 recording.