Wabi Sabi is the newest album from Seattle-New York-Eau Clair based world-hopping jazz band THE TIPTONS SAXOPHONE QUARTET & DRUMS and is available starting today, May 1, 2020, from their bandcamp website:
The sound of the Tiptons is all about saxophones, not just the energized type of sound you expect from all that brass, you will hear a massive grooving and pumping jump band music machine with lots of moving parts that takes influences from all around the world: Funk, Jazz, Scat, World, Soul, Groove, Eastern European Klezmer, and of course the way way way beyond. This amply provides the band members with a glorious platform to celebrate their individual talents, with lots of vocal improvisational experimentation on top. The first rehearsal was 30 years ago in November. The members are AMY DENIO: alto sax, clarinet, voice; JESSICA LURIE: soprano, alto, tenor sax, voice; SUE ORFIELD: tenor sax, voice; TINA RICHERSON: baritone sax, voice; and ROBERT KAINAR: drums, percussion.
The Tipton Saxophone Quartet was formed as an homage to Billy Tipton (December 29, 1914 – January 21, 1989) who was an amazing musician and noteworthy industry pioneer. Tipton’s musical career began in the mid-1930s when he led Louvenie’s Western Swingbillies for radio broadcasts. He played in various dance bands in the 1940s and in the mid-1950s recorded two trio albums of jazz standards for Tops Records. After that he also worked as a talent broker. Tipton stopped performing in the late 1970s because of arthritis. Tipton’s female birth sex was not publicly revealed until after death, and the revelation came as a surprise to family and friends. For decades, Tipton assumed a male gender identity because the music industry was not about to give a woman all of the breaks and opportunities that a man would automatically get, so she secretly took it all on her own personal terms.
THE NEW ALBUM RELEASE “Wabi Sabi” IS HAPPENING TODAY!!
Denio (rhymes with Ohio) says that “Usually when we finish an album we don’t want to hear it any more. This one, on the other hand, is really FUN! The material is well written, well played, and well produced. A trifecta!”
Support this amazing group of musicians by purchasing their album TODAY!