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Ocelot – the new Brooklyn-based trio featuring Cat Toren, Yuma Uesaka, and Colin Hinton – presents its irresistibly vivid debut album, via 577 Records.

At a contemplative time for the world, the new Brooklyn-based trio Ocelot makes its debut on record with an album that emphasizes melody and atmosphere, whether the music is meditative or more volatile. This group features award-winning pianist Cat Toren, saxophonist/clarinetist Yuma Uesaka and drummer/percussionist Colin Hinton.

Ocelot represents the culmination of a year’s worth of composing, rehearsing, touring and local gigging for the band – including an October 2019 residency in New Haven, Connecticut, and a tour of the East Coast and Canada that deepened the trio’s chemistry and its approach to the material recorded later that month. Remarkably, Toren was pregnant with her daughter during the entire process, a challenge made easier by the keenly supportive relationships in the band. “We’re three friends who trust each other, converse easily and have tremendous respect for one another,” Toren explains. “Our relationships are the foundation for our interactive discourse, which can vary – we’ve performed concerts that were musically very patient, and we’ve played gigs at bars that were real bangers.”


released March 26, 2021

Yuma Uesaka: tenor saxophone, clarinets (Bb, Bass, Contralto)
Cat Toren: piano, nord
Colin Hinton: drums, percussion, gongs, glockenspiel, vibraphone

Recorded October 20, 2019 at The Bunker Studio (Brooklyn, NY) by Nolan Thies, assisted by Carlos Mora
Edited by Edward Gavitt
Mixed by Eivind Opsvik (Greenwood Underground)

Mastered by Brent Lambert (Kitchen Mastering)

Artwork by Jerry Birchfield, Pale 6, gelatin silver print & plaster, 20”x10”x5”, 2017
Graphic design by Mark Smith

1,2,6,7 by Colin Hinton (Colin Hinton, ASCAP)
3, 4 by Yuma Uesaka (YUMA, ASCAP)
5, 8 by Cat Toren (Catherine Toren, SOCAN)

577 Records is an independent record label based in Brooklyn, New York operating since 2001

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577 Records is proud to be celebrating its 22 year anniversary. The label has been producing music since 2001 and has released albums featuring the work of artists from New York and around the world.

The name comes from the address of the house where these concerts first took place (577 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, New York).

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